Monthly Archives: February 2017

Freeks by Amanda Hocking

★★☆☆☆ I will start this review with honesty: I am not a huge YA reader (even though that has been changing recently), but I always enjoy a good story. The Young Adult genre has been blowing up over the years. I remember how back when I was a preteen in the very early 2000’s, it […]

Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen

★★★★☆ When I was in elementary school I read Kissing Doorknobs by Terry Spencer Hesser, a novel about a girl who suffers from OCD. I remember I picked up the book from a local library, it was in the “Young Adult” section, which made me feel very grown-up. I don’t remember much of it, but […]

The Accusation by Bandi

★★★★☆ How can you not be intrigued, enamoured, fascinated, by a book to come out one of the most mysterious and closed countries in the world? Especially a book by an author who is claimed to still reside there, to be working in a public position in a good standing? Bandi is a pseudonym for […]

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti

★★★☆☆ I’d always hated Lizzie, and her vanishing didn’t change that. Lizzie Lovett is missing and Hawthorn Creely needs to know what happened. Hawthorn doesn’t even really like Lizzie, but that’s exactly the point – how could a girl so beautiful, so popular, so happy, just disappear? The girls went to high school together, but […]

Pauls by Jess Taylor

★★★★☆ I was super excited to receive this copy of Pauls by Jess Taylor, as she is a local author from Toronto. It came wrapped prettily in blue gift paper, which was a lovey touch from the author. Pauls is a short story collection about modern 20-something-year-olds living in a big city, going on about […]

All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai

★★★☆☆ I feel like I shouldn’t even be reviewing this book. While reading All Our Wrong Todays I felt like I was once again in the middle of Andy Weir’s The Martian, desperately dodging scientific jargon and theories while searching for story, character and plot. Both books are brilliant in their own ways, their authors […]

The Lost Woman by Sara Blaedel

★★★☆☆ When I first picked up The Lost Woman I did not realize that it was a part of a series – the 9th book, no less! That made me slightly worried, but I was surprised as to how easy it was to dive right in. Blaedel nicely covers all that needs to be covered […]

The Lauras by Sara Taylor

★★☆☆☆ I received this novel from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. In parts, this review might be a little too honest… The Lauras by Sara Taylor took me a long time to read. For such a fairly small book, it was hefty and slow moving. I found myself dreading each encounter with it, […]