recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Dark

Review: Jar of Hearts

Review: Jar of Hearts

Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier   Georgina Shaw was sixteen years old when her best friend disappeared. Her name was Angela Wong and she was the prettiest and most popular girl in school. Captain of the cheerleaders. Ruler of the Cool Kid’s table in […]

Review: The Favorite Sister

Review: The Favorite Sister

The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll   Do you read what you’re told to read, or do you have your own mind and purpose? Before I start a new book, I have to look at reviews. I just cannot help myself. My husband is the […]

Review: Lie With Me

Review: Lie With Me

Lie With Me by Sabine Durrant   In the world and in people, both good and evil reside, but what elements lead to the shifting of a person to favor one over the other? Is a person all good, or all evil? What really lies […]

Review: Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things

Review: Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things

Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things by Martina McAtee   It’s no secret that I enjoy the twists and turns of a good YA fantasy story. I like a gritty, layered series even more. If I can combine the two and add in a certain […]

Review: Gods of Howl Mountain

Review: Gods of Howl Mountain

Gods of Howl Mountain by Taylor Brown   Rory Docherty cares for only a few things. His Granny. His Ford. Making money as whiskey runner. And perhaps, that dancing girl who makes hats. Life after war has proven a tad unpredictable, but he’s been able […]

Review: The Broken Girls

Review: The Broken Girls

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James   Idlewild Hall is hardly a sanctuary. It’s more aptly described as . . . a prison. In the 1950’s, the school is where the forgotten girls are sent. The troublemakers. The unwanted ones. The promiscuous and daring. […]

Review: The Flight Attendant

Review: The Flight Attendant

The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian   Sister. Orphan. Flight Attendant. Lonely. Drunk. Easy. Cassandra Bowden is all of these things. Complex and simple; she is a contradiction. Being a drunk helps her forget. The numbness that comes with alcohol is the real craving. As […]

Recommendation: The Cruel Prince

Recommendation: The Cruel Prince

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black   I used to never be a reader who gave into the hype and buzz a new book can sometimes bring along with it. But while Instagram has taken book marketing to an entirely different level, some books are […]

Review: The Belles

Review: The Belles

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton   Enter a world of delightful decadence and of pure, unadulterated perfection that has the ability to be shaped and molded at will. For a price. In the island city of Orléans, the Belles are curators of everything that is […]

Recommendation: The Couple Next Door

Recommendation: The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena   Is it true that you never quite know what’s going on behind closed doors? For Anne and Marco Conti, the fact that they do their best to put their best foot forward is not as obvious as […]