Book Reviews

I typically post between two and three book reviews a week. Please refer to my review policy if you’d like to submit a book for consideration. I invite you to subscribe to my newsletter to get a summary of my reviews once  a month.

Book Review: Beatrice and Croc Harry by Lawrence Hill

Book Review: Beatrice and Croc Harry by Lawrence Hill

Before I get any Canlit lovers TOO excited, I should mention straight away that this is a middle grade novel meant for kids aged 9-13, Lawrence Hill has not written another adult book yet. But for those who are fans of his, perhaps reading this book may scratch that...

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Book Review: A Sliver of Darkness by C.J. Tudor

Book Review: A Sliver of Darkness by C.J. Tudor

Some thriller readers may already be familiar with the author C.J. Tudor - she wrote the bestseller The Chalk Man a few years ago and continues to build her audience from that success. A Sliver of Darkness is the first book of hers that I've read, and it's a...

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Book Review: The Ghost Woods by C.J. Cooke

Book Review: The Ghost Woods by C.J. Cooke

The atmosphere of The Ghost Woods by C.J. Cooke is a winning combination of ghosts, witches, creepy houses, and eerie secrets that you're better not knowing. I read this book a few weeks ago and some of the images are still floating through my head, not because I was...

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Book Review: A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson

Book Review: A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson

I've been a bit hesitant to read vampire books since the whole genre was overtaken by YA authors hoping to recreate the success of the Twilight Series. But when I saw that A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson was an alternative re-telling of Dracula meant for adults, my...

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Book Review: Woman, Eating by Claire Kohda

Book Review: Woman, Eating by Claire Kohda

Woman Eating by Claire Kohda explores the life of a vampire through the lens of a millennial and the struggles unique to that generation: someone who is struggling with living on their own, providing for themselves, reconciling who they are, all while dealing with a...

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Book Review: The Winners by Fredrik Backman

Book Review: The Winners by Fredrik Backman

Last year I read the bestseller Beartown by Fredrik Backman, the first in the Beartown series which had come out years ago. This Fall I was sent the third and last installment in that series called The Winners, which took me awhile to read due to its length (670...

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Book Review: Fayne by Ann-Marie MacDonald

Book Review: Fayne by Ann-Marie MacDonald

Big books come out in the Fall – it’s book awards season and it’s when all the serious award contenders are released, especially those that should sell well for holiday shopping season a few months later. In the case of Fayne by Ann-Marie MacDonald, this...

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Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Pushing Out of Comfort Zones

Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Pushing Out of Comfort Zones

We all need a little push now and then, and these kids books offer opportunities for growth, in many different aspects of our lives. How to Apologize by David LaRochelle, illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka communicates a very clear message that children and adults alike...

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Book Review: Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Book Review: Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Although I may not go out of my way to read a Taylor Jenkins Reid book, I will never turn one down. Her books fall under the 'fluffy' category - she typically writes about famous, talented and beautiful fictional women. But I can't deny the fact that I'll devour them...

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Book Review: How to Be Eaten by Maria Adelmann

Book Review: How to Be Eaten by Maria Adelmann

This book has one of the most unique storylines I've come across in years; How to be Eaten by Maria Adelmann is all about a support group of women who come together in the basement of a YMCA to tell their stories. The twist is that each woman is a famous character...

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