This is Book one of “The Dominion Trilogy”. All three books in the trilogy were available on Kindle Unlimited, so I downloaded all three and started at one! We open the story by meeting Zoey. She has no last name, and we find out quickly that she’s nearly 21. She lives in some sort of facility that is very strict. Throughout the story, we learn that she doesn’t know her parents, she doesn’t have any siblings, and she’s with other girls in the same boat. There was an event called The Dearth, where no more female babies were being born. […]
Trigger warning: Rape/captivity Helena Pelletier is just about as happy and at peace in her life as she can be. She has a loving husband, two daughters whom she loves, a jam making business and strong connection to nature and the world around her. In the first chapter or two, I was seriously envious, then the other shoe drops and we learn that Helena has been keeping secrets about her past. Now, due to her father escaping from prison (after fashioning a shiv out of toilet paper and toothpaste, say whaaaaaa???) not far from her house that her past is […]
After reading Swanson’s novel A Kind Worth Killing which was like a cross between Strangers on a Train and Don’t Make Agreements with Psychopaths for Dummies (a book not yet written but should be), I was excited to see that Swanson had another book, which is why I picked up Her Every Fear. A Kind Worth Killing had a hook immediately, Her Every Fear took me a little to get drawn in but after a few chapters, it was the thriller on steroids that I was hoping for. Our main character Kate Priddy decides to escape London (and something VERY […]
This collection contains lots of great horror stories. They are written by some really awesome YA authors as well. Sorry, I’m tired, so I’m going to direct you to my blog for more information. You can read my full review here.
100 Days of Cake is a book about a girl named Molly who suffers from depression. Her boyfriend broke up with her, and she had an episode at a swim meet that she doesn’t like to talk about. Since then, she gave up swimming and refuses to think about her future, college, or even getting her drivers license. The only things that keep her going are her job at Fishtopia and spending time with her coworker/crush Alex. They watch Golden Girls and eat lo mein, and you can obviously tell that Alex is into Molly, though she isn’t sure. To […]
This Cinderella story is super cute. It’s told from two perspectives: Danielle/Elle and Darien. Elle lives with her wicked stepmother and stepsisters. Darien starred in a teen soap and is about to take his first major movie role as Carmindor in a remake of the sci fi show Starfield. Elle and her father used to watch Starfield together, and he even created a convention for the show, ExcelsiCon. She is less than pleased that Darien was cast in the iconic role, and writes a fairly scathing review on her blog, Rebelgunner. Darien’s dad schedules him to appear at ExcelsiCon. This […]
White Hot is the second in the Hidden Legacy series. It was much delayed, and probably better for it. The cover is awful. Ignore the cover. The book is good. The first book, Burn for Me, was good too, but this one is better. After the events of Burn For Me, Nevada Baylor has decided to learn more about magic and her own magical talents. She hasn’t had to worry about romance because Mad Connor Rogan took her at her word and has left her alone. A new case draws her deeper into the House politics of Houston and brings Rogan back […]
The Fantastic and Forgotten, edited by Judika Illes (2016) – Usually when I review anthologies, I summarize individual stories and give an overall judgement, but this anthology is such a unique concept, I must discuss the entire anthology as a whole. First of all, I’d never heard of Weiser Books who published this anthology. They publish occult, esoteric, speculative, and New Age works. This collection, however, publishes stories of forgotten authors from the 1800s, mostly English, and includes such surprising (and not forgotten) authors such as Bram Stoker (yes, that Bram Stoker), Oscar Wilde, H.P. Lovecraft, Mrs. Lovecraft (who knew […]