Book Review: A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

What the book is about:  This book, set in India, takes a hard look at caste systems, how they work, how they dehumanize in both directions, and how either finds in way in at the most desperate of times or leaves altogether. The book follows the lives of four individuals whose paths cross at a … Continue reading Book Review: A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

Book Review: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

What this book is about:  The Way of Kings is book 1 of The Stormlight Archives. It's a struggle to describe because the book is massive and covers a huge scope, but to take from Brandon's own website, it's a book of characters and how the changing world forces them to act in either good … Continue reading Book Review: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

Book Review: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

What this book is about: When Epics start showing up, ordinary people have no chance. David has spent half his life, all the time since Calamity, plotting how to kill Steelheart, the Epic who murdered his father. The problem is that no one knows Steelheart's weakness, not even the Reckoners, the underground group responsible for … Continue reading Book Review: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Book Review: What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

What this book is about:  Sixteen year olds Arthur and Ben have a chance meeting at a post office in New York one day in this queer teen romance. Ben disappears when a flash mob shows up, and Arthur finally takes matters into his own hands to hunt down Box Boy. Of course, Arthur is … Continue reading Book Review: What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

Book Review: Introverted Mom by Jamie C. Martin

What this book is about:  Jamie dives into the world of mothering as an introvert. She examines how the constant giving of motherhood uniquely affects those who are introverted and offers to help restore and guide introverted moms into their best mothering place. What I liked:  It's a book about introverts! It's written well, packed … Continue reading Book Review: Introverted Mom by Jamie C. Martin

Book Review: Take Off Your Pants! by Libbie Hawker

What this book is about:  This is a writing book by a writer FOR writers. Libbie breaks down the way to outline books for faster, better writing. It's a short book, but she packs in so much information, I can hardly even believe it. What I liked:  Jam-packed with practical information and the understanding that … Continue reading Book Review: Take Off Your Pants! by Libbie Hawker

Book Review: The Realms of the Gods by Tamora Pierce (Book 4 of The Immortals)

What this book is about:  Daine and Numair are closing in on the final chapter of quest to save Tortall from the hands of the Carthaki empire. The immortals are bigger, badder, and in more places than ever before. What I liked:  A beautiful little surprise tucked away at the end that had me cheering, … Continue reading Book Review: The Realms of the Gods by Tamora Pierce (Book 4 of The Immortals)

Book Review: The Blue Girl by Charles de Lint

What this book is about:  Imogene moves to a new school, where she immediately befriends Maxine, and then meets the ghost of a boy who died on the school grounds and haunts the school. Imogene then finds herself in the middle of all kinds of fairy weirdness and for the first time in her life … Continue reading Book Review: The Blue Girl by Charles de Lint

Book Review: Emperor Mage by Tamora Pierce

What this book is about:  This fantasy novel, book 3 of the Immortals Series, follows Daine and Numair (Arram Draper) through their voyage to the Carthaki capital to secure negotiations between Carthak and Tortall and avoid war. What I liked:  It's a Tamora Pierce novel. I loved it all. Seriously. Daine, of course, gets herself … Continue reading Book Review: Emperor Mage by Tamora Pierce

Book Review: Seven Wild Sisters by Charles De Lint

What this book is about:  Sarah Jane Dillard gets more than she expects when she begins helping Aunt Lillian at her isolated homestead just up the road. Not only her, but her six sisters experience a world they didn't know existed when Sarah Jane accidentally finds herself between a squabble in the world of the … Continue reading Book Review: Seven Wild Sisters by Charles De Lint