Category Archives: C Author

Think Jane Austen for the corporate world

The Glitch by Elisabeth Cohen

Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: 22 May 2018 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “A fast, funny, deeply hilarious debut–The Glitch is the story of a high-profile, TED-talking, power-posing Silicon Valley CEO and mother of two who has it all under control, until a woman claiming to be a younger version of herself appears, causing a…

The Lost Plot makes me love Irene and Kai even more

The Lost Plot by Genevieve Cogman

Genre: Fantasy Publication Date: 9 January 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “After being commissioned to find a rare book, Librarian Irene and her assistant, Kai, head to Prohibition-era New York and are thrust into the middle of a political fight with dragons, mobsters, and Fae. In a 1920s-esque New York, Prohibition is in force;…

What is fact and what is fiction within the House of Shadows?

House of Shadows by Nicola Cornick

Genre: Gothic; Historical Fiction Publication Date: 17 October 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “In the winter of 1662, Elizabeth Stuart, the Winter Queen, is on her deathbed. She entrusts an ancient pearl, rumored to have magic power, to her faithful cavalier William Craven for safekeeping. In his grief, William orders the construction of Ashdown…

All hail Notorious RBG

Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon andShana Knizhnik

Genre: Nonfiction Publication Date: 27 October 2015 Source: Mine. All mine. Synopsis from the Publisher: “Nearly a half-century into being a feminist and legal pioneer, something funny happened to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: the octogenarian won the internet. Across America, people who weren’t even born when Ginsburg made her name are tattooing themselves with her face,…

Stay far away from Sleeper

Sleeper by MacKenzie Cadenhead

Genre: Young Adult; Science Fiction Publication Date: 1 August 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “As if surviving high school wasn’t hard enough, Sarah Reyes suffers from REM Sleep Behavior Disorder, a parasomnia that causes her to physically act out her dreams. When she almost snaps her friend’s neck at a sleepover, Sarah and her…

The Last Neanderthal piques the imagination

The Last Neanderthal by Claire Cameron

Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 25 April 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “40,000 years in the past, the last family of Neanderthals roams the earth. After a crushingly hard winter, their numbers are low, but Girl, the oldest daughter, is just coming of age and her family is determined to travel to the annual…

The Space Between the Stars is too weighty

The Space Between the Stars by Anne Corlett

Genre: Science Fiction Publication Date: 13 June 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “In a breathtakingly vivid and emotionally gripping debut novel, one woman must confront the emptiness in the universe—and in her own heart—when a devastating virus reduces most of humanity to dust and memories. All Jamie Allenby ever wanted was space. Even though…

Dividing Eden – Flawed but readable

Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau

Genre: Young Adult; Fantasy Publication Date: 6 June 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Twins Carys and Andreus were never destined to rule Eden. With their older brother next in line to inherit the throne, the future of the kingdom was secure. But appearances—and rivals—can be deceiving. When Eden’s king and crown prince are killed…

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…

Manners & Mutiny gives new meaning to the phrase sugar and spice

Manners & Mutiny by Gail Carriger

Genre: Young Adult; Science Fiction Publication Date: 3 November 2015 Source: Mine. All mine. Synopsis from the Publisher: “When the dastardly Pickleman plot that has been building through the series comes to fruition, only Sophronia can save her friends, her school, and all of London. What will become of our proper young heroine when she puts her training…