Review: The Book Thief

With The Book Thief, Markus Zusak has shown he’s a writer of genius, an artist of words, a poet, a literary marvel. His writing is lyrical, haunting, poetic, profound. […]

Review: What is America?

What is America? A Short History of the New World Order by Ronald Wright Knopf Canada 2008 Hardcover 368 pages Non-Fiction: Political Science, History

In this brilliant, insightful, revealing study British-born novelist, historian and essayist Ronald Wright (who participated in the 2004 CBC Massey Lectures series with A Short History of Progress) explains “how America […]

Review: Queen Bees & Wannabes

Queen Bees & Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends & Other Realities of Adolescence by Rosalind Wiseman Three Rivers Press 2002 Trade Paperback 336 pages Non-Fiction: Parenting and Psychology

This is the book Tina Fey based her screenplay for the movie Mean Girls on, but I didn’t know it was a book until, […]

Review: Lady of Light and Shadows

Lady of Light and Shadows by C.L. Wilson Tairen Soul #2 Leisure Books 2007 Mass Market Paperback 386 pages Fantasy; Romance

From the book:

He had stepped from the sky to claim her like an enchanted prince from the pages of a fairy tale, but behind the mesmerizing beauty of his violet eyes she saw […]

Review: Lord of the Fading Lands

Lord of the Fading Lands by C.L. Wilson Tairen Soul #1 Leisure Books 2007 Mass Market Paperback 402 pages Fantasy; Romance

This is the first book in the Tairen Soul series (possibly a quintet?), and while it has hints of Christine Feehan it’s infinitely superior.

Ellysetta (Ellie) is a woodcarver’s daughter, tally, plain and ordinary. […]

Review: The Way of Shadows

The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks Night Angel Trilogy #1 Orbit 2008 Mass Market Paperback 645 pages Fantasy

Azoth is a “guild rat”, a street urchin and orphan, and a member of a group of guild rats tyrannised over by Rat, a cruel older boy. Azoth and his best friend Jarl look after a […]

Review: One Bite With A Stranger

One Bite With A Stranger by Christine Warren The Others #6 St Martin’s Press 2008 Mass Market Paperback 332 pages Paranormal Romance

This is book 6 in a series, but it’s the first in the series I read. I thought it was the first book in a new series and I read it that way, […]

Review: Lover Enshrined

Lover Enshrined by J.R. Ward Black Dagger Brotherhood #6 Signet 2008 Mass Market Paperback 534 pages Paranormal Romance

From the book:

Fiercely loyal to the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Phury has sacrificed himself for the good of the race, becoming the male responsible for keeping the Brotherhood’s bloodlines alive. As Primale of the Chosen, he is […]