*This review was originally written for the Spring 2017 edition of Prairie Books NOW magazine, look for copies at Libraries and Bookstores across Western Canada* Includes quotes from the author, Alison Hughes. Edmonton author Alison Hughes presents a novel of basketball, Shakespeare and drama on the stage and off in her latest novel Kings of… Continue reading Review of “Kings of the Court” by Alison Hughes.
*This was originally written to appear in the Spring 2017 Edition of Prairie Books NOW Magazine, look for it in Libraries and Bookstores all over Western Canada* Includes quotes from the author, Alice Kuipers How can one decision vastly change the course of your life? Saskatoon author Alice Kuipers explores just that in her new… Continue reading Review of “Me and Me” by Alice Kuipers
After years of my mother pestering me to read Mitch Albom’s Tuesdays with Morrie, I finally got around to it this past week. Before I begin my actual review, I just want to put it out there that I have personally struggled with the death of a loved one, and if I had read this… Continue reading Life, Death, Forgiveness and Saying Goodbye: Review – Tuesdays with Morrie.
In my series of reviewing Manitoba authors, first up is “Lucky Lou Grooves in a Heartbeat” by Sarah Yates of Winnipeg. *DISCLAIMER*First, I will admit, this is book two in the Lucky Lou series, and I have not read book one – I was sent this in a box of books and have not yet… Continue reading AMANDA READS: Lucky Lou Grooves in a Heartbeat by Sarah Yates
*Published in Prairie Books NOW! Magazine Fall 2015 and includes quotes from the author* Winnipeg author Jodi Carmichael presents a young adult novel that tackles a heavy topic that millions of women and girls face, abuse. We follow 16-year old Julia, who has recently lost her father to cancer and is having a hard time… Continue reading AMANDA READS: Review for FOREVER JULIA by JODI CARMICHAEL
The idea behind this book is that the greatest love story we’ve ever known, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, didn’t end the way we think. Instead of a double suicide as the play depicts, Romeo has murdered Juliet in a deal that would make him immortal, but that immortality has come at a price. We learn… Continue reading AMANDA READS: Book Review for JULIET, IMMORTAL by STACEY JAY