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Futurist Violence and Fancy Suits

Posted on: February 25, 2016 at 6:12 pm, in

By David Wong There are so many internet connected devices available.  I have the usual devices: smartphone, gaming consoles, a connected TV, a tablet, a regular computer.  I haven’t got a smartwatch yet and virtual reality googles are still a bit too expensive, but I expect I will get them eventually.  All this technology is […]

The Boy Who Lost Fairyland

Posted on: February 22, 2016 at 9:23 am, in

The Boy Who Lost FairylandBy Catherynne M. ValenteThe Boy Who Lost Fairyland is an adaptation of the classic tale The Changeling. This is the fourth book in the Fairyland series but it does not follow the adventures of September like the first three books, this book can stand alone. Catherynne M. Valente has created a fantastical […]

The Memory of Light

Posted on: February 20, 2016 at 3:59 pm, in

The Memory of LightBy Francisco X. StorkI just finished reading an advanced copy of this book. I know that it is a YA book but I wanted to recommend it for parents and adults as well. Francisco Stork has tackled the world of mental illness in a very real and sensitive way. I would recommend […]

Crooked Heart

Posted on: February 19, 2016 at 6:30 pm, in

Crooked Heart By Lissa Evans Lissa Evans’ “Crooked Heart” is a startlingly funny odd-couple story set against the backdrop of World War II London. It follows Noel Bostock, a ten-year-old orphan being raised by his anti-authoritarian suffragette godmother, Mattie. She isn’t a particularly affectionate woman, but she does adore him and maintains his education from […]

Hanging Hill by Mo Hayder

Posted on: February 18, 2016 at 6:45 pm, in

Hanging Hill by Mo HayderThere are few things that I love more than being curled up under a blanket on a rainy day enjoying a large cup of tea and a good mystery. However, lately I haven’t had much luck finding a compelling who-dun-it until I stumbled upon Hanging Hill by Mo Hayder. This engrossing […]

Along the Infinite Sea

Posted on: February 18, 2016 at 4:56 pm, in

Along the Inifinite Sea by Beatriz Williams Whenever I read one of Beatriz Williams’ books, it is like catching up on family. Along the Infinite Sea is another installment in the lives of the Schuyler sisters, a trio of society daughters whose lives I have been compelled to follow, since I first read 100 Summers. […]

Rain Reign

Posted on: February 16, 2016 at 9:56 am, in

Rain Reign By Ann M. Martin This is a heart wrenching story of love, friendship, family and courage. Rose Howard is a little different from the other grade 5 students at Hatford Elementary.  For one thing, she loves homonyms. (Examples: isle and aisle, grown and groan.)  She has a list that she uses to keep […]


Posted on: February 15, 2016 at 6:36 pm, in

#ScandalBy Sarah OcklerFrom the author who brought us Twenty Boy Summer and Bittersweet comes a story about what can happen when a picture goes viral, #Scandal. In this digital age a picture is worth more than a thousand words and many of those words will be negative ones. Author Sarah Ockler captures social media hazards […]

The Girl of Fire and Thorns

Posted on: February 15, 2016 at 12:30 am, in

Rae CarsonLucero-Elisa de Riqueza, the younger princess of the kingdom of Orovalle, is wed in an arranged marriage to King Alejandro de Vega, of the neighbouring country of Joya d’Arena.  Joya d’Arena is embroiled in a war with another country, Invierene, and their situation is precarious.  Elisa has been marked by God with a blue […]

City On Fire

Posted on: February 12, 2016 at 10:03 am, in

City On Fire By Garth Risk Hallberg Let me start by saying that City on Fire requires a bit of a commitment.  At over 900 pages, some have argued that it’s far too long.  But if you’re up to the task, this novel is worth it. Set in the crime-ridden, dirty and corrupt New York […]