Book Review: Reproduction by Ian Williams

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: ReproductionAuthor: Ian WilliamsPublisher: Random House CanadaPublication Date: January 22, 2019ISBN: 9780735274051 Synopsis from Goodreads:Felicia and Edgar meet as their mothers are dying. Felicia, a teen from an island nation, and Edgar, the lazy heir of a wealthy German family, come together onlyContinue reading “Book Review: Reproduction by Ian Williams”

Review: Strange the Dreamer

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Strange the Dreamer Author: Laini Taylor Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Publication Date: March 28, 2017 ISBN: 9780316341684 Synopsis from Goodreads: The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has alwaysContinue reading “Review: Strange the Dreamer”

Review: The End by Anna by Adam Zachary

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: The End by Anna Author: Adam Zachary Publisher: Metatron Publication Date: November 1, 2016 ISBN: 9781988355023 Synopsis on Goodreads: Anna’s greatest artwork would have also been her last: live-streaming her death of exposure on a remote stretch of tundra. Part loveContinue reading “Review: The End by Anna by Adam Zachary”

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”

Book Club 6: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Titles: Life After Life Author: Kate Atkinson Publisher: Bond Street Books Publication Date: 2013 ISBN: 9780385671378 Synopsis from Goodreads: What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take herContinue reading “Book Club 6: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson”

Review: The Mountain Story by Lori Lansens

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: The Mountain Story Author: Lori Lansens Publisher: Knopf Canda Publication Date: April 14, 2015 ISBN: 9780345809025 Synopsis from Goodreads: Five days. Four hikers. Three survivors. From Lori Lansens, author of the national bestsellers Rush Home Road, The Girls and The Wife’s TaleContinue reading “Review: The Mountain Story by Lori Lansens”

Review: The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld

Title: The Enchanted Author: Rene Denfeld Published by: HarperCollins Published: 2014 ISBN: 978-0-06-232333-0 Summary from Goodreads: The enchanted place is an ancient stone prison, viewed through the eyes of a death row inmate who finds escape in his books and in re-imagining life around him, weaving a fantastical story of the people he observes andContinue reading “Review: The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld”

Review: A Tale for the Time Being

 Title: A Tale for the Time Being Author: Ruth Ozeki Published by: Penguin Canada Books Inc. Date Published: 2013 ISBN: 978-0-14318742-4 A Tale for the Time Being tells the story of Naoko Yasutani, a sixteen-year-old Japanese girl as told through her diary. Ruth, a writer,  who lives on a remote island (presumably somewhere off theContinue reading “Review: A Tale for the Time Being”

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”