Foreword Reviews

Aimee Jodoin, Book Reviewer

A former editor at Foreword Reviews, Aimee Jodoin now lives the library life in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She prefers to be surrounded by books of the contemporary literary and science fiction variety; her favorite authors are Haruki Murakami, Zadie Smith, Karen Russell, and Kazuo Ishiguro, though progressive debut novels are what truly give her joy. Her interests both in and out of books include feminism, healthy living, environmental sustainability, and cats. She is currently—perpetually—writing a novel, of course.

Book Review

Twisted Fairy Tells

by Aimee Jodoin

Approaching classic tales with humor and horror, this is an exhilarating short story collection. The short stories in William Moore’s "Twisted Fairy Tells" put creepy spins on classic tales and characters, from Santa Claus to Pinocchio... Read More

Book Review

Destiny of Dreams

by Aimee Jodoin

The graceful historical novel "Destiny of Dreams" covers a genocide and a family’s perseverance. Cathy Burnham Martin’s heartwrenching historical novel "Destiny of Dreams" is based on the true story of her grandfather’s escape from... Read More

Book Review

Children of Dust

by Aimee Jodoin

In Marlin Barton’s historical novel "Children of Dust", a family struggles with the repercussions of the death of their newborn. In the 1880s in Alabama, Rafe has multiple families. He’s married to Melinda, with whom he has five... Read More

Book Review

Lightning's Children

by Aimee Jodoin

Lightning’s Children is a fever dream of a novel in which a columnist’s whims set his community ablaze. In John Logue’s satirical novel Lightning’s Children, a columnist publishes a raunchy piece without considering his varied,... Read More

Book Review

New City Chronicles: Book I

by Aimee Jodoin

In Catching a Spider, the first book of a futuristic trilogy, a battle between powerful evil and humble-but-skilled good begins. The first book in E. L. Hendrix’s science fiction trilogy New City Chronicles, Catching a Spider, is a... Read More

Book Review

The Bridge

by Aimee Jodoin

Gothic and feminist, J. S. Breukelaar’s novel "The Bridge" is moving in addressing science, sisterhood, and storytelling. Meera is a Made: a genetically engineered person born into a cult ruled by the Father, who believed that women... Read More

Book Review

I'm So Glad It's Spring!

by Aimee Jodoin

The gentle picture book I’m So Glad It’s Spring! pays homage to winter and spring through seasonal nature activities. Tammy Hendrickx’s celebratory picture book I’m So Glad It’s Spring! is an ode to the seasons that transitions... Read More

Book Review

Clean Sweep

by Aimee Jodoin

"Clean Sweep" is a heartrending novel in which a privileged woman learns empathy—and about how families don’t have to be based on genetic bonds. In E. B. Lee’s novel "Clean Sweep", an under served New York City community transforms... Read More

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