Just three short reviews of some quick reads from 2019. Continue reading 3 Mini-Reviews – Siddhartha, The Sun And Her Flowers, and The Lost Sisters.
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Continue reading Book Review : The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Ella Harper is a survivor—a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone. Continue reading Book Review : Paper Princess by Erin Watt
Toru, a quiet and preternaturally serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by the tragic death of their best friend years before. Continue reading Full Review : Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
The Virgin Suicides (Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition): A Novel (Picador Modern Classics) Year Published : 1993Genre/Tags : General Fiction, Literary Fiction, Contemporary, Modern … Continue reading Full Review : The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
With Omega Point destroyed, Juliette doesn’t know if the rebels, her friends, or even Adam are alive. But that won’t keep her from trying to take down The Reestablishment once and for all. Now she must rely on Warner, the handsome commander of Sector 45. The one person she never thought she could trust. The same person who saved her life. He promises to help Juliette master her powers and save their dying world . . . but that’s not all he wants with her. Continue reading Full Review : Ignite Me (#3, Shatter Me Series) *Spoiler-Free* by Tahereh Mafi
It should have taken Juliette a single touch to kill Warner. But his mysterious immunity to her deadly power has left her shaken, wondering why her ultimate defense mechanism failed against the person she most needs protection from. Continue reading Full Review : Unravel Me (#2, Shatter Me Series) *Spoiler Free* by Tahereh Mafi
Mara Dyer believes life can’t get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days. The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color. Continue reading Full Review : Shatter Me (#1 in Shatter Me Series) by Tahereh Mafi
Roanna Davenport was raised a wealthy orphan on her grandmother’s magnificent Alabama estate, Davencourt, where she had a passion for horses, a genius for trouble, and a deep love for her cousin, Webb. But everyone expected Webb to marry their ravishing cousin, Jessie. When he did, Roanna’s desire became no more than the stuff of dreams — until the night Jessie was found bludgeoned to death. Continue reading Review : Shades Of Twilight by Linda Howard