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Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History of an American Founding Father

Posted July 15, 2017 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History of an American Founding Father

Alexander Hamilton was once forgotten, but he’s returned to the spotlight thanks to a popular Broadway musical. Embarrassingly enough, there was a time when I mostly associated him with a 1993 Got Milk? commercial! If you are looking for an accessible account of Hamilton’s life and his role in the American Revolution, this graphic history might perfect for […]

Final Girls by Riley Sager

Posted July 10, 2017 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
Final Girls by Riley Sager

We were, for whatever reason, the lucky ones who survived when no one else had. Pretty girls covered in blood. As such, we were each in turn treated like something rare and exotic. A beautiful bird that spreads its bright wings only once a decade. Or that flower that stinks like rotting meat whenever it […]

The Prisoner in His Palace by Will Bardenwerper

Posted June 25, 2017 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Prisoner in His Palace by Will Bardenwerper

Is evil something you are? Or is it something you do? —Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho In the summer of 2006, twelve United States soldiers (also known as the “Super Twelve) were tasked with guarding former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein as he sat on trial for crimes against humanity. Saddam ruled over Iraq for 35 […]

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti

Posted April 21, 2017 by Taryn in Reviews / 1 Comment
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti

“The past is like a shadow, always trying to catch up.” A beautifully-written story about an unconventional father-daughter relationship. For as long as Loo can remember, it’s always been just her and her father Samuel Hawley; her mother Lily died when Loo was a baby. Hawley sets up a shrine to Lily at every single place […]

Ike and McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower’s Secret Campaign against Joseph McCarthy by David A. Nichols

Posted April 16, 2017 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
Ike and McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower’s Secret Campaign against Joseph McCarthy  by David A. Nichols

“As it is now, the President is trying to produce confidence in the face of the Soviet menace, and McCarthy is stirring up fear; Eisenhower is trying to draw the parties together, and McCarthy is setting them apart; Eisenhower is urging cooperation with the allies, and McCarthy is attacking their policies and purposes; Eisenhower is […]

Gone Without a Trace by Mary Torjussen

Posted April 13, 2017 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
Gone Without a Trace by Mary Torjussen

Hannah is having a great day! She can’t wait to get home and tell her boyfriend Matt about how well she did during her training course. Her excitement is dampened when she walks in through her door and notices that everything is rearranged. It looks exactly like it did before Matt moved in. His belongings […]

The Cutaway by Christina Kovac

Posted March 20, 2017 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Cutaway by Christina Kovac

In Washington D.C., beautiful young attorney Evelyn Carney goes missing. She ran out of a restaurant after an argument with her husband and seemed to disappear into thin air soon after. Virginia Knightly, an executive producer at a news station, notices the city’s Criminal Investigations Division latched on to the case immediately, even though there’s […]

Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfar

Posted March 16, 2017 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfar

Existence runs on energy, a fluid movement forward, yet we never stop seeking the point of origin, the Big Bang that set us upon our inevitable course. Jakub Procházka, the first Czech in space, is sent on a solo mission to collect dust from the mysterious Chopra cloud. The long journey through the cosmos gives […]

Weaponized Lies By Daniel J. Levitin

Posted March 9, 2017 by Taryn in Reviews / 3 Comments
Weaponized Lies By Daniel J. Levitin

The most important component of the best critical thinking that is lacking in our society today is humility. It is a simple yet profound notion: If we realize we don’t know everything, we can learn. If we think we know everything, learning is impossible. Who knew a book about numbers could be so entertaining? Weaponized […]

The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

Posted March 6, 2017 by Taryn in Reviews / 2 Comments
The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

I was clueless about this book’s subject, so my eyes just about popped out of my head when a character blurts out the scandalous family secret! The Roanoke Girls is exactly the type of twisted tale that I’d sneak into my library book stack when I was a teenager, so it triggered a nostalgic feeling in […]