Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (1985)

Review by CJ

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Andrew ‘Ender’ Wiggins is the third Wiggins child in a future with a worldwide two-child policy. Ender’s life is due to his older brother and sister’s progress through a training program designed to create the best soldiers from a young age for the battle against alien insectoids. Ender’s brother Peter was too hostile and sister Valentine too empathetic to be successful, but their intelligence and potential meant Ender had a chance at life and glory.

As Ender progresses through battle school and makes a name for himself as the youngest and brightest star, he must survive the worst that humanity can throw at him to save humanity from the worst that its intergalactic enemy can bring.

Ender’s Game is the first novel in the Ender’s Saga series.

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The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver (1997)

Review by CJ

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Quadriplegic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme has decided to employ a death dealer to help him end his own life when New York City’s newest serial killer strikes. Now it is up to Rhyme to use his expertise and beat cop Amelia Sach’s street smarts to catch The Bone Collector before he can kill again.

The Bone Collector is the first novel in the Lincoln Rhyme series.

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Get Out (2017)

Review by CJ

Jordan Peele

Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones

Other notable appearances:
Lakeith Stanfield, LilRel Howery, Marcus Henderson, Betty Gabriel, Stephen Root

Running time:
104 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Split, The Shining, Silence of the Lambs


When Chris (Kaluuya) goes to visit his girlfriend Rose’s (Williams) family, his main fear is them not being understanding of their interracial relationship. As the weekend progresses though, Chris finds himself worrying about far more than awkward conversation.

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Moon Called by Patricia Briggs (2006)

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Mercedes Thompson’s day job is as a skilled mechanic and owner of her own garage. She also happens to be able to shift into a coyote and has a decent network of other supernatural beings. This network comes in handy when Mercy adopts a young, rogue werewolf and uncovers a plot to destroy the alpha of her local werewolf pack.

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Resistance is Futile.