Book Review: Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

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

Book Review: The Witches by Stacy Schiff

Stacy Schiff’s The Witches: Salem 1692 was an incredible disappointment. I’m an avid reader; two of my favorite subjects are history and the supernatural. I’m enthralled by both fictitious history and the bloody reality of our collective past. Therefore, when my favorite non-fiction author published a work on the Salem Witch Trials – combining history and the supernatural … More Book Review: The Witches by Stacy Schiff

Book Review: Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

Career of Evil is the moment in the Cormoran Strike series when who the main character of the series is shifts almost imperceptibly. As in the preceding novel, The Silkworm, Both leading characters are developed at length. In fact, the author almost ambushes the reader with past trauma, opening a dialog about women, violence, and how different women … More Book Review: Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

Book Review: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is one of the most frequently banned-books in America this year. Last week was Banned Books Week. Hosted by the American Library Association, Banned Books Week is a celebration of books that have been banned throughout history where libraries and other participating organizations encourage their community … More Book Review: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie