Category: Book Reviews.

Book Review: Paying the Land by Joe Sacco

Book Review: Paying the Land by Joe Sacco

It’s important that as you read my review, you understand that this is my first Joe Sacco book. Of course I’ve heard of him, but Paying the Land is the first book of his that has really appealed to me, maybe because it’s rooted in Canada and deals...
Book Review: Charity by Keath Fraser

Book Review: Charity by Keath Fraser

Even though Charity by Keath Fraser is only a novella (114 pages in length), it felt more like a novel, diving into a multitude of topics; drugs, body image, parental responsibility, ageism. Summaries of a few different people’s lives are included, but much of...
Book Review: Waiting for a Star to Fall by Kerry Clare

Book Review: Waiting for a Star to Fall by Kerry Clare

Many Canadian book lovers will be familiar with the author Kerry Clare, as she has her own wonderful blog where she reviews books, plus she’s the editor at 49thshelf.com which is a helpful resource for those looking to find the latest books being released in...
Book Review: The Good Son by Carolyn Huizinga Mills

Book Review: The Good Son by Carolyn Huizinga Mills

This book surprised me. Based on its cover, and its publisher (Cormorant Books), I was expecting a very literary novel, something with drawn out descriptions and hidden meanings, usually a bit slower in pace. Instead, I found a page-turner of a novel in The Good Son...
Book Review: Crosshairs by Catherine Hernandez

Book Review: Crosshairs by Catherine Hernandez

Crosshairs by Catherine Hernandez is about a dystopian society in which people of colour, and LGTBQ2S folks are referred to as ‘Others’ and placed in concentration camps. But what readers may find even more shocking than this terrifying premise is the fact...