Synopsis: On November 18, 1929, a tsunami struck Newfoundland’s Burin Peninsula. Giant waves, up to three storeys high, hit the coast at a hundred kilometres per hour, flooding dozens of communities and washing entire houses out to sea. The most destructive earthquake-related event in Newfoundland’s history, the disaster killed twenty-eight people and left hundreds more… Continue reading Review: The Wake: The Deadly Legacy of a Tsunami by Linden MacIntyre
Synopsis: Flynn is stuck—depressed, recently dumped, and living at his mom’s house. The supermarket was supposed to change all that. An ordinary job and a steady check. Work isn’t work when it’s saving you from yourself. But things aren’t quite as they seem in these aisles. Arriving to work one day to a crime scene,… Continue reading Review: Supermarket by Bobby Hall (aka Logic)
Synopsis: Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities… Continue reading Review: Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
"You're a wizard Ha-" oh sorry wrong book. If the Harry Potter series is the first thought that jumps to your brain when you heard the words J.K Rowling, then you definitely aren't alone. By far her most well-known work, J.K Rowling is basically a household name at this point. And so everyone was fairly… Continue reading Review: The Casual Vacancy by J.K Rowling
Happy July friends! I hope that everyone's summers have been going well! I've been super busy working two jobs and moving - so as a result my writing and reading has been at a low point for the past two months. But with my move finished and my job schedules more regular now, I'm hoping… Continue reading Review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Friends, it is I! I return to you as a university graduate and as someone who just read like 4 books in a week and a half. As someone who normally reads that many books in a semester (rip how much reading I do during the semester for school), this was incredible. Including a couple… Continue reading Review: Alice’s Island by Daniel Sanchez Arevalo
Synopsis:The book opens in Nicosia, the divided capital of Cyprus. French journalist Marc Taragon is at the apex of his career, and Nicosia is his home base for covering the Middle East. A tenacious idealist, Taragon has spent the last thirty years attempting to bring to readers the truths about the wars and political intrigues… Continue reading Review: Quill of the Dove by Ian Thomas Shaw
Synopsis:After being severely mauled by a grizzly bear in the Rocky Mountains, seventeen-year-old Abby Hughes's facial disfigurement sends young children screaming into their mothers' arms. Returning to high school, that most intensely judgmental of places, Abby is forced to combat rejection, bullying and betrayal. In order to accept herself and ask others to do the… Continue reading Review: The Story of My Face by Leanne Baugh
Happy January friends! With the new year here, I figured I'd better keep to one of my personal goals for this year which was blog more often. So here's hoping that I can keep up a consistent schedule. I'm starting off this year on not an extremely high note. The first book I finished this… Continue reading Review: Hark by Sam Lipsyte
Believe me when I say that anything Madeline Miller writes is a must read. I know she's only written two books so far, but she is by far one of my favourite authors. When I read The Song of Achilles, I was completely enchanted. And while many people said that the ending was heart wrenching… Continue reading Review: Circe by Madeline Miller
On today, the last day of 2018, and I feel like I have so much to be thankful for. This year has definitely had its ups and downs, but overall I think that I've been super lucky and happy with how its gone. One huge thing that I've accomplished is that I'm nearly done my… Continue reading Blog Log #6!
This year has been an amazing year, and part of why I've enjoyed it so much is that I've become a book reviewer. Not only do I work with Simon and Schuster Canada to review upcoming publications, but also with authors themselves. It always brings me joy to know that people appreciate my opinion, and… Continue reading Upcoming Book Reviews!