Review of ‘These Violent Delights’

Compelling to the very end, These Violent Delights is a unique and clever retelling that delves deep into the 1920s, complete with gangsters and romance. Continue reading Review of ‘These Violent Delights’

Book Review: “A World without Princes” – Emertainment Monthly

By: Cynthia Ayala ’16 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

The second book in the School for Good and Evil series by Soman Chainani, “A World without Princes” creates a wonderful coming of age novel wrapped up in the fantastical genre in a fairy tale realm. Continue reading “Book Review: “A World without Princes” – Emertainment Monthly”

Prettier than Ugly? Not Quite | Cyn’s Book Review of Pretties (Uglies, #2)

By: Cynthia Ayala 

Pretties is the second novel in the Uglies series written by Scott Westerfled.  Published on November 1 in 2005 by Simon Pulse, the novel carries on the theme set in the first novel about the cost of unity and perfection.  A well-written novel that fails as a sequel…but not by much.

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A Marvelous Fairy Tale | Review: A World without Princes (The School for Good & Evil, #2)

By: Cynthia Ayala

A year ago HarperCollins released The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani, now A World Without Princes has hit the shelves.  Marvelous.  Heartbreaking.  Spellbinding.  Those are just three words that describe this novel perfectly.  It’s a novel not only about friendship but also about growing up, about coming of age.  Read on for the full review. Continue reading “A Marvelous Fairy Tale | Review: A World without Princes (The School for Good & Evil, #2)”