All posts by Rachael Conrad

10 Rogue One Characters to Get Excited About

A long time ago (July 15-17) in a galaxy far, far away (London), Star Wars Celebration happened. What is Star Wars Celebration? So glad you asked. Star Wars Celebration is the definitive fan experience for Star Wars fanboys and fangirls. Think NYCC or SDCC, but

Weekend Reads: Romeo and/or Juliet

Romeo and/or Juliet, Ryan North Romeo and/or Juliet is brilliant. Do you remember the Choose Your Own Adventure stories of yore? Well, that’s exactly what Romeo and/or Juliet is. Only infinitely more clever and laugh-out-loud funny from start to finish. Ryan North brings together some of the

Weekend Reads: The Girl from Everywhere

The Girl from Everywhere, Heidi Heilig 2016 has been a fantastic year for books about time travel and Heidi Heilig’s debut novel, The Girl from Everywhere, is one of the best. The Girl from Everywhere is an amalgamation of historical fiction, high fantasy, science fiction,

5 Villains that Are the Best of the Worst

Everyone loves a hero. They’re benevolent, romantic, have super-human powers, and are beholden to rescue kittens from trees and damsels in distress. They can bench-press eighteen wheelers and usually have amazing hair, i.e. Wonder Woman and Captain America. Big whoop. What about the other guys?

Weekend Reads: The Grownup

There are contemporary authors who revel in making their readers uncomfortable. Yet very few can do so as addictively and undeniably well as Gillian Flynn. The Grownup (a 62 page novella that Universal Studios recently paid a ridiculous six figure sum for) was originally titled

Spotlight: The Order of Belfry

The world is filled with many comic books, most of which are about superheroes and magical beings. These stories are fabulous in their own right, but there is just something so exhilarating and refreshing about comics that write their own path. That is exactly the

Weekend Reads: All the Birds, Singing

Prepare to have chills from start to finish while powering through this strange, wonderful, and slightly terrifying tale. Evie Wyld’s novel, All the Birds, Singing tells the story of Jake Whyte, a tough (the word callused comes to mind) and deeply troubled young woman who

Weekend Reads: The Fireman

Epic and saga. Those were the two words that came to mind as I was reading Joe Hill’s new novel, and possibly magnum opus, The Fireman. Hill’s story begins as a mysterious plague starts to spread across the country. The spore, draco incendia trychophyton (that’s Dragonscale

Welcome to Ilvermorny: Everything We Know To Date

In case you missed it, although I’m sure you didn’t since the internet is positively abuzz,  J.K. Rowling released a new short story on Pottermore about Ilvermorny, the American School for witchcraft and wizardry that, until Tuesday, had been shrouded (both literally and figuratively, as

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