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Review: The Sin Eater by Megan Campisi

Synopsis: The Sin Eater walks among us, unseen, unheardSins of our flesh become sins of HersFollowing Her to the grave, unseen, unheardThe Sin Eater Walks Among Us. For the crime of stealing bread, fourteen-year-old May receives a life sentence: she must become a Sin Eater—a shunned woman, brutally marked, whose fate is to hear the… Continue reading Review: The Sin Eater by Megan Campisi

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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: Hi It’s Me, I Have ADHD by Katelyn Mabry

Synopsis: From feeling high, to feeling low, from thinking fast, to thinking slow; this busy child wishes adults could see inside her head. Based on the authors personal history with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Hi, Its Me shares the feelings, emotions, and experiences of a child dealing with the many challenges of ADHD. Offering insight… Continue reading Review: Hi It’s Me, I Have ADHD by Katelyn Mabry

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Review: Nobody Ever Talks About Anything But The End by Liz Levine

CONTENT WARNING: This review is about a book that talks explicitly about suicide, mental illness and substance use. Synopsis: I feel like I might be a terrible person to be laughing in these moments. But it turns out, I’m not alone.In November of 2016, Liz Levine’s younger sister, Tamara, reached a breaking point after years… Continue reading Review: Nobody Ever Talks About Anything But The End by Liz Levine

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Review: Out of Darkness, Shining Light by Petina Gappah

Synopsis: “This is how we carried out of Africa the poor broken body of Bwana Daudi, the Doctor, David Livingstone, so that he could be borne across the sea and buried in his own land.” So begins Petina Gappah's powerful novel of exploration and adventure in nineteenth-century Africa—the captivating story of the loyal men and women… Continue reading Review: Out of Darkness, Shining Light by Petina Gappah

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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

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Review: Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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

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Review: Alice’s Island by Daniel Sanchez Arevalo

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

12 Days of Christmas 2018, Reviews

Review: Hark by Sam Lipsyte

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

12 Days of Christmas 2018, Reviews

Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

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

12 Days of Christmas 2018, Reviews

Upcoming Book Reviews!

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!