Month: June 2016

Alien Love Story by A. K. Dawson: A Review

Life is a headache for 15-year-old Dan. This isn’t some kind of metaphor. Dan suffers from migraines that make just about everything he does unbearable. Added to that he’s lost almost everyone he cares about. So he feels lonelier than the last puppy in a pet shop. But one day he sees a mysterious girl

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A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart

Meet thirtysomething dad, Alex He loves his wife Jody, but has forgotten how to show it. He loves his son Sam, but doesn’t understand him. Something has to change. And he needs to start with himself. Meet eight-year-old Sam Beautiful, surprising, autistic. To him the world is a puzzle he can’t solve on his own.

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Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler: A Review

‘Sweetbitter’ is an enthralling novel about a year in the life of a wonderfully individual young woman living in New York.  Twenty-two year old, Tess manages to land a job as a “backwaiter” at a Manhattan restaurant. As we are taken through her chaotic but marvellous life she has chosen, we see how her education on wines, drugs

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Toru – Wayfarer Returns (Sakura Steam #1) by Stephanie R. Sorensen: A Review

Revolutionary young samurai with dirigibles take on Commodore Perry and his Black Ships in this alternate history steampunk technofantasy set in 1850s samurai-era Japan. In Japan of 1852, the peace imposed by the Tokugawa Shoguns has lasted 250 years. Peace has turned to stagnation, however, as the commoners grow impoverished and their lords restless. Swords

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