Review: A Dastardly Plot by Christopher Healy

This autumn, Christopher Healy, author of the Hero’s Guide books—which made me chuckle uncontrollably in public—released the first novel in an all-new rollicking Middle Grade series: A Perilous Journey of Danger and Mayhem: A Dastardly Plot. It’s 1883—the Age of Invention! In the back of an unassuming New York City …

Rereading: The Deadly Dance by Cora Taylor

At some point in my childhood I read Cora Taylor’s The Deadly Dance. Having finally (re)discovered what the book I remembered was actually called (I remembered: bull dance. time travel. Crete. eating disorder. a scene by the hotel pool. an earthquake. an escape. a scene at the airport with her (reincarnated?) …

Soupy Leaves Home by Cecil Castellucci and Jose Pimienta

Soupy Leaves Home by Cecil Castellucci and Jose Pimienta is one of my favourite books read this year. (I mean. It’s only March, but I’ve done a lot of reading. The book award selection committee life, y’all. It’s intense.) Here’s what the back cover has to say: When Pearl runs …