By Dawn M. When I first read the title, The Nest, what first occurred to me was the native genius of weaver birds. Naturally, these birds build more eloquent and solid nests without a trace of experience in making them.
By Mats C. “It was like this”, the nameless narrator declared at the outset—as it all took place. “Like” denotes a copy, an attempt to replicate the actual, even if inaccuracy of facts ensues.
By Fran Hanya Yanagihara’s debut novel was quietly published in 2014 under the noses of mainstream review blogs and book-sharing sites. A handful of these reviews were all praises for the book, calling the author ‘a brave, new writer’. But it […]
By Jacque R. Sonic Youth is a noisy band with a cool name. It’s the kind of band you see printed on shirts worn by people who are either too cool for school, too old for school, or both.
By Hannah B I was a little apprehensive when I first opened this book. For one thing, I’ve never read Patrick Ness, nor do I know much about him. For another, when I read the blurb and a few reviews, it […]
By AnnaWhy When I read the blurb for Julie Murphy’s new YA novel, I couldn’t help but think: Fabulous. Another “cheesy” story about an insecure but clearly beautiful girl who falls in love with a boy as they go through Romeo-and-Juliet-esque […]