Review: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

To you, perceptive reader, I bequeath my history… – The Historian Late one night, exploring her father’s library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters addressed ominously to ‘My dear and unfortunate successor’. Her discovery plunges her into a world she never dreamed of – a labyrinth where the secrets…

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Review:: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan, The author of hit series’ Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Heroes of Olympus and The Kane Chronicles has started a new series, titled Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard. This time around, Riordan has chosen to focus on Norse mythology and our snarky hero, Magnus Chase, in The Sword of Summer. 16 year old Magnus has been…

Review:: The Restaurant Critic’s Wife by Elizabeth LaBan

Lila Soto has a master’s degree that’s gathering dust, a work-obsessed husband, two kids, and lots of questions about how exactly she ended up here.
In their new city of Philadelphia, Lila’s husband, Sam, takes his job as a restaurant critic a little too seriously. To protect his professional credibility, he’s determined to remain anonymous. Soon his preoccupation with anonymity takes over their lives as he tries to limit the family’s contact with anyone who might have ties to the foodie world. Meanwhile, Lila craves adult conversation and some relief from the constraints of her homemaker role. With her patience wearing thin, she begins to question everything: her decision to get pregnant again, her break from her career, her marriage—even if leaving her ex-boyfriend was the right thing to do. As Sam becomes more and more fixated on keeping his identity secret, Lila begins to wonder if her own identity has completely disappeared—and what it will take to get it back. (via Goodreads)