Book Review: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Title: The Nickel BoysAuthor: Colson WhiteheadPublisher: DoubleDay CanadaPublication Date: July 16, 2019ISBN: 9780385693967 Synopsis from Goodreads:Abandoned by his parents, but kept on the straight and narrow by his grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South in the early 1960s, one innocentContinue reading “Book Review: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead”

Book Review: Broken Things by Lauren Oliver

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Broken Things Author: Lauren Oliver Publisher: HarperCollins Publication Date: October 2, 2018 ISBN: 9780062224132 Synopsis from Goodreads: It’s been five years since Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods.  Everyone thinks Mia and Brynn killed their best friend. That driven byContinue reading “Book Review: Broken Things by Lauren Oliver”

Book review: Damsel by Elana K. Arnold

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Damsel Author: Elana K. Arnold Publisher: Balzer + Bray Publication Date: October 2, 2018 ISBN: 9780062742346 Synopsis from Goodreads: The rite has existed for as long as anyone can remember: when the prince-who-will-be-king comes of age, he must venture out intoContinue reading “Book review: Damsel by Elana K. Arnold”

Book Review: Starlight by Richard Wagamese

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Starlight Author: Richard Wagamese Publisher: McLelland & Stewart Publication Date: August 14, 2018 ISBN: 9780771070846 Synopsis from Goodreads: Frank Starlight has long settled into a quiet life working his remote farm, but his contemplative existence comes to an abrupt end with theContinue reading “Book Review: Starlight by Richard Wagamese”

Book Review: The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart Author: Holly Ringland Publisher: House of Anansi Publication Date: March 19, 2018 ISBN: 9781460754337 Synopsis from Goodreads: After her family suffers a tragedy when she is nine years old, Alice Hart is forced to leave herContinue reading “Book Review: The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart”

Review: Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Heart Berries Author: Terese Marie Mailhot Publisher: Doubleday Canada Publication Date: March 13, 2018 ISBN: 9780385691147 Synopsis from Goodreads: Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman’s coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in British Columbia. Having survivedContinue reading “Review: Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot”

Review: The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld

Title: The Child Finder Author: Rene Denfeld Publisher: Harper Publication Date: September 5, 2017 ISBN: 9780062659071 Synopsis from Goodreads: Three years ago, Madison Culver disappeared when her family was choosing a Christmas tree in Oregon’s Skookum National Forest. She would be eight years old now—if she has survived. Desperate to find their beloved daughter, certain someoneContinue reading “Review: The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld”

Review: The Break by Katherena Vermette

Title: The Break Author: Katherena Vermette Publisher: House of Anansi Publication Date: Septemeber 2016 ISBN: 9781487001117 Synopsis from Goodreads: When Stella, a young Métis mother, looks out her window one evening and spots someone in trouble on the Break — a barren field on an isolated strip of land outside her house — she calls theContinue reading “Review: The Break by Katherena Vermette”

Review: Quicksand by Malin Persson Giolito

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Quicksand Author: Malin Persson Giolito Publisher: Other Press Publication Date: March 7, 2017 ISBN: 9781590518571 Synopsis from Goodreads: A mass shooting has taken place at a prep school in Stockholm’s wealthiest suburb. Eighteen-year-old Maja Norberg is charged for her involvement inContinue reading “Review: Quicksand by Malin Persson Giolito”

Review: Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Title: Eleanor & Park Author: Rainbow Rowell Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Publication Date: 2013 ISBN: 9781250012579 Synopsis from Goodreads: Two misfits. One extraordinary love. Eleanor… Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough…Eleanor. Park… He knows she’llContinue reading “Review: Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell”