★★★★☆ 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 […]

★★★☆☆ 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 […]

★★★★☆ 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 […]

★★★☆☆ 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 […]

★★★☆☆ 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 […]

★★☆☆☆ 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, […]

★☆☆☆☆ I received this book in a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange – as I’d like to think – for an honest review. I was intrigued by the concept of the novel – the horror, the conflict of the spiritual and the religious, the coming of age of a young child exploring a new, hidden world. […]

This review has been finished for a few months and was waiting to be edited and published. But, obviously it didn’t get posted, for various reasons. One of those reasons being is that I had to rethink the way that I worded my many issues with the book and if some points were relevant at […]

A Review by Nat I picked up A Mountain of Crumbs by Elena Gorokhova by chance while browsing in-store at Indigo. Not often does one find contemporary books about Russia, written by a Russian and – interestingly enough – originally written in English. The story itself sounded compelling: a woman growing up during the Soviet […]

The Universe works in mysterious ways. Did we plan that our first book review would be Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James? No. Did we want it to be? Hard to say, it just sort of turned into a I will if you will situation. Our interest was piqued not only by its […]