An Evening with Alice Hoffman: Empowering Women Through Magic

By Monica O'Keefe Quiet murmurs echoed softly through the domed antechamber of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice. Heels clicked across the stone floor, then muffled when they reached the carpeted auditorium. It was a small, intimate theater, filled with warm lighting and warmer colors. I could almost trick myself into thinking … Continue reading An Evening with Alice Hoffman: Empowering Women Through Magic

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Sins of Empire: Social Reform Sparked with Gunpowder and Sorcery

By Monica O'Keefe Brian McClellan returns to the stage with a brilliant follow-up to his Powder Mage trilogy. Although set in the same universe several years after his previous novels, no knowledge of these books is needed to enjoy Sins of Empire, the first installment in McClellan’s newest series, Gods of Blood and Powder. I … Continue reading Sins of Empire: Social Reform Sparked with Gunpowder and Sorcery

Flame in the Mist: Mulan Meets The Kiss of Deception

By Xiomahara Solis Being a fan of Renée Ahdieh’s first duology,The Wrath and the Dawn series, I was very eager to read her new book, Flame in the Mist. Ahdieh’s new book is very much like Disney’s Mulan, except the setting takes place in feudal Japan. The main narrator is Mariko, an intelligent, bright young woman … Continue reading Flame in the Mist: Mulan Meets The Kiss of Deception

And I Darken: An Intricately Twisted Tale of Love and Power

By Stephanie Hanawalt Bestselling author Kiersten White takes you on a fantastical journey to another world with her recent novel And I Darken. If you are a fan of HBO’s Game of Thrones, then you’ll love this novel filled with complex love triangles, assassination plots, and the intricacies of court life. The story follows two … Continue reading And I Darken: An Intricately Twisted Tale of Love and Power

A Not-So-Scary Magical Night

By Jaimie Aurelio Disneyland is the epitome of escaping the stresses of our mundane lives and entering into an immersive world of fantasy and fun. This is especially true during Mickey’s Halloween Party, an annual Halloween celebration in Disneyland, located in Anaheim, California. Disney knows what they’re doing in terms of making guests feel like … Continue reading A Not-So-Scary Magical Night