Drew Magary’s “The Postmortal” Review

It has been so achingly long since I last read a book that actually held my attention. As I casually read the back, I realized I was hooked. My friend purchased it while I bought Love Among the Artists by George Bernard Shaw. While she drove, I flipped her new purchase open and read a random chapter […]

Save the Pearls – Unintentional, but still Racist

“Save the Pearls: Revealing Eden”, Victoria Foyt’s Young Adult dystopian book, is title that does not imply the black-dominated post apocalyptic world she attempts to write. After what appears to be a disaster caused by global warming and radiation, darker skin offers protection, and the caste system reverses. Apart from many instances that show a lack […]

Book Review: Domestic Violets

It’s always wonderful to read a book and smile out of empathy. I use the word empathy intentionally. Domestic Violets by Matthew Norman is written in first person, the voice of a likable character, Tom Violet, going through things we can all relate to in one way or another. Watching someone else go through something […]

When She Woke

Hillary Jordan takes an old idea and flips it to give it a modern yet controversial flair in When She Woke. When She Woke, which is based loosely on Nathaniel Hawthorn novel, The Scarlet Letter, takes place in a dystopian society based on an ultra-conservative and religious America. The protagonist, Hannah Payne, who serves as […]