Book Review: The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: The Downstairs Girl Author: Stacey Lee Publisher: G. P. Putnam Son’s Books for Young Readers Publication Date: August 13, 2019 ISBN: 9781524740955 Synopsis from Goodreads:By day, seventeen-year-old Jo Kuan works as a lady’s maid for the cruel daughter of one ofContinue reading “Book Review: The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee”

Book Review: Theory by Dionne Brand

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Theory Author: Dionne Brand Publisher: Knopf Canada Publication Date: September 18, 2018 ISBN: 9780735274235 Synopsis from Goodreads:Theory begins as its narrator sets out, like many a graduate student, to write a wildly ambitious thesis on the past, present, and future of art,Continue reading “Book Review: Theory by Dionne Brand”

Book Review: Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

*I received this book from Hachette Book Group Canada in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Girls of Paper and Fire Auther: Natasha Ngan Publisher: Little Brown and Company Publication Date: November 6, 2018 ISBN: 9780316489461 Synopsis from Goodreads:Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It’s the highest honorContinue reading “Book Review: Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan”

Review: The Summer Before the War

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: The Summer Before the War Author: Helen Simonson Publisher: RandomHouse Publication Date: March 1, 2016 ISBN: 9780812993103 Synopsis from Goodreads: East Sussex, 1914. It is the end of England’s brief Edwardian summer, and everyone agrees that the weather has never been soContinue reading “Review: The Summer Before the War”

For the love of graphic novels!

  Title: Y: The Last Man Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artists: Pia Guerra, Jose Marzan Jr., Gordon Parlov Publisher: Vertigo Publication Dates: 2008 & 2009   ISBNs: 9781401219215 & 9781401222352 I know I’ve talked about this series before, but I’ve really jumped into it with both feet. My library has the complied deluxe editions and whoever thoughtContinue reading “For the love of graphic novels!”

Review: Annabel by Kathleen Winter

Title: Annabel Author: Kathleen Winter Publisher: House of Anansi Press Publication Date: 2010 ISBN: 9780887842368 Synopsis from Goodreads: In 1968, into the devastating, spare atmosphere of the remote coastal town of Labrador, Canada, a child is born: a baby who appears to be neither fully boy nor fully girl, but both at once. Only threeContinue reading “Review: Annabel by Kathleen Winter”

Review: Every Day by David Levithan

Title: Every Day Author: David Levithan Publisher: Knopf Date Published: 2012 ISBN: 9780307931887 Synopsis from Goodreads: There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere. It’s allContinue reading “Review: Every Day by David Levithan”

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”