Book Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama

Title: BecomingAuthor: Michelle ObamaPublisher: CrownPublication Date: November 2018ISBN: 9780241334140 Synopsis from Goodreads:In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhoodContinue reading “Book Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama”

Book Review: Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan

Title: Girls of Storm and ShadowAuthor: Natasha NganPublisher: Jimmy Patterson BooksPublication Date: November 5, 2019ISBN: 9780316528672 Synopsis from Goodreads:Lei and Wren have escaped their oppressive lives in the Hidden Palace, but soon learn that freedom comes with a terrible cost. Lei, the naive country girl who became a royal courtesan, is now known as theContinue reading “Book Review: Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan”

Book Review: Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Bringing Down the DukeAuthor: Evie DunmorePublisher: BerkleyPublication Date: September 3, 2019ISBN: 9781984805683 Synopsis from Goodreads:England, 1879. Annabelle Archer, the brilliant but destitute daughter of a country vicar, has earned herself a place among the first cohort of female students at the renowned UniversityContinue reading “Book Review: Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore”

Book Review: Vox by Christina Dalcher

Title: Vox Author: Christina Dalcher Publisher: Berkley Publication Date: August 21, 2018 ISBN: 9780440000785 Synopsis from Goodreads: Set in an America where half the population has been silenced, VOX is the harrowing, unforgettable story of what one woman will do to protect herself and her daughter. On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowedContinue reading “Book Review: Vox by Christina Dalcher”

Review: Jade City by Fonda Lee

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Jade City Author: Fonda Lee Publisher: Orbit Publication Date: November 7, 2017 ISBN: 9780316440868 Synopsis from Goodreads: Magical jade—mined, traded, stolen, and killed for—is the lifeblood of the island of Kekon. For centuries, honorable Green Bone warriors like the Kaul family haveContinue reading “Review: Jade City by Fonda Lee”

Review: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

*I received a copy from Random House Canada in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Seraphina Author: Rachel Hartman Publisher: Random House Canada Publication Date: Trade paperback, December 23, 2014 ISBN: 9780385668415 Synopsis from Goodreads: Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. FoldingContinue reading “Review: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman”

Review of The Homeland Directive, Robert Venditti and Mike Huddleston

Title: The Homeland Directive Author: Robert Venditti Illustrator: Mike Huddleston Published by: Top Shelf Productions Date Published: 2011 ISBN: 9781603090247 Rating 5/5 Synopsis from Goodreads: As head of the National Center for Infectious Diseases, Dr. Laura Regan is one of the world’s foremost authorities on viral and bacteriological study. Having dedicated her career to haltingContinue reading “Review of The Homeland Directive, Robert Venditti and Mike Huddleston”

Lawrence Hill’s “Some Great Thing”

Some Great Thing Lawrence Hill Published: 1992 Publisher: Harper Perennial ISBN: 978-1-55468-694-0 Written by the same author who brought us The Book of Negroes, the novel Some Great Thing tells the story of Winnipeg native, Mahatma Grafton, a young and passionate journalist. As a young black man with a very unique name, Mahatma faces assumptions about raceContinue reading “Lawrence Hill’s “Some Great Thing””