2018 – We have plans!

Last year I sat down around this time, give or take a few days, and started this blog. When I first started, I wasn't exactly sure what this space was going to be. I knew I wanted to explore my writing more, and I wanted to start reviewing books. But I didn't really know what [...]

Green – Review

"It seemed like the smoke of those riots spread all across the continent, all the way to Boston." Green is a unique coming of age story, told from 12 year old David Greenfield, growing up in Boston in the early 90's. The year Green focuses on for the entirety of the novel, is the year [...]

The Salt Line – Review

"The burn was the first rite of passage." Man! Strap in when you open this novel, because you are in for an intense ride! The Salt Line is everything a solid dystopian novel should be. We learn that the burn referred to in the first sentence, is the burn of a Stamp. A small device [...]

How To Behave In a Crowd – Review

"I guess that's what happens when you're the only one to notice a thing: you feel responsible for it." How To Behave In A Crowd follows a French family living in a small town in rural France. We get our introduction and view of the family from the youngest son, Isadore. Dory, or Izzy, as [...]

The Dying Game – Review

"This is where we'll place you when you're dead." These are the words that Anna hopes will lead to her freedom. Anna Francis is a single mother living in a future totalitarian Swedish society. The year is 2037 and the future is bleak. Anna is back at her old job, barely surviving her day to [...]

The Address – Review

"We all have our own magnificent prisons, even the queen, I'd venture." I love how fitting this quote is for both narrators in The Address. Each woman, separated by a hundred years, is trapped in a prison unique to them. Sara, a woman in the 1880's, running a hotel in England before being hired to [...]

The Readymade Thief – Review

"What do you do when the one true thing in your life turns out to be a lie?" Lee Cuddy is used to being invisible. She isn't seen by her father, who leaves without a goodbye or even a forwarding address. She isn't seen by her mother, who quickly succumbs to her new boyfriends whims [...]

Spoonbenders – Review

"The thing about skeletons was, you never knew how much space they were taking up in the closet until you got rid of them." Spoonbenders is a funny story about a family. This particular family, the Amazing Telemachus Family, is a family of psychics. Each with abilities to astound and dazzle. Except, they don't really [...]

The Wildling Sisters – Review

"It's not the dead who suffer. It's the living, you see." The Wilding Sisters is an exceptional book that spans the lives of two families separated by decades. In the 1950's, we are introduced to the Wilding sisters. A group of four girls, raised by a bohemian mother in London. The highlight of their summers [...]

Hum If You Don’t Know the Words – Review

Heartbreaking and tragic. Powerful and poetic. It will be a long, long time before this book leaves me. I went into this book a little blind. As my TBR piled up, I simply made a list of which reviews were due and dove in. The title didn't reveal much so I wasn't quite sure what [...]