Category: Book Reviews


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 […]


Review: Passion by Lauren Kate

Review: Passion by Lauren Kate
27 July, 2015 / 0 Comments

Passion (Fallen #3) by Lauren Kate My Copy: eBook, 252 pages Publication Date: June, 2011 Publisher: Delacorte Press Source: Library Luce would die for Daniel. And she has. Over and over again. Throughout time, Luce and Daniel have found each other, only to be painfully torn apart: Luce dead, Daniel left broken and alone. But perhaps it doesn’t need to be that way . . . Luce is certain that something – or someone – in a past life can help her in her present one. So she begins the most important journey of this lifetime . . . going back eternities to […]


Review: The Trap by Andrew Fukuda

Review: The Trap by Andrew Fukuda
20 July, 2015 / 1 Comment

The Trap (The Hunt #3) by Andrew Fukuda My Copy: Hardcover, 320 pages Publication Date: October, 2013 Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Source: Library After barely escaping the Mission alive, Gene and Sissy face an impossible task: staying alive long enough to stop an entire world bent on their destruction. Bound on a train heading into the unknown with the surviving Mission girls, Gene, Sissy, David, and Epap must stick together and use everything they have to protect each other and their only hope: the cure that will turn the blood-thirsty creatures around them into humans again. Now that they know how to reverse […]


Review: Paperweight by Meg Haston

Review: Paperweight by Meg Haston
6 July, 2015 / 0 Comments

Paperweight by Meg Haston My Copy: ARC eBook, 224 pages Publication Date: July 7, 2015 (tomorrow!) Publisher: HarperTeen Source: Publisher via Edelweiss (thank you!) Seventeen-year-old Stevie is trapped. In her life. In her body. And now in an eating-disorder treatment center on the dusty outskirts of the New Mexico desert. Life in the center is regimented and intrusive, a nightmare come true. Nurses and therapists watch Stevie at mealtime, accompany her to the bathroom, and challenge her to eat the foods she’s worked so hard to avoid. Her dad has signed her up for sixty days of treatment. But what no one knows is […]


Review: Torment by Lauren Kate

Review: Torment by Lauren Kate
29 June, 2015 / 1 Comment

Torment (Fallen #2) by Lauren Kate My Copy: eBook, 270 pages Publication Date: September, 2010 Publisher: Delacorte Press Source: Library How many lives do you need to live before you find someone worth dying for? In the aftermath of what happened at Sword & Cross, Luce has been hidden away by her cursed angelic boyfriend, Daniel, in a new school filled with Nephilim, the offspring of fallen angels and humans. Daniel promises she will be safe here, protected from those who would kill her. At the school Luce discovers what the Shadows that have followed her all her life mean – and how to […]