A book hasn’t whipped me into a fervor of action like Book Whisperer in quite some time. But I’m glad it did. And the thing is, it’s not like the author, Donalyn Miller, has presented me with some unknown truth. Instead, she’s asked some tough questions and challenged me to get down to the heart … [Read More »]
The favorite subject of political thriller authors nowadays is high-level global conspirators buried within the US government, and The Dark Hour is unfortunately a rather cliche example. This time the conspirators, who all seem to share a disdain for the common man and an ability to use murder with impunity on behalf of their … [Read More »]
I really liked this book. It reminded me a lot of Buffy, both in the storyline and in humor.
Harper has a lot on her plate, between cotillion, being student body president, and cheerleading. She doesn’t expect to suddenly inherit super ninja powers that she must use to defend her arch nemesis, David. … [Read More »]
This is a rebooted version of The Great Gatsby set in modern-day Hamptons. Naomi is spending the summer with her mother, who desperately wants to fit in with the super rich vacationers. A mysterious girl moves in next door, a mysterious blogger named Jacinda. Everyone wants to be featured on her fashion blog. … [Read More »]
This book is really sort of goofy. It’s The Hunger Games plus The Amazing Race plus Pokemon.
The main character, Tella, gets an invitation to participate in the Brimstone Bleed. It’s a race through four environments. All of the contestants have a loved one who is terribly sick, all of them have the … [Read More »]
This story is about two cups of Beauty and the Beast, a dash of Rumpelstiltskin, and a pinch of Bluebeard. The mixture is then blended with a heaping tablespoon of fantasy (I don’t know, there’s this weird touch magic thing).
A teenage girl named Nyx is forced to marry a horrible beast. Her future … [Read More »]
Baldacci brings John Puller back for another attempt at a Reacher-like hit, but –while slightly better than the first book Zero Day—The Forgotten doesn’t come close to his early stuff. Indeed, Baldacci had a hit-em-out-of-the-park winner with one of his earliest novels Wish You Well, and I’ve been waiting ever since for something with the … [Read More »]
I put Me Before You on my to-read list after reading ModernLove’s review back in February. The emotional response she had to the book elevated it from a maybe read to a definitely read (the book was already on my radar given Jen K’s, Malin’s, and HelloKatieO’s reviews from CBR5).
Here is what … [Read More »]
If you’re looking for a great poolside or beach read for what’s left of summer, The Fever would be a very satisfying choice. It’s a mystery involving teenage lust, parental lust, environmental toxins, and anti-vaxxers.
The action focuses on the Nash family. Dad is a high school chemistry teacher, Eli is a dreamy senior … [Read More »]
Rogues was my second George R.R. Martin/Gardner Dozois themed anthology in less than six months, and I’m happy to say I enjoyed it more overall than their previous effort, Dangerous Women. (I will pick up Warriors eventually. Maybe next year. I’m soooo done with anthologies for now.) And I’m sad to say, especially for … [Read More »]