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Jeana Jorgensen, Book Reviewer

Book Review

The Vermilion Emporium

by Jeana Jorgensen

The magic system of Jamie Pacton’s delightful, haunting fantasy novel "The Vermilion Emporium" pays tribute to the Radium Girls, who met tragic ends. Quinta is an orphan who fears she will never live up to her mother’s magical life.... Read More

Book Review

Waking Beauty

by Jeana Jorgensen

Rebecca Solnit’s "Waking Beauty" is a fantasy fairy tale retelling that blends feminist themes with whimsical musings. What if Sleeping Beauty had a sister? The cursed daughter of the traditional fairy tale, Ida, falls into the... Read More

Book Review

Midcentury Cocktails

by Jeana Jorgensen

Cecelia Tichi’s "Midcentury Cocktails" blends history, literature, and cultural critiques to address trends in alcohol and entertainment in the 1950s and 1960s. Despite what jokes about Baby Boomers suggest, the 1950s and 1960s were... Read More

Book Review

Darts and Flowers

by Jeana Jorgensen

Funny and LGBTQ+ affirming, "Darts and Flowers" is a story about teenagers who are desperate to be loved, validated, and part of a community. In Dean Backus’s queer, comedic romantic novel "Darts and Flowers", friends reunite, and... Read More

Book Review

Blood Moon Prophecy

by Jeana Jorgensen

"Blood Moon Prophecy" is a delightful, inventive fantasy novel whose young cast grapples with a sense of destiny in a magical world. Dilani Kahawala’s fantasy novel "Blood Moon Prophecy" hinges on nautical and magical adventures and... Read More

Book Review

Things I Know

by Jeana Jorgensen

In Helena Close’s contemporary novel "Things I Know", a teenage girl battles with grief, memory, and her identity. Saoirse’s father relocated her and her two siblings from Limerick to an even smaller town after their mother’s... Read More

Book Review

The Wild Swans

by Jeana Jorgensen

Jackie Morris’s "The Wild Swans" is a dreamy retold fairy tale that’s full of hope, beauty, and love. A retelling of “The Wild Swans” by Hans Christian Andersen, the story revolves around the princess Eliza and her eleven... Read More

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