Review: ‘A History Of Loneliness’ by John Boyne

Propelled into the priesthood by a family tragedy, Odran Yates is full of hope and ambition. When he arrives at Clonliffe Seminary in the 1970s, it is a time in Ireland when priests are highly respected, and Odran believes that he is pledging his life to “the good.” Forty years later, Odran’s devotion is caughtContinue reading “Review: ‘A History Of Loneliness’ by John Boyne”

WoW #1: ‘Starflight’

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, where book bloggers can showcase their latest anticipated reads. Side note: Somehow in my two-and-a-half years of book blogging, I’ve never joined the Waiting on Wednesday party. Well, obviously that is about to change. 2016 marks the year I might veryContinue reading “WoW #1: ‘Starflight’”

Review: ‘Ender’s Game’ by Orson Scott Card

The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew “Ender” Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation. Is Ender the general Earth so desperately needs? The only way to find out is to throw himContinue reading “Review: ‘Ender’s Game’ by Orson Scott Card”

eBooks vs. Audio Books vs. Actual Books

All readers are well-acquainted with the struggle of deciding which format is best for their next book bargain. It may seem like such a shallow problem (they’re all books, you might say, they all have the same story) but, speaking from experience, sometimes reading a book in the wrong format sucks. I once downloaded Miss Peregrine’s Home ForContinue reading “eBooks vs. Audio Books vs. Actual Books”

Saturday Spotlight #6

Saturday Spotlight is a weekly feature in which I honour a book, character, or author that has consumed my mind and may be the cause of future therapy sessions. Is there anything better than a really well-written, thought-provoking, feels-generating sci-fi book? I think not. Of course, it’s pretty difficult to find a book that willContinue reading “Saturday Spotlight #6”

Review: ‘Alienated’ by Melissa Landers

Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them. Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, she’ll have inside information about the mysterious L’eihrsContinue reading “Review: ‘Alienated’ by Melissa Landers”

Saturday Spotlight #5

Saturday Spotlight is a weekly feature in which I honor a book, character, or author that has consumed my mind and may be the cause of future therapy sessions. I’m ashamed to admit that before this week, I’d never allowed myself to delve into the wondrous world of J. R. R. Tolkien. Now, after finishingContinue reading “Saturday Spotlight #5”

Review: ‘The Raven Boys’ by Maggie Stiefvater

“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.” It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.  Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walkContinue reading “Review: ‘The Raven Boys’ by Maggie Stiefvater”

Review: ‘Black Ice’ by Becca Fitzpatrick

Britt Pheiffer has trained to backpack the Teton Range, but isn’t prepared when a violent storm leaves her and her best friend Korbie stranded. Seeking shelter in a secluded cabin, they find two handsome rescuers. Or so they think. In exchange for her life, Britt must set out into the cold and snow to leadContinue reading “Review: ‘Black Ice’ by Becca Fitzpatrick”

Review: ‘The Invisible Library’ by Genevieve Cogman

 The first installment of an adventure featuring stolen books, secret agents and forbidden societies – think Doctor Who with librarian spies! Irene must be at the top of her game or she’ll be off the case – permanently… Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, which harvests fiction from different realities. And alongContinue reading “Review: ‘The Invisible Library’ by Genevieve Cogman”