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The Young Adult fantasy Cursebreaker series by Brigid Kemmerer

Grading Brigid Kemmerer’s amazing ‘Cursebreaker’ series

D'Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter April 13, 2022

Books 40, 41 and 42 for the year are none other than Brigid Kemmerer’s legendary “Cursebreaker” series. The dark fantasy series will indeed continue as Kemmerer has announced the spin-off “Forging...

The Kiss Quotient is the first book in Helen Hoangs New Adult rom-com trilogy series.

My favorite books with autistic characters

D'Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter April 6, 2022

As April is Autism Acceptance Month, I wanted to write about four of my favorite autistic characters in New Adult (NA) and Young Adult (YA) books that I’ve read. An interesting note: three of them are...

Oakland Universitys book club hosted a special meeting on March 21. The club was joined by author Elle Cosimano.

Book Club hosts special meeting with author Elle Cosimano

D'Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter March 30, 2022

It’s official — Oakland University now has a Book Club. Started by student Ellie Ward, the club meets twice a month to talk about the book that they’ve read during the previous month.   “I...

Six of Crows is the fourth book in the Grishaverse series.

Leigh Bardugo’s ‘Six of Crows’ is fantasy genius

D'Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter February 23, 2022

*Spoilers ahead!* A month and a half into the new year, and my book count for the year is already climbing. I am currently on my 25th book: “Rule of Wolves”, the seventh book in the Grishaverse...

Morgan Rhodes YA fantasty “Echoes and Empires” came out on Jan. 4.

‘Echoes and Empires’: new breakout YA series?

D'Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter February 2, 2022

The year has started off with a bang in terms of great books. I’ve already read eleven books so far, and today, I want to review my standout read for January: “Echoes and Empires.” “Echoes and...

Elise Bryants YA romance One True Loves came out on Jan. 4.

‘One True Loves’: YA masterpiece we’ve been waiting for

D'Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter January 19, 2022

“One True Loves” by Elise Bryant was a book that I discussed in my Exciting January 2022 book releases article. Now that the book is out, and I’ve read it, I wanted to give a proper review.  The...

There are many highly anticipated books coming out January 2022. “When You Get the Chance, perfect for theatre lovers is coming out Jan. 4.

Exciting January 2022 book releases

D'Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter January 12, 2022

New debuts, spinoffs and book-to-film adaptations are only some of the book related things to look forward to this year. For the month of January, there are many books coming out that have readers over...

A Vow so Bold and Deadly is the final book in the “Cursebreaker” trilogy.

My top six reads of 2021

D'Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter December 8, 2021

With the year coming to a close, I’ve been thinking about all of the books I’ve read this year. So far, my count is up to 97. Here is a rundown of some of my favorites from 2021.  “A Vow So Bold...

Leigh Bardugos two-book series Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows was made into a Netflix series. The differences between the books and the show hurt the overall feel of the Netflix series.

‘Shadow and Bone’: Netflix show vs. books

D'Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter November 10, 2021

After rewatching the hit Netflix young adult (YA) fantasy series based on the two-book series “Shadow and Bone” and “Six of Crows” by author Leigh Bardugo, I noticed many differences between the...

C.R. Grimmer, an OU alum, presented three of their recent works at the annual creative writing reading event.

Creative Writing reading showcases alumni and faculty works

Dean Vaglia, Staff Reporter February 17, 2021

The Oakland University Creative Writing program held their third-annual faculty and alumni creative writing reading event on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Hosted over Zoom, the 6 p.m. event was headlined by OU English...

Native Michigander shares experiences through poetry

Brian Figurski October 24, 2013

Laura Kasischke spoke as the honorary guest poet during the 26th Maurice Brown Memorial Poetry Reading Oct. 22.Maurice Brown was a professor at OU, who passed away in 1985. He had a passion for poetry,...

Man on the Street: Where do you buy your books?

by Ellen Searle August 29, 2013

Where do you buy your books?Erin Chattan, seniorI buy them online on Amazon because my professors will tell me that I don’t need a current edition, so I can get a previous edition for about $100 cheaper.Gerit...

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