Book Review: The Chemist

Once a year I ask the book gods, “When will Stephenie Meyer come out with a new book?” The most frequent reply I receive is, “Hell if I know.” After Twilight and The Host it seemed as if Stephenie Meyer had given up on the whole “writing” thing. It took seven years after her last…

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Reading ‘Outlander’

“Adventure Is Out There!” With eight novels (so far) making up the series, there is no denying the fact that Outlander is a true epic. But I think you already know this. In fact, I know that you do. I know, because I was just like you. I was one of the many who had…

Book Review: Gone Girl

Deception If you’re an avid reader or even remotely aware of the latest vogue publications, you, most likely, have already read the book that everyone’s been talking about. At least, you’ve heard about the book that everyone’s been talking about. The book which – on its back cover – promises greatness, a psychological thriller that…

Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

If I am a connoisseur of anything, it is having an unpredicted attraction to stories of the spine-chilling, mysterious variety. A curious relationship, yes, but one I’ve always known. So it was without hesitance, after spying Miss Peregrine’s distinctive cover, that I went forth and removed the novel from the seller’s shelf. Hoping to find…

Book Review: The Night Circus

Rêveurs Kim the FanGirl’s Fortress of Solitude, October 2012 8:15 pm She opens the book and begins to read. The cold, crisp pages are clean and unmarked by time. They tell her a story, one of adventure, of passion and consequence. They call it the Circus of Dreams, for it is like nothing you have…

Book Review: The Hunger Games

“You don’t forget the face of the person who was your last hope.” If you’re not living under the proverbial literary rock like I am, you’ve probably already read or heard about The Hunger Games, the first in a three-part series by Suzanne Collins. Well, the time finally came for me to sit down and…

Book Review: Water For Elephants

* “Hey! Don’t crowd, mister! Can’t you see an elephant or do I have to paint her red?” ** Side Note: Think of this as a Doc Jensen column. It might be long. It might take a side trip. But, it’s all worth it in the end.** When you go into your favorite Borders or…

Book Review: Looking For Alaska

For my first book review, we’re starting with an semi-oldie but a goody. Looking For Alaska is the 2005 Printz Award winning debut of author John Green (Remember him?). And I must say, that out of all of his novels, this has to be my favorite. The story is centered around Miles “Pudge” Halter who…