Review: “The Anatomy of Dreams” by Chloe Benjamin

Disclosure: This book was provided to me by NetGalley free of charge in return for an honest and unbiased review. This book is scheduled to be released on September 16, 2014 by Atria Books.

My first impression of “The Anatomy of Dreams” is that it reads similar to all of the Gothic Fiction I was so taken with in college.  It’s a beautifully written, highly atmospheric novel, which is essentially a coming of age tale that unfolds within a psychological thriller.  I use that term lightly, however, since everything Benjamin does in “The Anatomy of Dreams” is subtle.

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Review: “In Real Life” by Lawrence Tabak

Disclosure: This book was provided to me by NetGalley free of charge in return for an honest and unbiased review. This book is scheduled to be released on November 11, 2014 by Tuttle Publishing.

I consider myself to be a “gamer”.  Having played endless games of River Raid and Keystone Capers on my Atari 2600 and more games of Super Mario Bros. in my youth than I can even count, it’s a hobby that has just stuck with me throughout the years.  When I spotted Tabak’s “In Real Life” on NetGalley, I was excited.

A male protagonist?
Gaming?
A serious lack of vampires, witches, fairies, or any of the other usual suspects that plague YA Fiction these days?

Cool!  I’m there.

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