A History of Notable Shadowhunters & Denizens of Downworld – Review

Author: Cassandra Clare Illustrator: Cassandra Jean Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s UK Publication date: November 1, 2016 Pages: 208 Price $20.00 USD (Hardcover) at Topatoco Synopsis  A very special anthology that’s a must for all fans of the Shadowhunter novels! Featuring characters from Cassandra Clare’s international best-selling novels from the Shadowhunters world including The Mortal […]

The Price Guide to the Occult – Review

Author: Leslye Walton  Publisher: Candlewick Press Publication date: March 13, 2018 Pages: 272 Price: $21.99 CAD (Hardcover) at Indigo Books & Music Online  Synopsis From the author of The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender comes a haunting maelstrom of magic and murder in the lush, moody Pacific Northwest. When Rona Blackburn landed on […]

Northanger Abbey – Review

Author: Jane Austen  Publisher: Penguin English Library  Publication date: November, 2012 (Original edition in 1817) Pages: 247 Price: $14.99 CAD (Paperback) at Indigo Books & Music Online Synopsis  ‘To look almost pretty, is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain the first fifteen years of her life, than a beauty from […]

The Haunting of Hill House – Review

“First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a “haunting”; Theodora, the lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.”

The Boston Girl – Review

“Addie Baum is The Boston Girl, born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America and its effect on their three daughters. Growing up in the North End, then a teeming multicultural neighborhood, Addie’s intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can’t imagine – a world of short skirts, movies, celebrity culture and new opportunities for women. Addie wants to finish high school and dreams of going to college. She wants a career and to find true love.”