N.K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season is set in a strange, wonderful, magical world where plate tectonics shape the future of humanity and some people are slightly more than human.
Victoria Schwab’s This Savage Song is a bit draggy at times, but is a generally pretty fun story with thoughtful worldbuilding and a few nice surprises.
A Monster Calls is a beautiful, striking, tragic book that is suitable for all fans of good literature but perhaps most particularly for those who are grieving.
Debates over ‘age appropriate’ literature tend to talk down to children, underestimate young readers, and put value judgements on creative work.
Let 2017 be the year you give yourself permission to stop reading books when they bore, frustrate, or infuriate you.
As I spend so much time rereading, I’m thinking about what draws me to books, and ultimately, it’s characters.
Answers to frequently asked questions about what I review, when, and how for those who may be interested!
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street is a charming fantastical mystery that carries a stealthy bite.
As I grow older, I find that I’m getting choosier about books. I was relieved to hear I’m not the only one.
Mr. Splitfoot is an intriguing, unsettling novel with some delicious twists and turns that make it a super fun read.