Invictus by Ryan Graudin – Book Review

33152795.jpgInvictus by Ryan Graudin has an expected publication date of September 26th, 2017 by Little, Brown Books and is a young adult novel. Time flies when you’re plundering history. Farway Gaius McCarthy was born outside of time. The son of a time-traveling Recorder from 2354 AD and a gladiator living in Rome in 95 AD, Far’s birth defies the laws of nature. Exploring history himself is all he’s ever wanted, and after failing his final time-traveling exam, Far takes a position commanding a ship with a crew of his friends as part of a black market operation to steal valuables from the past.  Continue reading

Wish You Were Here: A Novel by Renée Carlino – Book Review

cover112530-mediumWish You Were Here A Novel by Renée Carlino has an expected publication date of August 15th 2017 by Atria Books and is a women’s fiction novel. You know when you’re looking at someone and you can’t help but smile at how oblivious they are to their own charm? That’s what was happening to me, and it was making me feel…happy. Euphoric. Something indescribable. It was like we already knew each other, like we had met in a previous life. Memories that didn’t exist began exploding in my mind like fireworks. Charlotte has spent her twenties adrift, searching for a spark to jump-start her life and give her a sense of purpose. She’s had as many jobs as she’s had bad relationships, and now she’s feeling especially lost in her less-than-glamorous gig at a pie-and-fry joint in Los Angeles, where the uniforms are bad and the tips are even worse. Continue reading