Category Archives: E Author

Historically interesting Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 3 October 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged…

Fantastic Future Home of the Living God

Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich

Genre: Science Fiction Publication Date: 14 November 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “The world as we know it is ending. Evolution has reversed itself, affecting every living creature on earth. Science cannot stop the world from running backwards, as woman after woman gives birth to infants that appear to be primitive species of humans….

There are better things to do during a Blackout

Blackout by Marc Elsberg

Genre: Thriller & Suspense Publication Date: 6 June 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “When the lights go out one night, no one panics. Not yet. The lights always come back on soon, don’t they? Surely it’s a glitch, a storm, a malfunction. But something seems strange about this night. Across Europe, controllers watch in…

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…

Audiobook Review – As You Wish by Cary Elwes

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes, Joe Layden, Rob Reiner

Title: As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride Author: Cary Elwes and Joe Layden Narrator: Cary Elwes, Carol Kane, Norman Lear, Rob Reiner, Chris Sarandon, Andy Scheinman, Wallace Shawn and Robin Wright ISBN: 9781442383463 Audiobook Length: 7 hours, 1 minute Genre: Nonfiction Origins: Mine. All mine. Release Date: 14 October…

Review – The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Title: The Round HouseAuthor: Louise ErdrichISBN: 9780062065247No. of Pages: 336Genre: Literary FictionSynopsis: ”One Sunday in the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface as Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to relive or reveal what happened, either to the…

Audiobook Review – American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

Title: American PsychoAuthor: Bret Easton EllisNarrator: Pablo SchreiberISBN: 9781455815234Length of Audiobook: 10 hours, 12 minutes, 0 secondsGenre: HorrorSynopsis: ”Patrick Bateman moves among the young and trendy in 1980s Manhattan. Young, handsome, and well educated, Bateman earns his fortune on Wall Street by day while spending his nights in ways we cannot begin to fathom. Expressing…

Mini-review Saturday: Mockingbird and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Title: MockingbirdAuthor: Katherine ErskineISBN: 9780399252648No. of Pages: 235Genre: Young AdultSynopsis: “In Caitlin’s world, everything is black or white. Things are good or bad. Anything in between is confusing. That’s the stuff Caitlin’s older brother, Devon, has always explained. But now Devon’s dead and Dad is no help at all. Caitlin wants to get over it,…

REVIEW – The White Devil by Justin Evans

Title: The White Devil Author: Justin Evans Synopsis (Courtesy of Powell’s Books): “A fierce and jealous ghost . . . A young man’s fight for his life . . . The Harrow School is home to privileged adolescents known as much for their distinctive dress and traditions as for their arrogance and schoolboy cruelty. Seventeen-year-old…

REVIEW – The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead by Paul Elwork

Title: The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead Author: Paul Elwork Synopsis (Courtesy of IndieBound): “Emily Stewart is the girl who claims to stand between the living and the dead. During the quiet summer of 1925, she and her brother, Michael, are thirteen-year-old twins-privileged, precocious, wandering aimlessly around their family’s estate. One day, Emily…