Mister Tender’s Girl by Carter Wilson

Feels like: a really good female empowerment movie that a random internet troll keeps yelling obscenities over. Sounds like: “The Good Side” by Troye Sivan  Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLOW REVIEWS Playlist Mister Tender’s Girl is the purest definition of “three out of five stars” that I can come up with right now. The negatives and […]

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The Sky Is Yours by Chandler Klang Smith

Feels like: if The Princess Bride were a reality television show starring the whole cast of Peaky Blinders and Jersey Shore. Sounds like: “Hung Up On You” by Tate McRae  Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLOW REVIEWS Playlist Why? Roving adventure tales set in dystopian futurescapes are usually wrought with this philosophical quandary. Usually the “why” is […]

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The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Feels like: flipping through a family photo album at a Salvation Army; that sinking feeling of realizing they’ve probably all passed on. Sounds like: “Berenstein” by The Band CAMINO  Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLOW REVIEWS Playlist I want to be sensitive in my review of this novel, because I know it’s a work of great merit […]

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The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

  Feels like: V.C. Andrews is alive and well, writing disturbing, gothic-victorian literature for a modern audience. Sounds like: “Me and the Devil” by Adia Victoria Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLOW REVIEWS Playlist There’s a couple of really important things to know right off the bat with this book: if you’re triggered by incest, […]

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Otherworld by Jason Segel/Kirsten Miller

Feels like: Dave Eggers’ The Circle meets World of Warcraft, narrated by that friend of yours who’s really into Second Life. Sounds like: “Arisen My Senses” by Bjork “And that’s the true test, I realize–the one that reveals who’s human and who’s not. Real people rarely do what you wish they would do.” Just to start this […]

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The Ghost Notebooks by Ben Dolnick

Feels like: Gone Girl meets The Haunting meets George Saunders Sounds like: “Wait” by Wild Cub “This is a thing that I’m sure is obvious to everyone else but is never-endingly astonishing to me: that every change, every life, consists of nothing but a series of days.”  I wish I hadn’t read this book so […]

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