Mrs. Caliban

Jane’s Pick: Mrs. Caliban by Rachel Ingalls First published in 1982, Mrs. Caliban has been republished this year. Even though it is a reissue – it feels very relevant today. How to describe this small gem of a book? A surreal Mrs. Dalloway? Shakespeare’s Tempest turned on its head?  A satire of a modern romance…

The Forgetting

Kathryn’s Pick: The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron “The past is never really gone. It only lies in wait for you, remembered or forgotten.” After browsing for an E-book on our Overdrive site, I stumbled upon The Forgetting. I am so happy that I did. This novel follows our young heroine, Nadia, who lives in the…

The Shape of Water

Alberto’s Pick: The Shape of Water directed by Gullermo del Toro. Stars: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins and Octavia Spencer From master storyteller Guillermo del Toro comes an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where Elisa works (Sally Hawkins), trapped…

The Wrath and The Dawn

Kathryn’s Pick: The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh The Wrath and The Dawn is a beautiful, twisted, and imaginative retelling of A Thousand and One Nights. Luckily, I was not familiar with the original story so I went into this with an unbiased mind and came out loving it! This novel is set…

Court of Thorns and Roses

Linda’s Pick: Court of Thorns and Roses Series by Sara J. Maas I really enjoyed this fantasy series. There are two beings on this world, human and Fae, which is a mystical creature that wields great power and magic; some even have wings. The story line is based around a human named Feyre and how…

Carve the Mark

Dallas’ Pick: Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth Veronica Roth is well known for her work in the Divergent series which I was a huge fan of. Well, she has come out with another young adult fantasy novel. Once you get in order the strange names, groups, and places it is actually a very good…

Cinder

Kathryn’s Pick: Cinder by Marissa Meyer “Even in the Future the Story Begins with Once Upon a Time.” This futuristic retelling of the classic Cinderella tale brings a whole new light to the idea of fairy tales. Cinder ditches the traditional story of Cinderella and instead places Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, as its lead protagonist….

The Scribe of Siena

Sara’s Pick: The Scribe of Siena by Melodie Winawer When Beatrice Trovato, a neurosurgeon in New York, has to go to Siena, Italy to deal with the estate of her historian brother who has been writing about the city during the time of the Plague, she finds her face in the paintings of an artist…

American Gods

Jane’s Pick: American Gods by Neil Gaiman Although, Gaiman’s writing had me from page one – it was the unexpected unfolding of this peculiar tale that had me going back and back again. The basic premise is that a war is coming; a war between the mythologies of old and their modern replacements. The book…

Throne of Glass

Dallas’ Pick: Throne of Glass by: Sarah J Maas This book was chosen by our Teen Book club to read, I personally had never heard of it before then. I am so glad I had the opportunity to read it though. If you like Young Adult books with dark story lines I highly recommend this…