Lair of Dreams follows The Diviners as the second book in the new series by acclaimed young adult author, Libba Bray. The roaring twenties are in full swing when The Diviners’ heroine, Evie, sets off for New York from sleepy Zenith, Ohio. New York is full of vibrant characters, some with special supernatural abilities. Evil casts a shadow … More Book Review: Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray
Falling Together is a work of substantial, but easily digestible, summer fiction. Marisa de los Santos fills her books with luscious, vibrant characters and has a talent for drawing on familiar, yet complicated circumstances. At first, her characters’ quirks might make you roll your eyes, but soon you’re invested and those quirks become lovable traits. Falling Together examines … More Book Review: Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos
Spoiler Warning: I refer to minor or vague plot points, but do not spoil any major parts of the story. I wanted to like Atonement. I wanted to fall in love with it the way one falls in love with Keira Knightly in any movie she’s in. The way one falls in love with that gauzy period drama that … More Book Review: Atonement by Ian McEwan
The youth section in your library is likely the most wholesome place in your community. Forget holier-than-thou churches, critical farmers’ markets or judgmental gyms. Kids and teens in their section of the library prance around with unbridled passion for their favorite fairytales, off-beat heroes, dystopian universes, talking cats, and mystical mages. Library kids aren’t embarrassed to … More Stay Weird, Kids
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng is a compelling dissection of circumstances surrounding the death of a young girl. Rippling out into her family’s carefully crafted life, Lydia Lee’s mysterious death is a boulder dropped into a still lake. The story – though motivated by the death – is truly about examining our … More Book Review: Everything I Never Told You
Whiteys praying to their black poet-god to absolve them of their sins crying, “I understand! I understand!” – from The White Boy Shuffle After picking up a copy of poet Paul Beatty’s 1996 novel, you’ll probably read the back cover. Here, you’ll find a vague description that says, “black boy moves to the ghetto, becomes unlikely basketball star … More Book Review: The White Boy Shuffle
I had never considered dumping a full $6 steamy cappuccino on a total stranger before, but when the young couple in the window leaned in for another kiss, I deeply considered it. On the day I’m supposed to dump Abe the vulgarity of their affection is an affront. Bouncing my leg, I glance at my watch again … More Cold Hearted Bitch
The third and final installment of The Christmas Caper: read the first, second, and other Fiction Fridays here! Happy Christmas! The plan to use Tree as a perch to spy on and stop the intruder’s inevitable attempt on the kitchen’s goodies was swiftly put into action. After carefully calculating the distance between herself and her … More Molly & Marmalade || The Christmas Caper (The End!)
Molly’s news that an intruder was planning to burglarize countless neighborhood homes was distressing. That Molly reported the thefts of all food in these homes was to take place tonight, was cataclysmic. … More Molly & Marmalade || The Christmas Caper, cont.
Marmalade swatted lazily at the lower boughs of Tree for good measure.
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