Re-reads, Reviews

Review: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra

Synopsis: In the final days of December 2004, in a small rural village in Chechnya, eight-year-old Havaa hides in the woods when her father is abducted by Russian forces. Fearing for her life, she flees with their neighbor Akhmed—a failed physician—to the bombed-out hospital, where Sonja, the one remaining doctor, treats a steady stream of… Continue reading Review: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra

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Review: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Synopsis: Two half-sisters, Effia and Esi, are born into different villages in eighteenth-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and lives in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle. Unbeknownst to Effia, her sister, Esi, is imprisoned beneath her in the castle's dungeons, sold with thousands of others into the Gold… Continue reading Review: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

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Review: House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

Synopsis: Years ago, when House of Leaves was first being passed around, it was nothing more than a badly bundled heap of paper, parts of which would occasionally surface on the Internet. No one could have anticipated the small but devoted following this terrifying story would soon command. Starting with an odd assortment of marginalized youth—musicians, tattoo… Continue reading Review: House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

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Review: The Luminous Sea by Melissa Barbeau

Synopsis: A team of researchers from a nearby university have set up a research station in a fictional outport in Newfoundland, studying the strange emergence of phosphorescent tides. And Vivienne, a young assistant, accidentally captures a creature unknown to science: a kind of fish, both sentient and distinctly female. As the project supervisor and lead… Continue reading Review: The Luminous Sea by Melissa Barbeau

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Review: Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Synopsis: Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza—but who knows what they'll find seven months after… Continue reading Review: Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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Review: 24/6 by Tiffany Shlain

Synopsis: Internet pioneer and renowned filmmaker Tiffany Shlain takes us on a provocative and entertaining journey through time and technology, introducing a strategy for living in our 24/7 world: turning off all screens for twenty-four hours each week. This practice, which she’s done for nearly a decade with her husband and kids (sixteen and ten),… Continue reading Review: 24/6 by Tiffany Shlain

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Review: Cat’s Game by Sara Marie

Synopsis: a collection of poems for the feelings we chase, the ghosts we face, the escapes we crave and the love we find along the way.~yet,despite all of the hurt,you will find healing, you will carry perspectiveon the tip of your tongueand you will find thateven the darkness has its timeand place and whether you… Continue reading Review: Cat’s Game by Sara Marie

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Review: The Wake: The Deadly Legacy of a Tsunami by Linden MacIntyre

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

12 Days of Christmas 2018, Reviews

Review: Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas

When I think about how the Throne of Glass series is over, I get a little teary eyed. Not only are the ToG some of my favourites, but it has literally been with me my entire university career. I remember getting the first book just before I started university, and now I've finished it as… Continue reading Review: Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas

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Review: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Talyor

Hello and happy Thursday! If you haven't noticed I'm really trying to get a Monday/Thursday posting schedule down and I'm going to hesitantly say that it's working? I know that I've missed one Monday so far but otherwise its looking pretty good! Let's hope I can stockpile some posts for the months of October through… Continue reading Review: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Talyor