Category Archives: W Author

Sizzling then fizzling Mister Tender’s Girl

Mister Tender's Girl by Carter Wilson

Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: 13 February 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “At fourteen, Alice Hill was viciously attacked by two of her classmates and left to die. The teens claim she was a sacrifice for a man called Mister Tender, but that could never be true: Mister Tender doesn’t exist. His sinister character…

Artemis suffers from sophomoric slump

Artemis by Andy Weir

Genre: Science Fiction Publication Date: 14 November 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Jasmine Bashara never signed up to be a hero. She just wanted to get rich. Not crazy, eccentric-billionaire rich, like many of the visitors to her hometown of Artemis, humanity’s first and only lunar colony. Just rich enough to move out of…

Sing, Unburied, Sing did not make me want to sing

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Genre: Literary Fiction Publication Date: 5 September 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “Jojo is thirteen years old and trying to understand what it means to be a man. He doesn’t lack in fathers to study, chief among them his Black grandfather, Pop. But there are other men who complicate his understanding: his absent White…

Applause for Get Well Soon

Get Well Soon by Jennifer Wright

Genre: Nonfiction Publication Date: 7 February 2017 Source: Mine. All mine. Synopsis from the Publisher: “A witty, irreverent tour of history’s worst plagues―from the Antonine Plague, to leprosy, to polio―and a celebration of the heroes who fought them In 1518, in a small town in Alsace, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn’t stop. She danced until she was…

They walk among us in The Clockwork Dynasty

The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H. Wilson

Genre: Science Fiction Publication Date: 1 August 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Present day: When a young anthropologist specializing in ancient technology uncovers a terrible secret concealed in the workings of a three-hundred-year-old mechanical doll, she is thrown into a hidden world that lurks just under the surface of our own. With her career…

The End of the World Running Club sounds like campy fun but is surprisingly earnest

The End of the World Running Club by Adrian Walker

Genre: Science Fiction Publication Date: 5 September 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “When the world ends and you find yourself forsaken, every second counts. No one knows this more than Edgar Hill. Stranded on the other side of the country from his wife and children, Ed must push himself across a devastated wasteland to…

Two Thumbs WAY up for Emma in the Night

Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker

Genre: Psychological Thriller Publication Date: 8 August 2017 Source: Publisher Synopsis from the Publisher: “One night three years ago, the Tanner sisters disappeared: fifteen-year-old Cass and seventeen-year-old Emma. Three years later, Cass returns, without her sister Emma. Her story is one of kidnapping and betrayal, of a mysterious island where the two were held. But to forensic…

Now I Rise is the ultimate girl power

Now I Rise by Kiersten White

Genre: Young Adult; Historical Fiction Publication Date: 27 June 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Lada Dracul has no allies. No throne. All she has is what she’s always had: herself. After failing to secure the Wallachian throne, Lada is out to punish anyone who dares to cross her blood-strewn path. Filled with a white-hot…

Not Shrill but awesome

Shrill by Lindy West

Genre: Memoir Publication Date: 17 May 2016 Source: Audible Synopsis from the Publisher: “Coming of age in a culture that demands women be as small, quiet, and compliant as possible–like a porcelain dove that will also have sex with you–writer and humorist Lindy West quickly discovered that she was anything but. From a painfully shy childhood in which…

The Wages of Sin are illuminating

The Wages of Sin by Kaite Welsh

Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 14 March 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Sarah Gilchrist has fled London and a troubled past to join the University of Edinburgh’s medical school in 1892, the first year it admits women. She is determined to become a doctor despite the misgivings of her family and…