Category: Young Adult

Now Borrowing: Miles Morales

Now Borrowing: Miles Morales

Overall Review: Jason Reynolds takes Miles Morales and Spider-Man to a whole new level of appealing. By exploring the realities of being a teenage superhero and living as a brown kid in a world not looking for you to succeed on a good day, he infuses Miles with such depth and personality that you’ll be […]

August 27, 2017
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Spotlight On: The Bone Witch

Spotlight On: The Bone Witch

Back in December I was browsing through my NetGalley emails (as book reviewers are known to do) and came across one with a book cover that was just beautiful: Then I saw the comparison description: Memoirs of a Geisha meets The Name of the Wind.  But the teaser quote really sealed the deal: “Let me […]

March 7, 2017
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Now Borrowing: And I Darken

Now Borrowing: And I Darken

Overall Review- 4.5 out of 5: This is a dark, twisted, savagely beautiful story almost Gothic in its imagery and fearless in its storytelling. It is an immersive experience; one I fully intend to revisit often. It’s witty, at turns touching, more than occasionally funny (alright that might just be me), and unapologetically violent when need be. […]

June 29, 2016
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Now Borrowing: Red Rising

Now Borrowing: Red Rising

Now, I’m a bit particular (blame Frank Herbert and Aldous Huxley) about my dystopian novels so Red Rising had a high bar to jump from the outset. Many of the chosen scenarios just don’t hold form after a few chapters and it makes  the world unbelievable and reading tortuous. A dystopian setting for a story is the one  most likely to […]

February 26, 2014
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