Book Review: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Title: The Nickel BoysAuthor: Colson WhiteheadPublisher: DoubleDay CanadaPublication Date: July 16, 2019ISBN: 9780385693967 Synopsis from Goodreads:Abandoned by his parents, but kept on the straight and narrow by his grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South in the early 1960s, one innocentContinue reading “Book Review: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead”

Book Review: The Farm by Joanne Ramos

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: The Farm Author: Joanne Ramos Publisher: RandomHouse Publication Date: May 7, 2019 ISBN: 9780385693219 Synopsis from Goodreads:Welcome to Golden Oaks, the next big thing in the fertility economy. Backed by a multibillion-dollar conglomerate, “The Farm” is fitted with every amenity forContinue reading “Book Review: The Farm by Joanne Ramos”

Book Review: The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: The Downstairs Girl Author: Stacey Lee Publisher: G. P. Putnam Son’s Books for Young Readers Publication Date: August 13, 2019 ISBN: 9781524740955 Synopsis from Goodreads:By day, seventeen-year-old Jo Kuan works as a lady’s maid for the cruel daughter of one ofContinue reading “Book Review: The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee”

Book Review: A Mind Spread Out on the Ground by Alicia Elliott

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: A Mind Spread Out on the Ground Author: Alicia Elliott Publisher: DoubleDay Canada Publication Date: March 26, 2109 ISBN: 9780385692380 Synopsis from Goodreads:In an urgent and visceral work that asks essential questions about the treatment of Native people in North AmericaContinue reading “Book Review: A Mind Spread Out on the Ground by Alicia Elliott”

Book Review: Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

*I received this book from Hachette Book Group Canada in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Girls of Paper and Fire Auther: Natasha Ngan Publisher: Little Brown and Company Publication Date: November 6, 2018 ISBN: 9780316489461 Synopsis from Goodreads:Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It’s the highest honorContinue reading “Book Review: Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan”

Book Review: The Iron Flower by Laurie Forest

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: The Iron Flower Author: Laurie Forest Publisher: Harlequin Teen Publication Date: September 18, 2018 ISBN: 9781335917393 Synopsis from Goodreads: Elloren Gardner and her friends were only seeking to right a few wrongs, but their actions have propelled them straight into the ranksContinue reading “Book Review: The Iron Flower by Laurie Forest”

Book Review: The Black Witch by Laurie Forest

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: The Black Witch Author: Laurie Forest Publisher: Harlequin Teen Publication Date: May 2, 2017 ISBN: 9780373212316 Synopsis from Goodreads: Elloren Gardner is the granddaughter of the last prophesied Black Witch, Carnissa Gardner, who drove back the enemy forces and saved the GardnerianContinue reading “Book Review: The Black Witch by Laurie Forest”

Review: A Long Way from Home by Peter Carey

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: A Long Way from Home Author: Peter Carey Publication Date: October 30, 2017 Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group ISBN: 9780525520177 Synopsis from Goodreads: Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in south eastern Australia. Together they enterContinue reading “Review: A Long Way from Home by Peter Carey”

Review: Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy

Title: Ramona Blue Author: Julie Murphy Publisher: Balzer + Bray Publication Date: May 9, 2017 ISBN: 9780062418357 Synopsis from Goodreads: Ramona was only five years old when Hurricane Katrina changed her life forever. Since then, it’s been Ramona and her family against the world. Standing over six feet tall with unmistakable blue hair, Ramona is sureContinue reading “Review: Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy”

Review: The Break by Katherena Vermette

Title: The Break Author: Katherena Vermette Publisher: House of Anansi Publication Date: Septemeber 2016 ISBN: 9781487001117 Synopsis from Goodreads: When Stella, a young Métis mother, looks out her window one evening and spots someone in trouble on the Break — a barren field on an isolated strip of land outside her house — she calls theContinue reading “Review: The Break by Katherena Vermette”