Book Review: Velvet Was The Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

While I honestly relate to and agree with a lot of the criticisms about this book I’m also not honestly able to say I didn’t like it. I guess whatever spell Moreno-Garcia has on me is there for the long haul (Not that I’m complaining?) because I’ll probably buy every book she ever writes.

Book Review: The Smash-Up by Ali Benjamin

Based on Edith Wharton’s short story, Ethan Frome, in which a visitor to the town of Starkfield, Massachusetts describes the titled character’s daily life as well as his being somewhat of a “fixture” of the town, The Smash Up seeks to modernize and build off its predecessor by imagining Ethan as actually being the narrator in his story, while- one could argue – not actually being the main character anymore.

Book Review: Bright Ruined Things by Samantha Cohoe

Controversial Opinion: Shakespeare’s The Tempest is just not that great of a story. And admittedly I went into this book with pretty low expectations simply because the original version just doesn’t have that much to work with. Boy oh BOY was this thing a surprise. Cohoe took one of Shakespeare’s more lackluster comedies and turned it on it’s head. Can we do this for all of Shakespeare’s works now, please?

Book Review: Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean

This book is described as a mystery and even as a thriller. I would, however, classify We Run The Tides as contemporary fiction the likes of Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng and Trust Exercise by Susan Choi. It is a story of teenagers that is written as much for adults to enjoy and relate to as for their younger counterparts. And, admittedly, that is my absolute favorite genre of fiction.

Book Review: Zara Hossain is Here by Sabina Khan

What Zara Hossain is Here illustrates better than most books I’ve read is just how needlessly convoluted and ridiculously backwards our immigration system is and how it isn’t actually benefiting us to do things the way we currently are. I recommend this book first and foremost for this small glimpse into the immigrant experience.

Book Review: Anna K: Away by Jenny Lee

If while reading Anna K you thought to yourself, “what that book needs is some more K-pop,” then have I got the sequel of your DREAMS! This book is the chunky monkey ice cream of teen dramas. It is just so much stinking fun to DEVOUR in a single sitting. Which, is what I love to do anyway!

Book Review: We Run The Tides by Vendela Vida

This book is described as a mystery and even as a thriller. I would, however, classify We Run The Tides as contemporary fiction the likes of Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng and Trust Exercise by Susan Choi. It is a story of teenagers that is written as much for adults to enjoy and relate to as for their younger counterparts. And, admittedly, that is my absolute favorite genre of fiction.