Book Review: The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain

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5 disco balls

Published: October 2, 2018 by St. Martin’s Press
Category: Contemporary, Sci-fi, Suspense (IMO)

To me this was the most suspenseful read I have read all year. It’s not categorized as suspense but my goodness it should be!

Holy me oh my. This book had me on edge the whole entire time. THE WHOLE ENTIRE TIME. Yes, I just shouted. I needed to release all that energy this book built up in me. I am currently suffering from a book hangover and need to take a day off from my next read or it will not get the attention it needs. Read More »

Audiobook Review: Vox by Christina Dalcher

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3 disco balls

Published: August 21, 2018 by Penguin Random House Audio @PRHAudio
Narrator: Julia Whelan
Length: 9 hours, 27 minutes
Category: Fiction, Sci-fi, Dystopian

Julia Whelan is a brilliant narrator. She keeps you engaged in an audiobook and I was not disappointed in her performance of Vox by Christina Dalcher.

I started Vox last week when it felt like women were truly being silenced. We didn’t have bracelets limiting our words to 100 a day, but it felt as if only 100 words a day (if that) were being listened too. It was a heart pumping, blood boiling experience. This book makes you think and it scares you. Although I gave it 3 disco balls (for reasons I will delve into shortly), it’s a read that all should partake in: a fruitful discussion will certainly be had.Read More »

Book Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

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4 disco balls

Published: September 9, 2014 by Knopf
Category: Sci-fi, Dystopian
Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Novel (2015); PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Nominee (2015); Sunburst Award Nominee for Adult (2015); John W. Campbell Memorial Award Nominee for Best Science Fiction Novel (2015); British Fantasy Award Nominee for August Derleth Award (best horror novel) (2015); The Rooster – The Morning News Tournament of Books (2015); NAIBA Book of the Year for Fiction (2015); Toronto Book Award Nominee (2015); The Great Michigan Read (2015); Women’s Prize for Fiction Nominee for Longlist (2015); Andrew Carnegie Medal Nominee for Fiction (2015); National Book Award Finalist for Fiction (2014); Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Fiction (2014)

In this intricate, elegantly woven tale, the fate of five people at the end of civilization will connect in such a delicate, yet powerful way; some of them not ever meeting each other.Read More »