Book Review: Echo V.2, The Taste of Ashes

Echo: Volume 2, The Taste of Ashes by Kent Wayne 2016 298 pages. Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian   Final Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary:  Most of us change gradually—over the course of decades. For Crusader Atriya, it will happen in a single, agonizing day. On the edge of a decaying cityscape, Atriya struggles to... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Intraterrestrial

Intraterrestrial by Nicholas Conley 2018. 254 pages.  Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary: Adam Helios is a bully magnet without many friends. When he starts hearing a voice that claims to come from the stars, he fears he’s losing his mind, so he withdraws even further. On the way... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Your Own, Sylvia

Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath by Stephanie Hemphill 2007. 272 pages Genre: Poetry, Young Adult Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary: Your Own, Sylvia draws on Plath’s writing and extensive nonfiction sources, chronicling Hemphill’s interpretation of Plath’s life from infancy to her death by suicide at age 30. The poems are... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Ink Dark Moon

The Ink Dark Moon: Love Poems  by Ono no Komachi (Author),‎ Izumi Shikibu (Author),‎ Jane Hirshfield  (Translator),‎ Mariko Aratani (Translator) 1990. 240 pages. Genre: Poetry My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary: These translated poems were written by 2 ladies of the Heian court of Japan between the ninth and eleventh centuries A.D. The poems speak intimately of their authors' sexual longing,... Continue Reading →

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