Andrea Rittschof

The Warm Hands of Ghosts by Katherine Arden: Powerful and Emotional

January 1918. Laura Iven was a revered field nurse until she was wounded and discharged from the medical corps, leaving behind a brother still fighting in Flanders. Now home in Halifax, Canada, Laura receives word of Freddie’s death in combat, along with his personal effects—but something doesn’t make sense. Determined to uncover the truth, Laura

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Bride by Ali Hazelwood: Riveting Romance

Misery Lark, the only daughter of the most powerful Vampyre councilman of the Southwest, is an outcast—again. Her days of living in anonymity among the Humans are over: she has been called upon to uphold a historic peacekeeping alliance between the Vampyres and their mortal enemies, the Weres, and she sees little choice but to

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Lisa Frankenstein: Demented Fun

I love monster films and I truly love Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. I saw the trailer and was incredibly excited to see what this twist on the original story would bring. After watching the film, I found Kathryn Newton wacky, Cole Sprouse charismatic and the entire film was demented fun take on the original tale.  “Lisa

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Fifty Beasts to Break Your Heart and Other Stories by GennaRose Nethercott: Thoughtful and Provocative

The stories in Fifty Beasts to Break Your Heart are about the abomination that resides within us all. That churning, clawing, ravenous yearning: the hunger to be held, and seen, and known. And the terror, too: to be loved too well, or not enough, or for long enough. To be laid bare before your sweetheart,

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“Infinity Alchemist” by Kacen Callender: Complex and Powerful

For Ash Woods, practicing alchemy is a crime. Only an elite few are legally permitted to study the science of magic―so when Ash is rejected by Lancaster College of Alchemic Science, he takes a job as the school’s groundskeeper instead, forced to learn alchemy in secret. When he’s discovered by the condescending and brilliant apprentice

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The Underdoggs: Snoop Dogg Inspires

When I saw the trailer for this film, I was certainly intrigued. The film stars Snoop Dogg and he is certainly a character. The film definitely looked like it was meant to be funny. Once I watched the movie, I found it fun, willing to laugh at itself, changed up some of the existing tropes

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The Parliament by Aimee Pokwatka: Compelling Drama

“Murder owls are extreme,” Jude said. “What’s more extreme than murder owls?” Madigan Purdy is stuck in her home town library. When tens of thousands of owls descend on the building, rending and tearing at anyone foolish enough to step outside, Mad is tasked with keeping her students safe, and distracted, while they seek a

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Out and About: Tempe Fan-Con 2024

For our next Out and About, Duncan’s Books and More will be coming to you at one of our favorite events, Tempe Fan-Con 2024 on January 27th, next Saturday. Ever since the first year we attended, we’ve loved coming out, selling our books, merchandise and working with authors, this library sponsored day has been a

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