recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Dark

Review: Mistress of All Evil : A Tale of the Dark Fairy

Review: Mistress of All Evil : A Tale of the Dark Fairy

Mistress of All Evil : A Tale of the Dark Fairy by Serena Valentino ” Whatever her origins, she belonged to the crows. “   Everyone knows the stories that belong to the princesses. They are tales as old as time, told of beautiful girls […]

Recommendation: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Recommendation: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson With autumn creeping into the periphery and bringing its cooler temperatures, falling leaves, and pumpkin spice lattes, I am personally looking forward to all the reading I’ll get done once October hits. The fall season brings lots […]

Review: Girl in Snow

Review: Girl in Snow

Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka Lucinda Hayes was a beautiful, popular girl. Blonde and in possession of a perfectly toned and tanned body, she spent her days babysitting little Ollie down the street or stretching her legs into first and fifth position in ballet […]

Review: The Teddy Bear Chronicles (Saved in Paris)

Review: The Teddy Bear Chronicles (Saved in Paris)

The Teddy Bear Chronicles (Saved in Paris) by Donnalyn Vojta When Kelly met the roughly handsome and intensely charming Mark, she was impressed with more than just his fancy education and the flashy job that came with a substantial paycheck. Mark Flannery was doting, seemed […]

Recommendation: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

Recommendation: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs “I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was.” Happy Summer! We get lots of reading done in the hot […]

Review: The Cellar

Review: The Cellar

The Cellar by Natasha Preston “ Four vases sat proudly on the side table behind the dining table and chairs; one held roses, one violets, one poppies. The fourth was empty. “ Natasha Preston began her writing career on an online platform called Wattpad – […]

Review: All The Missing Girls

Review: All The Missing Girls

All The Missing Girls by Megan Miranda “I couldn’t sleep in the house, worrying that there was something I was missing — someone who’d been in my house, possibly out there right now. I came out to the back porch sometime after midnight for the […]

Review: Dark Places

Review: Dark Places

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn “I was not a lovable child, and I’d grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul, and it’d be a scribble with fangs.” Gillian Flynn is best known for her astoundingly successful thriller, Gone Girl – […]

Recommendation: The Witching Hour

Recommendation: The Witching Hour

The Witching Hour by Anne Rice “Who in God’s name are you? she thought. The incongruity of it struck her slowly, along with a completely alien thought. This is not what it appears to be. this is some form of illusion I’m looking at! And […]

Review: The Dark Tower 1 – The Gunslinger

Review: The Dark Tower 1 – The Gunslinger

The Dark Tower 1 The Gunslinger by Stephen King “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.”  I have, regrettably, only had the pleasure of reading one Stephen King novel – 11.22.63. Before reading that particular book, I’d always avoided King […]