Review: Mornings in Jenin

Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa Bloomsbury 2010 Trade Paperback 322 pages Historical Fiction; Fiction

Mornings in Jenin follows several generations of the Abulheja family, from 1941 to 2003. For centuries they have lived in the village of Ein Hod in Palestine where they are self-sufficient agrarian peasants (farmers), with large olive groves and […]

Review: Vamps and the City

Vamps and the City by Kerrelyn Sparks Love at Stake #2 Avon 2006 Mass Market Paperback 387 pages Paranormal Romance

Four years ago, a spot of nighttime journalism leaves Darcy Newhart dead – and reborn as a vampire. She didn’t choose it, and she hasn’t adjusted all that well, and after four years stuck […]

Review: Jephte's Daughter

Jephte’s Daughter by Naomi Ragen St Martin’s Griffin 2010 (1989) Trade Paperback 443 pages Fiction

Batsheva Ha-Levi lives a life of luxury in America: eighteen and beautiful, sheltered and innocent and brought up to be naive in her ultra-orthodox Jewish family. Her father, Abraham Ha-Levi, is the sole surviving descendent of a leader within […]

Review: Playing Beatie Bow

Playing Beatie Bow by Ruth Park Puffin Books 1982 (1980) Mass Market Paperback 196 pages Children’s Speculative Fiction; Historical Fiction; Time Travel

Fourteen year old Abigail Kirk lives with her divorced mother in a high-rise apartment in one of Sydney’s oldest suburbs, The Rocks, right below the giant Harbour Bridge and near the Opera […]

Review: Almost Dead

Almost Dead by Assaf Gavron UK Title: Croc Attack! Translated by Assaf Gavron & James Lever Harper Perennial 2010 (2006) Trade Paperback 328 pages Fiction

Eitan Enoch, who goes by the nickname Croc, is a fairly ordinary thirty-three year old man living in Tel Aviv with a super-anxious girlfriend, Duchi, and parents who moved […]

Review: Look For Me

Look For Me by Edeet Ravel Tel Aviv Trilogy #2 Vintage Canada 2005 (2004) Trade Paperback 304 pages Fiction

Eleven years ago Dana Hillman’s husband caught fire and then disappeared. Dana, a photographer who joins the Israeli pro-Palestine activists at demonstrations in the occupied territories and writes trashy romance novels in secret to pay […]

Review: Under the Never Sky

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi Under the Never Sky #1 Atom 2012 Trade Paperback 374 pages YA Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy; Science Fiction; Dystopian Fiction

Aria has always lived inside the utilitarian, uniform grey walls of Reverie, one of a group of domes called “Pods” constructed to save people a long time ago. Her […]

Review: The Spirit Thief

The Spirit Thief by Rachel Aaron Legend of Eli Monpress #1 Orbit 2010 Mass Market Paperback 310 pages Fantasy

Eli Monpress has a plan. It’s an exciting, ambitious plan that will see yet another kingdom commit money to the already-hefty bounty on his head, making him not just a great thief, but the Greatest. […]