I usually detest modernizations and retellings of classic literature, but The Flight of Gemma Hardy received such high praise that I found myself, with trepidation, checking it out from the library. I am so glad I did. Gemma’s tale is beautifully written. It follows the story of Jane Eyre in its main arc, but the details belong firmly to Gemma–enough ...
I really wasn’t sure what I was going to make of Glow. It’s a sci-fi/romance/thriller set in space. Could be cool, right? The back makes grandiose claims like “The next Hunger Games.” …really? That’s brave. But I have to admit, the plot is pretty gripping, right from the start. It’s not a total psychological thrill-ride like The Hunger Games–not even ...
So, I’ll be honest–I originally downloaded Die for Me because it was cheap. I didn’t even look at the premise, initially, but if I had, I probably wouldn’t have bothered. Don’t go look at Goodreads. Just don’t. YOU DID, DIDN’T YOU?? Yeah, it says zombies. Zombie love. That sounds SO MORONIC. Please to let me explain. The Revenants (zombies) are ...
The overwhelming impression I got from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Childrenwas how darned overblown the whole thing was. The story’s not bad. I didn’t find myself dying to pick it up again each night, but once I did it was entertaining enough. I guess I just couldn’t figure out what all the hype was about. The pictures, by the ...
I am bummed. I asked for a copy of The Egg and I for Christmas, and highly anticipated reading it. I loved the 1947 film with Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray, and while I know most books and movies don’t follow each other exactly, I at least thought I’d be in for the same tone. No. Sadly, just…no. I would ...