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””

Warming up to “Blankets” on a Chilly Day

Craig Thompson’s “Blankets” is one of the best books I’ve picked up in a long time. Thompson’s black and white images are beautiful in their clarity and detail. I love the lack of any colour in the images. I feel as though colour would have taken away from the telling of Thompson’s story. Coloured inkContinue reading “Warming up to “Blankets” on a Chilly Day”

“Lullabies for Little Criminals” Sings a Sad Song

I finished Heather O’Neill’s “Lullabies for Little Criminals” about fifteen minutes ago and this tragic and beautiful work of prose is one of the best things that I’ve read in a long time. This raw account of a twelve year old girl, trapped in that place between childhood and adulthood, is gut-wrenching and brutally honest.Continue reading ““Lullabies for Little Criminals” Sings a Sad Song”