Book Review: The Gilded Wolves

The Review I have to admit, it took me a few chapters to catch the tone and premise of The Gilded Wolves, but once it hit its stride, I was hooked. NY Times Bestselling author Roshani Chokshi’s newest fantasy novel follows a group of down-and-out teens– smart, wily outcasts, artists, and academics on the run. ThickContinue reading “Book Review: The Gilded Wolves”

Book Review: Illegal

The Review: Illegal is a graphic novel by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin, with a primary audience of children (probably ages ten and up), and this is the kind of book that every child should have access to. Colfer and Donkin trace the fictional path of Ebo, a young Ghanian boy, as he makes his wayContinue reading “Book Review: Illegal”

May Wrap-Up

  Reading Wrap-Up Percentage jealous of everyone at Book Expo right now: 1000% Books finished this month: 8 ARCs finished: 2, and one in progress. Mysteries read: 4! The ARCs were both recommended mysteries. First, Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett, which was a fun second-in-the-series to the has-been actress turned amateur PI theme Garrett has going. Very voicey,Continue reading “May Wrap-Up”

Book Review: BABY TEETH by Zoje Stage

The Review: This novel is the heartwarming story of a mother-daughter bond unlike any other… Just kidding. I originally requested this book because of the blurb in the PW announcement which compared it to THE BAD SEED: While I’m a bit of wimp when it comes to horror and thriller as a genre, “bad children”Continue reading “Book Review: BABY TEETH by Zoje Stage”

October Wrap-Up

Reading Life Total Books Read: 17* *(please note some of these were middle-grade and one of them was a graphic novel. Still, pretty happy about making to-read stack progress this month.) Scottish time-travel novels I finished reading that I have a lot of opinions on: 1 (if you want to hear them, I’d be more than happyContinue reading “October Wrap-Up”

Southern-Set Book Pairings to Try

It’s funny how books end up accidentally being in conversation with one another, just because you happened to pick them at the right time. Those accidental connections and conversations between texts are some of my favorite things about reading, so I have a few suggestions for book pairings if you’re stuck in a reading rut.Continue reading “Southern-Set Book Pairings to Try”

Book Review: ARTEMIS by Andy Weir

The Review: I nearly bailed on this one– but am glad I didn’t. Like many readers, I was blown away by THE MARTIAN. With such a huge breakout book, a second book has high expectations. What this book isn’t: like THE MARTIAN in theme or character What this book is: a rouge-ish caper for theContinue reading “Book Review: ARTEMIS by Andy Weir”

Library Book Sale Love

Stopped by a library book sale recently and picked up too many  just enough new books. The money all goes to the library, right, so it’s half good deed and half “I need to get rid of some old books  build more bookshelves” fervor. (I’m officially done with strike through for this post, so don’t fear.) WalkingContinue reading “Library Book Sale Love”

Book Review: How to Survive a Summer

The Review   Five boys went in, but only four came out. Ten years ago, Will Dillard’s preacher father put him in a “homosexual rehabilitation” camp which ended tragically. Now, Will is distanced from his family, but firm in his identity. Life seems to be falling into place as a film student when suddenly aContinue reading “Book Review: How to Survive a Summer”