Series Review: How to Hang a Witch, Adriana Mather

Series Review: How to Hang a Witch, Adriana Mather

How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather is an atmospheric duology that I struggled to put down. Inspired by the author’s own family history, this series puts a modern spin on the Salem Witch Trials and the Titanic. The investigative elements in both books build suspense, and I found the main character easy to root for. I was especially impressed with the author’s skill in integrating the past and the present, making this a great series for fans of both contemporary and historical fiction. Continue reading

Review: Icebreaker by A.L. Graziadei

Review: Icebreaker by A.L. Graziadei

Icebreaker by A.L. Graziadei is a charming contemporary with a thought-provoking message. Following rival hockey players fighting for a spot in the NHL draft, this one contains a fair amount of drama and an unlikely romance. The main character and his struggles with depression are especially well-written, and I enjoyed the discussions of other social themes such as privilege in the world of sports. This is a heartfelt story that both hockey fans and those who, like myself, know next to nothing about the sport will enjoy.  Continue reading

The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Tiffany Brooks

The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Tiffany Brooks

The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Tiffany Brooks is a treasure hunt with a twist. Depicting a reality show set on a deserted island that is rumoured to hold buried treasure, this one contains drama and a main character who is determined to reinvent herself. I especially enjoyed reading about the show’s entertaining challenges and the mysterious treasure markers. This is a unique contemporary that is perfect for those who enjoy a bit of adventure. Continue reading