Category Archives: N Author

No words can do justice to Only Child

Only Child by Rhiannon Navin

Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: 6 February 2018 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “Squeezed into a coat closet with his classmates and teacher, first grader Zach Taylor can hear gunshots ringing through the halls of his school. A gunman has entered the building, taking nineteen lives and irrevocably changing the very fabric of this close-knit…

Let go of Before I Let Go

Green by Sam Graham-Felsen

Genre: Contemporary Fiction; Young Adult Publication Date: 2 January 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Best friends Corey and Kyra were inseparable in their snow-covered town of Lost Creek, Alaska. When Corey moves away, she makes Kyra promise to stay strong during the long, dark winter, and wait for her return. Just days before Corey…

Just read Release

Release by Patrick Ness

Genre: Young Adult; Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: 19 September 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “Adam Thorn doesn’t know it yet, but today will change his life. Between his religious family, a deeply unpleasant ultimatum from his boss, and his own unrequited love for his sort-of ex, Enzo, it seems as though Adam’s life is…

Lots of applause for Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Genre: Literary Fiction Publication Date: 12 September 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this…

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…

Let in The Refugees

The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Genre: Fiction; Short Stories Publication Date: 7 February 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer was one of the most widely and highly praised novels of 2015, the winner not only of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction but also the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, the Edgar Award…

Book Review – Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

Title: Sleeping Giants Author: Sylvain Neuvel ISBN: 9781101886694 No. of Pages: 320 Genre: Science Fiction Origins: Del Ray Release Date: 26 April 2016 Synopsis: “A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square…

Book Review – All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Title: All the Bright Places Author: Jennifer Niven ISBN: 9780385755887 No. of Pages: 400 Genre: Young Adult Fiction Origins: Knopf Books for Young Readers Release Date: 6 January 2015 Bottom Line: Entirely worth the tears shed while reading Synopsis: “Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself….

Review – The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness

The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness

Title: The Crane Wife Author: Patrick Ness ISBN: 9781594205477 No. of Pages: 320 Genre: Fantasy Origins: The Penguin Press Release Date: 23 January 2014 Bottom Line: Simple and beautiful Synopsis: “George Duncan is an American living and working in London. At forty-eight, he owns a small print shop, is divorced, and lonelier than he realizes. All…

Review – More Than This by Patrick Ness

More Than This by Patrick Ness

Title: More Than This Author: Patrick Ness ISBN: 9780763662585 No. of Pages: 480 Genre: Young Adult, Speculative Fiction Origins: NetGalley and Candlewick Press Release Date: 10 September 2013 Bottom Line: Stellar and thought-provoking Synopsis: “A boy named Seth drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments, losing his life as the pounding sea claims him….