Book Review: “Ink” by Alice Broadway
Book Reviews / January 6, 2018

In Leora’s society, the most important moments of a person’s life are tattooed upon their skin for everyone to see. When a person dies, their skin is tanned and turned into a book of their life – to be either treasured and passed down by their family members, or destroyed if the person is judged to have lived an immoral life.

Book Review: “Don’t Cosplay with My Heart” by Cecil Castellucci
Book Reviews / January 2, 2018

Edan has always loved everything Team Tomorrow, especially Gargantua, the awesome heroine-turned-villain of the long-running comic franchise – but it’s not until the summer before her junior year of high school when she learns about the joys of attending comic conventions and cosplaying as your favorite characters.

Book Review: “The Paper Magician” by Charlie N. Holmberg
Book Reviews / December 31, 2017

Each magician specializes in using one, and only one, man-made material. Some are into rubber, glass, plastic, or metal. There are some evil magicians, known as excisioners, who have figured out a way to use human blood. But when it comes time for ambitious young Ceony Twill to apprentice under a master magician, binding her power to paper is the furthest thing from her dreams.

Book Review: “Tears of the Giraffe” by Alexander McCall Smith
Book Reviews / December 29, 2017

In the second casebook of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Mma Ramotswe again wrestles with the case of a missing son whose trail has gone cold. This time it’s a 20-year-old American boy whose parents left him behind when they returned home from diplomatic duty in Botswana because he had such a “heart for Africa” that he didn’t want to leave.