Category Archives: S Author

The very buzzworthy Lincoln in the Bardo

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Genre: Literary Fiction; Historical Fiction Publication Date: 14 February 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “The long-awaited first novel from the author of Tenth of December: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented February…

History is All You Left Me – Teen angst at its finest

History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

Genre: Young Adult; LGBTA; Romance Publication Date: 17 January 2017 Source: Publisher Synopsis from the Publisher: “When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right….

Two Days Gone but totally worth it

Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis

Genre: Fiction; Mystery Publication Date: 10 January 2017 Source: Publisher Synopsis from the Publisher: “The perfect family. The perfect house. The perfect life. All gone now. What could cause a man, when all the stars of fortune are shining upon him, to suddenly snap and destroy everything he has built? This is the question that haunts…

Book Review – The Charm Bracelet by Viola Shipman

The Charm Bracelet by Viola Shipman

Title: The Charm Bracelet Author: Viola Shipman ISBN: 9781250071323 No. of Pages: 304 Genre: Women’s Fiction Origins: Thomas Dunne Books Release Date: 22 March 2016 Synopsis: “Through an heirloom charm bracelet, three women will rediscover the importance of family and a passion for living as each charm changes their lives. On her birthday each year,…

Book Review – Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Title: Scythe Author: Neal Shusterman ISBN: 9781442472426 No. of Pages: 400 Genre: Science Fiction Origins: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Release Date: 22 November 2016 Synopsis: “A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only…

Book Review – Swing Time by Zadie Smith

Swing Time by Zadie Smith

Title: Swing Time Author: Zadie Smith ISBN: 9781594203985 No. of Pages: 464 Genre: Literary Fiction Origins: Penguin Press Release Date: 15 November 2016 Synopsis: “Two brown girls dream of being dancers—but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, what constitutes a tribe, or…

Book Review – Blood Red Snow White by Marcus Sedgwick

Blood Red Snow White by Marcus Sedgwick

Title: Blood Red Snow White Author: Marcus Sedgwick ISBN: 9781626725478 No. of Pages: 320 Genre: Young Adult; Historical Fiction Origins: Roaring Brook Press Release Date: 25 October 2016 Synopsis: “When writer Arthur Ransome leaves his unhappy marriage in England and moves to Russia to work as a journalist, he has little idea of the violent…

Book Review – Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra

Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra

Title: Only Daughter Author: Anna Snoekstra ISBN: 9780778319443 No. of Pages: 288 Genre: Suspense Origins: Harlequin MIRA Release Date: 20 September 2016 Synopsis: “In 2003, sixteen-year-old Rebecca Winter disappeared. She’d been enjoying her summer break: working at a fast-food restaurant, crushing on an older boy and shoplifting with her best friend. Mysteriously ominous things began…

Book Review – War Porn by Roy Scranton

War Porn by Roy Scranton

Title: War Porn Author: Roy Scranton ISBN: 9781616957155 No. of Pages: 352 Genre: Literary Fiction Origins: Soho Press Release Date: 2 August 2016 Synopsis: “ ‘War porn,’ n. Videos, images, and narratives featuring graphic violence, often brought back from combat zones, viewed voyeuristically or for emotional gratification. Such media are often presented and circulated without…

Book Review: The Trees by Ali Shaw

The Trees by Ali Shaw

Title: The Trees Author: Ali Shaw ISBN: 9781632862839 No. of Pages: 496 Genre: Fantasy Origins: Bloomsbury USA Release Date: 2 August 2016 Synopsis: “The Trees. They arrived in the night: wrenching through the ground, thundering up into the air, and turning Adrien’s suburban street into a shadowy forest. Shocked by the sight but determined to…