Gun Love by Jennifer Clement

Gun Love is all dark mud and opalescent poetry, rife with racketeering and heart. Song Pairing: “Heaven is a Place” by Amber Run Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLOW REVIEWS Playlist Gun Love is what happens if the Gilmore Girls became a less quippy duo specializing in lyrical symbolism, trailer park omens and moth-riddled heirlooms. Pearl France […]

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Vox by Christina Dalcher

Vox is another in a long line of feminist think-pieces documenting the subtle rise of a dystopian patriarchy. Song Pairing: “A Vision That’s Changed” by Malena Zavala Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLOW REVIEWS Playlist SYNOPSIS Dr. Jean is a celebrated linguistic researcher, trapped in a country on a path to ruin. The “Pure Movement” has taken […]

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The Way I Used To Be by Amber Smith

Please note that this book has a trigger warning for anyone sensitive to rape, incest, abuse, substance abuse, and violence. In the tradition of Speak, this extraordinary debut novel shares the unforgettable story of a young woman as she struggles to find strength in the aftermath of an assault. We follow Eden through 4 years […]

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I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll

Two girls go away on holiday. One girl comes back. When two young girls meet two young men, fresh out of prison, on their way to London a wary mother looks on while thinking of a way to make sure the girls make it to their intended destination. When the witness, Ella, fails to take […]

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The Pisces by Melissa Broder

The Pisces doesn’t sink, but it certainly doesn’t swim. Song Pairing: “Don’t Let Me Down” by Sabrina Claudio Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLOW REVIEWS Playlist Melissa Broder, author of So Sad Today and all of my favorite sardonic, self-critical tweets, joins the literary fiction category with this shipwreck of a novel.  It’s wave after wave of […]

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A Whole New World: Graphic Novels

The Basics of Graphic Novels… I have to admit that I have always been cynical about comic books and graphic novels. I always thought it was cheating to consider something that could be read so quickly a full-length novel. However, thanks to Book Riot’s reading challenge and some encouraging librarian friends, I decided to delve […]

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