When a beautiful woman wanders into the bookstore where Joe works, he is immediately obsessed with her. He must know her name. He Googles the name on her credit card, and he's in luck: only 1 Guinevere Beck shows up in NYC. Even better, Beck (as her friends call her) has a public Facebook page and a ridiculously active Twitter . . .
Everyone knows about Pine Cottage and the horrors that occurred there over ten years ago. But Quincy Carpenter is the only person alive who was actually there. She is the sole survivor of the Pine Cottage Murders---a final girl, as the media calls her, along with Lisa and Sam, two other sole survivors of their own tragedies. Quincy has tried to . . .
Warning: Spoilers ahead for Caraval. Scarlett had done it: she won Caraval, saved her sister, and effectively escaped her ruthless father. All that was left to do was celebrate the night away. But the next days brings more surprises: Legend will be holding another Caraval just days away in celebration of Elantine's Day. And this time . . .
When I was in high school, it was nearly impossible for me to dislike a book enough to stop reading it. I could read almost anything and semi-enjoy it; I didn't have high standards. In college, my expectations rose, which means so did the number of books I wanted to give up on. But while in college and even for a couple years after, I was . . .
Each year, a mysterious game called Caraval appears in a new location. After writing to Caraval Master Legend for years, Scarlett and her sister Donatella and finally invited to this year's game. Only this is the year Scarlett is to be married off to a stranger, courtesy of her abusive and powerful father. Though Scarlett wants to enjoy the magic of . . .
That morning, Theo Decker thought his biggest worry was being suspended from school. Another big worry---that his teacher had somehow discovered what Theo and his friend sometimes got into after school. What Theo did not worry about was the impromptu visit to the art museum, where an explosion killer Theo's mother and many . . .
It's no surprise when Holden Caulfield flunks out of yet another school. Instead of going straight home to inform his parents, Holden spends a few whirlwind days around New York City calling up old friends, drinking in bars (illegally, of course), and crashing in sleazy places. Rather than face his parents, he chooses loneliness and misery, and . . .
On a once-in-a-lifetime trip across Europe, Allyson feels entirely underwhelmed. A graduation present from her parents, the organized tour for teens is too…planned, and the only place Allyson actually wants to visit---beautiful Paris---winds up being skipped. But when she meets Willem, a travelling Dutch actor, her trip becomes . . .
The Blackwoods have lived in the house upon the hill for generations. There used to be more Blackwoods, but now there’s only three: Mary Katherine (who goes by Merricat), her sister Constance, and their Uncle Julian. The other Blackwoods were killed years ago by poison, a crime Constance was accused of and then acquitted. But the people in . . .
If you're anything like me, you were quick to snatch a copy of Rory Power's debut, Wilder Girls, earlier this month. The novel is very much a slow journey, but totally worth it---I finished it within a week (you can find my review here). Since then, I've been imaging how cool a movie version would be. It would be hard to film due to all the mutations, but . . .