Review: ‘Exodus In Confluence’ by Bryant A. Loney

 “NO PLACE IS EVER GOING TO BE SAFE.” Exodus in Confluence is a glimpse at what can happen to people when they are put under truly adverse circumstances — struggling to hold onto their moral values in the face of almost certain death. It’s a blend of narrative and commentary on the human condition. It’sContinue reading “Review: ‘Exodus In Confluence’ by Bryant A. Loney”

Review: ‘To Hear The Ocean Sigh’ by Bryant A. Loney

 Jay Murchison believes he is a nobody at his high school in Oklahoma. Coming from a conservative family of affordable luxury, Jay has an overwhelming desire to become something great. After a mysterious girl named Saphnie in North Carolina mistakenly texts him, an unlikely relationship develops that affects Jay’s self-perception and influences the rest ofContinue reading “Review: ‘To Hear The Ocean Sigh’ by Bryant A. Loney”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Review: ‘The Gospel of Loki’ by Joanne M. Harris

 The first adult epic fantasy novel from multi-million copy bestselling author of Chocolat, Joanne Harris. The novel is a brilliant first-person narrative of the rise and fall of the Norse gods – retold from the point of view of the world’s ultimate trickster, Loki. It tells the story of Loki’s recruitment from the underworld of Chaos,Continue reading “Review: ‘The Gospel of Loki’ by Joanne M. Harris”

Review: ‘The Scorpio Races’ by Maggie Stiefvater

It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die. At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he hasContinue reading “Review: ‘The Scorpio Races’ by Maggie Stiefvater”