THE WAGERS, by Sean Michaels, Random House, Penguin Random House Publishers

Scotiabank Giller-winner Sean Michaels is back with his widely anticipated second novel, The Wagers, a deeply satisfying story of long odds, magical heists and the dizzying gamble of life. Where does luck come from? What is it worth? And how much of it do you need to be happy? Theo Potiris is a grocer and … Continue reading THE WAGERS, by Sean Michaels, Random House, Penguin Random House Publishers

THE BONE CHARMER, by Breena Shields, Page Street Publishers

In Saskia’s world, bones are the source of all power. They tell the future, reveal the past, and expose secrets in the present. Each village has a designated seer who performs readings for the townsfolk, and in Midwood, the Bone Charmer is Saskia’s mother. On the day of her kenning—a special bone reading that determines … Continue reading THE BONE CHARMER, by Breena Shields, Page Street Publishers

BLACK LEOPARD RED WOLF, by Marlon James, Doubleday Canada, Penguin Random House BAD REVIEW

Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: "He has a nose," people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. … Continue reading BLACK LEOPARD RED WOLF, by Marlon James, Doubleday Canada, Penguin Random House BAD REVIEW

EMILY ETERNAL, by M.G. Wheaton, Grand Central Publishing

Meet Emily - she can solve advanced mathematical problems, unlock the mind's deepest secrets and even fix your truck's air con, but unfortunately, she can't restart the Sun. She's an artificial consciousness, designed in a lab to help humans process trauma, which is particularly helpful when the sun begins to die 5 billion years before … Continue reading EMILY ETERNAL, by M.G. Wheaton, Grand Central Publishing

ANGRY COOKIE, by Laura Dockrill, Illustrated by Maria Karipidou, Walker Books, Candlewick Press BAD REVIEW

Famed spoken-word poet Laura Dockrill's hilarious read-aloud about an outraged baked good! Oooohhh . . . not you again! AGGGHH It's so bright! . . . Close this book this very second, you nosy noodle! Cookie has woken up on the wrong side of the bed and is very angry. You want to know why? … Continue reading ANGRY COOKIE, by Laura Dockrill, Illustrated by Maria Karipidou, Walker Books, Candlewick Press BAD REVIEW