Recommended Reads: The Spinning Heart

Recommended Reads, Reviews

I don’t typically read literary fiction unless a class requires it. The stakes never seem high enough, the characters don’t interest me, and I get to the end of each page wondering why I should go on to the next. You’d think I’d be just as unfazed by The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan–I don’t […]

February 14, 2014

Review: Petra K and the Blackhearts


The description of this book certainly mentions the complexity of the plot, but it does nothing to warn readers of the painfully disjointed way in which it is presented. Between a perfume turning Petra K’s classmates into ravenous lizard people, pet-sized dragons becoming outlawed, and the tension of a brewing revolution, it was difficult to […]

January 17, 2014