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Film and Book Reviews for 2015

Films released in 2015

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Mad Max: Fury Road directed by George Miller
3 star rating

Max is embroiled in a wild road trip through a post-apocalyptic desert, in search of redemption and freedom.
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens directed by J. J. Abrams
2 star rating

In the seventh instalment of the Star Wars saga, a young woman helps a droid get important information into the hands of the Resistance, whilst a sith lord once again terrorises the galaxy.

Books published in 2015

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Rat Queens Volume One: Sass And Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch
5 star rating

A group of young women would rather get drunk and slay trolls than call their parents. A graphic novel.
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Rat Queens: Volume Two: The Far Reaching Tentacles Of N'Rygoth by Kurtis J. Wiebe, Roc Upchurch and Stjepan Sejic
5 star rating

The second instalment of the Rat Queens series the Queens take on demons from another dimension who are destroying their town. A graphic novel.
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Radiance by Grace Draven
5 star rating

Two minor royals marry to secure an alliance between their countries, although they find each other hideous and others will scheme to tear them apart. The first novel in the Wraith Kings series.
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Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
5 star rating

A young woman leaves her tribe to go to university across the galaxy, far from her home culture.
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Sleepless by Lou Morgan
4 star rating

A group of students take a mysterious study drug to help them cheat at their exams. But none of them are prepared for the side effects.
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Magisterium: The Copper Gauntlet by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
4 star rating

Some people seem to believe Callum Hunt is the personification of evil, and the young mage is afraid they might be right. The second novel in the Magisterium series.

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Unreviewed books

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Lumberjanes Volume 1: Beware The Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis and Brooke Allen
a group of girls discover their summer camp is a hotbed of mystery, supernatural monsters, and dodgy puns. A graphic novel.

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Bitch Planet Volume One: Extraordinary Machine by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro
In a harsh future difficult women are consigned to a prison planet and forced to fight in a brutal game. A graphic novel.

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Empire by John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard
Two young people from opposite sides of a conflict are exiled to the far reaches of the universe for falling in love. Book two in The Chronicles Of The Invaders.

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The Codex by Joe Duck
A frosty young sorceress attempts to make some money from dragon slaying, but she falls in with an innocent and none-too-bright angel who takes all his direction from a saucy Codex.

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Dead Ice by Laurell K. Hamilton
A zombie animator and US Marshall faces a case of zombie exploitation in which the zombies seem conscious. The twenty-fourth Anita Blake novel.

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Melody of Demons by Ros Jackson
Two women with secret demonic sides fight to uncover the mystery of a spate of missing people in their city. The first book in the Kaddon Keys trilogy.

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Saga Volume Five by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Marko pursues his divided family across the universe with the dubious help of his former enemy Prince Robot IV.

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Tin Men by Christopher Golden
When an EMP cripples communications, Danny Kelso is stuck in the body of a robot soldier, a Tin Man. The Tin Men try to keep order as society falls into anarchy.

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Alien Contact For Idiots by Edward Hoornaert
An island full of American Indians from an alternate timeline in the future arrive in the Pacific in the 21st century. The biologist who makes first contact ends up learning more than she expected about the alien newcomers and their prince.

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My Alphas: The Complete Series by Emily Cantore
A young woman walks into a den of werewolves, knowing they could tear her apart but drawn to the two alpha males of the pack.

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Depravity by M. J. Haag
A young woman flees her tormentors only to end up on the enchanted estate of an angry beast. The first in the Beastly Tales series.

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Deceit by M. J. Haag
Living with an enchanted beast is challenging for Benella, who is trying to civilise him and undo the curse he is under. The second in the Beastly Tales series.

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Devastation by M. J. Haag
A young woman struggles to sort out her feelings for a man who was once an enchanted beast. The third in the Beastly Tales series.

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Re-Wired by Greg Dragon
A socially awkward robotics student makes his own android woman. But he may have made her too perfect. The first in the Wired For Love series.

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Styx And Stoned by Boone Brux
A widow who happens to be a grim reaper goes to LA to tackle demons, ghosts, zombies, and the heat. The second novel in the Grim Reality series.

Unreviewed films

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Goosebumps directed by Rob Letterman
A young man moves next door to the uptight author of the Goosebumps books, who is fiercely overprotective of his daughter. When the stories come to life they have to team up to save the town of Madison, Delaware.