Fans of the His Dark Materials trilogy and Esi Edugyan's Washington Black will love this exquisite novel about a young woman who breaks free from her sheltered and stifling upbringing and sets out on a fantastical journey.
I love Sherlock Holmes. I’m the proud owner of a slightly battered paperback collection of the original Arthur Conan Doyle stories, I used to be a big fan of BBC Sherlock, and I’ve enjoyed several Holmes pastiches: from James Lovegrove’s Cthulhu-inspired reimagining of A Study in Scarlet, to Anthony Horowitz’s much lauded The House of Silk.
Leah Burke—girl-band drummer, master of deadpan, and Simon Spier’s best friend from the award-winning Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—takes center stage in this novel of first love and senior-year angst. When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, she’s the… Continue reading Review: Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli