Review: The Cellar by Natasha Preston

Review: The Cellar by Natasha Preston

The Cellar

When sixteen-year-old Summer Robinson goes missing one night, her family, friends and boyfriend are devastated. Nothing ever happens in Long Thorpe, so the disappearance of a school girl shocks the whole community. The police waste no time in launching a search and investigation, but with nothing to go on and no trace of Summer, hopes […]

Brilliance by Marcus Sakey

Brilliance by Marcus Sakey

brilliance

In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible by being where no one is looking. They’re called “brilliants,” and since 1980, one percent of people […]

Review: All We Had by Annie Weatherwax

Review: All We Had by Annie Weatherwax

All We Had

For Ruthie Carmichael and her mother Rita, life has never been stable. Jobs are hard to find, men come and go. But when a set of unexpected circumstances strands them in Fat River, a small rural town in upstate New York, life takes a turn. Fat River becomes the first place they call home. The […]

Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

the fault in our stars

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. The Fault in Our Stars is […]

Review: Wild by Alex Mallory

Review: Wild by Alex Mallory

Wild

The forest is full of secrets, and no one understands that better than Cade. Foraging, hunting, surviving— that’s all he knows. Alone for years, Cade believes he’s the sole survivor. At least, until he catches a glimpse of a beautiful stranger… Dara expected to find natural wonders when she set off for a spring break […]

Review: Auschwitz: A Doctor’s Eyewitness Account

Review: Auschwitz: A Doctor’s Eyewitness Account

auschwitz a doctors account

When the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944, they sent virtually the entire Jewish population to Auschwitz. A Jew and a medical doctor, the prisoner Dr. Miklos Nyiszli was spared death for a grimmer fate: to perform “scientific research” on his fellow inmates under the supervision of the man who became known as the infamous “Angel […]

Review: The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Review: The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson

The Vanishing Season

Girls started vanishing in the fall, and now winter’s come to lay a white sheet over the horror. Door County, it seems, is swallowing the young, right into its very dirt. From beneath the house on Water Street, I’ve watched the danger swell. The residents know me as the noises in the house at night, […]

Review: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Review: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

The Miniaturist

On a brisk autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman arrives in Amsterdam to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt. But her new home, while splendorous, is not welcoming. Johannes is kind yet distant, always locked in his study or at his warehouse office-leaving Nella alone with his […]

Review: The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones

Review: The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones

The String Diaries

A family is hunted by a centuries-old monster: a man with a relentless obsession who can take on any identity. The String Diaries opens with Hannah frantically driving through the night–her daughter asleep in the back, her husband bleeding out in the seat beside her. In the trunk of the car rests a cache of […]

Review: The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno

Review: The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno

The Half Life of Molly Pierce

You take it for granted. Waking up. Going to school, talking to your friends. Watching a show on television or reading a book or going out to lunch. You take for granted going to sleep at night, getting up the next day, and remembering everything that happened to you before you closed your eyes. You […]

Review: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Review: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Sharp Objects

WICKED above her hipbone, GIRL across her heart Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker’s troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, Camille’s first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. […]

Review: I Am the Mission by Allen Zadoff

Review: I Am the Mission by Allen Zadoff

I am the mission

He was the perfect assassin. No name. No past. No remorse. Perfect, that is, until he began to ask questions and challenge his orders. Now The Program is worried that their valuable soldier has become a liability. And so Boy Nobody is given a new mission. A test of sorts. A chance to prove his […]

Review: Exposed by Susan Vaught

Review: Exposed by Susan Vaught

Exposed

Chan Shealy’s got most things going right in her life—straight A’s, a shot at the regional majorette championships in baton twirling, and the best best friend a girl could wish for. But after the football quarterback spreads a vicious lie about her, and the whole school decides she’s too trashy for words, Chan begins to […]

Review: Complicit by Stephanie Kuehn

Review: Complicit by Stephanie Kuehn

Complicit

Two years ago, sixteen-year-old Jamie Henry breathed a sigh of relief when a judge sentenced his older sister to juvenile detention for burning down their neighbor’s fancy horse barn. The whole town did. Because Crazy Cate Henry used to be a nice girl. Until she did a lot of bad things. Like drinking. And stealing. […]

Tour Review & Giveaway: Love and Treasure by Ayelet Waldman

Tour Review & Giveaway: Love and Treasure by Ayelet Waldman

Love and Treasure

Today I’m excited to be on the TLC Tour for the book Love & Treasure by Ayelet Waldman. This is a great book for anyone who enjoys reading historical fiction, especially if they have an interest in the World War II era. Following the review is a giveaway for those who are US residents.  A […]