Review: Everything I Never Told You

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng My rating: 5 of 5 stars The antidote to vapid genre. This book is brimming with three generations of heartbreak, endurance, strangled dreams, and quiet, unyielding hope. The overarching question, which is the main point of suspense, is how a hardworking and solitary teenage girl drowned in . . . 

Review: My Last Continent: A Novel

My Last Continent: A Novel by Midge Raymond My rating: 5 of 5 stars Despite living in snow and ice for a good portion of every year, Antarctica is a continent I’ve rarely contemplated–until now. Midge Raymond’s debut novel is a gorgeous, consuming exploration of this unpredictable landscape. Deb Gardner, a penguin scientist and reluctant . . . 

Review: You: A Novel

You: A Novel by Carolyn Kepnes My rating: 4 of 5 stars Joe Goldberg immediately draws you into his obsessive, insidious world as he begins a one sided conversation with Beck, the girl he starts stalking on the first page of this novel. I was mesmerized, disgusted, amused, fascinated, and completely creeped out. At one . . . 

Evolution of a Cover

So far in this series on book covers, I’ve looked at some of my favorite covers and unveiled the new cover for The Dragon Keeper. It’s just about time to look ahead to Everything You Want Me To Be, but before we do let’s step back for a moment and review the strange process of . . . 

Review: The Lake Season

The Lake Season by Hannah McKinnon My rating: 4 of 5 stars A lovely summer read. The beautifully-drawn lakeside farm provides the backdrop for two adult daughters who come home to navigate very different milestones in their lives: one wedding and one divorce. I loved the female characters in this book, but sometimes found the . . .