Book Review: Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith

Jennifer E. Smith is, somewhat surprisingly to me, one of my favorite young adult/teen (YA) authors. I say surprisingly because her books are all about romance, and teen romance isn't usually my bag; full of drama and without the sex scenes - what's the point? But there are a few distinct differences in a Jennifer … Continue reading Book Review: Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith

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Book Review: I am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley

I am Half-Sick of Shadowsby Alan Bradley9780385344012, $23.00, Delacorte Press (Random House)Another almost-indescribable Flavia de Luce adventure! Seriously, I'm not even worried about gushing too much, because every single novel in this series delivers. It's the best mash-up of a child protagonist's inquisitive nature, Sherlock Holmes's logic, historical literary fiction, murder mystery, and general good … Continue reading Book Review: I am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley

Book Review: The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

The Scorch Trialsby James Dashner9780385738767, $9.99, Delacorte Press (Random House)This is the second book in the Maze Runner trilogy. You can read my review of Book 1, titled The Maze Runner, here.They thought the battle was over when they left the maze, but it soon becomes clear they've only moved on to stage 2 of … Continue reading Book Review: The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

Recognize that voice? Part 2

For the second time in as many years, you are now able to access my voice over the airwaves!I had the pleasure of returning to the WAMC radio studio in Albany, NY last week, along with Joan Grenier, one of the Odyssey Bookshop's co-owners.To listen to us talk about books (Joan about adult fiction and … Continue reading Recognize that voice? Part 2