Book Review: The Alliance by Shannon Stoker

The Alliance is the concluding novel in Shannon Stoker’s Registry trilogy.  The dystopian future premise is based upon a world where much of the female population was wiped out in the U.S.  Women became valuable, but they also became possessions sold to the highest bidder.  Boys were undervalued, to the point of being disposable.  They were only … More Book Review: The Alliance by Shannon Stoker

Book Review: Rustication by Charles Palliser

As the historically British term of the title itself implies, Rustication by Charles Palliser is a novel set in Victorian England and is narrated by the main character of 17-year-old Richard Shenstone who was recently asked to leave, or rusticated from, Cambridge for mysterious reasons.  Upon moving in with his mother and sister in the run-down home where … More Book Review: Rustication by Charles Palliser

Book Review: A Guide for the Perplexed by Dara Horn

Dara Horn’s latest novel, A Guide for the Perplexed, intertwines the stories of several different characters, spanning multiple countries and timelines.  While some characters’ lives take on a more suspenseful tension, others highlight the daily and often rocky evolution of family relationships, philosophy, and the importance of memories, both real and altered. As the title suggests, A … More Book Review: A Guide for the Perplexed by Dara Horn