Reviews Archive

It Had Been Planned and There Were Guides Jessica Lee Richardson [FC2 at The University of Alabama Press, 2015. 217 Pages. $16.95] Reviewed by RS Deeren       Remember when you were very young and you ran down...
Vile Men | Rebecca Jones-Howe [Dark House Press | 2015 | 170 pages | 1940430518]  by Will Haryanto When it comes to reading short story collections, I don’t usually expect a book with a misandry-sounding title like Vile Men to be good. The...
The Cafe Irreal Issue 55, August 1, 2015 Magical realism is dependent on a suspension of belief on both the parts of the author and the reader. Generally speaking, a set of rules dictates what happens and after the...
As someone who writes YA, my goals for publishing have always been pretty single minded: novel. I’d hardly even thought about the scope of YA published works beyond the novel. Taking the Fiction Writers and Publishing class at Columbia...
Hook’s Revenge by Heidi Schulz [Disney•Hyperion, 2014. 290 pages.] Reviewed by Alexandria Baisden Jocelyn is the twelve-year-old daughter of Captain James Hook, the world’s most famous crook. In Heidi Schulz’s debut novel, Hook’s Revenge, Jocelyn attends Miss Eliza Crumb-Biddlecomb’s...