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American Murder Song to Tour This October

imageTerrance Zdunich and Saar Hendelman, who most recently collaborated on Devil’s Carnival: Alleluiah! are touring again! This time, they’re taking their newest project,  American Murder Song, on the road. Zdunich and Hendelman are calling this the American Wake Tour, and tickets are available here.

The big question: what on earth is Amercian Murder Song? It’s different from Repo: The Genetic Opera and The Devil’s Carnival in that it is not a film. There seems to be an emphasis on live performance, but visuals are still in use. DG’s Debbie Farber got a glimpse of American Murder Song this May. Here are her observations: Continue reading American Murder Song to Tour This October

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Top 5 Reasons to be Pumped for Steampunk World’s Fair

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Steampunk World’s Fair (SPWF for short) is happening this weekend in Piscataway, New Jersey. This family friendly convention has consistently been one of my favorite conventions each year. The two venues are super welcoming, the vendors are awesome, there are always crazy talented musicians, interesting panels and speakers, and attendees always step up their costume game.

This year, there’s so much to be excited about! The convention is really changing and flourishing. Here are the most exciting things to see at the 2016 Steampunk World’s Fair:

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Golden: a Review

Golden is the third book in the Heart of Dread series by  Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston. imageThe series originally seemed to be about a future where the earth has been devastated and is covered with ice. There are garbage islands floating in the ocean and no food. In the second book we learn that the environment has less to do with global warming and more to do with magic. Magic, with sorcerers and dragons, secret grey tower rooms that hold the key to bringing back or rediscovering other worlds. It’s a different way of looking at current issues, but it removes the substance from these books and sugar coats what is actually happening with our environment. Continue reading Golden: a Review

Stars Above and Winter: The Year of Marissa Meyer

imageMarissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles is a series of fairy tales set in the future. This year saw the release of Winter, the fourth and final book in the series, as well as Stars Above, an anthology of short stories. Both were really well told. Marissa Meyer’s best attribute is her ability to seamlessly integrate original fairy tale details, and both of these books contain a plethora of well-placed homages.

From this point on, prepare for spoilers. Continue reading Stars Above and Winter: The Year of Marissa Meyer

Geekettes’ Book Challenge: December Updates & Giveaway!

This is it! The end of the road. Did we make it or did we try our best but still leave a few categories unread? Find out below. Also, don’t forget to read through to the bottom to enter our giveaway and win yourself an awesome post-holiday present. The giveaway for this month is a copy of the novel Unhinged by  A. G. Howard, part of a series inspired by Alice in Wonderland but with it’s own mad twist.
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Geekettes’ Book Challenge: November Updates and Giveaway!

Welcome to the penultimate month of our challenge. We’re in the final stretch now; check out how close we are to finishing. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway and win some cool stuff this month! This time we’re giving away two books: The Whispering Skull, a YA fantasy mystery by Jonathon Stroud and Unhinged, part of an Alice in Wonderland inspired series  by A. G. Howard. Read through to the bottom to find out how to enter! Continue reading Geekettes’ Book Challenge: November Updates and Giveaway!

Geekettes’ Book Challenge: October Updates & Giveaway!

Only two months left! It’s crunch time. Check out our progress below. Also, don’t forget to enter our awesome giveaway. This month, you can win a copy of the contemporary young adult novel Traffick by Ellen Hopkins! Read through to the bottom to find out how to enter.
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Geekettes’ Book Challenge: September Updates & Giveaway!

Welcome to the September updates! There are only three months left of the challenge after this. Do you think we can make it? Please also read to the bottom to enter this month’s giveaway. We’re giving away a pretty awesome swag bag filled with two books, buttons, and more cool literary surprises! The books included in this month’s giveaway are The Clockwork Dagger by Beth Cato and Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones. Continue reading Geekettes’ Book Challenge: September Updates & Giveaway!

Six of Crows Review

Six of Crows coverIf you read Leigh Bardugo’s first series, The Grisha Trilogy, then you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about when I say I didn’t want to leave that universe, and when I was done with the series all I wanted to do was go back. Well, with Six of Crows, that’s exactly what happens, we get to go back to the Grisha Universe. It doesn’t have any of the same characters, but for the record, you will fall in love with these new characters. This time we’re in Kerch, a small country that has a very seedy side by the shoreline. There are casinos run by gangs, drugs, and evil madams running houses of pleasure.

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Geekettes’ Book Challenge: August Updates & Giveaway!

We’ve completed month eight of the 2015 Reading Challenge! Two-thirds of the year down, one-third to go. Check out our progress since last month. Also, this month, we’re kicking off our monthly giveaway. Enter by next Friday to win Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater, Unbreakable by Kami Garcia and some cool YA swag! Please read to the bottom for instructions on how to win. Continue reading Geekettes’ Book Challenge: August Updates & Giveaway!