Book Review: The Dark and Hollow Places – Carrie Ryan

Title: The Dark and Hollow Places Author: Carrie Ryan ISBN: 9780385738590 Pages: 384 Release Date: March 22, 2011 Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Genre: Teen/YA, Dystopian Source: Publisher Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Summary: Annah has been living in the Dark City for years, waiting for Elias to return to her.  She roams the […]

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Book Review: The Third Rail – Michael Harvey

Title: The Third Rail Author: Michael Harvey ISBN: 9780307946584 Pages: 304 Release Date: March 22, 2011 Publisher: Vintage Genre: Mystery Source: Publicist Rating: 4 out of 5 Summary: Michael Harvey’s third book featuring weathered PI Michael Kelly revolves around Chicago’s public transportation and the El train.  After Kelly sees a woman murdered in a train […]

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Book Review: The Last Brother – Nathacha Appanah

Title: The Last Brother Author: Nathacha Appanah ISBN: 9781555975753 Pages: 208 Release Date: February 1, 2011 Publisher: Graywolf Press Genre: Literary Fiction, Multicultural Fiction Source: Publisher Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Summary: Raj is a boy living on the island of Mauritius with his two brothers, his mother, and his abusive father.  After tragedy strikes, […]

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Book Review: A Cup of Friendship – Deborah Rodriguez

Title: A Cup of Friendship Author: Deborah Rodriguez ISBN: 9780345514752 Pages: 304 Release Date: January 25, 2011 Publisher: Ballantine Books Genre: Women’s Fiction, Multicultural Fiction Source: LibraryThing Early Reviewers Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Summary: Sunny is an American woman living in Kabul, Afghanistan, and is the proprietress of her own coffee shop.  It’s a […]

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