Review: The Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake

Title: The Last True Poets of the SeaAuthor: Julia DrakeRating: ★★★★½Summary: The Larkin family isn't just lucky—they persevere. At least that's what Violet and her younger brother, Sam, were always told. When the Lyric sank off the coast of Maine, their great-great-great-grandmother didn't drown like the rest of the passengers. No, Fidelia swam to shore, fell in … Continue reading Review: The Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake

Review: Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino

Title: Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self DelusionAuthor: Jia TolentinoRating: ★★★★★Summary: Trick Mirror is an enlightening, unforgettable trip through the river of self-delusion that surges just beneath the surface of our lives. This is a book about the incentives that shape us, and about how hard it is to see ourselves clearly in a culture that revolves … Continue reading Review: Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino

Review: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Title: The Water DancerAuthor: Ta-Nehisi CoatesRating: ★★★Summary: Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother is sold away, Hiram is robbed of all memory of her—but gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. This brush with death births an urgency … Continue reading Review: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Review: Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi

Title: Permanent RecordAuthor: Mary H.K. ChoiRating: ★★★½Summary: On paper, college dropout Pablo Rind doesn’t have a whole lot going for him. His graveyard shift at a twenty-four-hour deli in Brooklyn is a struggle, and he’s up to his eyeballs in credit card debt. Pop juggernaut Leanna Smart has enough social media followers to populate whole … Continue reading Review: Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi