The Voting Booth – Brandy Colbert

48717633The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Hachette Book Group Canada
Published: July 7th, 2020
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Recommended Age: 13+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Politics, Realistic Fiction, Family Death, Romance


Well, I’m convinced. Marva convinced me. It’s not like I thought voting was pointless before reading this book, but Marva’s fervour and assertion about the importance of voting crawled into me slowly and settled there.

By schooling Duke on the issue, as well as her long-time boyfriend Alec, it was like she was giving us, the readers, a lesson also, but indirectly. It’s a good way for an author to spread her message without being too aggressive. But yes, in this case, I was definitely Duke, and unfortunately, I don’t know anyone in my life who would be Marva. Continue reading

Hollow Kingdom – Kira Jane Buxton

42839296Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Received: Hachette Book Group Canada
Published: 2019
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Recommended Age: 15+
Genres & Themes: Adult, Dark, Animals, Apocalyptic, Horror


I haven’t been so confused by a book in a long time, and I’ve also not DNF’d a book in almost four months, but this is one special crow.

I tried. I tried reading it at home, work and in random spots outside, as though the location could perhaps help me make sense of this crow and story better. But it didn’t. Continue reading