Author: Angel Cruz

Moonie Musings: Revisiting the Sailor Moon Manga (Volume 1)

Fighting evil by moonlight? You’re not alone. Sailor Moon made history as one of the most popular shoujo (traditionally, manga and anime targeted towards a younger female audience) manga ever released, and 2014 is shaping up to be the year of the Senshi. July 5th will see the start of a new animated series, Sailor Moon Crystal, in a simultaneous worldwide release with Kotono Mitsuishi (the original voice actress for Sailor Moon) leading the cast. Viz Media’s recent announcement of their license to re-subtitle and re-dub the existing anime has energized the fandom even more—it’s clearly a great time...

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Dogears: Books So Good They’re Creased

Pivot Point Kasie West HarperTeen Alternate universes and all their myriad possibilities live in Addison Coleman’s head. She’s a Divergent, a rare kind of Para-human, and the advanced development of her mind allows her to see the results of choices she faces before she makes them. As amazing as her powers might be to Norms, or regular human beings, they don’t make the news of her parents’ divorce and her father’s move to the Normal world any easier. On her best friend’s suggestion, Addie Searches through her two choices and finds more than she could ever have expected. I’d...

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Staff Picks for May — Books

Since You’ve Been Gone Morgan Matson Simon & Schuster, May 6th It’s about a girl named Emily who’s best friend, Sloane, has disappeared but not without leaving behind a list of things to do (like skinny dipping and apple picking at night). I’ve had the chance to read this book and it was so much fun. It’s contemporary/realistic fiction and a fantastic book to read under the summer sun. If you’re a teen then this could be relatable to you and if not, you’ll remember what it was like. I think I enjoyed it so much because it was...

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