Review: If I Fall, If I Die

Title: If I Fall, If I Die Author: Michael Christie Publisher: Hogarth, The Crown Publishing Group Publication Date: January 13, 2015 ISBN: 9780804140805 Synopsis from Goodreads: Will has never been to the outside, at least not since he can remember. And he has certainly never gotten to know anyone other than his mother, a fiercely lovingContinue reading “Review: If I Fall, If I Die”

Book Club No. 2: How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran

Title: How to Build a Girl Author: Caitlin Moran Publisher: HarperCollins Publication Date: September 2014 ISBN: 9780062335999 Synopsis from Goodreads: It’s 1990. Johanna Morrigan, fourteen, has shamed herself so badly on local TV that she decides that there’s no point in being Johanna anymore and reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde—fast-talking, hard-drinking gothic hero and full-time LadyContinue reading “Book Club No. 2: How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran”

Review: Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future

*I received my copy of Glory O’Brien on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. * Title: Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future Author: A. S. King Publisher: Little, Brown Books Date Published: October 2014 ISBN: 9780316222723 Synopsis from Goodreads: Graduating from high school is a time of limitless possibilities–but not for Glory, who has no planContinue reading “Review: Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future”

Review: The Girl Who Was Saturday Night

 Title: The Girl Who Was Saturday Night Author: Heather O’Neill Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Publication Date: May 2014 ISBN: 9780374162665  Synopsis from Goodreads: Nineteen years old, free of prospects, and inescapably famous, the twins Nicholas and Nouschka Tremblay are trying to outrun the notoriety of their father, a French-Canadian Serge Gainsbourg with a genius for the absurd and for winding up in prison.Continue reading “Review: The Girl Who Was Saturday Night”

Review: This One Summer by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki

 Title: This One Summer Authors: Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki Publisher: First Second Publication Date: May 2014 ISBN: 9781626720947 Synopsis from Goodreads: Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It’s their getaway, their refuge. Rosie’s friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she neverContinue reading “Review: This One Summer by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki”

Review: Peter Panzerfaust Vol. 1 by Kurtis J. Weibe

   Title: Peter Panzerfaust Vol. 1 Author: Kurtis J. Weibe and Tyler Jenkins Publisher: Image Comics Date Published: September 2012 ISBN: 9781607065821  Synopsis from Goodreads: A coming of age tale told through the eyes of a group of French orphans during World War 2 who are saved by a brave and daring American boy named Peter.Continue reading “Review: Peter Panzerfaust Vol. 1 by Kurtis J. Weibe”

Review: The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

 Title: The Interestings Authors: Meg Wolitzer Publisher: Riverhead Books, published by the Penguin Group Publication Date: 2013 ISBN: 9781594488399  Synopsis from Goodreads: The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. Decades later the bond remains powerful, but so much else has changed. In The Interestings, Wolitzer follows these charactersContinue reading “Review: The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer”

Review: We Are the Goldens by Dana Reinhardt

Advanced copy provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Title: We Are the Goldens Author: Dana Reinhardt Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books Publication Date: May 27, 2014 ISBN: 9780385742573  Synopsis from Goodreads: Nell knows a secret about her perfect, beautiful sister Layla. If she tells, it could blow their world apart.When Nell and Layla wereContinue reading “Review: We Are the Goldens by Dana Reinhardt”

Review: Helen Oyeyemi’s Boy, Snow, Bird

Title: Boy, Snow, Bird Author: Helen Oyeyemi Publisher: Hamish Hamilton, imprint of Penguin Canada Books Inc. Date Published: 2014 ISBN: 978-0-14-318743-1 Released on Monday of this week, Boy, Snow, Bird, a postmodern retelling of the classic Snow White, features Boy Novak who we meet as a fifteen-year-old who is subject to the violence of anContinue reading “Review: Helen Oyeyemi’s Boy, Snow, Bird”

Review of Wiley Cash’s “This Dark Road to Mercy”

  “This Dark Road to Mercy” Wiley Cash William Morrow, HarperCollins Publishers January 2014 It’s not often you pick up a captivating read told mostly from the perspective of a child. Easter Quillby, Cash’s preteen protagonist, is intelligent and sweet. Despite her youth and naiveté, Easter is a compelling character who quickly gains the sympathyContinue reading “Review of Wiley Cash’s “This Dark Road to Mercy””