• Beyond Fairy Tale Remixes: Delving Deeper into RWBY

    Beyond Fairy Tale Remixes: Delving Deeper into RWBY1

    Fairy tale retellings are nothing new. Countless original—and not-so-original—renditions of Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, and Little Red Riding Hood have graced literature and film for decades. Some industrious souls have even tossed characters from different fairy tales into the same story. If one retelling is good, more must be better! Rooster Teeth’s animated

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  • Spindle Fire: Interesting Ideas, Poor and Problematic Execution

    Spindle Fire: Interesting Ideas, Poor and Problematic Execution0

    Spindle Fire Lexa Hillyer HarperCollins April 11 2017 A review copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer is described by Publisher HarperCollins as “enthralling” and a “wholly original reimagining of a classic faerie story.” In truth the book is a mishmash of YA tropes set

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  • Sing Once Again with S. Jae-Jones of Wintersong’s Strange Duet

    Sing Once Again with S. Jae-Jones of Wintersong’s Strange Duet0

    Every year, there’s a novel that catches my eye and I know, without a doubt, that it will be different. Not just new, not just exciting, but the kind of different that wrecks you just a little bit, draws you into the deep of the forest and brings you back changed. In fall 2016, I

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  • Stealing Snow: Are You a Good Trope or a Bad Trope?

    Stealing Snow: Are You a Good Trope or a Bad Trope?0

    Stealing Snow Danielle Paige Bloomsbury Publishing September 2016 Disclaimer: A review copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This review may also contain spoilers.

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  • Dogears: More SmallvilleGuy!

    Dogears: More SmallvilleGuy!0

    Lois Lane: Double Down Gwenda Bond Switch Press May 1, 2016 Disclaimer: A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Jess, WWAC writer, reviewed the first Lois Lane novel Fallout, and I agreed that it was a really fun read. I adored teen Lois and was excited

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  • 2014 Hugos Versus 2015 Sad Puppies: What Could Have Been, Part 1

    2014 Hugos Versus 2015 Sad Puppies: What Could Have Been, Part 10

    • May 3, 2016

    The finalists for the 2016 Hugo Awards were announced on 26 April, and what a sight they are. The ballot is dominated almost entirely by Vox Day’s picks for his Rabid Puppies slate, and so honours the likes of “If You Were an Award, My Love,” Space Raptor Butt Invasion and the (NSFW) art of Kukuruyo.

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