Book Reviews

Book reviews I’ve written on this site.

Young Adult     |     Fantasy and Science Fiction     |     Other Fiction

Graphic Novels     |     Nonfiction

Young Adult


The Book of Three
Lloyd Alexander

Children of Blood and Bone
Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Virtue and Vengeance
Tomi Adeyemi

Marisa Meyer

Fonda Lee

Faeries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer
Laini Taylor

Rainbow Rowell

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie

Red Queen
Victoria Aveyard

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Becky Albertalli

A Swiftly Tilting Planet
Madeleine L’Engle

A Tale of Two Castles
Gail Carson  Levine

Stephenie Meyer

A Wrinkle in Time
Madeleine L’Engle


Fantasy and Science Fiction


An Heir Comes to Rise
C. C. Penaranda

At the Mountains of Madness
H. P. Lovecraft

Blackfish City
Sam J. Miller

The Cold Commands
Richard K. Morgan

The Dinosaur Lords
Victor Milán

Every Heart a Doorway
Seanan McGuire

Ted Chiang

The Geek Feminist Revolution
Kameron Hurley

Adapted by Stephen Mitchell

Brian W. Aldiss

Storm Constantine

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
N. K. Jemison

The King of the Fields
Isaac Bashevis Singer

The Lies of Locke Lamora
Scott Lynch

Of Mist and Shadow
Jenna Wolfart

Nettle & Bone
T. Kingfisher

The One Gold Slave (Atlaind Book 1)
Christian Kennedy

The Raven Tower
Ann Leckie

Roadside Picnic
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky

The Silver Metal Lover
Tanith Lee

Neil Gaiman

Tales from Watership Down
Richard Adams

The Thorn Boy
Storm Constantine

A Wizard of Earthsea
Ursula K. LeGuin

The Worm Ouroboros
E. R. Eddison

The Years of Rice and Salt
Kim Stanley Robinson


Other Fiction


Albert Nobbs
George Moore

Antiques Swap
Barbara Allen

The Aviary Gate
Katie Hickman

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Hunter S. Thompson

A Murder in Thebes
Anna Apostolou

The Other Boleyn Girl
Philippa Gregory

The Poisonwood Bible
Barbara Kingsolver

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Lisa See


Graphic Novels


American Born Chinese
Gene Luen Yang

M.K. Lee and Jonathan Hill

Dungeon Quest
Joe Daly

Junction True
Ray Fawkes (Writer) and  Vince Locke (Illustrator)

Kriss: The Gift of Wrath
Ted Naifeh and Warren Wucinich

Locke & Key Vol. 1
Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez

Marjane Satrapi

The Problem of Susan and Other Stories
by Neil Gaiman (writer);  P. Craig Russell (art and adaptation)

Saga, Vol. 1
Brian K. Vaughn (Writer) and Fiona Staples (Artist)

The Shadow Glass
Aly Fell

Tales from La Vida: A LatinX Comics Anthology
Edited by Frederick Luis Aldama

They Called Us Enemy
George Takei, Justin Eisinger, and Steven Scott
Artwork by Harmony Becker

Tiger Lung
Simon Roy and Jason Wordie




Fred Kaplan

Apples of Uncommon Character:
123 Heirlooms, Modern Classics, & Little-Known Wonders
Rowan Jacobsen

Being a Dog
Alexandra Horowitz

Buried Alive
Myra Friedman

City of Fortune: How Venice Ruled the Seas
Roger Crowley

The Granta Book of India
Ian Jack

Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs
Paul Koudounaris

Jet Age: The Comet, the 707, and the Race to Shrink the World
by Sam Howe Verhovek

In Pharoah’s Army
Tobias Wolff

The Last Samurai
Mark Ravin

Led Zeppelin: The Biography
Bob Spitz

M Train
Patti Smith

The Mutter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Gretchen Worden

Narwhals: Arctic Whales in a Melting World
Todd McLeish

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
Azar Nafisi

Secret Agent: Britain’s Wartime Secret Service
David Stafford

The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued his Empire
Jack Weatherford

The Shame Machine: Who Profits in the New Age of Humiliation
Cathy O’Neil

To Sleep with the Angels
David Cowan and John Kuenster

The Storyteller
Dave Grohl

Ties That Bind
Stories of Love & Gratitude from the First Ten Years of Story Corps
David Isay

Unnatural Selection
Katrina van Grouw

Where Wizards Stay Up Late
Katie Hafner and Matthew Lyon

The White Album
Joan Didion

Who I Am
Peter Townsend

The World of the Castrati
Patrick Barbier

Yellowtail, Crow Medicine Man and Sun Dance Chief
Yellowtail, as told to Michael Oren Fitzgerald

You Look Like a Thing and I Love You
Janelle Shane