Cormoran Strike Books 1-4, by Robert Galbraith

4/5 If you’re looking for an exciting, intricate, well-paced mystery and crime series, look no further than Robert Galbraith’s Cormoran Strike.  Packed with clever cases and fantastic character development, this series intrigues on both narrative and character-driven levels.  It should go without saying that Robert Galbraith is J. K. Rowling, and Cormoran Strike is a fitting,…

Book Review: The Kiss Quotient, by Helen Hoang

2/5 Before anyone takes this review to heart, it should be noted that my opinion appears to be in the minority. In fact, reading Helen Hoang’s The Kiss Quotient has simply affirmed that I don’t enjoy stories rooted solely in romance.  For that reason, this rating – and the criticisms that contribute to it – should…

TV Review: The Dragon Prince

4/5 “But on the eve of last winter’s turn, the humans used unspeakable dark magic to slay Thunder.  Then, without mercy, they destroyed his only egg.  His heir.  The Dragon Prince.” An adventure set in the midst of a conflict between elves and humans, The Dragon Prince is a story full of magic, humor, and…

Book Review: “All the Ever Afters: The Untold Story of Cinderella’s Stepmother” by Danielle Teller

4/5 “Compelling fiction often obscures the humble truth.”  This quote from All the Ever Afters: The Untold Story of Cinderella’s Stepmother is a perfect summation of this wonderful book.  Danielle Teller’s retelling of Cinderella from the viewpoint of her stepmother, Agnes, cleanly removes the magic from the old fairytale and focuses on one woman’s struggle for…