Category Fiction

So Much Love by Rebecca Rosenblum

★★☆☆☆ Joining the missing and/or murdered girl trend is So Much Love by Rebecca Rosenblum. Twenty-seven-year-old Catherine Reindeer is missing. She is a beloved daughter, wife, student, waitress and book-lover. After disappearing from a parking lot of the restaurant where she worked, Catherine is on the minds of people who knew her, either intimately or […]

The Girl from Rawblood by Catriona Ward

★★★★☆ Ghosts! Ghosts! Ghosts! I love the supernatural, the haunted, the creepy. My favourite films to watch on a rainy day are horror films about the things that go bump in the night. I love playing with the Ouija board, and even though I’m a complete skeptic I won’t allow it in my own house. […]

The Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Lindsey Lee Johnson

★★★★☆ What else could it be, of course? In small North American towns, where nothing ever really happens, high school is a universe on it’s own. Young athletes are worshiped like their world-renowned counterparts. All-American-Girls rise to their peaks. And sometimes, when reality hits a little too hard, lives are ended. Life can be cruel […]

The Weight of Him by Ethel Rohan

★★☆☆☆ The Weight of Him and this review summarized: Meh. Read on for the full review: There are some books that make little impression during reading and do not linger after they are put down, and unfortunately, The Weight of Him by Ethel Rohan was one of them. It is meant to be an emotionally […]

February ’17 Wrap Up!

Yes, I know I’m late. It’s March 3rd already and I’m just getting around to posting this [first!] monthly wrap-up. I will use the excuse that February is the shortest month of the year, so if you think about it, technically I’m not late. In an alternate universe somewhere, today is February 31st. I’ll stand […]

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 […]