Author: Brin

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Posted August 6, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor and Park is a thoroughly absorbing story about two young misfits coming together and finding love. It is the first book I have read by Rainbow Rowell and I will definitely be seeking out the rest of her novels on the strength of this one. The year is 1986. On the bus to school, new girl Eleanor winds up sitting next to Park, an action that will have a […]

Bruised by Sarah Skilton

Posted August 6, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Bruised by Sarah Skilton

I was expecting a lot from Bruised, debut novel of author Sarah Skilton, and it really delivered. It is a rare book that can so deftly convey the turbulent emotions that can arise following a traumatic event but Bruised really packs a punch and isn’t afraid to delve into what damage can be done to a person’s psyche in the aftermath of tragedy. Bruised tells the story of Imogen, a […]

Wait for You by J. Lynn

Posted August 6, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 1 Comment
Wait for You by J. Lynn

Wait for You by J. Lynn (pseudonym for author Jennifer L. Armentrout) was a really involving contemporary romance novel (and I think Cam is up there on my list of top book boyfriends!). Avery Morgansten is a college freshman, who decides to start afresh on the other side of the country to escape a terrible event that happened to her five years ago; one which has tormented and hounded her. […]

Blood of Dragons by Robin Hobb

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Blood of Dragons by Robin Hobb

I have been a huge Robin Hobb fan for years, ever since I first read the Farseer Trilogy (which remains one of my favourite book series, along with the Tawny Man and the Liveship Traders trilogies). The Rain Wild Chronicles took awhile to get into, mainly because I had a lot of difficulty warming up to the characters at first, but it has really grown on me and I think […]

Hector by Elizabeth Reyes

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Hector by Elizabeth Reyes

After the emotional roller coaster that was Gio I was a tad reluctant to read Hector even though he is my favourite of the 5th Street boys. Gio was a hard book to get through but I am pleased to report Hector was a much more satisfying read for me and had all the charm that the first book had, in spades. Hector Ayala is the youngest of the 5th Street gang. He is cocky and abrasive yet […]