Book Review – A Man Called Ove

*** Possible Spoilers Ahead! *** Book Title: A Man Called Ove Author: Fredrik Backman Main Theme: Adult Fiction Thesis: All Ove wants to do is die. His life has been full of strict routines, rules, and high values. On the outside, he seems like a grumpy old man who is willing to terrorize anyone who drives through his... Continue Reading →

Book Review – Red Queen

*** Possible Spoilers Ahead! *** Book Title: Red Queen Author: Victoria Aveyard Main Theme: Romance, Young Adult, Fantasy, Dystopian Thesis:  Mare is a Red, and not really your average Red. She's a thief, a runner, someone who is just trying to get through life one day at a time. Her family is Reds too, with three brothers in... Continue Reading →

Book Review – The Beholder

*** Possible Spoilers Ahead! *** Book Title: The Beholder Author: Anna Bright Main Theme: Romance, Young Adult, Fantasy Thesis: Selah, the Seneschal-elect of Potomac, will one day rule her country. But her stepmother insists that she has a man by her side to rule as well. After a painful public rejection, her stepmother packs her up and sends her away to... Continue Reading →

Book Review – Then She Was Gone

*** Possible Spoilers Ahead! *** Book Title: Then She Was Gone Author: Lisa Jewell Main Theme: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Domestic Fiction Thesis: Ellie was a fifteen-year-old girl, a golden girl with good grades and a perfect boyfriend. She loved her life, loved her parents and siblings, and was ready to take her tests for school. Then suddenly, she disappeared... Continue Reading →

Book Review – Mockingjay

*** Possible Spoilers Ahead! I'm trying to avoid as many spoilers as I can, but please be aware that there could be some here. If you haven't read this series, I highly recommend skipping this review until you have read all three books! *** Book Title: Mockingjay Author: Suzanne Collins Main Theme: Young Adult, Dystopian Fiction, Action, Romance... Continue Reading →

Book Review – The Turn of the Key

*** Possible Spoilers Ahead! *** Book Title: The Turn of the Key Author: Ruth Ware Main Theme: Psychological Thriller, Adult Fiction Thesis: Rowan needs a new job, and this nanny position seems too good to be true. She has to take the opportunity, and when she's hired, she's ecstatic. However, shortly after arriving, she notices weird things, like the... Continue Reading →

Book Review – The One

*** Possible Spoilers Ahead! *** Book Title: The One Author: Kiera Cass Main Theme: Young Adult, Dystopian, Romance Thesis: America Singer has made it, the last four girls selected to win the Prince's heart. Competition is fierce, especially between the girls, who now realize what they have to lose if they are sent home. Life outside the palace walls... Continue Reading →

Book Review – The Elite

*** Possible Spoilers Ahead! *** Book Title: The Elite Author: Kiera Cass Main Theme: Young Adult, Dystopian, Romance Thesis: After eliminating 29 girls, the competition to win Prince Maxton's heart is fiercer than ever. Yet, for America, it is the most confusing time. She knows that she loves Maxton, but her fear of the crown and responsibilities that... Continue Reading →

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