ARC · Contemporary Literature · Young Adult

Down and Across

A few things drew me to this book. One, the adorable crossword puzzle cover. Two, the recommendation by Adam Silvera (I just recently read my first book by him, More Happy Than Not, and, though it wasn’t necessarily my favorite book ever, I respect the writing and story-crafting, look forward to reading another, and generally… Continue reading Down and Across

ARC · Contemporary Literature

Everything Here is Beautiful

I generally dislike the idea of “women’s fiction” as a literary genre. I do not understand why literature written by or about “everyday men” is fiction, but anything by or about “everyday women” needs to be sub-categorized. But really, this, like any other story about men or women, is a story about life. And like… Continue reading Everything Here is Beautiful

ARC · Fantasy · SciFi

Reincarnation Blues

There’s something about the idea of Death as a tangible being that really interests me. It’s odd, because I’m not usually a “dark” person, if you will, nor am I particularly into anything else death or end-of-life related. But despite that, I find personifications and physical incarnations of Death fascinating. Perhaps it’s the imagination it… Continue reading Reincarnation Blues