Review: Little Bee

Little Bee by Chris Cleave Original UK title: The Other Hand Anchor Canada 2009 Trade Paperback with Flaps 266 pages Fiction

After two years locked up in a refugee detention centre outside London, Little Bee has finally been released. The sixteen year old Nigerian girl spent her time there having nightmares, coming up with new […]

Review: We

We by Yevgeny Zamyatin Translated by Hugh Aplin Hesperus Modern Voices 2009 (1927) Trade Paperback with Flaps 212 pages Classics; Science Fiction; Dystopian Fiction

A thousand years in our future, D-503 is just one number among many in the One State. The One State is a city, a society, that revolves not around the individual […]

Review: Paradise Rules

Paradise Rules by Beth Kery Heat 2009 Trade Paperback 326 pages Erotic Romance

Lana Rodriguez is a popular singer with a smoky voice and a childhood she’s done her best to forget. When her assistant, Melanie, needs a holiday to escape her ex-husband’s nasty divorce tactics, she agrees to go with her to Hawaii – […]

Review: Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl Little, Brown & Company 2009 Hardcover 563 pages YA Horror; Paranormal Romance

This is another book I bought for the pretty cover, and was ultimately disappointed by. I try not to think of star ratings while I’m reading a book, but with this one I would oscillate […]

Review: Rasmus

Rasmus by Jørgen Clevin Gyldendal 2008 (1945) Hardcover 47 pages Children’s Picture Book

This was a gift from a good friend of mine for my birthday, inspired by a conversation we had about our favourite children’s books (from when we were kids). This was one of hers, and I’m thrilled to have a copy. It […]

Review: The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy Signet Classic 1982 (1905) Mass Market Paperback 248 pages Classics; Historical Romance

If, like me, you watched the movie more times than you’d care to admit when you were growing up; or if, like me, you’ve read all of Georgette Heyer’s Regency romances and then some, you’ll love […]

Review: Fallen

Fallen by Lauren Kate Fallen #1 Delacorte Press 2009 Hardcover 452 pages YA Paranormal Romance; Horror

This is a tricky book to review, for a very simple reason: I did not know what this book was about, or what kind of book it was, when I started reading it, and the slow reveal made for […]

Review: The Gargoyle

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson Vintage Canada 2009 (2008) Trade Paperback 465 pages Fiction; Historical Fiction

I never intended to read this book. It was popular as soon as it came out, and that was one strike against it for me. It was about a burn victim who is visited in hospital by an apparently […]