3.5 Stars

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Series: The Amazing Spider-Man #2

Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew of super villains against him, impacting his life.

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Learning Not to Drown by Anna Shinoda

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Learning Not to Drown by Anna ShinodaLearning Not to Drown by Anna Shinoda

Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Family secrets cut to the bone in this mesmerizing debut novel about a teen whose drug-addicted brother is the prodigal son one time too many.

There is a pecking order to every family. Seventeen-year old Clare is the overprotected baby; Peter is the typical, rebellious middle child; and Luke is the oldest, the can’t-do-wrong favorite. To their mother, they are a normal, happy family.

To Clare, they are a family on the verge of disaster. Clare: the ambitious striver; Peter: the angry ticking time bomb; and Luke: a drug-addicted convicted felon who has been in and out of jail for as long as Clare can remember—and who has always been bailed out by their parents.

Clare loves Luke, but life as his sister hasn’t been easy. And when he comes home (again), she wants to believe this time will be different (again). Yet when the truths behind his arrests begin to surface, everything Clare knows is shaken to its core. And then Luke is arrested. Again.

Except this time is different, because Clare’s mom does the unthinkable on Luke’s behalf, and Clare has to decide whether turning her back on family is a selfish act…or the only way to keep from drowning along with them.

Debut novelist Anna Shinoda’s raw, gritty, powerful novel cuts right to the bone and brings to life the skeletons the lurk in the closet.

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Vampire Knight, Vol. 1 by Matsuri Hino

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Vampire Knight, Vol. 1 by Matsuri HinoVampire Knight, Vol. 1 by Matsuri Hino

Series: Vampire Knight #1

Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Yuki Cross has no memory of her past prior to the moment she was saved from a vampire attack ten years ago. She was adopted by the headmaster of Cross Academy, and now works alongside Zero to guard the Academy’s secret. Cross Academy is attended by two groups of students: the Day Class and the Night Class. At twilight, when the students of the Day Class return to their dorm, they cross paths with the Night Class on their way to school. Yuki Cross and Zero Kiryu are the Guardians of the school, protecting the Day Class from the Academy’s dark secret: the Night Class is full of vampires!

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Sabotage

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 Sabotage (2014) Sabotage

Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Members of an elite DEA task force find themselves being taken down one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house.

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Issues by Issues

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Issues by IssuesIssues by Issues

Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Issues is the self-titled debut album by metalcore band, Issues. The album was released on February 18, 2014.

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