Category: Book Reviews


Hits Stores Tomorrow Review: Hausfrau

Hits Stores Tomorrow Review: Hausfrau
16 March, 2015 / 0 Comments

Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum My Copy: ARC eBook, 241 pages Publication Date: March 17, 2015 (Tomorrow!) Publisher: Random House Source: Publisher via NetGalley Anna Benz, an American in her late thirties, lives with her Swiss husband Bruno and their three young children in a postcard-perfect suburb of Zürich. Though she leads a comfortable, well-appointed life, Anna is falling apart inside. Adrift and increasingly unable to connect with the emotionally unavailable Bruno or even with her own thoughts and feelings, Anna tries to rouse herself with new experiences: German language classes, Jungian analysis, and a series of sexual affairs she enters into with an […]


Early Review: Leaving Amarillo

Early Review: Leaving Amarillo
9 March, 2015 / 0 Comments

Leaving Amarillo (Neon Dreams #1) by Caisey Quinn My Copy: ARC eBook, 285 pages Publication Date: March 17, 2015 (Next Week!) Publisher: William Morrow Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Dixie Lark hasn’t had it easy. She lost her parents in an accident when she was young and grew up in a ramshackle house on a dirt road in Amarillo with her ailing grandparents and overprotective older brother. Thanks to her grandfather, Dixie learned to play a mean fiddle, inspired by the sounds of the greats—Johnny and June, Waylon, and Hank. Her grandfather’s fiddle changed Dixie’s life forever, giving her an outlet for […]


Review: When We Collide

Review: When We Collide
6 March, 2015 / 0 Comments

When We Collide by A.L. Jackson My Copy: eBook, 239 pages Publication Date: August, 2012 Publisher: Sapphire Star Publishing Source: Author William has spent six years running from his past and the last eight months trying to rid his mind of the dreams that increasingly haunt his nights. Trapped in a world of false ambitions and feigned affections, William knows he’s reached a breaking point and something’s going to give. Maggie had lived her entire life without hope until one man showed her what it meant to be loved. He’d been her light in a lifetime of darkness. Six years […]


Hits Stores Tomorrow Review: Finding Jake

Hits Stores Tomorrow Review: Finding Jake
23 February, 2015 / 1 Comment

Finding Jake by Bryan Reardon My Copy: ARC eBook, 217 pages Publication Date: February 24, 2015 (Tomorrow!) Publisher: William Morrow & Company Source: Publisher via Edelweiss A heart-wrenching yet ultimately uplifting story of psychological suspense in which a parent is forced to confront what he does—and does not—know about his teenage son, in the vein of Reconstructing Amelia, Defending Jacob, and We Need to Talk about Kevin. While his successful wife goes off to her law office each day, Simon Connolly takes care of their kids, Jake and Laney. Now that they are in high school, the angst-ridden father should […]


DNF: Unwind

DNF: Unwind
20 February, 2015 / 2 Comments

DNF Explanation for Unwind by Neal Shusterman How far I got: 28% Keep in mind throughout reading my DNF explanation that I am merely basing my opinions on the first 28% of the book. I found this book to have an unrealistic concept. I don’t believe that parents would raise a child for 13-18 years only to have them “unwound,” which is just their way of saying “killed” for the purposes of donating organs to others. This just doesn’t seem plausible to me. The story starts off throwing the reader right into the action. Unfortunately, this doesn’t leave much room […]


Review: The Hunt

Review: The Hunt
16 February, 2015 / 0 Comments

The Hunt (The Hunt #1) by Andrew Fukuda My Copy: ARC Paperback, 296 pages Publication Date: May, 2012 Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Source: Through trade Gene is different from everyone else around him.  He can’t run with lightning speed, sunlight doesn’t hurt him and he doesn’t have an unquenchable lust for blood.  Gene is a human, and he knows the rules.  Keep the truth a secret.  It’s the only way to stay alive in a world of night—a world where humans are considered a delicacy and hunted for their blood. When he’s chosen for a once in a lifetime opportunity […]


Hits Stores Tomorrow Review: Riot

Hits Stores Tomorrow Review: Riot
9 February, 2015 / 0 Comments

Riot (Mayhem #2) by Jamie Shaw My Copy: ARC eBook, 249 pages Publication Date: February 10, 2015 (tomorrow!) Publisher: Avon Impulse Source: Publisher via Edelweiss When Dee Dawson meets sexy mohawked guitarist Joel Gibbon, she knows it won’t be long before she has him wrapped around her finger. No guy has ever been able to resist her… but Dee’s met her match in a player like Joel. Dee’s not the relationship type—not after seeing the pain “love” has caused her friends and family—yet she’s desperate to make Joel want her more than anyone else. He quickly becomes an obsession, and […]


Review: Ten Tiny Breaths

Review: Ten Tiny Breaths
2 February, 2015 / 1 Comment

Ten Tiny Breaths (Ten Tiny Breaths #1) by K.A. Tucker My Copy: eBook Publication Date: February, 2013 Publisher: Atria Books Source: Purchased Four years ago Kacey Cleary’s life imploded when her car was hit by a drunk driver, killing her parents, boyfriend, and best friend. Still haunted by memories of being trapped inside, holding her boyfriend’s lifeless hand and listening to her mother take her last breath, Kacey wants to leave her past behind. Armed with two bus tickets, twenty-year-old Kacey and her fifteen-year-old sister, Livie, escape Grand Rapids, Michigan, to start over in Miami. Struggling to make ends meet, […]


Review: Nobody

Review: Nobody
26 January, 2015 / 2 Comments

Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes My Copy: ARC Paperback, 393 pages Publication Date: January, 2013 Publisher: Egmont USA Source: Traded for There are people in this world who are Nobody. No one sees them. No one notices them. They live their lives under the radar, forgotten as soon as you turn away. That’s why they make the perfect assassins. The Institute finds these people when they’re young and takes them away for training. But an untrained Nobody is a threat to their organization. And threats must be eliminated. Sixteen-year-old Claire has been invisible her whole life, missed by the Institute’s […]


Review: Deliverance

Review: Deliverance
23 January, 2015 / 0 Comments

Deliverance (Defiance #3) by C.J. Redwine My Copy: Hardcover, 470 pages Publication Date: August 26, 2014 Publisher: Balzer + Bray Source: Library Everything hangs in the balance, and nothing is certain: Rachel has been kidnapped by enemy forces and is being taken to Rowansmark while Logan, imprisoned and awaiting trial, is unable to leave Lankenshire. Separated from each other and their Baalboden comrades, each must find a way to achieve what they desperately want: to rid their world once and for all of the Commander and the tech that controls the deadly Cursed One. Fighting through her pain and embracing the […]