recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Reviews

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Review: Next Year in Havana

Review: Next Year in Havana

Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton ” ‘To be in exile is to have the things you love most in the world – the air you breathe, the earth you walk upon – taken from you. They exist on the other side of a […]

Review: Tess of the Road

Review: Tess of the Road

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman   I was really excited when Tess of the Road came up for galley and I was given a chance to review this much anticipated novel. A spin-off of the fantasy hit Seraphina, in which a young court […]

Review: Surprise Me

Review: Surprise Me

Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella   If you’ve ever been married then chances are you’ve felt that . . . itch. You’ve wondered, is this really the last man I will ever kiss? The last man I will ever sleep next to? Will we still […]

Review: The Belles

Review: The Belles

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton   Enter a world of delightful decadence and of pure, unadulterated perfection that has the ability to be shaped and molded at will. For a price. In the island city of Orléans, the Belles are curators of everything that is […]

Review: The Queen of Hearts

Review: The Queen of Hearts

The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin ” ‘You can’t reason with your heart; it has its own laws, and thumps about things which the intellect scorns.’ “   Queen of Hearts is a novel set firmly in the sprit of a world that appears […]

Review: Need to Know

Review: Need to Know

Need to Know by Karen Cleveland   When Vivian Miller woke up that morning, the sun dawned a day just like the ones before it. As always, she woke up from her slumber immediately wracked by the perpetual mom-guilt that clung to her like humidity […]

Review: Carnegie’s Maid

Review: Carnegie’s Maid

Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict    Arriving on the pungent and crowded dock after a tumultuous voyage across the sea, Clara Kelley was happy to finally see the land she’d dreamed so much of. An immigrant from Ireland to America, she came to this new […]