Literary Places [Sarah Baxter]

If you're looking for a book that will describe, in flowery detail, what various areas which books of the past have been set in are like, then this is likely a very good book for you. If you're looking, instead, for a book that will guide you through the masterfully captured worlds of novels by…

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The Everlasting Rose [Dhonielle Clayton]

A blossoming adventure awaits in Dhonielle Clayton's return to Orléans as Camille's escape from Sophia and her harrowing reign truly begins. Picking up just about precisely where The Belles leaves off, The Everlasting Rose promises action and suspense from the very beginning. And, in a way, it does deliver. In others, unfortunately, it falls short. And…

Bookforms [Center for Book Arts]

I think that my expectations for Bookforms--put together by the Center for Book Arts, Ana Cordeiro, Celine Lombardi, Sarah Smith, and Elizabeth Sheehan--were a bit unrealistic when I picked up this book. For some reason I had it in my head that reading this book was going to genuinely give me some insight into how to…

This Place; 150 Years Retold [Various Authors]

This is the first time I've ever read a graphic novel that is a collection of stories rather than one single tale and it was certainly a rather interesting experience. This Place; 150 Years Retold is a collection of short stories in a graphic format which tell the tales of real people from the past of…

Just for Clicks [Kara McDowell]

I think the thing that really gets me the most after reading Just for Clicks by Kara McDowell is that I am genuinely surprised by how much of a following people leading this sort of life actually have. It's most likely a personality thing, but I just don't get it. The world that is described in Just…