Book Review: The Ghost Garden by Susan Doherty

Title: The Ghost GardenAuthor: Susan DohertyPublisher: Random House CanadaPublication Date: May 14, 2019ISBN: 9780735276505 Synopsis from Goodreads:Susan Doherty’s groundbreaking book brings us a population of lost souls, ill-served by society, feared, shunted from locked wards to rooming houses to the streets to jail and back again. For the past ten years, some of the peopleContinue reading “Book Review: The Ghost Garden by Susan Doherty”

Book Review: The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: The Great BelieversAuthor: Rebecca MakkaiPublisher: VikingPublication Date: June 2018ISBN: 9780735223530 Synopsis from Goodreads:In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is about to pull off an amazing coup, bringing in an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings asContinue reading “Book Review: The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai”

Book Review: The Book of Hidden Wonders by Polly Crosby

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: The Book of Hidden WondersAuthor: Polly CrosbyPublisher: Park Row BooksPublication Date: September 1, 2020ISBN: 9780778310006 Synopsis from Goodreads:Romilly Kemp and her eccentric father have happy but sheltered lives in a ramshackle mansion in the English countryside. To help make ends meet, heContinue reading “Book Review: The Book of Hidden Wonders by Polly Crosby”

Book Review: Agnes at the End of the World by Kelly McWilliams

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Agnes at the End of the WorldAuthor: Kelly McWilliamsPublisher: Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersPublication Date: June 9, 2020ISBN: 9780316487337 Synopsis from Goodreads:Agnes loves her home of Red Creek. What she doesn’t know is that Red Creek is a cult, controlled byContinue reading “Book Review: Agnes at the End of the World by Kelly McWilliams”

Book Review: The Grizzly Itch by Victoria Cassanell

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.Title: The Grizzly ItchAuthor: Victoria CassanellPublisher: MacMillan Children’s BooksPublication Date: March 2020ISBN: 9781529013573 Synopsis from Goodreads:The first picture book from outstanding talent, Victoria Cassanell, The Grizzly Itch is a hilarious tale about how helping people often yields unexpected and wonderful surprises. Perfect forContinue reading “Book Review: The Grizzly Itch by Victoria Cassanell”

Book Review: Dear Universe by Florence Gonsalves

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.Title: Dear UniverseAuthor: Florence GonsalvesPublisher: Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersPublication Date: May 12, 2020ISBN: 9780316436731 Synopsis from Goodreads:It’s senior year, and Chamomile Myles has whiplash from traveling between her two universes: school (the relentless countdown to prom, torturous college applications, and theContinue reading “Book Review: Dear Universe by Florence Gonsalves”

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: We Are Lost and Found by Helene Dunbar

Title: We Are Lost and FoundAuthor: Helene DunbarPublisher: Sourcefire BooksPublication Date: September 3, 2019ISBN: 9781492681045 Synopsis from Goodreads:Michael is content to live in the shadow of his best friends, James, an enigmatic teen performance artist who everyone wants and no one can have and Becky, who calls things as she sees them, while doing allContinue reading “Book Review: We Are Lost and Found by Helene Dunbar”

Book Review: Supper Club by Lara Williams

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Supper ClubAuthor: Lara WilliamsPublisher: G.P. Putnam’s SonsPublication Date: July 4, 2019ISBN: 9780525539582 Synopsis from Goodreads:Roberta spends her life trying not to take up space. At almost thirty, she is adrift and alienated from life. Stuck in a mindless job and reluctant toContinue reading “Book Review: Supper Club by Lara Williams”

Book Review: Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan

Title: Girls of Storm and ShadowAuthor: Natasha NganPublisher: Jimmy Patterson BooksPublication Date: November 5, 2019ISBN: 9780316528672 Synopsis from Goodreads:Lei and Wren have escaped their oppressive lives in the Hidden Palace, but soon learn that freedom comes with a terrible cost. Lei, the naive country girl who became a royal courtesan, is now known as theContinue reading “Book Review: Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan”