Book Review: Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

Title: Gathering Blue Author: Lois Lowry Series: The Giver, #2 Published: September 25, 2000 Genres: Children's, Science Fiction My Rating: ★★★★☆ Add to Goodreads | Buy on Amazon In her strongest work to date, Lois Lowry once again creates a mysterious but plausible future world. It is a society ruled by savagery and deceit that shuns and discards the weak. Left orphaned and [...]

Book Review: The Selection by Kiera Cass

Title: The Selection Author: Kiera Cass Series: The Selection #1 Published: April 24, 2012 Genres: Young Adult, Romance My Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Add to Goodreads | Buy on Amazon For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns [...]

Book Review: Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Title: Inkheart Author: Cornelia Funke Series: Inkworld #1 Published: September 23, 2003 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult My Rating: ★★★★★ Add to Goodreads | Buy on Amazon 12-year-old Meggie lives with her father, Mortimer, a bookbinder. Mo never reads stories aloud to Meggie because he has a special gift: when he reads a book aloud, the characters come out of the book [...]

Book Review: Animal Farm by George Orwell

Title: Animal Farm Author: George Orwell Series: None Published: August 17, 1945 Genres: Fiction, Classics My Rating: ★★★★★ Add to Goodreads | Buy on Amazon As ferociously fresh as it was more than a half-century ago, this remarkable allegory of a downtrodden society of overworked, mistreated animals, and their quest to create a paradise of [...]

Book Review: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Title: The Lightning Thief Author: Rick Riordan Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1 Publication Date: March 1, 2006 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult My Rating: ★★★☆☆ Add to Goodreads | Buy on Amazon Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only [...]

Short Story Review: The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

Title: The Grownup Author: Gillian Flynn Anthology: None Published: November 3, 2015 Genres: Fiction, Short Stories My Rating: ★★★★☆ Add to Goodreads | Buy on Amazon A canny young woman is struggling to survive by perpetrating various levels of mostly harmless fraud. On a rainy April morning, she is reading auras at Spiritual Palms when Susan Burke walks in. [...]

Short Story Review: The Yellow Wall-Paper

Title: The Yellow Wall-Paper Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman Anthology: None Published: January 1892 Genres: Classics, Short Stories My Rating: ★★★★★ Add to Goodreads | Buy on Amazon Based on the author’s own experiences, "The Yellow Wall-Paper" is the chilling tale of a woman driven to the brink of insanity by the ‘rest cure’ prescribed after the birth of [...]