Search results for author: Sarah McDuling

REVIEW: The Big Rewind by Libby Cudmore

Review by Sarah McDuling I really loved this book! It’s always so great to come across something different and The Big Rewind is like a breath of fresh air! Described as Raymond Chandler meets Nick Hornby, The Big Rewind plays out like a noir detective story set in hipster Brooklyn. With wry humor and consistently clever plotting, we join Jett Bennett, aspiring music journalist, as she hu... Read more

by | February 9, 2016

REVIEW: Summer Skin by Kirsty Eagar

Review by Sarah McDuling Summer Skin really and truly blew me away. I can’t remember the last time I had a reading experience that was so wonderfully surprising! When I picked up this book I expected a cute, fluffy YA romance and instead what I got was a smart, hard-hitting and emotionally weighted love story full of incredibly rich and layered characters. At turns shockingly honest and w... Read more

by | February 3, 2016

REVIEW: Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Review by Sarah McDuling Victoria Aveyard really knows how to keep readers wanting more. Last year, Red Queen shot to the top of the best sellers lists as people everywhere found themselves captivated by the story of Mare Barrow AKA The Lightning Girl. Red Queen is a fast paced and action-packed tale set in a dystopian society with a rigid class structure, in a world full of people with superpo... Read more

by | February 2, 2016

REVIEW: The Poison Artist by Jonathan Moore

Review by Sarah McDuling Wow. Just … wow! Almost from the first page, The Poison Artist grabbed my attention and held it tight. I could not put this book down and honestly, there were moments so fraught with tension that I had to remind myself to keep breathing. Unfolding like a feverish nightmare where the lines between reality and fantasy are constantly blurred, The Poison Artist is a story d... Read more

by | January 21, 2016

BOOK REVIEW: The Obernwytn Chronicles by Isobelle Carmody (Review by Sarah McDuling)

It’s (almost) here! At long last, it has (nearly) arrived! All hail The Red Queen. Like so many others, I’ve been a fan of The Obernewtyn Chronicles since I was kid. I have read and re-read these books so many times, my copies have grown battered and torn and the characters have come to feel like old friends. But alas, all good things must come to an end! With The Red Queen, Isobell... Read more

by | October 30, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (review by Sarah McDuling)

When I first heard about Illuminae, it was described to me as “Battlestar Galatica meets 10 Things I Hate About You”. This obviously sounded like the best idea ever to me. I figured I was probably going to adore the hell out of it. And I was right! With a story that has been carefully constructed using a collection of emails, IM chats, descriptions of video footage, classified documents, diary ... Read more

by | October 21, 2015