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Book Review: The Necromancer by Michael Scott

Book Review: The Necromancer by Michael Scott

If you're new here, why not subscribe to our email updates or follow us on Facebook? You can also add us to your Google Reader. Thanks for visiting! Long-time readers of this site will know that I’ve been on the fence about this best-selling series by Michael Scott. Though they’re packed with myriad ingredients that typically result in an exemplary,...

Book Review: The Sorceress by Michael Scott

Book Review: The Sorceress by Michael Scott

It’s been a few months since I read the previous installments in this series, and I suspect that allowing such a gap between books isn’t the best way to go about these. Scott’s books are action-packed, with each book taking place over roughly a day, so it can be a little odd and Narnia-esque to come back to them after several months to find...

Review: The Alchemyst by Michael Scott

Review: The Alchemyst by Michael Scott

It’s a simple fact of young adult literature that if you want to get things moving right off of the bat, you need a prophecy. Better yet, an ambiguous prophecy. Better still? An ambiguous prophecy that applies to twins. Series such as Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, and myriad others have rested firmly on the narrative possibilities opened by a prophecy, and...

Review: Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

Review: Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

The Percy Jackson series appears in our list of young adult fiction drawing on Greek mythology We last left Percy Jackson, the young demigod hero of Rick Riordan’s inordinately popular middle grade series, celebrating his birthday whilst preparing to fight a battle whose outcome will result in either the restoration of Mount Olympus and all things god and...

Book Review: Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

Book Review: Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

The Percy Jackson series appears in our list of young adult fiction drawing on Greek mythology I’ll be the first to admit that the Percy Jackson novels are somewhat of a guilty pleasure for me. One can sum up this pleasure simply by linking it with the appropriate drink to have on hand when reading it: some books go well with a red wine, others with a rich...

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