The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, A Book Review

We've all heard the debate.  Movie or book?  Maybe it's the librarian in me (or maybe it's just the truth), but 99% of the time, I prefer the book.  I think it comes with the disappointment of knowing that what comes on the big screen won't match the details you've reconstructed in your head. However. … Continue reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, A Book Review

Archivist Wasp by Nicole Kornher-Stace, a Book Review

I felt like Archivist Wasp was a combination of The Last Apprentice/Wardstone Chronicles by Joseph Delaney and What Dreams May Come by Richard Matheson. There's also some dystopian and survival elements to it. Overall, I enjoyed Kornher-Stace's tale about a girl with claw marks on her face who traps and studies ghosts because she's a … Continue reading Archivist Wasp by Nicole Kornher-Stace, a Book Review

Romancing the Dark in the City of Light by Ann Jacobus, a Book Review

A book with a title like Romancing the Dark in the City of Light...well, it brings along certain connotations.  The Eiffel tower, a pink sunset cover, two characters holding hands in the rain...a hardcore YA romance, right? While Ann Jacobus' new novel definitely deserves the "romance" label, the story doesn't end there.  The novel follows Summer … Continue reading Romancing the Dark in the City of Light by Ann Jacobus, a Book Review