recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Fiction

Review: The Room on Rue Amélie

Review: The Room on Rue Amélie

The Room on Rue Amélie by Kristin Harmel   An American in Paris. A Jewish girl coming of age. A brave English RAF pilot. In the beginnings of a war that promises horror brought to one’s doorstep, these three will have their lives intertwined with […]

Review: Lie With Me

Review: Lie With Me

Lie With Me by Sabine Durrant   In the world and in people, both good and evil reside, but what elements lead to the shifting of a person to favor one over the other? Is a person all good, or all evil? What really lies […]

Review: Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things

Review: Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things

Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things by Martina McAtee   It’s no secret that I enjoy the twists and turns of a good YA fantasy story. I like a gritty, layered series even more. If I can combine the two and add in a certain […]

Recommendation: Every Boy’s Got One

Recommendation: Every Boy’s Got One

Every Boy’s Got One by Meg Cabot   So, what’s your weather like? It’s a question I always like to ask this time of year, as most areas begin their transition from winter into spring. Whether the groundhog saw didn’t see his shadow or decided […]

Review: Gods of Howl Mountain

Review: Gods of Howl Mountain

Gods of Howl Mountain by Taylor Brown   Rory Docherty cares for only a few things. His Granny. His Ford. Making money as whiskey runner. And perhaps, that dancing girl who makes hats. Life after war has proven a tad unpredictable, but he’s been able […]

Recommendation: The Other Boleyn Girl

Recommendation: The Other Boleyn Girl

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory   Who doesn’t love a retelling? While this one isn’t a fairy tale, as is all the current biblio-rage, it is a clever and gripping twist on a popular historic subject. The Tudor family and their shenanigans have […]

Review: The Broken Girls

Review: The Broken Girls

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James   Idlewild Hall is hardly a sanctuary. It’s more aptly described as . . . a prison. In the 1950’s, the school is where the forgotten girls are sent. The troublemakers. The unwanted ones. The promiscuous and daring. […]

Recommendation: Little Fires Everywhere

Recommendation: Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng   This month in my book club, it was my pick. I have been dying to read Little Fires Everywhere going on a year now – seriously – but just haven’t had the time with review work obligations. I really […]

Review: The Flight Attendant

Review: The Flight Attendant

The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian   Sister. Orphan. Flight Attendant. Lonely. Drunk. Easy. Cassandra Bowden is all of these things. Complex and simple; she is a contradiction. Being a drunk helps her forget. The numbness that comes with alcohol is the real craving. As […]

Recommendation: The Cruel Prince

Recommendation: The Cruel Prince

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black   I used to never be a reader who gave into the hype and buzz a new book can sometimes bring along with it. But while Instagram has taken book marketing to an entirely different level, some books are […]