Recommended Reads: The Only Harmless Great Thing


Recommended Reads, Reviews

At first glance, Brooke Bolander’s The Only Harmless Great Thing may give the impression of a quick and easy read. It may even seem overambitious to propose a melding of two historic tragedies that are often glossed over—the Radium Girls of Newark, NJ, and the execution of Topsy the elephant—could be told in only 89 pages. For such […]

July 16, 2018

Review: Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times


Reviews

It took very little to convince me to pick up Emma Trevayne’s Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times; it was on the shelf of new arrivals in the young adult section, it’s steampunk, and it takes us from London to Londinium. Like our main character, Jack, we’re taken in by metal fairies, clockwork dragons, and the […]

January 29, 2016

Review: The Wolf Wilder


Reviews

While checking out some new releases at B&N, The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell caught my eye in the young adult section. It promised the adventure of a young Russian girl named Feo who, along with her mother, teaches the domesticated wolves forsaken by wealthy owners how to be wild again. Had the story not gotten distracted by […]

September 4, 2015