Little Fires Everywhere

LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE Written by Celeste Ng Published by Penguin Press, September 12, 2017 My star rating – 2 stars THE SYNOPSIS: In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned–from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on…

The Midnight Library

THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY Written by Matt Haig Published by Canongate Books Ltd, February 4, 2021 My star rating – 4.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see…

Broken

BROKEN Written by Jenny Lawson Published by Henry Holt and Co, April 6, 2021 My star rating – 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: As Jenny Lawson’s hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In Broken, Jenny brings readers along on her mental and physical health journey, offering heartbreaking and hilarious anecdotes along the…

A Master of Djinn

A MASTER OF DJINN (Fatma el-sha’arawi #1) Written by P. Djèlí Clark Published by Tordotcom, May 11, 2021 My star rating – 5 stars! THE SYNOPSIS: Cairo, 1912: Though Fatma el-Sha’arawi is the youngest woman working for the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities, she’s certainly not a rookie, especially after preventing the destruction…

The Space Between Worlds

THE SPACE BETWEEN WORLDS Written by Micaiah Johnson Published by Crown, August 4th, 2020 My star rating – 2.75 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Multiverse travel is finally possible, but there’s just one catch: No one can visit a world where their counterpart is still alive. Enter Cara, whose parallel selves happen to be exceptionally good at…

The Galaxy and the Ground Within

THE GALAXY AND THE GROUND WITHIN (Wayfarers #4) Written by Becky Chambers Published by Hodder & Stoughton, February 18, 2021 My star rating – 5 stars! THE SYNOPSIS: With no water, no air, and no native life, the planet Gora is unremarkable. The only thing it has going for it is a chance proximity to…

Well Played

WELL PLAYED (Well Met #2) Written by Jen Deluca Published by Berkley, September 22, 2020 My star rating – 4.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Stacey is jolted when her friends Simon and Emily get engaged. She knew she was putting her life on hold when she stayed in Willow Creek to care for her sick mother,…

The Haunting of Tram Car 015

THE HAUNTING OF TRAM CAR 015 Written by P. Djèlí Clark Published by Tor.com, February 19, 2019 My star rating – 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: The Haunting of Tram Car 015 returns to the alternate Cairo of Clark’s short fiction, where humans live and work alongside otherworldly beings; the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities…

Everything Is Fine

EVERYTHING IS FINE Written by Gillian Harvey Published by Orion, May 28, 2020 My star rating – 4.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Jessica Bradley has it all: the perfect boyfriend; influential healthy-eating blog; successful PR company and wonderful daughter, Anna. Or at least that is what her thousands of followers believe. The truth is, her boyfriend…