Review: Us Conductors by Sean Michaels

Title: Us Conductors Author: Sean Michaels Publisher: Random House of Canada Publication Date: January 1, 2015 ISBN: 9780345815767 Synopsis from Goodreads: In a ship steaming its way from Manhattan back to Leningrad, Lev Termen writes a letter to his “one true love”, Clara Rockmore, telling her the story of his life. Imprisoned in his cabin, heContinue reading “Review: Us Conductors by Sean Michaels”

Funky Cover Friday

I’m currently reading The Night Stages by Jane Urquhart. I’m about 100 pages in and the writing is absolutely beautiful so far. It’s got this overtone of melancholy that I’m really drawn to. There are a few characters so far who really take my breath away with their struggles and their contemplations. The story is setContinue reading “Funky Cover Friday”

Review: The Young World by Chris Weitz

 *I received this book on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Title: The Young World Author: Chris Weitz Publisher: Little, Brown Books Publication Date: July 29th, 2014 ISBN: 9780316226295  Synopsis from Goodreads: After a mysterious Sickness wipes out the rest of the population, the young survivors assemble into tightly run tribes. Jefferson, the reluctant leaderContinue reading “Review: The Young World by Chris Weitz”

Review – Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitgerald

    Title: “Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald” Author: Therese Anne Fowler Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Date Published: 2013 ISBN: 978-1-250-02866-2         Fowler’s novels tells the story of young Zelda Sayre through her whirlwind romance with F. Scott Fitzgerald, their marriage, and their eventual demise. Zelda is young, beautiful, and reckless whenContinue reading “Review – Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitgerald”

Review: Libba Bray’s The Diviners

Title: The Diviners Author: Libba Bray Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. Date Published: 2012 (hardcover), 2013 (paperback) Libba Bray, the author of the Gemma Doyle series (a series that I was complete obsessed with in high school and still love to this day), has begun a new series,Continue reading “Review: Libba Bray’s The Diviners”

Reading Colm Toibin’s “Brooklyn”

What a wonderfully tempting and engaging read this novel was. Colm Toibin’s style in this 2009 novel about a young Irish woman who is sent away from her family in Ireland to Brooklyn, is captivating and simple in a clean and beautiful way. Once introduced to the protagonist, Eilis, I was hooked. Eilis is aContinue reading “Reading Colm Toibin’s “Brooklyn””