nice girls by catherine dang // book review

A pulse-pounding and deviously dark debut, written with the psychological acuity and emotional punch of Luckiest Girl Alive and All the Missing Girls, that explores the hungry, angry, dark side of girlhood and dares to ask what is most dangerous to a woman: showing the world what it wants to see, or who she really is? What did … More nice girls by catherine dang // book review

Review: The Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden

Book 1: The Bear and the Nightingale At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn’t mind—she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse’s fairy tales. Above all, she … More Review: The Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden

Review: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

A searing and profound Southern odyssey by National Book Award–winner Jesmyn Ward. In Jesmyn Ward’s first novel since her National Book Award-winning Salvage the Bones, this singular American writer brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first-century America. Drawing on Morrison and Faulkner, The Odyssey and the Old Testament, Ward gives us an epochal story, a journey through … More Review: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Review: The Silver Trilogy by Kerstin Gier

Mysterious doors with lizard-head knobs. Talking stone statues. A crazy girl with a hatchet. Yes, Liv’s dreams have been pretty weird lately. Especially the one where she’s in a graveyard at night, watching four boys conduct dark magic rituals. The strangest part is that Liv recognizes the boys in her dream. They’re classmates from her … More Review: The Silver Trilogy by Kerstin Gier

Review: A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

A British girl uncovers the mystery of her mother’s death — and discovers powers she never knew she possessed — in this engrossing, imaginative Victorian-era novel by Libba Bray. Two months after her mother’s sudden and puzzling suicide, Gemma Doyle travels from India, where she was raised, to England for her new life at an … More Review: A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray