Category: Book Reviews


Review: Poison by Bridget Zinn

Review: Poison by Bridget Zinn
18 April, 2016 / 0 Comments

Poison by Bridget Zinn My Copy: ARC Paperback, 276 pages Publication Date: March 12, 2013 Publisher: Disney Hyperion Source: Won Sixteen-year-old Kyra, a highly-skilled potions master, is the only one who knows her kingdom is on the verge of destruction—which means she’s the only one who can save it. Faced with no other choice, Kyra decides to do what she does best: poison the kingdom’s future ruler, who also happens to be her former best friend. But, for the first time ever, her poisoned dart . . . misses. Now a fugitive instead of a hero, Kyra is caught in a game of […]


Review: Sweet Temptation by Wendy Higgins

Review: Sweet Temptation by Wendy Higgins
11 April, 2016 / 0 Comments

Sweet Temptation (The Sweet Series #4) by Wendy Higgins My Copy: Kobo eBook Publication Date: September 8, 2015 Publisher: HarperTeen Source: Purchased Bad boy Kaidan Rowe has never wanted for anything—money, popularity, musical talent…hot girls—but seducing them is part of his duty as a Nephilim, slave to the demon Dukes. As the son of the Duke of Lust, Kaidan has learned his father’s ways, becoming a master of passion, a manipulator of chemistry. Disobeying his father would mean certain death. Thankfully for Kaidan, he’s good at his job. And he enjoys it. Until he meets Anna Whitt—smart, feisty, and inexplicably good—the one girl seemingly immune […]


Review: Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

Review: Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
4 April, 2016 / 0 Comments

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter My Copy: ARC eBook, 370 pages Publication Date: September 29, 2015 Publisher: William Morrow Source: Publisher via Edelweiss #1 internationally bestselling author Karin Slaughter returns with a sophisticated and chilling psychological thriller of dangerous secrets, cold vengeance, and unexpected absolution, in which two estranged sisters must come together to find truth about two harrowing tragedies, twenty years apart, that devastate their lives. Sisters. Strangers. Survivors. More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia’s teenaged sister Julia vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and now their lives could not be more different. Claire is the […]


Review: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Review: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
28 March, 2016 / 0 Comments

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) by George R.R. Martin My Copy: Kobo eBook Publication Date: August, 1996 Publisher: Bantam Source: Purchased Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. As Warden of the north, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Robert bestows on him the office of the Hand. His honour weighs him down at court where a true man does what he will, not what he must … and a dead enemy is a thing of beauty. The old gods have no power in the south, […]


Review: Midwives by Chris Bohjalian

Review: Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
21 March, 2016 / 0 Comments

Midwives by Chris Bohjalian My Copy: Paperback, 384 pages Publication Date: November, 1998 Publisher: Vintage Source: Borrowed The time is 1981, and Sibyl Danforth has been a dedicated midwife in the rural community of Reddington, Vermont, for fifteen years. But one treacherous winter night, in a house isolated by icy roads and failed telephone lines, Sibyl takes desperate measures to save a baby’s life. She performs an emergency Caesarean section on its mother, who appears to have died in labor. But what if—as Sibyl’s assistant later charges—the patient wasn’t already dead, and it was Sibyl who inadvertently killed her? As recounted by Sibyl’s precocious […]


Review: The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins

Review: The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins
17 March, 2016 / 1 Comment

The Great Hunt (Eurona Duology #1) by Wendy Higgins My Copy: ARC eBook, 282 pages Publication Date: March 8, 2016 Publisher: HarperTeen Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Kill the beast. Win the girl. A strange beast stirs fear in the kingdom of Lochlanach, terrorizing towns with its brutality and hunger. In an act of desperation, a proclamation is sent to all of Eurona—kill the creature and win the ultimate prize: the daughter of King Lochson’s hand in marriage. Princess Aerity understands her duty to the kingdom though it pains her to imagine marrying a stranger. It would be foolish to set her sights on any […]


Review: Night Owl by M. Pierce

Review: Night Owl by M. Pierce
31 August, 2015 / 0 Comments

Night Owl (Night Owl #1) by M. Pierce My Copy: eBook, 233 pages Publication Date: September, 2013 Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Source: Purchased At twenty-eight, Matt Sky has the perfect life. He has a beautiful girlfriend, a massive inheritance, and four national bestsellers — all penned under his airtight alias, M. Pierce. At twenty-seven, Hannah Catalano is a train wreck. Her boyfriend is a deadbeat and her job is abysmal. Matt and Hannah meet online as writing partners. Their relationship is safe, anonymous, and innocent… Until Matt sees a picture of Hannah. Hannah’s picture sparks an attraction Matt is powerless to ignore. When […]


Audiobook Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

Audiobook Review: The Martian by Andy Weir
24 August, 2015 / 0 Comments

The Martian by Andy Weir My Copy: Audiobook Publication Date: March, 2013 Publisher: Podium Publishing Source: Purchased Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive – and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won’t have […]


Review: Perfectly Damaged by E.L. Montes

Review: Perfectly Damaged by E.L. Montes
17 August, 2015 / 1 Comment

Perfectly Damaged by E.L. Montes My Copy: eBook, 327 pages Publication Date: May, 2014 Publisher: Self-Published Source: Purchased Schizoaffective disorder: a mental illness in which a person experiences a combination of mood disorder and schizophrenia symptoms. I know about this illness — very well — because I suffer from it. It’s been four years since my diagnosis, and ever since, I’ve been living in a dark hole. Voices constantly invading my thoughts. Hallucinations. All of which force me to question if what I’m experiencing is even reality. But here I am, still hanging on, still breathing and living through it. That is, until he […]


Review: Four Seconds to Lose by K.A. Tucker

Review: Four Seconds to Lose by K.A. Tucker
3 August, 2015 / 0 Comments

Four Seconds to Lose (Ten Tiny Breaths #3) by K.A. Tucker My Copy: Paperback, 389 pages Publication Date: November, 2013 Publisher: Atria Books Source: Library When a gorgeous young dancer walks through his door, a strip club owner must decide whether to follow his rules or his heart in the third novel by the author of One Tiny Lie and Ten Tiny Breaths. Owning a strip club isn’t the fantasy most guys expect it to be. With long hours, a staff with enough issues to keep a psych ward in business, and the police regularly on his case, twenty-nine-year-old Cain is starting to second […]