Review: ‘We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves’ by Karen Joy Fowler

Meet the Cooke family. Our narrator is Rosemary Cooke. As a child, she never stopped talking; as a young woman, she has wrapped herself in silence: the silence of intentional forgetting, of protective cover. Something happened, something so awful she has buried it in the recesses of her mind. Now her adored older brother isContinue reading “Review: ‘We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves’ by Karen Joy Fowler”

The Beautiful Blogger Award

Thank you so much to Kaavya @ outlookonabook for nominating me! (Go check out her blog – it’s gorgeous.) This is my first nomination for something like this, so hopefully it doesn’t crash and burn… Rules: Link the blogger who took the time to nominate you. List seven random facts about yourself. Nominate seven creative, beautiful bloggers.Continue reading “The Beautiful Blogger Award”

Review: ‘The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks’ by E. Lockhart

Frankie Landau-Banks attends one of the most privileged schools in the country. She is popular, cute and funny. Her main preoccupation is the gorgeous Matthew Livingston. But that’s not all there is to Frankie. She’s also smart. Then Frankie discovers Matthew has been keeping secrets from her. What will she do to get even? HowContinue reading “Review: ‘The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks’ by E. Lockhart”

Review: ‘Looking For Alaska’ by John Green

“In the dark beside me, she smelled of sweat and sunshine and vanilla, and on that thin-mooned night I could see little more than her silhouette, but even in the dark, I could see her eyes – fierce emeralds. And not just beautiful, but hot too.” Alaska Young. Gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, screwed up –Continue reading “Review: ‘Looking For Alaska’ by John Green”

Saturday Spotlight #1

Saturday Spotlight is (soon to become) a weekly feature in which I honor a book, character, or author that’s been on my mind lately. This is my first attempt at a weekly feature, so bear with me. Even though this is only the first installment of Saturday Spotlight, I get the feeling it’s going toContinue reading “Saturday Spotlight #1”

Review: ‘Church of Marvels’ by Leslie Parry

New York, 1895. Sylvan Threadgill, a night soiler cleaning out the privies behind the tenement houses, finds an abandoned newborn baby in the muck. An orphan himself, Sylvan rescues the child, determined to find where she belongs.    Odile Church and her beautiful sister, Belle, were raised amid the applause and magical pageantry of TheContinue reading “Review: ‘Church of Marvels’ by Leslie Parry”

Review: ‘Illuminae’ by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.  The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warnContinue reading “Review: ‘Illuminae’ by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff”

Review: ‘Uprooted’ by Naomi Novik

Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Her people rely on the cold, ambitious wizard known only as the Dragon to keep the Wood’s powers at bay. ButContinue reading “Review: ‘Uprooted’ by Naomi Novik”

Review: ‘Lumiere’ by Jacqueline Garlick

One determined girl. One resourceful boy. One miracle machine that could destroy everything.  After an unexplained flash shatters her world, seventeen-year-old Eyelet Elsworth sets out to find the Illuminator, her father’s prized invention. With it, she hopes to cure herself of her debilitating seizures before Professor Smrt—her father’s arch nemesis—discovers her secret and locks herContinue reading “Review: ‘Lumiere’ by Jacqueline Garlick”