Book Reviews

This Savage Song – Book Review

Last month I got This Savage Song by the fantasy author Victoria Schwab. I started it immediately, attracted by the beautiful cover and the promise of a brilliant urban fantasy. “Monsters, monsters, big and small, They're gonna come and eat you all."  But I found myself distracted after the first two chapters, since the pacing was somewhat…

Revisiting the classics: The Bell Jar

Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar is one of the books I would recommend to anyone (maybe above the age of 13). When I first got it I expected a female version of The Catcher in the Rye, because I knew it had to do with alienation. But this story is completely the opposite. Holden Caulfield is a cynical…

Women in Science – Review

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World is a delightful illustrated book by Rachel Ignotofsky. It tells the stories of famous and not-so-famous women through history who all shared their love for science, such as Ada Lovelace, Wang Zhenyi, Marie Curie, Lillian Gilbreth and Jane Goodall.  I got it because I liked the…

My Lady Jane Review

My Lady Jane retells the story of Jane Grey, who was queen of England and Ireland for nine days before being beheaded. In this version though, authors Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand and Jodi Meadows give Jane a happier and funnier ending. Instead of being executed for treason she gets to fight back, fall in love with her husband and…