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Storytime with Sophie: Love on the Brain

Storytime with Sophie: Love on the Brain

Sophie Barkett, A&E Editor September 9, 2022

Mediocre contemporary romance takes another victim! Today’s casualty: “Love on the Brain” by Ali Hazlewood. The novel was released on Aug. 23, as Hazlewood's second published work, following her...

Storytime with Sophie: I’m Glad My Mom Died

Storytime with Sophie: I’m Glad My Mom Died

Sophie Barkett , A&E Editor August 26, 2022

“I’m Glad My Mom Died”- a title like that is sure to garner attention, both positive and negative, but as the adage says: don’t judge a book by its cover. The author behind this controversial title...

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Storytime with Sophie: Hotel Magnifique

Sophie Barkett, Reviews Editor April 13, 2022

Imagine the moving, interactive interior of Hogwarts combined with the magic of Shadow and Bone, and you get Emily J. Taylors: Hotel Magnifique. This novel was released on April 5th, and is described as...

These Violent Delights and Our Violent Ends make up author Chloe Gong’s debut duology. The stories are a Romeo and Juliet spin-off that is set in Shanghai, China during the late 1920s.

Storytime with Saydria: These Violent Delights/Our Violent Ends

Saydria Ostler, News Editor November 29, 2021

These Violent Delights and Our Violent Ends are a debut duology retelling of the classic Romeo and Juliet written by Chloe Gong. Our Violent Ends came out Nov. 16th and is the long-awaited sequel to These...

Marissa Meyers new fantasy novel, Gilded re-tells the story of Rumpelstiltskin from a different point of view.  Gilded is a refreshing new read, and captivating.

Storytime With Sophie: Gilded

Sophie Barkett, Reviews/ Opinions editor November 15, 2021

The familiar tale of spinning gold and deceit known as Rumpelstiltskin, is retold by well-known author Marrisa Meyer in Gilded. This novel came out Nov. 2, and is the first part of duology, with this book...

A Breath Too late is a powerful, emotional novel that grapples with teenager sucide and its effects. This tear-jerker novel can greatly impact readers.

Storytime with Sophie: A Breath Too Late

Sophie Barkett, Reviews/ Opinions editor September 20, 2021

In correspondence with Suicide Awareness week, the novel, A Breath Too Late by Rocky Callen is a powerful reminder about the effects of suicide. The novel follows the story of teenage girl Ellie Walker,...

The Dead and the Dark is a YA novel, any thriller enthusiast would enjoy. The novel is by Courtney Gould and can be found on Amazon.

Storytime with Sophie: The Dead and the Dark

Sophie Barkett, Reviews/ Opinions editor August 27, 2021

The Dead and the Dark is a complex, well-developed novel by Courtney Gould, that leaves readers unable to put it down. Released on August 3rd, this novel is a romantic YA thriller that may be enjoyed by...

One Last Stop, a new adult romance about a lgbt+ couple and their struggles  in New York. Overall, an emotional and understandable book for readers.

Storytime with Sophie: One Last Stop

Sophie Barkett, Opinions/ Reviews editor August 6, 2021

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston, is an enjoyable, youthful summer read . McQuiston is well known for her 2016 novel, Red, White and Royal Blue. Based on social media, fans of her previous work were eager...

Love & Olives by Jenna Evans Welch was released on July 7th, 2020. The novel tackles the tale of main character Olive Varanakis and her journey to Greece where she comes face to face with various opportunities she never expected. Love & Olives has a Barnes & Noble rating of 4.3/5 and a Goodreads rating of 4.1/5.

“Love & Olives”: guaranteed new literary obsession filled with love, adventure, travel

Nadine Loureiro, Editor-in-Chief April 22, 2021

Greece, Atlantis, reconciliation, adventure, and a slice of romance: all factors of Jenna Evans Welch 2020 released novel Love & Olives. This book follows the tale of Greek American teen Olive “Liv”...

Kacen Callenders novel, Felix Ever After. Felix is wearing a flower crown and a shirt that shows his top surgery scars.

Book Review: Felix Ever After

Ryann Jorgensen, Staff Reporter November 19, 2020

“For trans and nonbinary youth: You’re beautiful. You’re important. You’re valid. You’re perfect.” These are the words on the dedication page of the novel Felix Ever After, written by the author...

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