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‘The Cruel Prince’ wicked, enchanting

‘The Cruel Prince’ wicked, enchanting

Darrian Breedlove and Alyssa Osborn

March 19, 2019


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Princes are usually dreamy and chivalrous, right? Aren’t faeries docile and friendly creatures? These stereotypes are all wrong, at least in Holly Black’s novel “The Cruel Prince,” the first in “The Folk of the Air” series, where readers can’t trust anyone. Holly Black’s world of faeries is very wel...

‘A Very Large Expanse of Sea’ sweet, yet lacking

‘A Very Large Expanse of Sea’ sweet, yet lacking

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

January 8, 2019


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Life is hell after the events of 9/11 for teenage Muslim girl Shirin, especially at every school she enrolls in when her family moves. Shirin thought she’d be accustomed to the leers and racist comments of the people who judge her for the headscarf she wears. She thought she’d stopped caring ab...

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