Life in the Fat Lane, by Cherie Bennett

I’m not sure exactly when I came across this book—or exactly when I bought a copy for my Kindle—but as I was recently scrolling through titles I owned but hadn’t yet read, I decided to look into it. I had bought it for a reason, and with the calendar year coming to an end, I […]

This Is Me, by C.E. Wilson

It doesn’t take too much effort to look through the review list on this blog to see that I’m a fan of author C.E. Wilson. What I like most about her work is the lens she uses to present deep or important themes. The situations in her stories fall into the speculative fiction genre, but […]

Demon in Sight, by Dan Rix

There are many emotions a reader goes through when faced with the final book in a series s/he has been enjoying. Obviously, there’s the unbridled excitement that a new book is out, but it’s also a bittersweet feeling because after that, there will be no more. There may be trepidation, based on high expectations that […]

Untitled Beauty, by C.E. Wilson

I’ve read a few of author C.E. Wilson’s books over the past twelve months or so. She’s got a vivid imagination, she’s incredibly prolific with books coming out frequently, and she creates provocative worlds, characters, and situations. I have enjoyed all the books I’ve read of hers so far. A few months ago, her book […]

Nerve, by Jeanne Ryan

I’ve been blogging about two years now, and I was recently looking at the list of books I’ve reviewed. I’m proud of the fact that I have quite a collection of reviews, enough that I have almost every letter of the alphabet covered when it comes to book titles—Q, X & Z notwithstanding. But I […]

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs

Though I had seen the cover image for this book around the web the past couple of years, I don’t think I really had it on my radar (or on my to-read list) until I caught wind that it was being adapted into a movie to be directed by Tim Burton. The words peculiar children […]

Ensnared, by A.G. Howard

Last Christmas, my daughters gave me the first two books in A.G. Howard’s dark and twisted reimagining of Alice in Wonderland. The concept was outstanding: Alyssa is a direct descendant of Alice Liddell, the inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s book, who journeyed to the real Wonderland. I read the first book, Splintered, back in March and […]

Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies, by Lindsay Ribar

Come on, how could I resist a title and cover like this? How could I resist this basic plot synopsis? Aspen Quick’s family has the power to reach into people and take something from them—a memory, an ability, a personality trait, and/or more—but they do so to keep the cliff from crumbling down and killing […]

Gemini, by Sonya Mukherjee

As soon as I learned about this book, I wanted to read it. It wasn’t available at the time, so I’d have to wait. And wait. And wait. I avoided reading reviews, but I saw the high average star rating it had—people who had the privilege of reading an advance copy loved it. But I […]

The Space Between Heartbeats, by Melissa Pearl

After finishing a book I really enjoyed, I was waiting for another book I ordered to arrive. I needed something quick to read in the meantime, and though I found something on my Kindle, I read it too quickly—within 12 hours. I still had four more days to wait, so I scrolled through my Kindle […]