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Cover of “The Hunger Games” depicting Katniss’s mockingjay pin.

“Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins

Lily Harrison, News Editor June 11, 2023

In previous reviews, I have mentioned “The Hunger Games'' by Suzanne Collins on a multitude of occasions. If you couldn't tell, I basically worship these books on hands and knees. If I were to recommend...

Cover of the show depicting the main character and lead singer of “Daisy Jones & the Six.”

“Daisy Jones & The Six”

Lily Harrison, News Editor April 25, 2023

Across most social media, the name of one band has been what people have been talking about these past few months. Although, “Daisy Jones & the Six” sounds like it could be the name of a new 70’s...

The book cover depicts a decrepit city, shadowed by the burning symbol of the book’s “Dauntless” faction’s symbol.

“Divergent” by Veronica Roth

Lily Harrison, News Editor April 25, 2023

If I was going to describe the “Divergent” series in one word, it would simply be struggle. Not because the main character embodies everyday struggle throughout the series as many other dystopian...

Cover depicting the shattering of a cherry blossom branch with a wooden background.

“It Ends With Us” by Colleen Hoover

Lily Harrison, News Editor April 21, 2023

If you are interested in young adult romance, or just romance in general, then you must have heard of Colleen Hoover – and if you haven't, then I have to ask: Do you live under a rock? If it turns...

Cover of “These Silent Woods” by Kimi Cunningham Grant, including a scenic view of an expanse of dark woods surrounding an isolated red house.

“These Silent Woods” by Kimi Cunningham Grant

Lily Harrison, News Editor March 8, 2023

I have always had a soft spot for thrillers that have an air of mystery as well. When I found “These Silent Woods," I had high expectations – and by the end of the book, every single one of them had...

Cover depicting an illustration of main character Circe, Witch of Aiaia, daughter of Sun Titan Helios.

“Circe” by Madeline Miller

Lily Harrison, News Editor March 8, 2023

Growing up, I always had a soft spot for “Percy Jackson” and the very well-known Greek Mythology that is widely spread, originating thousands of years ago. With this, when this book was recommended...

Bestselling and most recognizable cover of William Golding’s “Lord of the Flies.”

“Lord of the Flies” by William Golding

Lily Harrison, News Editor January 23, 2023

Most likely, you’ve already heard of the famous Penguin Publishing classic “Lord of the Flies,” written by William Golding. This is because so many times over, it has been assigned in hundreds of...

Best selling cover for “The Giver of Stars” depicts beautiful southern sunset.

“The Giver of Stars” by Jojo Moyes

Lily Harrison, News Editor October 31, 2022

“The Giver of Stars,” written by well-known author Jojo Moyes, is a wonderful commentary on the beauty of sisterhood between women in the South and the terrible bias that sometimes comes with living...

One cover of “Emma,” depicting a vision of the town Emma lives in.

Remembering Jane Austen’s “Emma”

Emma Fischel, Staff Writer November 17, 2021

206 years ago, in November of 1815, Jane Austen released her third novel, “Emma,” which has remained unforgettable throughout the history of literature. The story is set in a fictional town called...

Covering all of “It Ends With Us”

Covering all of “It Ends With Us”

Emma Price, Features Editor, Social Media Director September 17, 2021

“It Ends With Us” by Colleen Hoover easily lives up to its number one ranked spot out of all her releases to date. This book follows the love interests and all of the trials and tribulations which...

An illustration of the Classroom of the Elite series, Courtesy of Shōgo Kinugasa, Shunsaku Tomose, and Media Factory

“Classroom of the Elite” series review

Marika Alexander, Staff Writer May 14, 2021

“Classroom of the Elite” is a Japanese psychological thriller light novel series written by Shōgo Kinugasa and illustrated by Shunsaku Tomose. The plot of this story revolves around the perspective...

A cover poster of the manhwa The Villainess Reverses the Hourglass.

Courtesy of SanSobee, Webtoon, Kakaopage, and Antstudio.

Want to start reading manhwa?

Marika Alexander, Staff Writer May 4, 2021

Now you may be asking yourself exactly what manhwa is. Manhwa is the general Korean term used for comics and print cartoons. So the stories you see on Webtoon or Tappytoon are all classified as manhwa. Manhwa...

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