Better Bound: Before I Die by Jenny Downham (Book + Movie Review)

Some genres I avoid like the plague, and anything avoiding dying children is one of them. Before I Die by Jenny Downham may as well have had a giant red sticker visible only to me that said: “Don’t Read Me, You’ll Cry for Hours.” Despite the ominous title, I picked it up and read itContinue reading “Better Bound: Before I Die by Jenny Downham (Book + Movie Review)”

Backlist Book Review: Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan

Historical fiction has been a favorite genre of mine since I was in elementary school before I understood the rich history these stories were rooted in. Whether it was the 1940s or a turn-of-the-century heroine, the disparity in time always eluded me because I was more captivated by the characters. Under the Wide and Starry Sky byContinue reading “Backlist Book Review: Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan”

Backlist Book Review: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

I’ve been dying to get some time to read Margaret Atwood ever since I stumbled upon a midnight screening of The Handmaid’s Tale when I was fifteen. Her dystopian future enthralled me from the beginning and I thought that any writer who dared to imagine that sort of world was definitely worth a read. YearsContinue reading “Backlist Book Review: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood”