Fantasy · Young Adult

Cemetery Boys

This is one of those books that I knew I was going to read as soon as I heard about it. It seemed so original and right up my alley, interest-wise, and also that cover is really gorgeous. Plus, it was just about the most perfect book to cuddle up with on a cold Autumn… Continue reading Cemetery Boys

Fantasy · Historical Fiction · Humor · Retellings · Young Adult

My Plain Jane

I read the first of the novels by “The Lady Janies,” My Lady Jane, a few years ago on a snow day. It was a “retelling” of Lady Jane Grey, the queen for nine days of famous British historic lore, full of magic and shape-shifting and humor gave this tragic story a fun twist and… Continue reading My Plain Jane

Contemporary Literature · Historical Fiction · Magical Realism

Lincoln in the Bardo

I’d seen quite a few positive reviews of Lincoln in the Bardo floating around, had heard that it was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017 and, honestly, still wasn’t that sure about it. I have never been particularly enamored of American history, even less so of the period of the Civil War. (Note: I… Continue reading Lincoln in the Bardo