recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Reviews

Review: Daisy Chains

Review: Daisy Chains

Daisy Chains by Anita Lounsbach ” ‘You need to love and be loved more as you get older, not less.’ “ What makes a family a family? Is it the dysfunction that all groups of blood-related people seem to have in common? The private jokes […]

Review: Azarias Tor – The History Maker

Review: Azarias Tor – The History Maker

Azarias Tor: The History Maker by Richard Abbott-Brailey ” Remember, whatever you do now, in the past, and in the future — timing is everything. “ What if there really is more to life? What if your life truly has a higher purpose? Most members […]

Review: Black Sand

Review: Black Sand

Black Sand by John Edgar Evans It’s 1973 and in the sleepy, close-knit English community where Detective Chief Inspector Edgar Sparrow makes his living, he spends more time behind a desk smoking his pipe than he does on the beat. The small station that houses […]

Review: Brickbats And Tutus

Review: Brickbats And Tutus

Brickbats and Tutus by John Plimmer ” To be born to dance is true. It’s a condition. It’s in the cells; the tissues and in the essence of who you are. Selfishness then becomes selflessness. “ There are very few people who are born with […]

Review: The Endless Autumn

Review: The Endless Autumn

The Endless Autumn by Annabelle Knight ” Either way, it didn’t matter to her anymore, she felt a new lease of life burn inside her; a thirst for excitement swelled within as she contemplated all the possibilities that lay before her. “ To the outside […]

Review: Small Great Things

Review: Small Great Things

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult ” I fold my arms and stare down at the newborn.  Babies are such blank slates. they don’t come into this world with the assumptions their parents have made, or the promises their church will give, or the ability […]

Review: Alice – The Wanderland Chronicles

Review: Alice – The Wanderland Chronicles

Alice : The Wanderland Chronicles by J.M. Sullivan ” ‘Rule number one: Always protect your queen.’ “ Alice Carroll is desperate. A plague has been sweeping her city for an incalculable amount of time and although she and her sister have been able to avoid […]

Review: Big Little Lies

Review: Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty “Pirriwee Public School . . . where we live and learn by the sea! Pirriwee Public is a BULLY-FREE ZONE! We do not bully. We do not accept being bullied. We never keep bullying a secret.  We have the […]

Review: Kill All Happies

Review: Kill All Happies

Kill All Happies by Rachel Cohn ” If this party was a mess, it was my mess, and I had it under control.  Mostly under control.  Partly under control.  Not really at all under control. “ Victoria Navarro has just graduated high school and is […]

Review: Scoundrel In Disguise

Review: Scoundrel In Disguise

Scoundrel In Disguise by Shaela Kay “ Sarah waved her hand impatiently in the air. ‘There is no such thing. None of the men I have discouraged are truly in love with me, and I am not in love with any of them.’ Amused, Rex […]