Book Review, Fiction, Middle Grade, Review, Young Adult

Book Review: ‘Free Pizza’, by GC McRae

About the Author: GC McRae is the bestselling author of two young adult novels, three illustrated children’s books and a collection of original fairy tales. His writing is fall-down funny, even when the theme is darker than a coal-miner’s cough. GC McRae reads to anybody at any time, in person or online, for free, which… Read More Book Review: ‘Free Pizza’, by GC McRae

Book Review, Fiction, Review, Young Adult

Book Review: ‘How To Be Luminous’, by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

About the Author: Harriet Reuter Hapgood is a freelance journalist who has worked with Marie Claire, ELLE, and InStyle in the U.K. Her debut novel, The Square Root of Summer, was inspired by her German mathematician grandfather and her lifelong obsession with YA romance, which includes an MA thesis on Dawson’s Creek from London College… Read More Book Review: ‘How To Be Luminous’, by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

Book Review, Fiction, Review

Book Review: ‘From An-Other Land’, by Tanushree Ghosh

About the Author: Tanushree Ghosh works in Tech and has a Doctorate in Chemistry from the Cornell University. She is also a social activist and writer. Her blog posts, op-eds, poems, and stories are in effort to provoke thoughts, especially towards issues concerning women and social justice. She is a contributor (past and present) to… Read More Book Review: ‘From An-Other Land’, by Tanushree Ghosh

Book Review, Fiction, Review, Young Adult

Book Review: ‘Chicken Girl’, by Heather Smith

About the Author: Heather Smith is originally from Newfoundland, and now lives in Waterloo, Ontario, with her husband and three children. Her east coast roots inspire much of her writing. Her previous novel, The Agony of Bun O’Keefe, received a starred review from Kirkus and Quill & Quire and was named a best book of… Read More Book Review: ‘Chicken Girl’, by Heather Smith

Book Review, Fiction, Review, Young Adult

Book Review: ‘Unleaving’, by Melissa Ostrom

About the Author: Melissa Ostrom teaches English literature at Genesee Community College in Batavia, New York. Her short fiction has been published in literary magazines, and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. The Beloved Wild is her YA debut. She lives in Batavia, New York, with her family. About the Book: In a book that is… Read More Book Review: ‘Unleaving’, by Melissa Ostrom

Book Review, Fiction, Non Fiction, Review

Book Review Round-Up: Five Books to Pass Winter With

Making the time to read is a must in our home, and putting up book reviews regularly, a pleasure.  Having the team at Penguin Random House sending me books to review has been a great source of warmth (albeit not the kind that translates into short sleeve weather, unfortunately.) In the last few months, I… Read More Book Review Round-Up: Five Books to Pass Winter With

Book Review, Fiction, Non Fiction, Review

Book Review Round-Up: Six Great Fall Reads

Well, a dream of mine is one step closer to becoming reality: the team at Penguin Random House has been sending me books to review for them. The last six they have sent me have been so incredibly on point that I am embarrassed they weren’t on my TBR in the first place.  And so,… Read More Book Review Round-Up: Six Great Fall Reads

Book Review, Fiction, Review, Thriller

Book Review: ‘The CleanSweep Counterstrike’, by Chuck Waldron

About the Author Chuck Waldron is the author of four riveting mystery, thriller and suspense novels and more than fifty short stories. Inspired by his grandfather’s tales of the Ozark Mountains and local caves rumored to be havens for notorious gangsters, Waldron was destined to write about crime and the human condition. Those childhood legends… Read More Book Review: ‘The CleanSweep Counterstrike’, by Chuck Waldron

Book Review, Fiction, Mystery, Review

Book Review: ‘Twofer Murder’, by Lauren Carr

About the Author Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose Mysteries—over twenty titles across three fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns! Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr’s seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, romance, and humor. Lauren is… Read More Book Review: ‘Twofer Murder’, by Lauren Carr

Book Review, Fiction, Mystery, Review

Book Review: ‘The Murders at Astaire Castle’, by Lauren Carr

About the author Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose Mysteries.  The twelfth installment in the Mac Faraday Mystery series, Candidate for Murder, was released in June 2016.  Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels… Read More Book Review: ‘The Murders at Astaire Castle’, by Lauren Carr