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‘Siege and Storm’ and the sequel curse

‘Siege and Storm’ and the sequel curse

D‘Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter February 8, 2023

Everyone knows about the whole thing with sequels. The “Curse of Book Two,” as some have dubbed it. A popular book becomes a series, and the second book of the series falls flat compared to the first. Afflicted...

The annual New York Comic Con was held last week, Oct. 6-9

New York Comic Con: My top panels 

D’Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter October 19, 2022

The annual New York Comic Con was held Oct. 6-9. Every year, panels, autograph opportunities and so much more happen across one big weekend. There’s something in store for everyone at Comic Con. From...

‘Shadow and Bone’ season 2 — What I want to see

‘Shadow and Bone’ season 2 — What I want to see

D’Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter October 5, 2022

With Season 2 of the popular Netflix fantasy series “Shadow and Bone” slowly approaching, fans have been speculating about certain scenes we want to see and expectations we have.  The popular Young...

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...

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...

Jack Wolfe, Anna Leong Brophy, Patrick Gibson and Lewis Tan are cast in season two of “Shadow and Bone.”

‘Shadow and Bone’ season two casting announcement

D'Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter January 26, 2022

Calling all Grishers! It’s the moment we’ve (especially me) all been waiting for: the casting announcement for season two! Since the announcement for a second season of the show mid last year, fans...

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