Mini review: Spellbook of the Lost and Found

Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle From Goodreads One stormy summer night, Olive and her best friend, Rose, begin to lose things. It starts with simple items like hair clips and jewellery, but soon it’s clear that Rose has lost something bigger; something she won’t talk about. Then Olive meets three wild, … Continue reading Mini review: Spellbook of the Lost and Found

Book review: A Girl Like That

A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena From Goodreads Sixteen-year-old Zarin Wadia is many things: a bright and vivacious student, an orphan, a risk taker. She’s also the kind of girl that parents warn their kids to stay away from: a troublemaker whose many romances are the subject of endless gossip at school.  You don't want … Continue reading Book review: A Girl Like That

Book review: Conversations with Friends

Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney From Goodreads Frances is twenty-one years old, cool-headed, and darkly observant. A college student and aspiring writer, she devotes herself to a life of the mind--and to the beautiful and endlessly self-possessed Bobbi, her best friend and comrade-in-arms. Lovers at school, the two young women now perform spoken-word poetry … Continue reading Book review: Conversations with Friends

Series review: The Flappers

The Flappers by Jillian Larkin Synopsis for Vixen (from Goodreads) Every girl wants what she can’t have. Seventeen-year-old Gloria Carmody wants the flapper lifestyle—and the bobbed hair, cigarettes, and music-filled nights that go with it. Now that she’s engaged to Sebastian Grey, scion of one of Chicago’s most powerful families, Gloria’s party days are over … Continue reading Series review: The Flappers

Book review: Night Film

Night Film by Marisha Pessl On a damp October night, 24-year-old Ashley Cordova is found dead in an abandoned warehouse in lower Manhattan. Though her death is ruled a suicide, veteran investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects otherwise. As he probes the strange circumstances surrounding Ashley's life and death, McGrath comes face-to-face with the legacy of … Continue reading Book review: Night Film

Book review: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See From Goodreads In their remote mountain village, Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. For the Akha people, ensconced in ritual and routine, life goes on as it has for generations—until a stranger appears at the village gate … Continue reading Book review: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane