Another Well Done Retelling of a Classic Tale | Review of ‘The Wrath of the Dawn’ (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1)

By: Cynthia Ayala

The Wrath of the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Published May 12, 2015 The Wrath of the Dawn is a young adult fantasy retelling of love and adventure inspired by A Thousand and One Nights, this tale, written by Renee Ahdieh and published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, showers readers with mystery and romance. The tale follows one young girls attempt to undo the wrongs that have been done, the many murders of innocent women by Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan. However, as Shahrzad soon discovers, there is something more to these killings than meets the eye.
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Magnificent Storms are Brewing in This Universe | Review of ‘Horizon Storms’ (The Saga of Seven Suns, #3)

By: Cynthia Ayala

Horizon Storms by Kevin J. Anderson
Orbit

A space opera for the ages, Horizon Storms is the third novel by Kevin J. Anderson in the science fiction/space opera series The Saga of Seven Suns. Originally published by Aspect books on January 1, 2004, the novel has since been republished by Orbit on November 1, 2007. The human race, after the ultimate mistake of turning a gas planet into a sun, they have awakened the force of an alien superpower. Caught up in a war bigger than they are, the humans are trying to hold their own. However, their biggest threat to them all is not from the outside, but from the inside.
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Questionably Brilliant Film of the Living Matrix | Review of ‘Ex Machina’

From the people who brought us 28 Days Later comes Ex Machina, a science fiction, drama thriller that focuses on the creation of artificial intelligence, AI. The film stars Domhall Gleeson as programmer Caleb Smith who wins a contest to spend a week at the private estate of his firms brilliant CEO Nathan Bateman, played by Oscar Issac. Continue reading Questionably Brilliant Film of the Living Matrix | Review of ‘Ex Machina’

‘The Dream Lover’ is an Eye Opener of the Heart | Review of ‘The Dream Lover: A Novel of George Sand’

A thorough and enticing depiction of the life of George Sand, going back and forth between the past and the characters present to unfold the story of who this person was, what her identity was, and how she defined herself not as a woman but as a person, an individual without a gender. Continue reading ‘The Dream Lover’ is an Eye Opener of the Heart | Review of ‘The Dream Lover: A Novel of George Sand’

A Compilation of Depth | Review of “Dove Arising” (Dove Chronicles, #1) – Emertainment Monthly

By: Cynthia Ayala ’17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

81nDUGXlg1L-174x131Dove Arising follows the protagonist Phaet Theta, a young girl who must make the decision to take on a particularly hazardous job with the moon militia to keep her family safe. A courageous story with a down to earth character who has the spirit of Katniss and the strength of Ender […] Continue reading “A Compilation of Depth | Review of “Dove Arising” (Dove Chronicles, #1) – Emertainment Monthly”