[Book Review] Chemistry by Weike Wang

31ecj3pv2b6l-_sx311_bo1204203200_Title: Chemistry
Author: Weike Wang
Genre: Fiction, contemporary

Where I got the book: I received a free e-copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

My rating: ★★★★☆

Summary: Discouraged by her failed research and under constant pressure from her peers, advisors, and parents, our unnamed narrator decides to leave her graduate chemistry studies at a Boston university. The marriage proposal from her devoted and successful boyfriend also keeps looming over her, a proposal she feels she can’t address before she’s found success of her own. As she leaves everything behind, she is confronted with a question she can’t find the answer to in a textbook: “What is it that I really want?”

Continue reading “[Book Review] Chemistry by Weike Wang”


[ARC Review] The Last Kid Left by Rosecrans Baldwin

51f9eic3bhl-_sx331_bo1204203200_Title: The Last Kid Left
Author: Rosecrans Baldwin
Genre: Fiction, literary fiction, crime

Publisher: MCD, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release date: June 6th, 2017

Where I got the book: I received a free e-ARC from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

My rating: ★★☆☆☆

Summary (modified from Goodreads): Nineteen-year-old Nick Toussaint Jr. is driving drunk through New Jersey on his way to Mexico, with the dead bodies of Toussaint’s doctor and his wife in the backseat. When Nick crashes the car, police chief Martin Krug becomes involved in the case. Despite an easy murder confession from Nick, something doesn’t quite add up for the soon-to-be retired Krug. Nick is extradited to his hometown of Claymore, New Hampshire, where the local scandal rocks the residents. Meanwhile, his girlfriend, sixteen-year-old Emily Portis, rallies behind her boyfriend. This story charts the evolution of their relationship and of Emily’s own coming-of-age in the face of tragedy and justice.

Continue reading “[ARC Review] The Last Kid Left by Rosecrans Baldwin”