Book Review: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

Author: Victoria Schwab
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 427
Related Words: monsters, cities, dark, light, songs
Rating: 5/5

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Kate Harker wants to be as ruthless as her father, to prove she’s worthy to stand besidehim and lead their city. August Flynn wants to be human. But he isn’t. He’s a monster, one that can steal souls with a song. His own father’s secret weapon. 

Their city is divided. Their city is crumbling. Kate and August are the only two who see both sides, the only two who could do something. But how do you decide whether to be a hero or a villain when it’s hard to tell which is which? 

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Movie Review: Wonder Woman

Genre: Fantasy, supernatural
Duration: 2h 21m
Actors/Actresses: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright
Related Words: superhero, world war 2, fighting, humankind

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot who tells her about the massive conflict that’s raging in the outside world. Convince that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.

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Movie Review: Doctor Strange

Genre: Fantasy, Supernatural
Duration: 1h 55m
Actors/Actresses: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Related Words: magic, powers, doctor, disabilities

Dr. Stephen Strange’s life changes after a car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he looks for healing, and hope, in a mysterious enclave. He quickly learns that the enclave is at the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying reality. Before long, Strange is forced to choose between his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence.

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Book Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Author: V.E. Schwab
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 398
Related Words: magic, parallel dimensions, dark, evil
Rating: 4/5

Welcome to Grey London, dirty and boring, without any magic, with one mad king– GeorgeIII. Then there is Red London, where life and magic are revered, and darkerWhite London, a city slowly being drained through magical war, down to its very bones. And once upon a time, Black London… but no one speaks of that now. 

Officially, Kell is the Red Traveler– one of the last magicians who can travel between the worlds– acting as ambassador and messenger between the Londons, in service of the Maresh empire. Unofficially, he’s a smuggler, which is a dangerous hobby for him to have– as provided when Kell stumbles into a setup with a forbidden token from Black London. 

Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cutpurse with lofty aspirations, who first robs him, then saves him from a dangerous enemy, and the forces Kell to spirt her to another world for a proper adventure.

But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they’ll first need to stay alive.

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Anime Review: Attack on Titan Season 2, Episode 11

Attack on Titan season 2, episode 10 review. (This review contains spoilers).

Synopsis:

Centuries ago, mankind was slaughtered to near extinction by monstrous humanoid creatures called titans, forcing humans to hide in fear behind enormous concentric walls. What makes these giants truly terrifying is that their taste for human flesh is not born out of hunger but what appears to be out of pleasure. To ensure their survival, the remnants of humanity began living within defensive barriers, resulting in one hundred years without a single titan encounter. However, that fragile calm is soon shattered when a colossal titan manages to breach the supposedly impregnable outer wall, reigniting the fight for survival against the man-eating abominations.

After witnessing a horrific personal loss at the hands of the invading creatures, Eren Yeager dedicates his life to their eradication by enlisting into the Survey Corps, an elite military unit that combats the merciless humanoids outside the protection of the walls. 

– My Anime List

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Anime Review: Attack on Titan Season 2, Episode 10

Attack on Titan season 2, episode 10 review. (This review contains spoilers).

Synopsis:

Centuries ago, mankind was slaughtered to near extinction by monstrous humanoid creatures called titans, forcing humans to hide in fear behind enormous concentric walls. What makes these giants truly terrifying is that their taste for human flesh is not born out of hunger but what appears to be out of pleasure. To ensure their survival, the remnants of humanity began living within defensive barriers, resulting in one hundred years without a single titan encounter. However, that fragile calm is soon shattered when a colossal titan manages to breach the supposedly impregnable outer wall, reigniting the fight for survival against the man-eating abominations.

After witnessing a horrific personal loss at the hands of the invading creatures, Eren Yeager dedicates his life to their eradication by enlisting into the Survey Corps, an elite military unit that combats the merciless humanoids outside the protection of the walls. 

– My Anime List

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