Category Archives: C Author

A misguided synopsis led me astray

The Last Cruise by Kate Christensen

Genre: Literary Fiction; Women’s Fiction Publication Date: 10 July 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: ” From the acclaimed PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author of The Great Man comes a riveting high-seas adventure that combines Christensen’s signature wit, irony, and humanity to create a striking and unforgettable vision of our times. The 1950s vintage ocean liner Queen…

Eden Conquered is exactly what you expect

Eden Conquered by Joelle Charbonneau

Genre: Fantasy; Young Adult Publication Date: 5 June 2018 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “The Trials of Virtuous Succession have ended. Prince Andreus is king—and Princess Carys is dead. But even as he’s haunted by what he did to win the throne, Andreus discovers that his dream of ruling only brings new problems. The people…

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…