The Ensemble

Thank you to the lovely people at Riverhead Books for my copy of The Ensemble by Aja Gabel.  All thoughts and images are my own.


Title: The Ensemble
Author: Aja Gabel
Genre: Literary fiction
Pub date: May 15, 2018
Read if you like: The Gunners, Bel Canto, Mozart in the Jungle. Continue reading

Book Con 2018

It’s safe to say that Book Con 2018 was one of the best weekends of my life, but do you want to know a secret?  It had nothing to do with the books and everything to do with the people. Here’s a recap of what our weekend looked like! Continue reading


Synopsis: (as told by the back of the book)

Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father.  Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval – the faraway, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show – are over. Continue reading