Review: What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler

Title: What We Saw Author: Aaron Hartzler Publication Date: 22 September 2015 Genre: YA contemporary Synopsis Kate Weston can piece together most of the bash at John Doone’s house: shots with Stacey Stallard, Ben Cody taking her keys and getting her home early—the feeling that maybe he’s becoming more than just the guy she’s known […]

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Review: The Long Walk by Richard Bachman (Stephen King)

Title: The Long Walk Author: Richard Bachman (pseudonym for Stephen King) Publication Date: July 1979 (first published) Genre: horror, fiction Synopsis On the first day of May, 100 teenage boys meet for a race known as “The Long Walk.” If you break the rules, you get three warnings. If you exceed your limit, what happens […]

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Review: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Title: Flowers for Algernon Author: Daniel Keyes Publication Date: March 1966 (first published) Genre: classic, science fiction Synopsis The story of a mentally disabled man whose experimental quest for intelligence mirrors that of Algernon, an extraordinary lab mouse. In diary entries, Charlie tells how a brain operation increases his IQ and changes his life. As […]

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ARC review: We Are Lost And Found by Helene Dunbar

Title: We Are Lost And Found Author: Helene Dunbar Publication Date: 03 September 2019 Genre: LGBT, YA, historical (fiction) Source: ARC via Netgalley Synopsis A poignant, heartbreaking, and uplifting story in the tradition of The Perks of Being a Wallflower about three friends coming of age in the early 1980s as they struggle to forge their own […]

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Review: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Title: Dark Matter Author: Blake Crouch Publication Date: 26 July 2016 Genre: science fiction, thriller Synopsis (Before I give the synopsis, I want to say I’d recommend going into this book knowing nothing about it, like I did. Of course, if you’d like to read a synopsis anyway, go ahead, otherwise, skip this.) Jason Dessen […]

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Review: Looker by Laura Sims

Title: Looker Author: Laura Sims Publication Date: 8 January 2019 Genre: fiction, thriller, mystery Synopsis In this taut and thrilling debut, an unraveling woman, unhappily childless and recently separated, becomes fixated on her neighbor—the actress. The unnamed narrator can’t help noticing with wry irony that, though she and the actress live just a few doors apart, a […]

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Review: How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

Title: How to Stop Time Author: Matt Haig Publication Date: 6 July 2017 Genre: fantasy, historical fiction, science fiction Synopsis Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he’s been alive for centuries. Tom has lived history–performing with Shakespeare, exploring the high seas with […]

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Review: Vicious (Villains #1) by V. E. Schwab

I’m back! And finally got around to this work of art! Title: Vicious Author: V. E. Schwab Publication Date: 24 September 2013 Genre: fantasy, science fiction Synopsis Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research […]

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Review: Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Title: Where’d You Go, Bernadette Author: Maria Semple Publication Date: August 2012 Genre: Contemporary, Humor, Mystery Synopsis Bernadette Fox has vanished. When her daughter Bee claims a family trip to Antarctica as a reward for perfect grades, Bernadette, a fiercely intelligent shut-in, throws herself into preparations for the trip. But worn down by years of […]

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