Book Review: Spark by Ani Castillo

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: SparkAuthor: Ani CastilloPublisher: Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersPublication Date: March 21, 2021ISBN: 9780316424653 Synopsis from Goodreads:Beginning with the birth of a baby, the story takes the reader on a journey through life, navigates the ups and downs, and culminates in aContinue reading “Book Review: Spark by Ani Castillo”

Review: The End We Start From by Megan Hunter

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: The End We Start From Author: Megan Hunter Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Publication Date: November 7, 2017 ISBN: 9780735235021 Synopsis from Goodreads: In the midst of a mysterious environmental crisis, as London is submerged below flood waters, a woman gives birth to herContinue reading “Review: The End We Start From by Megan Hunter”

Review: Zero Repeat Forever by Gabrielle Prendergast

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Zero Repeat Forever Author: Gabrielle Prendergast Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publication Date: August 29, 2017 ISBN: 9781481481847 Synopsis from Goodreads: He has no voice, or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn’t know the details of the mission, only the directives thatContinue reading “Review: Zero Repeat Forever by Gabrielle Prendergast”

Review: The History of Bees by Maja Lunde

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: The History of Bees Author: Maja Lunde Publisher: Touchstone Publication Date: August 22, 2017 ISBN: 9781501161377 Synopsis from Goodreads: England, 1852. William is a biologist and seed merchant, who sets out to build a new type of beehive one that will giveContinue reading “Review: The History of Bees by Maja Lunde”

Review: Nightfall by Richard B. Wright

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Nightfall Author: Richard B. Wright Publisher: Simon & Schuster Canada Publication Date: May 3, 2016 ISBN: 9781476785370 Synopsis from Goodreads: James Hillyer, a retired university professor whose life was evocatively described in Wright’s novel October, is now barely existing after the deathContinue reading “Review: Nightfall by Richard B. Wright”

Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Title: Station Eleven Author: Emily St. John Mandel Publisher:Knopf Publication Date: September 2014 ISBN: 9780385353304 Synopsis from Goodreads: One snowy night Arthur Leander, a famous actor, has a heart attack onstage during a production of “King Lear.” Jeevan Chaudhary, a paparazzo-turned-EMT, is in the audience and leaps to his aid. A child actress named Kirsten RaymondeContinue reading “Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel”

Review: The Silent History

Title: The Silent History Authors: Eli Horowitz, Matthew Derby, and Kevin Moffett Publisher: HarperCollins Canada Publication Date: July 2014 (originally 2012) ISBN: 9781443430593 Synopsis from Goodreads: Sometime right around now, doctors, nurses and-most of all-parents begin to notice an epidemic spreading among newborn children, children who are physically normal in every way except that theyContinue reading “Review: The Silent History”

Review: The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell

Title: The House We Grew Up In Author: Lisa Jewell Publisher: Atria Books Publication Date: August 12, 2014 ISBN: 9781476702995  Synopsis from Goodreads: Meet the Bird family. They live in a honey-colored house in a picture-perfect Cotswolds village, with rambling, unkempt gardens stretching beyond. Pragmatic Meg, dreamy Beth, and tow-headed twins Rory and Rhys all attend theContinue reading “Review: The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell”

Review: The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna

Title: The Lost Girl  Author: Sangu Mandanna Published by: Balzer + Bray, imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Published: 2012 ISBN: 978-0-06-208231-2 Wow. This is the word I choose to sum up Mandanna’s epic novel. It’s very rare that I’m so struck by a concept that is so shocking and morally-challenging, but so brilliant and complete. “EvaContinue reading “Review: The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna”