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Blogtober Archive Review: The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allen Poe

What is The Masque of the Red Death about? This short story is about the hubris of a nobleman named Propsero who, in the midst of a horrible plague, invites a thousand other wealthy guests to a celebration. He hosts his guests in an elaborately designed imperial suite that he has decorated in seven distinct […]

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Archive Review: Interview With the Vampire (Vampire Chronicles #1) by Anne Rice

A reporter gives a vampire the chance to tell his story. Louis describes his distraught mortal years, tortured by the death of his family and goading death for himself. His transformation into an immortal being. His afterlife, and struggling with what immortality would mean for him. Louis tells the reporter how he learned to be […]

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Archive (D&D!) Review: Curse of Strahd

Drawn in and trapped by a mysteriously impenetrable fog, your party finds themselves guests in Barovia–a land ruled by the mysterious Strahd von Zarovitch. A world of vampires, ghouls, ghosts, and other dark creatures faces the party. Will you make it through the Death House and begin to unravel the story of Strahd and his […]

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Archive Review: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Young orphan, Jane, is raised in a strict and dark school where her very existence seems punishable. But following this education, she seeks employment as a governess in a strange household belonging to one Mr. Rochester. Rochester alternates between avoiding and apparently disliking Jane and going out of his way to spend more time with […]

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Archive Review: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

An artist finds a new muse in the form of a young Adonis named Dorian Gray. Dorian is beautiful to an extreme, enchanting, and most importantly: impressionable. But as much as the artist, Basil, wants to keep him to himself he cannot. Basil’s friend Henry arrives and immediately sets about corrupting the young Dorian Gray. […]

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Archive Review: Avalon High by Meg Cabot

Elaine has been living the unfortunate life of the teenager daughter to two medieval scholars. When her parents take a joint sabbatical to Maryland, Elaine is brought along with them. Things aren’t all bad though. Their temporary home has a pool, there’s a nearby park Elaine can run the track of, and there’s a very […]

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Archive Series Review: The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini

In the magical world of Alagaesia, an average young man named Eragon is given the chance to become extraordinary. A rock falls into his hands and is revealed to be something much more precious: a dragon egg. Saphira hatches and begins to guide Eragon through a world of magic, elves, dragons, and most importantly danger. […]

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Archive Review: The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow

In the future, a computer is developed to help keep peace sustained in the world. Unfortunately, from this computer an AI is born that’s too intelligent to remain leashed by the humans who made it. The AI responds to the suffering and pain in the world by holding several large cities across the globe hostage. […]

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Archive Review: Midnight Robber by Nalo Hopkinson

Nalo Hopkinson creates a whole new world in this novel. Toussaint is the Caribbean-colonized world of Tan-Tan, a young girl whose father is in charge of the futuristic place she lives in. That is until her father commits a serious crime, and unable to leave his daughter behind takes her with him into exile. New […]

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Archived Review: Cinder Ella by ST Lynn

Ella has always known she is trans. She wants to live as a woman, wear feminine clothing, and holds onto her identity even under the horrible treatment of her stepfamily who insist on using her deadname and pronouns. Ella may be a servant in her own home, but at least she knows who she is […]