Tag: NetGalley

Review of Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Note: I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and the Disney Book Group.  The book will be released September 10, 2013. Rose Justice is a nineteen year old American pilot who is ferrying Allied fighter planes in Britain for the Air Transport Auxiliary Service.  Rose is young enough that, unlike her fellow…

It’s Monday, What are You Reading?

It’s Monday! is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. I hope everyone enjoyed this beautiful almost-summer’s-end weekend.  August was a great reading month, with the beyond-excellent A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, new fantasy novel The Bone Season, and an impressive debut novel by Katie O’Rourke, Monsoon Season (look for an interview…

Review of The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

There’s been a lot of hype around this book, considering it’s not even out until August 20.  I’ve heard Shannon referred to as “the next J.K. Rowling” and the book as “the next Hunger Games.”  I can’t say that either of those are even close.  But I will say this: for a 21-year-old literature student’s…

It’s Monday, What are You Reading?

It’s Monday! is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. It’s been a busy month, with a fantastic weekend with family in Wisconsin for July 4th and a lot happening at work.   It’s also been sort of an emotional month, for reasons I won’t entirely go into here. I can tell you I…

Review of Blood of Tyrants by Naomi Novik

Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series is one of the best and most original fantasy/alternate reality series out there.  But that said, her last few books have not been as good as the first part of the series. If the idea of Napoleonic-era history WITH DRAGONS sounds interesting, or you like British nautical historical fiction, definitely check…

Review of Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Life After Life is one of those books that’s hard to review.  It’s a challenging read and it’s got glowing critical reviews.  I’m a big fan of Kate Atkinson, so I expected to like it, and I did.  Be warned though, it’s quite a departure from her other books.  This is a book that combines…