• Book Review

    Unbroken Bonds

    The gods live among us. I thought that the death of the man who tortured me, broke me, and then hunted me to the ends of the Earth would be the end of our fight; but it’s only the beginning. After thousands of years of being apart, our god bonds are reunited once again; and they’re not ready to go down without a fight. They’ve woken up hungry. All of the research in the world couldn’t have prepared us for what’s to come, enemies and wars fought over millennia. Now we’re being forced to act, but this time, we have the advantage. This time, we’re Bonded. Are we strong enough…

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    Hide

    The challenge: spend a week hiding in an abandoned amusement park and don’t get caught. The prize: enough money to change everything. Even though everyone is desperate to win—to seize their dream futures or escape their haunting pasts—Mack feels sure that she can beat her competitors. All she has to do is hide, and she’s an expert at that. It’s the reason she’s alive, and her family isn’t. But as the people around her begin disappearing one by one, Mack realizes this competition is more sinister than even she imagined, and that together might be the only way to survive. Fourteen competitors. Seven days. Everywhere to hide, but nowhere to…

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    Clowns in the Cornfield 2: Frendo Lives

    Set a year after the first book, it looks at how the surviving characters are dealing with fame and infamy when a new threat, wearing an old clown mask, reaches out to upend their lives. “And if you had any favorite characters in Clown in a Cornfield, I’m preemptively sorry. #FrendoLives” – Adam Cesare (Goodreads Summary)  My Thoughts  So I have many words to discuss with this book and I honestly don’t know where to start….. There are just so many thoughts going through my brain because I have been looking forward to this release for so long and I am so sad and embarrassed to say that I was…

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    How to Survive Your Murder

    Alice Lawrence is the sole witness in her sister’s murder trial. And in the year since Claire’s death, Alice’s life has completely fallen apart. Her parents have gotten divorced, she’s moved into an apartment that smells like bologna, and she is being forced to face her sister’s killer and a courtroom full of people who doubt what she saw in the corn maze a year prior. Claire was an all-American girl, beautiful and bubbly, and a theater star. Alice was a nerd who dreamed of becoming a forensic pathologist and would rather stay at home to watch her favorite horror movies than party. Despite their differences, they were bonded by…

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    The Exorcist

    Originally published in 1971, The Exorcist is now a major television series on FOX. It remains one of the most controversial novels ever written and went on to become a literary phenomenon: It spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, seventeen consecutively at number one. Inspired by a true story of a child’s demonic possession in the 1940s, William Peter Blatty created an iconic novel that focuses on Regan, the eleven-year-old daughter of a movie actress residing in Washington, D.C. A small group of overwhelmed yet determined individuals must rescue Regan from her unspeakable fate, and the drama that ensues is gripping and unfailingly terrifying. Two years…

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    3 Children’s Books to Read at Bedtime

    Reading to your child before bed is extremely important. Not only does it cultivate one on one time with your child, it also stimulates their excitement and enjoyment of reading. Choose any of these fun and entertaining picture books to keep reading time a special time between you and your child.  Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems Mo Willems has very fun and interesting characters that children and adults will love and this book is no different. The bus driver draws the reader in by asking the reader to not allow the pesky and mischievous pigeon to drive the bus by giving the reader many silly…

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    3 Books ESL Students Should Read

    At American English Language School, we know that learning English happens in and out of the classroom. One way we like to encourage our students to practice their English is by reading books. This will also allow them to learn the social situations of our country as well as some slang or vocabulary practice they might not get to experience in their classroom. Here is a list of three English books for ESL learners to try.  Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom This beautifully written book is the story of a man watching his professor and mentor waste a way to disease. Through this experience the main character gets to…

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    Adrenaline

    I watched my father fall to his death at the hands of another. When I grew up, I hunted down the man who killed him. I got caught and did my time. When I got out, I tried rebuilding my life. Katrina Tavares was part of that. She gave me something I’d never had before. Stability. Hope. Love. But she destroyed us. So I became someone I recognized again. A blood thirsty wolf. Now she’s put herself back on my radar. And theirs, too. My friends want me to claim her. My pride won’t let me. But something is hunting her, and the threat of an unknown predator isn’t all…

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    The Invention of Sound

    A father’s decades-long search for his missing daughter. A young woman about to engineer the perfect scream. The most dangerous secret Hollywood has ever kept. Gates Foster lost his daughter, Lucy, seventeen years ago. He’s never stopped searching. Suddenly, a shocking new development provides Foster with his first major lead in over a decade, and he may finally be on the verge of discovering the awful truth. Meanwhile, Mitzi Ives has carved out a space among the Foley artists creating the immersive sounds giving Hollywood films their authenticity. Using the same secret techniques as her father before her, she’s become an industry-leading expert in the sound of violence and horror,…

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    Devil’s Night

    Erika I was told that dreams were our heart’s desires. My nightmares, however, became my obsession. His name is Michael Crist. My boyfriend’s older brother is like that scary movie that you peek through your hand to watch. He is handsome, strong, and completely terrifying. The star of his college’s basketball team and now gone pro, he’s more concerned with the dirt on his shoe than me. But I noticed him. I saw him. I heard him. The things that he did, and the deeds that he hid…For years, I bit my nails, unable to look away. Now, I’ve graduated high school and moved on to college, but I haven’t…