Tell the Machine Goodnight by Kate Williams

Now that I'm finally all moved, I'm getting around to reading a lot of galleys that I'm late on & have had for forever. The first one I read was Tell the Machine Goodnight by Kate Williams. The story follows several people in a future where a machine can tell you what will make you happy … Continue reading Tell the Machine Goodnight by Kate Williams

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Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li

Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li is a well written novel about a group of people connected by a Chinese restaurant and how they're all affected in the aftermath of a tragedy that befell it. From Johnny, the unlikable owner/manager of the restaurant, to Nan and Ah-Jack, who have worked at the restaurant the … Continue reading Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li

Release Day Review: This Is Not a Love Letter by Kim Purcell

This Is Not a Love Letter is an interesting YA novel. It follows Jessie, a girl about to graduate high school whose boyfriend just went missing. When Chris went missing, he and Jessie were on a break, a week-long break she requested to get some perspective about their futures. Chris went missing while he was … Continue reading Release Day Review: This Is Not a Love Letter by Kim Purcell

Review: These Violent Delights by Victoria Namkung

Trigger Warnings: descriptions of sexual assault by an authority figure, suicide, accusers' internal monologues, eating disorder, alcoholism, drug use, rape culture comments/victim blaming Synopsis:  At Windemere School for Girls, one of America’s elite private schools, Dr. Gregory Copeland is the beloved chair of the English Department. A married father with a penchant for romantic poetry—and impressionable … Continue reading Review: These Violent Delights by Victoria Namkung

Review: Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang

Synopsis: Orphaned, raised by wolves, and the proud owner of a horned pig named Merlin, Weylyn Grey knew he wasn’t like other people. But when he single-handedly stopped that tornado on a stormy Christmas day in Oklahoma, he realized just how different he actually was. That tornado was the first of many strange events that … Continue reading Review: Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang