February 2017 BookCase.Club Unboxing

Mystery Boxes filled with great books! Handpicked by expert curators. Delivered to your door every month for only $9.99 (plus shipping). Book Case Club is a one stop monthly subscription service for book lovers. Each case will contain a selection of two handpicked books based on your preferences that you’re sure to love. Their team consists of certified book worms and they have a long history in the world of literature so you can be assured […]

Ever the Hunted vs. Frostblood

Frostblood by Elly Blake wins! Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill Published December 27th, 2016 by HMH Books for Young Readers. Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, the legendary bounty hunter for the King of Malam—that is, until her father is murdered. Now outcast and alone and having no rights to her father’s land or inheritance, […]

Author Han Kang – Just Not For Me

I really wanted to adore Han Kang’s books, The Vegetarian and Human Acts. Not only is the author Korean and writing about Korean characters (#ownvoices), she’s writing fabulous stories. The Vegetarian explores Yeong-hye’s renouncement of eating meat which disrupts her marriage and sets into motion a strange chain of events at home. Human Acts is a fearless portrait of political unrest and the universal struggle for justice. Both books were first published in Korean and later translated by […]

Waiting on Wednesday: Vincent and Theo The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman

Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman Expected publication: April 18th, 2017 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). Preorder: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository The deep and enduring friendship between Vincent and Theo Van Gogh shaped both brothers’ lives. Confidant, champion, sympathizer, friend, Theo supported Vincent as he struggled to find his path in life. They shared everything, swapping stories of lovers and friends, successes and disappointments, dreams and […]

Waiting on Wednesday: Cold Summer by Gwen Cole

Cold Summer by Gwen Cole Expected publication: May 2nd, 2017 by Sky Pony Press. Preorder: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository Today, he’s a high school dropout with no future. Tomorrow, he’s a soldier in World War II. Kale Jackson has spent years trying to control his time-traveling ability but hasn’t had much luck. One day he lives in 1945, fighting in the war as a sharpshooter and helplessly watching soldiers—friends—die. Then the […]