June 16, 2020

‘Narcopolis’ Book Review

The Timeliness and Relevance of Narcopolis The opioid crisis is among the most pressing challenges that the US faces today. Every year, the country loses thousands of its citizens to opioids. In fact, in response to this crisis, the Trump administration has declared it a public health emergency. This declaration is intended to position the country to marshal all resources to protect its citizens against […]

June 16, 2020

‘Bitterblue’ Book Review

A Surprisingly Brief Introduction to Bitterblue This introduction is surprising because it is brief. Given the breadth and depth of Kristin Cashore’s Bitterblue, providing a concise yet comprehensive introduction is indeed an arduous task. This novel serves as a continuation of Graceling and Fire, two books that helped Cashore to captivate readers and establish herself as a formidable force in the world of fiction writing. […]

June 16, 2020

‘The Orchadist’ Book Review

Why the Orchadist Matters When they sit down to write fictional works, writers often imagine exotic locations that they can populate with interesting characters. Amanda Coplin is not a typical writer. She rejects superficially interesting settings in favor of one that seems boring on the surface. However, as readers dig deeper, they are surprised with an inviting setting that hosts a riveting, moving, and magnetic […]