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Marked By Alex Hughes

IN THE April 12 ISSUE

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by Mary Anne Barker


Marked is an interesting sci-fi mystery. It takes place in the future,(at a guess about 80 years) where some people have acquired mind powers, some telepathy, telekinetic, pre-cognition, and teleportation and most of them have joined the Guide. My main problem with this book is that it is number three in a series, (I don’t like reading books out of order.)

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by Roy Runnels



I never thought that out of all of the Marvel movies, Captain America: The Winter Soldier would be the one to change everything. I walked into the theater expecting an average experience, and walked out being blown away at how good it actually was. Not to mention the huge ramifications that it will have on the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Even without the huge twist, the movie still would have been extremely enjoyable, thanks to directors Anthony and Joe Russo. Who would have thought directors of the show Community could make one of the best Marvel movies?

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by Cynthia Chow


Apparently being ashamed of one’s parent is a universal sentiment, and even a world-famous world-famous psychic medium such as Milo Ravenscroft isn’t immune. Perhaps he can be forgiven for not exactly approving of his showgirl-turned-fortune-telling mother, as having no powers herself and his own going on the fritz whenever they are together, Dolly Ravenscroft has never fully believed in his abilities.

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Star-Crossed: TV Review

IN THE April 5 ISSUE

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by Chris Lovato



All in all, Star-Crossed is a valiant effort on The CW’s part to give its viewers something good to watch while Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, and The Originals draw to a close for the season; however, it remains to be seen whether this series will make it past Season 1. If love stories between human women and non-human males is your thing, then definitely check it out!

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Divergent: Movie Review

IN THE March 31 ISSUE

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by Jessica Runnels



The Dystopian genre is very popular nowadays. A new way of running the world, a hero who fights against the new system, who wouldn’t love that? If you do love those things then Divergent is the right movie for you. It has action, romance, and a brave heroine, everything you could want in a movie.

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Believe: TV Review

IN THE March 29 ISSUE

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by Chris Lovato



In a society with doomsday prophecies, fortune tellers, and alien abduction, one might find it hard to think that there’s something else out there, but in the world of Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity), that’s all about to change. Cuarón has teamed up with renowned producer J.J. Abrams and NBC to bring us the mid-season premiere of Believe.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Samantha Ryan is a cop who has tried to escape magic and her past as a witch, but it keeps following her. Out of necessity, she has become a witch hunter–but where will that hunt lead her?

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Jensen Murphy was murdered thirty years ago, but she hasn’t seen much of the world. She’s been stuck in a time loop, reliving her last moments of terror, until a psychic named Amanda pulls her free. Jensen is grateful, but Amanda has her own agenda; she wants the girl to haunt a murderer in Only the Good Die Young, by Chris Marie Green.

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Night Broken By Patricia Briggs

IN THE March 15 ISSUE

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by Mary Anne Barker


Night Broken is the eagerly awaited eighth novel of the Mercy Thompson series and Patricia Briggs does not disappoint. I have been enjoying the development and progression of the relationship between Mercy and Adam since the beginning.

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Bitten: TV Review

IN THE March 15 ISSUE

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by Chris Lovato



In a world populated by shows like The Vampire Diaries, Teen Wolf, and Being Human, SyFy continues their foray into one of the more up-and-coming traditions of supernatural shows: werewolves. This time, they’re drawing off of Kelly Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld series and bringing the world Bitten.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



There are two books in Barb & J. C. Hendee’s twelfth Noble Dead horror-tinged fantasy A Wind in the Night, and they happen at the same time. One book involves a wild-haired sage named Wynn going to a remote castle with a vampire she really likes, an assassin-elf who doesn’t “assas” any more (and the she-sage used to really like him…but she is confused by changes in his character), a wolf-dog (who is Fay on the inside), and a “sageling” who doesn’t want to go back to the castle where he grew up.

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Vampire Academy: Movie Review

IN THE March 1 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



I have had a love for Vampires ever since I was a child–my mom blames herself for it because we watched Dark Shadows together. So when I see a new vampire movie coming out I want to check it out, so I headed out to see Vampire Academy recently.

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Once Upon A Time Review: TV Review

IN THE March 1 ISSUE

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by Jessica Runnels



Fairy tales are something everyone loves. They bring you hope and make you believe in true love. Fairy tale themed television has become very popular lately and I think Once Upon A Time does it the best. It mixes fairy tales with the real world.

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Wakeworld by Kerry Schafer

IN THE February 22 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Wakeworld is the second book in a series about a dreamshifter named Vivian Maylor, whose world was turned upside down in the first book, Between, when she learned what she was and found out about her other nature, that of dragon. There are actually three worlds in this series–Wakeworld, Dreamworld and the Between, and as a dreamshifter Vivian can travel between them all.

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The Undead Pool By Kim Harrison

IN THE February 15 ISSUE

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by Jesus Ibarra



Rachel Morgan returns in the addictively soon to be ending Hollows series by Kim Harrison. Yes folks this is the penultimate book in the Hollows series with the grand finale coming in book thirteen, which hopefully comes next year. The Undead Pool definitely feels this impending end, because a lot of stuff happens in this book that moves a lot of pieces in this universe.

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Iron Night By M.L Brennan

IN THE February 8 ISSUE

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



When I read M. L. Brennan’s first Fortitude Scott paranormal novel, Generation V, I laughed at the misadventures of a fledgling vampire who was mistreated by friend and foe. I gasped at some mind-ripping action and I had a wonderful time discovering the author’s new look at vampire physiology and culture.

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