Morning Star – Review

Here's the deal Howlers! This is the third book in a trilogy, so this review will contain spoilers from the first two books. It can't be helped so stop whining, you gorydamn Pixies. To be perfectly honest darling, if you haven't read this series by now, you are never going to earn your scar at [...]

Red Rising – Review

"I would have lived in peace. But my enemies brought me war." Anyone who has known me at all, for any time, during the last two years, has probably had me try and push this book on them. I mean, it's pretty bloodydamn amazing. As I've pushed it and raved about it and wanted to [...]

The Balance Project – Review

"You've got to make your own dreams happen, Lucy," Ty says. "Sounds a lot like you're helping to make someone else's dreams happen." The Balance Project is such a fun read! Very reminiscent of The Devil Wears Prada and The Nanny Diaries, The Balance Project is about the life of a working woman who earnestly [...]

Containment – Review

"When it comes to contagious diseases, it's a pretty small world." I knew by the synopsis that this book was going to be a terrifying ride. I knew going in, and yet somehow I was still unprepared for the terror this book brought! Mariah Rossi studies viruses and works to make sure that in the [...]

Blade’s Edge – Review

"Was it impossible to hide who you really were forever?" What an incredible book! Blade's Edge is such a phenomenal story. A fantasy world built with similarities to feudal Japan, but written with such intensity that it mirrors a dystopian novel. I was immediately swept into the enormity of this world and immersed in the [...]

The Outskirts of Hope – Review

"During the height of the civil rights movement, my family moved to a small, all-black town in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, where my father opened a clinic and mother Aura Kruger, taught English at the local high school." This book is a memoir, written by the youngest daughter Jo, but mainly told through [...]

The Cottingley Secret – Review

"The soul of the fairy is its evanescence. Its charm is the eternal doubt, rose-tinted with the shadow of a hope. But the thrill is all in ourselves." The Cottingley Secret is part historical novel, part contemporary novel, where the two stories intersect and meet together in the end. In 1917, two girls brought together [...]

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 [...]

Slipsliding by the Bay – Review

"We can't stay locked in the past. That's one of the temptations of the ivory tower, to fall into the trap of complacency." Slipsliding by the Bay was a fun, quirky read. The book follows the trials and tribulations of a struggling Lakeside University in the 1970's. Lakeside has been struggling for a few years, [...]

Truly Madly Guilty – Review

"It was interesting that fury and fear could look so much the same." Truly Madly Guilty is a book that dug it's way deep under my skin and planted itself firmly in my heart. It explores the idea of what can happen on an ordinary day. A day where a group of adults, neighbors and [...]