recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Dark

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 […]

Review: The Wife Between Us

Review: The Wife Between Us

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen Vanessa and Nellie are two women who share the same man. Or are they? Vanessa, the first wife. Shrunken to nearly half her size due to stress and emotional pain, she can barely make it […]

Recommendation: The Perfect Stranger

Recommendation: The Perfect Stranger

The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda   Running from a sketchy past as a journalist in the crisp confines of Boston, Leah Stevens is searching for a fresh start. Things turned ugly when she went too far on a story concerning suicides at the local […]

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 – […]