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Review: “The Dark Beneath the Ice” is a terrifying and impressive debut

The Dark Beneath the Ice, written by Amelinda Berube. Photo courtesy by GoodReads.

Elizabeth Tammi, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 6, 2018

Canadian author Amelinda Bérubé’s debut novel “The Dark Beneath the Ice” released on Aug. 7 from Sourcebooks Fire. This story falls under the young adult genre, geared towards a teenage audience but still riveting for older readers as well. “The Dark Beneath the Ice” follows a Canadian teenager, Mari...

Magic and suspense make “The Name of the Wind” an unforgettable fantasy

Patrick Rothfuss's The Name of the Wind defies fantasy tropes with an intense plot that will leave readers begging for more. 

Parker Van Riper, Opinions Editor

October 14, 2015

“The Name of the Wind,” an epic dark fantasy novel by author Patrick Rothfuss, is one of the greatest fantasy novels I have read to date. As the first of the trilogy “The Kingkiller Chronicle,” the novel’s plot is a retelling of a hero’s life from his own perspective — in essence, a story within ...

‘Fifty Shades’ is bad porn and worse literature

Suzanne Stroup

August 15, 2012

I am the first to admit that I am a literary bandwagon hopper. I read the Harry Potter series in elementary school because it was cool (a good decision), “Twilight” in high school (not such a good decision) and this summer I finally succumbed to “Fifty Shades of Grey”. I heard bad things about...

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