Filed under DAC 2012

Gilt: A Review

From Viking: When Kitty Tylney’s best friend, Catherine Howard, worms her way into King Henry VIII’s heart and brings Kitty to court, she’s thrust into a world filled with fabulous gowns, sparkling jewels, and elegant parties. No longer stuck in Cat’s shadow, Kitty’s now caught between two men–the object of her affection and the object … Continue reading

Eldritch Manor: A Review

From Dundurn: Twelve-year-old Willa Fuller is convinced that the old folks in the shabby boarding house down the street are prisoners of their sinister landlady, Miss Trang. Only when Willa is hired on as housekeeper does she discover the truth, which is far more fascinating. Eldritch Manor is a retirement home for some very strange … Continue reading

Grave Mercy: A Review

Why be the sheep when you can be the wolf? When I closed Grave Mercy for the last time, I sat for a moment clutching it close with what can only be described as my “god-what-a-great-book” look on my face. Because god, what a great book! Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers (Houghton Mifflin) is about … Continue reading

{blog tour} Hemlock Review

Mackenzie and Amy were best friends. Until Amy was brutally murdered. Since then, Mac’s life has been turned upside down. She is being haunted by Amy in her dreams, and an extremist group called the Trackers has come to Mac’s hometown of Hemlock to hunt down Amy’s killer: A white werewolf. After reading the first … Continue reading

A Look at the Poetic Prose of Leah Bobet’s Above

Before I get into talking about the book itself, please take a moment and appreciate the gorgeousness that is the cover of Above. This beautiful cover is what made me want to pick this book up. The Toronto skyline, the shadows and the golden highlights immediately attracted my attention. Kudos to the jacket illustrator, Nathalia … Continue reading

DAC #1

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi From HarperCollins: Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland—known as The Death Shop—are slim. If the cannibals don’t get her, the violent, electrified energy storms will. She’s been taught that the very air she breathes can … Continue reading

The 2012 DAC

As the year draws to a close it is that time once again to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions. Now, I don’t normally make resolutions for the New Year (mostly because I know I won’t follow through).  However, this year my resolution involves reading, which is so much more appealing than pledging to lose … Continue reading