Category: Book Review

Book Reviews: Vanilla and Skin

Posted November 16, 2017 by shooting in Book Review / 16 Comments

Vanilla by Billy Merrell Review by Lauren source: copy from ALA17; all opinions are my own Official Summary (add on Goodreads): Hunter and Vanilla become boyfriends before they’re even teenagers, and stay a couple even when adolescence intervenes. But in high school, conflict arises — mostly because Hunter is much more comfortable with the sex part of […]

The Creeps by Fran Krause

Posted November 9, 2017 by shooting in Book Review / 8 Comments

The Creeps by Frank Krause Review by Lauren Source: review from BloggingForBooks; all opinions are my own Official Summary: Illustrator, animator, teacher, and comic artist Fran Krause has touched a collective nerve with his wildly popular web comic series–and subsequent New York Times best-selling book–Deep Dark Fears. Here he brings readers more of the creepy, […]

Dual Reviews: Sightlines + Birthday Presents

Posted October 26, 2017 by shooting in Book Review / 14 Comments

Sightlines (The Community #3) by Santino Hassell Review by Lauren Source: copy from Netgalley; all opinions are my own Official Summary: Chase Payne is a walking contradiction. He’s the most powerful psychic in the Community, but the least respected. He’s the son of the Community’s founder, but with his tattoo sleeves and abrasive attitude, he’s […]

3 New Graphic Novels: Mini Book Reviews

Posted October 23, 2017 by shooting in Book Review / 22 Comments

Going Into Town by Roz Chast Review by Lauren Source: copy for review; all opinions are my own Official Summary (add on Goodreads): A native Brooklynite-turned-suburban commuter deemed the quintessential New Yorker, Roz Chast has always been intensely alive to the glorious spectacle that is Manhattan–the daily clash of sidewalk racers and dawdlers; the fascinating […]