Category Archives: Book Review

Confused by The Book of Joan

The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch

Genre: Dystopian; Science Fiction Publication Date: 18 April 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “The bestselling author of The Small Backs of Children offers a vision of our near-extinction and a heroine—a reimagined Joan of Arc—poised to save a world ravaged by war, violence, and greed, and forever change history, in this provocative new novel….

If We Were Villains or not villains, that is the question

If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio

Genre: Psychological Suspense Publication Date: 11 April 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Oliver Marks has just served ten years in jail – for a murder he may or may not have committed. On the day he’s released, he’s greeted by the man who put him in prison. Detective Colborne is retiring, but before he…

Five Days at Memorial or How Not to Act in a Crisis

Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink

Genre: Nonfiction Publication Date: 17 September 2013 Source: Mine. All mine. Synopsis from the Publisher: “Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink’s landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina – and her suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice. In the tradition of the best investigative journalism, physician and reporter Sheri…

It’s (always) Up to the Women

It's Up to the Women by Eleanor Roosevelt

Genre: Nonfiction Publication Date: 11 April 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: ” ‘Women, whether subtly or vociferously, have always been a tremendous power in the destiny of the world,’ Eleanor Roosevelt wrote in It’s Up to the Women, her book of advice to women of all ages on every aspect of life. Written at…

Waking Gods – Hot damn!

Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel

Genre: Science Fiction Publication Date: 4 April 2017 Source: Publisher Synopsis from the Publisher: “As a child, Rose Franklin made an astonishing discovery: a giant metallic hand, buried deep within the earth. As an adult, she’s dedicated her brilliant scientific career to solving the mystery that began that fateful day: Why was a titanic robot of unknown…

Is Behaving Badly the new cool?

Behaving Badly by Eden Collinsworth

Genre: Non-fiction Publication Date: 4 April 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “What is the relevance of morality today? Eden Collinsworth enlists the famous, the infamous, and the heretofore unheard-of to unravel how we make moral choices in an increasingly complex—and ethically flexible—age. To call these unsettling times is an understatement: our political leaders are…

Perfect is pretty perfect

Perfect by Cecelia Ahern

Genre: Young Adult; Science Fiction Publication Date: 4 April 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Celestine North lives in a society that demands perfection. After she was branded Flawed by a morality court, Celestine’s life has completely fractured–all her freedoms gone. Since Judge Crevan has declared her the number one threat to the public, she…

Blood Rose Rebellion is a no for me

Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves

Genre: Young Adult; Fantasy; Historical Fiction Publication Date: 28 March 2017 Source: Publisher Synopsis from the Publisher: “Sixteen-year-old Anna Arden is barred from society by a defect of blood. Though her family is part of the Luminate, powerful users of magic, she is Barren, unable to perform the simplest spells. Anna would do anything to belong. But her…

The Women in the Castle – The must-read book for 2017

The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 28 March 2017 Source: Publisher Synopsis from the Publisher: “Three women, haunted by the past and the secrets they hold. Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose…

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley a.k.a. don’t mess with his daughter

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti

Genre: Literary Fiction; Psychological Suspense Publication Date: 28 March 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Samuel Hawley isn’t like the other fathers in Olympus, Massachusetts. A loner who spent years living on the run, he raised his beloved daughter, Loo, on the road, moving from motel to motel, always watching his back. Now that Loo’s a…