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
Hello! Merry Christmas and Happy Kwanza to all! I'm going to be doing a 12 Days of Christmas thing again this year, and what better way to start it off than to go over the books gifted to me this year! I'm super excited about all of the books that I received. Half were sequels… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas TAKE 2!
Nevernight! My first Jay Kristoff novel! And what a way to dive in. Like I said in my review of Illuminae, Kristoff is definitely one of my new favourite authors. He is not afraid at all to kill off characters, to write some dark fiction, and I LOVE it. It's such a tempo change from… Continue reading Review: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
Today is the release day of The Room on Rue Amelie by Kristin Harmel! This is one of two ARCs that I received from Simon & Schuster Canada this spring in exchange for an honest review, and I can't wait to tell you guys what I thought about this one. I'll try to keep my… Continue reading Review: The Room on Rue Amelie by Kristin Harmel!
I find that whenever I revisit authors that I read in high school, I get a very different feel and view of the book. For Hemingway, that didn’t really change. I read An Old Man and The Sea in grade 11 or 12, and I remember thinking ‘wow, this guy doesn’t really care about punctuation’.… Continue reading Review: A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
I received this book as an ARC from Simon & Schuster Canada! Let me just say that when this came in the mail, I was so excited - I hadn’t been expecting anything and then out of the blue came two giant packages with 4 (FOUR!) books to review! I am so so happy that… Continue reading Review: The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
I have vivid memories of having this book recommended to me in junior high by my English teacher. He said it was one of the only books he had ever read that was written in second person, and that I had to try it out. And so I called up my mom, we drove to… Continue reading Review: If On a Winter’s Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino
Hello everyone and welcome to SUMMER! It’s getting nice enough here that I can wear cute clothing and read outside. Reading outside always reminds me of when I was younger - we used to go on family trips and I would bring 4 or 5 books and just read constantly. That really annoyed my brother… Continue reading Childhood Favourites