The Hazelwood – Review

"My mother was raised on fairy tales, but I was raised on highways." The Hazel Wood is a remarkable creative blend of urban fantasy and twisted fairy tales with a touch of mystery added for flavor. This combination is incredibly creative and takes you deep into not just a fairy tale, or it's retelling, but [...]

Cut – Review

"Because of an organ shortage, most of the patients were at death's door before they received a liver, and many died waiting." Cut is a medical mystery novel diving into the murky world of organ donation. Sarah Golden is a transplant nurse who loves her job. She is confident that people cannot manipulate the organ [...]

After Midnight – Review

"Alix knew she was in trouble." We open with that line, immediately pulling us into a story full of scandal and intrigue. Alix, blackmailed into impersonating her twin sister Lily, begins her misadventure by thinking Lily's husband Nicholas to be an oblivious fool. Lily has assured her he pays no attention to her and will [...]

Seance Infernale – Review

"All those things you fear will reach from into the shadows and pull you down there with them." Seance Infernale is an intense thriller following Alex Whitman on his journey to find a piece of film, only rumored to exist. In America, Thomas Edison is credited with building the first camera known to capture motion pictures. [...]

The Party – Review

"The interview room is small and square." We begin The Party with the definitions of the word. A social gathering. A political group.  A guilty person. The wording of the title and placing these definitions in the beginning deliciously brilliant, as we know going in that this novel will be an experience on a multidimensional [...]

Trapped in Silver – Review

"There was a time I was afraid of the dark." From the very first moments of this book, I fell in love with Ava. A girl who dresses as a boy so that she can keep the family farm afloat while her father goes away on extended trips. It was love at first sass. Ava [...]

The Salt Line – Review

"The burn was the first rite of passage." Man! Strap in when you open this novel, because you are in for an intense ride! The Salt Line is everything a solid dystopian novel should be. We learn that the burn referred to in the first sentence, is the burn of a Stamp. A small device [...]

The Readymade Thief – Review

"What do you do when the one true thing in your life turns out to be a lie?" Lee Cuddy is used to being invisible. She isn't seen by her father, who leaves without a goodbye or even a forwarding address. She isn't seen by her mother, who quickly succumbs to her new boyfriends whims [...]

Block 46 – Review

There are some books where the synopsis cannot possibly prepare you for what you are about to read. Where the synopsis cannot begin to encompass the words contained within the covers. Where words like shocking and breathtaking are inadequate to describe the experience. Block 46 is one of those books. It's been one week since [...]

The Owl Always Hunts At Night – Review

The Owl Always Hunts At Night by Samuel Bjørk My rating: 4 of 5 stars I admit, I am always a bit nervous when sitting down to start a new crime thriller. I'm afraid it won't be thrilling enough, or compelling enough, or shocking enough. I am especially nervous when reading an author I haven't [...]