Tuesday, August 22, 2017

THE OTHER GIRL BY ERICA SPINDLER - BOOK REVIEW


This crime thriller combines a few of my essential parts of a great mystery: a twisted past, a character no one will believe is telling the truth, and the need for revenge.


Monday, August 21, 2017

THE VALIANT BY LESLEY LIVINGSTON - BOOK REVIEW

Finally, I have a use for that Latin course I took last year! I loved the Roman empire history of this book, it was really interesting and unique.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

SHOPAHOLIC TO THE RESCUE BY SOPHIE KINSELLA - BOOK REVIEW

Thanks to Penguin Random House for sending me a copy of this book. While a review was not solicited, I am providing one because the book was sent to me.

Friday, August 18, 2017

THE LIE TREE BY FRANCES HARDINGE - BOOK REVIEW

Well, this book was not what I thought it would be. Instead of being a young adult contemporary with magical realism elements, it was actually a middle-grade historical fiction with a dash of magic that could maybe be explained by science. Maybe it's my fault for not doing enough research on it, but from the synopsis, there was nothing to suggest this.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

THE WRATH & THE DAWN BY RENÉE AHDIEH - BOOK REVIEW

I have heard nothing but amazing things about this book and to be perfectly honest, that made me a little nervous going in. I wasn't sure if it was going to live up to the hype, and I'm still not sure it does in every regard.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A STRANGER IN THE HOUSE BY SHARI LAPENA - BOOK REVIEW

After reading and very much enjoying Lapena's previous novel, The Couple Next Door, I was sure that I was going to love this one. Unfortunately, I found this one a little too predictable to call it an amazing thriller - I've got one word for you: AMNESIA.

Monday, August 14, 2017

SPELLBOOK OF THE LOST AND FOUND BY MOÏRA FOWLEY-DOYLE - BOOK REVIEW

There was a lot of hype around Fowley-Doyle's debut, The Accident Season, when it came out a few years back and while I liked that one, I think a lot of it was because of the hype. I'm sure this book will be equally as hyped, but I think it may just deserve the hype it will garner.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

LIKE IT NEVER HAPPENED BY EMILY ADRIAN - BOOK REVIEW

This book has been sitting on my shelf waiting to be read for a long time. I just never heard anything about it and the ratings weren't great. I finally picked it up and... I feel kinda indifferent. It wasn't one of those books where I wish I had picked it up sooner, but I didn't think I should never have picked it up.

Friday, August 11, 2017

TENDER IS THE NIGHT BY F. SCOTT FITZGERALD - BOOK REVIEW

This having been my third book by Fitzgerald, I thought I would enjoy it as much as I did another of his books, specifically, This Side of Paradise. I was surprised by how little I actually enjoyed this book, but there was a part of me that couldn't put this one down, for whatever reason.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

TOO LATE BY COLLEEN HOOVER - BOOK REVIEW

Colleen Hoover has become one of those auto-buy authors for me. I've reached the point now where I don't even have to know what the book is about, I just have to know that she wrote it and I will be reading it.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

THE GIRL WHO FELL BY S.M. PARKER - BOOK REVIEW

Books about toxic relationships seem to be all the rage these days so I was interested in picking this one up. While I enjoyed the story and plot, I don't think it brought anything new to the usual trope.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

WORLDS OF INK AND SHADOW BY LENA COAKLEY - BOOK REVIEW

Ok, so I think this is one of those classic I didn't really know what I was reading until I started it. I thought I was getting a modern-day story about the Brontë siblings, but actually what I got was more of a historical fiction with a magical twist.

Monday, August 7, 2017

THE SERPENT KING BY JEFF ZENTNER - BOOK REVIEW

After reading an absolutely adoring Zentner's second novel, Goodbye Days, I figured it was time to read his debut novel. I expected to enjoy this book, maybe a bit more than I actually did, but it left me in a blubbering mess, something which gives it an extra star in itself for me.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

QUEEN OF SHADOWS BY SARAH J. MAAS - BOOK REVIEW

Well, it's been a while since I read a book in this series, I think I read book three just over two years ago so I didn't really remember too much of what happened. I think I'm still processing everything that happened but I *think* I liked it?

Friday, August 4, 2017

SHALLOW GRAVES BY KALI WALLACE - BOOK REVIEW

I know I do it a lot but I want you to know that I went into this book with little expectations and having not really read the synopsis. I knew there was a dead girl who wasn't dead. That's about it. And I'm still trying to wrap my head around what happened.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

DOWN WITH THE SHINE BY KATE KARYUS QUINN - BOOK REVIEW


This might just have been one of the strangest books I've read in a while and I haven't quite decided if that's a good thing or not yet.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

GIRL IN SNOW BY DANYA KUKAFKA - BOOK REVIEW

Going in, the only thing I knew about this book was that it was a thriller. And it was one of the best kinds of thrillers because it was unique from many of the other thrillers I've read.


Monday, July 31, 2017

GEMINA BY AMIE KAUFMAN AND JAY KRISTOFF - BOOK REVIEW

I feel like a have grown a lot as a reader in the year and a half since I read book one and was pleasantly surprised by this book.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

AN EMBER IN THE ASHES BY SABAA TAHIR - BOOK REVIEW

I don't know if I've heard a lot of negative comments about this book, so I feel like all the positive hype is what killed this book for me.

Friday, July 28, 2017

THE LEAVING SEASON BY CAT JORDAN - BOOK REVIEW

Ok, so either I didn't read the synopsis of this book well enough or the 'tragedy' that was going to strike wasn't obvious enough for me to pick up on from the beginning.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

PLEASE DON'T TELL BY LAURA TIMS - BOOK REVIEW

When I started this book, I thought it was going to be about sexual assault. But it ended up being more of a murder mystery with a hint of blackmail and a mention of rape.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN BY ROSHANI CHOKSHI - BOOK REVIEW

I can already tell that I will struggle with this review because I can't decide if I liked the book or not.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

LITTLE MONSTERS BY KARA THOMAS - BOOK REVIEW

I went into this book with the memory of how much Thomas's previous novel, The Darkest Corners, wowed me and while I really enjoyed this book, I think having loved that book put my expectations a little too high with this one. It's a great book, but just not quite as good as I thought it would be.

Monday, July 24, 2017

THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING BY JEFF GILES - BOOK REVIEW

I'm not really too sure what I thought this book would be about going in, but it was definitely not what I ended up getting - in a good way.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

THE LYING GAME BY RUTH WARE - BOOK REVIEW


This was my third book by Ware, and even though I liked The Woman in Cabin 10 a bit more, this one is a close second.