recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Fiction

Review: The House Children

Review: The House Children

The House Children by Heidi Daniele   Mary Margaret Joyce belongs to no one. And no one belongs to her. The night she was rescued from a shuttered barn by the friendly face of a young woman she vaguely knew, Mary was sure she’d finally […]

Review: When We Left Cuba

Review: When We Left Cuba

When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton   “Tonight, I looked at myself in the mirror, and it occurred to me that perhaps adulthood has come not with a white gown and a view thrust upon me against my wishes, but rather in this moment, […]

Review: Sinner

Review: Sinner

Sinner by Christopher Graves   So, I’ll preface this review by disclosing the fact that I’ve read a lot of thrillers. I’ve also read some horror. And I’ve read some twisted psychological novels that left me feeling dirty and shaking my head like … “what […]

Review: Willa of the Wood

Review: Willa of the Wood

Willa of the Wood by Robert Beatty   Willa can blend. She can disappear. She can bend the wood to her very will, feeling the drum of it deep in her bones. She can move like a snake, silent and cunning. The very soil of […]

Review: Umbertouched

Review: Umbertouched

Umbertouched by Livia Blackburne   When last we saw the healer Zivah and the warrior Dineas, they were on a mission against the Empire. All of their collective efforts were wrapped up in finding out the purpose and strategy of the impending war, and what […]

Review: Lying In Wait

Review: Lying In Wait

Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent   Deliciously demented. Cleverly cruel. Satisfying and sadistic. These things may not make up the most ideal everyday scenario – but for me, they make the best types of thrillers. You know, those books that you simply have to […]

Review: Something In The Water

Review: Something In The Water

Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman   Let’s talk bookclubs. In the past few years, they have become all the rage in a multitude of communities. Whether it’s an excuse to get out of the house once a month and leave the kids and […]

Double Review: Seasons of Littleton

Double Review: Seasons of Littleton

Christmas at Edgewood Park & Christmas at Cartwright Manor a pair of novellas, by Shaela Kay   Happy New Year, my loyal readers and bookish enthusiasts! I hope you’ve all had wonderful and memorable holidays with the loved ones you have chosen to spend your […]

Review: My Awfully Wedded Husband

Review: My Awfully Wedded Husband

My Awfully Wedded Husband by Minerva Stewart   Of all the ties that work to bind humanity together, the threads that weave sisterhood are among the most complex and beautiful. The tapestry that can be drawn amongst the bonds between women carry with them a […]

Review: Picture Us In The Light

Review: Picture Us In The Light

Picture Us In the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert   Life in the Cheng household has always been quiet. Danny has grown up much of his life in an affluent part of California, watching his parents work hard at their jobs to create an existence […]