Review: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson


Noah and his thirteen year old twin sister Jude, could not be more close and yet more different. Jude is vivacious, popular and athletic while Noah is bullied, loves art and is in love with the new boy down the street. This time in their lives is his story to tell. Cut to three years […]

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng


A 1970’s mixed-race family is pulled apart when their middle, and favourite, child Lydia is found dead at the bottom of the lake. The older brother suspects the boy Lydia’s been secretly hanging out with down the street while the parents are torn between thinking she was murdered or she committed suicide. The youngest daughter, […]

Review: Blood of My Blood (Jasper Dent, #3) by Barry Lyga


The conclusion to Lyga’s Jasper Dent trilogy, Blood of My Blood picks up where Game left off. Jasper, his girlfriend Connie and best friend Howie have been separated and are all in grave danger. As the police race to hunt down Billy, Jasper struggles with what he must do to put an end to everything. […]

Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels (November 2014 edition)


It’s been a couple months since I last did a graphic novel mini reviews edition. Here are some of the ones I’ve read in the last few months! American Born Chinese | This One Summer | In Real Life American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang A boy, Jin Wang, moves to a new neighbourhood […]

Review: Yes Please by Amy Poehler


From getting her start on the improv stage to landing a 10-year stint at SNL, Amy Poehler has continued to flourish and grow in her comedic career. Not only has she starred in the hit NBC show Parks & Recreation, her and Tina Fey blew the roof off with their Golden Globe hosting. In Yes, […]

Review: Game (Jasper Dent, #2) by Barry Lyga


Picking up a few months after where the first book, I Hunt Killers, leaves off Jasper Dent finds himself in New York City with his girlfriend when a NY detective comes seeking his help. The bustling city is being terrorized by the Hat-Dog killer and Jasper is in demand to help the police force make […]

Review: I Hunt Killers (Jasper Dent, #1) by Barry Lyga


His friends call him Jazz, but Jasper Dent is also known in his small town as the son of the most dangerous and notorious serial killer to have walked in their midst. Determined not to follow in his father’s footsteps and trying desperately to shake the stigma of being Billy Dent’s son, Jazz – along […]

Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels (June 2014 edition)


It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to do more graphic novel mini reviews but I flew through a bunch of them recently, so here’s the run-down. All of these are actually not new releases, with the newest one from February 2014. The Heart of the Beast | Gotham Central: Book One | […]

Review: Veronica Mars – The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham


Picking up where the Kickstarter-funded movie left off, our favourite snarky heroine is in Neptune doing what she does best: investigating. When two girls go missing from the same week-long house party, Veronica is hired to find them. As the case unfolds, she finds herself faced with some unsavory characters with criminal ties that has […]

Review: Listen to the Squawking Chicken by Elaine Lui


Elaine Lui, an eTalk reporter, one of the cohosts on The Social and creator of celeb gossip blog LaineyGossip, recounts the life lessons she has learned from her mother, traditions and wisdom deeply rooted in her culture. From her mother’s childhood to the trials and tribulations while growing up, Lui is candid and unapologetic, humble and […]

Review: Paris Letters by Janice MacLeod


Janice is tired of her job as a copywriter in Los Angeles and sets a goal to quit her job and travel Europe. While planning this ambitious journey, she discovers so much about herself and what’s important in life. She starts in Paris, with plans to head to Scotland, England, and Rome but while she’s in […]

Review: The Shadow Queen by Sandra Gulland


Claudette grew up in a theatrical family, her parents formerly players in a Parisian troupe. The world they live in is one very divisive between the nobility & religion vs actors & theatre. Through some chance encounters spanning many years, Claudette meets Athénaïs, a girl from a noble family who affects her life more than […]

Review: Half Bad by Sally Green


As the illegitimate son of the most feared & violent witch in modern-day England, Nathan is neither a full White witch nor a full Black witch. He’s held captive in a cage and trained to kill in a world where the two sides are living, and fighting, among unsuspecting humans. In a race against time, […]

Review: The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick


Pat Peoples has just been released from a mental health facility, back to the care of his parents. He is consumed with working out and reading through a high school syllabus of books in a vain attempt to get back his wife Nikki, who has divorced him. Through friends, he meets Tiffany, a woman who […]