Book Review: The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: The Ten Thousand Doors of January Author: Alix E. HarrowPublisher: RedhookPublication Date: September 10, 2019ISBN: 9780316421997 Synopsis from Goodreads:In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feelsContinue reading “Book Review: The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow”

Review: The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness

 Title: The Crane Wife Author: Patrick Ness Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Publication Date: ISBN: 9781443420129 Synopsis from Goodreads: George Duncan is an American living and working in London.  At forty-eight, he owns a small print shop, is divorced, and lonelier than he realizes.  All of the women with whom he has relationships eventually leave him forContinue reading “Review: The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness”

Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Title: The Raven Boys Author: Maggie Stiefvater Publisher: Scholastic Press Published: 2012 ISBN: 978-0-545-42492-9 Synopsis from Goodreads: Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.His name isContinue reading “Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater”

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”

New Read

I’ve just picked up Helen Oyeyemi’s latest novel, Boy, Snow, Bird. It is so vivid and eye catching with its gorgeous cover. I’m really looking forward to what this novel will bring. I read Oyeyemi’s Opposite House a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. Let’s hope this new read brings the same level of satisfaction. 

Review: The Lunar Chronicles, Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

  Title: Scarlet Author: Marissa Meyer Published by: Square Fish, imprint of Macmillan Date Published: 2013 ISBN: 978-1-250-00721-6 In the second book of The Lunar Chronicles series, we meet Scarlet Benoit, a fiery, red-haired farm-grow girl, who’s opinionated and stubborn. Scarlet’s grandmother has been missing for two weeks when Scarlet meets Wolf, the strangely strongContinue reading “Review: The Lunar Chronicles, Scarlet by Marissa Meyer”

Review of Veronica Roth’s “Insurgent”

Title: Insurgent Author: Veronica Roth Publisher: HarperCollins  Published: 2012 ISBN: 9780062024046 As promised, I’m continuing on my venture into the land of YA. And it hasn’t been all sunshine and happiness. Prepare yourself because my thoughts on this novel are not as pleasant as I’d like them to be. I have never been so disappointedContinue reading “Review of Veronica Roth’s “Insurgent””

The Alchemist by Paul Coelho

  Title: The Alchemist Author: Paulo Coelho Publisher: HarperOne Publication Date: 1993 (English Version) ISBN: 978-0-06-250217-9 Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist is a story of self-discovery and personal destiny. An Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago embarks on a journey of living out his dreams of finding treasure in Egypt instead of settling for the simple, easy, andContinue reading “The Alchemist by Paul Coelho”

Review: “American Dervish” by Ayad Akhtar

  Title: “American Dervish” Written by: Ayad Akhtar Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Publication Date: 2012 ISBN: 978-0-316-18331-4 I’ve been flirting with the idea of purchasing this book for two years now. Seeing it on sale, I finally made the commitment and I don’t regret doing so. Akhtar’s “American Dervish,” told by the narrator, HayatContinue reading “Review: “American Dervish” by Ayad Akhtar”

Review of Wiley Cash’s “This Dark Road to Mercy”

  “This Dark Road to Mercy” Wiley Cash William Morrow, HarperCollins Publishers January 2014 It’s not often you pick up a captivating read told mostly from the perspective of a child. Easter Quillby, Cash’s preteen protagonist, is intelligent and sweet. Despite her youth and naiveté, Easter is a compelling character who quickly gains the sympathyContinue reading “Review of Wiley Cash’s “This Dark Road to Mercy””