Hue’s Reviews: The Weight of Lies

Emily Carpenter’s The Weight of Lies suffers from weighty absurdity and unrealistic measures. While the blurb promises an enthralling ride via a book within a book, its actuality gifts predictable ending, forcing me to push through to get to a ridiculous “twist”. Megan’s pretty unlikable. She’s selfish, easily swayed, annoying and naïve. Granted, I adore…

Hue’s Reviews: The Summer We Got Free

“Don’t tell me what I am,” she said. “I get to say what I am.” Ghosts manifest via various entities. They exist in haunted, roaming room to room, seeking aimless shelter until their needs in their former world jibe with their spectral form. Sometimes those haunted dwellings consist not of brick and mortar, but of…

Hue’s Review: Ultra-Luminous (ARC)

Meet K. New Yorker. Drugstore sushi lover. Heroin-addicted prostitute. With every nihilistic moment she invited you to witness, you found yourself whirling and begging to stay until next day’s light. In Katherine Faw’s next book, she painted a picture of a thirty-something woman with rigid patterns: dinners, waxing, snorting Heroin, clubbing, and waxing. Alongside those…

Hue’s Review: Some Hope

Wildly uneven, Some Hope promises what’s said on the tin for the series’ protagonist, Patrick Melrose. However, we’re provided sheer boredom and a cast of characters without compulsion to follow them. Tis, the problem with book series. They start great. But once you reach the middle, they meddle. Patrick possesses potential. Yet, as his series…

Hue’s Classics: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

An unflinching account of Harriet Jacobs’ life as woman “living” as a slave. I place living in quotations to demonstrate the difference between living a life, which connotes freedom, and surviving a life, which illustrates a resemblance of a life within another’s desire to wrap cruel albatrosses around your neck, proverbial and literal. Ms. Jacobs’…

Hue’s Reviews: Little & Lion

Am I my brother’s keeper? If so, how far am I willing to go to prove my love for him? In Brandy Colbert’s latest young adult novel, she asks her readers to consider how far a sibling goes to prove her love for her brother in the midst of securing a semblance of identity. Plot…