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.
Frances Hardinge’s The Lie Tree is a fantastically dark, twisted, and thoughtful novel about the inevitable consequences of secrets and lies.
Still Life with Tornado aims at ambitious storytelling, and it doesn’t quite get there.
Cindy Pon’s Sacrifice integrates elements of embracing the monstrous with Chinese folklore and culture, in an excellent followup to Serpentine.
The Crimson Skew is a satisfying end to a smart, fun middle grade trilogy that should appeal to any reader with a love of sassy, resourceful heroines. Which is everyone. Right?