Book Review : We Have Always Lived In The Castle by Shirley Jackson

Book Review : We Have Always Lived In The Castle by Shirley Jackson

My name is Mary Katherine Blackwood. I am eighteen years old, and I live with my sister Constance. I have often thought that with any luck at all I could have been born a werewolf, because the two middle fingers on both my hands are the same length, but I have had to be content with what I had. I dislike washing myself, and dogs, and noise, I like my sister Constance, and Richard Plantagenet, and Amanita phalloides, the death-cap mushroom. Everyone else in my family is dead… Continue reading Book Review : We Have Always Lived In The Castle by Shirley Jackson

Blog Tour : The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys – Review + Moodboard – @PenguinTeen

Blog Tour : The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys – Review + Moodboard – @PenguinTeen

Blog Tour for a new, lengthy, and beautifully written work of historical fiction from Ruta Sepetys. Check out my review and moodboard and other exciting stops on this blog tour. Continue reading Blog Tour : The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys – Review + Moodboard – @PenguinTeen

Book Review : The Miracles of the Namiya General Store by Keigo Higashino

Book Review : The Miracles of the Namiya General Store by Keigo Higashino

The Miracles of the Namiya General Store is a Japanese novel that I can heartily recommend to anyone and everyone. You don’t need any sort of pre-existing cultural knowledge to grasp this one. The simple writing style is approachable for most ages (though this is adult fiction) and the story’s focal points are wonderfully effective and meaningful on a universal level. Also recommendable as a first entry into the oft puzzling sub-genres of magical realism and time travel, as the realism aspect is strongly grounded and the other aspects are simply stated yet whimsical. Continue reading Book Review : The Miracles of the Namiya General Store by Keigo Higashino

Book Review – All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries #1) by Martha Wells

Book Review – All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries #1) by Martha Wells

On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied ‘droid — a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as “Murderbot.” Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is. Continue reading Book Review – All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries #1) by Martha Wells