A review of The Archaeology of Home: An Epic Set in A 1,000 Square Feet of the Lower East Side by Katherine Grieder -
Great new knitting book - Grammy's Favorite Knits for Baby by Doreen L. Marquart is reviewed on Bookvisions
My latest review is The Lovers' Dictionary by David Levithan
You can find my review of Divergent by Veronica Roth here.
Here's my latest: It is a Bible storybook for adults.
If there was a checklist for the perfect specimen of college coed, beautiful Nicole Werner was it. The quintessential girl next door, the beloved sorority sister died in a car accident, from which boyfriend, Craig, escaped unharmed. Shrines of Nicole still exist at the crash spot with teddy bears and flowers left by fellow sisters. A year later, Craig returns to their exclusive university in the Midwest, despite the crowds of people demanding the “murderer” be turned away. His only friend is his former roommate, Perry Edwards, a childhood friend of Nicole’s. The two share a small apartment as Craig is ostracized from Godwin Honor Hall.
Craig is unable to recall anything about the accident and the only witness was a middle-aged woman, Shelly, who was the first at the scene. Shelly remembers the night clearly: singing to a country song, the clear sky, and the beauty of the girl. The papers claimed Nicole was in a lake of blood, but Shelly remembers it differently, and keeps calling to correct the story. But it seems that secrets..like the dead..don’t stay buried.
The Raising is an engrossing Gothic novel about the romanticism of college campus ghosts. To call it engrossing is an understatement: I started this book too late one night, took it to work with me the next day, then when I left it at home, I immediately returned to finish the last twenty pages. It held my attention and didn’t let go. From the beginning, we know we’re dealing with a touch of the supernatural. The cover and plot led me to believe this was a full out ghost story, and it was, but it was also a psychological thriller.
This is a preview-review of Exposure: A Novel by Therese Fowler, which will be released tomorrow (05/03/2011) -