Review: Star-Crossed by Minnie Darke

Title: Star-CrossedAuthor: Minnie DarkeRating: ★★★★Summary: When childhood sweethearts Justine (Sagittarius and serious skeptic) and Nick (Aquarius and true believer) bump into each other as adults, a life-changing love affair seems inevitable—to Justine, anyway. When she learns that Nick bases his decisions on the horoscopes in his favorite magazine—the same magazine for which Justine happens to … Continue reading Review: Star-Crossed by Minnie Darke

Review: The Fact of a Body by Alex Marzano-Lesnevich

Title: The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a MemoirAuthor: Alex Marzano-LesnevichRating: ★★★★Summary: Before Alex Marzano-Lesnevich began working at a law firm, they thought they were staunchly anti-death penalty. But once they heard convicted murderer Ricky Langley speak on his crimes, they realized they wanted him to die. Shocked by the reaction, they dug … Continue reading Review: The Fact of a Body by Alex Marzano-Lesnevich

Review: Internment by Samira Ahmed

Title: InternmentAuthor: Samira AhmedRating: ★★★★Summary: Set in a horrifying near-future United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens. With the help of newly made friends, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance within, Layla begins a journey to fight for freedom, leading a … Continue reading Review: Internment by Samira Ahmed

Review: Woman World by Aminder Dhaliwal

Title: Woman WorldAuthor: Aminder DhaliwalRating: ★★★★Summary: When a birth defect wipes out the planet’s entire population of men, Woman World rises out of society’s ashes. This infectiously funny comic follows the rebuilding process, tracking a group of women who have rallied together under the flag of “Beyonce’s Thighs.” Only Grandma remembers the distant past, a civilization … Continue reading Review: Woman World by Aminder Dhaliwal

Review: Not That Bad by Roxane Gay

Title: Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape CultureAuthor: Roxane GayRating: ★★★★Summary: Edited and with an introduction by Roxane Gay, this anthology of first-person essays tackles rape, assault, and harassment head-on to address what it means to live in a world where individuals have to measure the violence and aggression they face. Covering a wide range … Continue reading Review: Not That Bad by Roxane Gay

Review: How the Internet Happened by Brian McCullough

Title: How the Internet Happened: From Netscape to the iPhoneAuthor: Brian McCulloughRating: ★★★★Summary: In How the Internet Happened, Brian McCullough chronicles the birth of the internet era for the first time, beginning in a dusty Illinois basement in the early nineties and ending with the introduction of the iPhone fifteen years later. Depicting the lives … Continue reading Review: How the Internet Happened by Brian McCullough