Finishing February on a Red Note: The Ascendant, Red Rising, and Romancing the Duke
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Finishing February on a Red Note: The Ascendant, Red Rising, and Romancing the Duke

In a new feat of subliminal book cover messaging, it seems as if books with red covers provoke added interest in the month of February. Looking back at the books I read this month, I was surprised to find a not insignificant quantity of red-covered titles up for review: Jojo Moyes’s Me Before You, Hilary … Continue reading

Adventures in Contemporary French Lit: Musso’s Que Serais Je Sans Toi?
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Adventures in Contemporary French Lit: Musso’s Que Serais Je Sans Toi?

Guillaume Musso is one of the bestselling authors in France today. In 2009, when I lived in Paris, he was the number two best-selling author, plastered on countless billboards and sold at every train station. According to one 2011 survey, which ranked authors by how many books they had sold in France since 2008, Musso … Continue reading

Tamora Pierce Works Her Magic with Fantastical “Beat Cop” Beka Cooper Series
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Tamora Pierce Works Her Magic with Fantastical “Beat Cop” Beka Cooper Series

It’s no secret that Tamora Pierce is one of my favorite authors. With the relatively recent release of the third and final book of her Beka Cooper trilogy, I set about to read all three books in quick succession. An ancestress of George Cooper, king of thieves and romantic interest from Pierce’s well-loved Alanna series, … Continue reading