Category Archives: B Author

Hilarious and erotic it is not

The Pisces by Melissa Broder

Genre: Literary Fiction Publication Date: 1 May 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Lucy has been writing her dissertation on Sappho for nine years when she and her boyfriend break up in a dramatic flameout. After she bottoms out in Phoenix, her sister in Los Angeles insists Lucy dog-sit for the summer. Annika’s home is…

The Flight Attendant is a bit of a bumpy ride

The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian

Genre: Suspense; Thriller Publication Date: 13 March 2018 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “Cassandra Bowden is no stranger to hungover mornings. She’s a binge drinker, her job with the airline making it easy to find adventure, and the occasional blackouts seem to be inevitable. She lives with them, and the accompanying self-loathing. When she awakes…

The very lovely Census

Census by Jesse Ball

Genre: Literary Fiction Publication Date: 6 March 2018 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “When a widower receives notice from a doctor that he doesn’t have long left to live, he is struck by the question of who will care for his adult son—a son whom he fiercely loves, a boy with Down syndrome. With no…

The Atomic City Girls do nothing

Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 6 February 2018 Source: Publisher Synopsis from the Publisher: “In November 1944, eighteen-year-old June Walker boards an unmarked bus, destined for a city that doesn’t officially exist. Oak Ridge, Tennessee has sprung up in a matter of months—a town of trailers and segregated houses, 24-hour cafeterias, and constant security checks. There, June…

A tale of two feminist novels

Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 16 January 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “It is 1914, and twenty-five-year-old Frances Marion has left her (second) husband and her Northern California home for the lure of Los Angeles, where she is determined to live independently as an artist. But the word on everyone’s lips these days is…

A Quiet Kind of Thunder

A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard

Genre: Contemporary Fiction; Young Adult Publication Date: 9 January 2018 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “Steffi doesn’t talk, but she has so much to say. Rhys can’t hear, but he can listen. Steffi has been a selective mute for most of her life. The condition’s name has always felt ironic to her, because she certainly…

The Immortalists didn’t quite impress me

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Genre: Literary Fiction Publication Date: 9 January 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? It’s 1969 in New York City’s Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able…

Immortal Life makes you wonder why bother

Immortal Life by Stanley Bing

Genre: Science Fiction Publication Date: 5 December 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “An ancient mogul has bought the power to live forever, but the strong young body he plans to inhabit has other ideas. The battle for immortal life begins. Immortal Life. A fantasy. An impossible dream. For now, maybe. But as we speak…

I am not worthy of The Heart’s Invisible Furies

The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne

Genre: Literary Fiction Publication Date: 22 August 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Cyril Avery is not a real Avery — or at least, that’s what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn’t a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl…

Fireblood is on fire

Fireblood by Elly Blake

Genre: Young Adult; Fantasy Publication Date: 12 September 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Against all odds, Ruby has defeated the villainous Frost King and melted his powerful throne. But the bloodthirsty Minax that was trapped inside is now haunting her kingdom and everyone she loves. The answers to its demise may lie to the…