Book Review: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

Title: Klara and the SunAuthor: Kazuo IshiguroPublisher: Knopf CanadaPublication Date: March 2, 2021ISBN: 9780571364879 Synopsis from Goodreads:From her place in the store, Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, watches carefully the behaviour of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street outside. She remains hopeful a customerContinue reading “Book Review: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro”

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”