Everything I Never Told You ~ Celeste Ng

Rating: 4/5 This book took my breath away. While not quite as good as Ng's recent novel, Little Fires Everywhere, I took delight in breezing through this novel of family drama, deception, and assumptions. As Jeff O'Neil stated on The Book Riot Podcast about Ng's work, this seems to fall into a suburban noir category. … Continue reading Everything I Never Told You ~ Celeste Ng

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Sing, Unburied, Sing ~ Jesmyn Ward

Rating: 5/5 This is a deeply moving and deeply depressing read. Ward's descriptions seem to match each character seamlessly. Rather than being written from the outside looking in, Ward's writing feels as though she is inside each character trying to reveal something to the world.The pacing was excellent, I was captivated from the start and … Continue reading Sing, Unburied, Sing ~ Jesmyn Ward

Little Fires Everywhere ~Celeste Ng

Rating: 5/5 This is an amazing read! Ng's characters are fully realized in this novel, the perfect time-line from start to finish. Interweaving a tale of women and their secrets, Ng unveils similarities between three women and daughters throughout the book in ways I would never have thought to suspect. The plot, although perhaps slow … Continue reading Little Fires Everywhere ~Celeste Ng

I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl ~ Gretchen McNeil

Rating: 3/5 I definitely got what McNeil was trying to do here, subvert sexist and homophobic stereotypes by employing them in her plot, revealing their inefficacy and ultimately reminding readers to stay true to themselves. But I found I didn't love this story, despite wanting McNeil to succeed. None of the characters, but especially not … Continue reading I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl ~ Gretchen McNeil