Book Review: Little Secrets by Jennifer Hillier

      Little Secrets starts out strong. It’s a nightmare that no parent wants to imagine: you let go of your child for just a few seconds in a crowded market…and he’s gone!      Sixteen months later, Marin Machado is still living in the void of that moment when she let go of Sebastian to take […]

Book Review: Ruthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan

Ruthless Gods picks up in the same dark, gothic, and mind-bending world that Wicked Saints left us in. But then it throws in even more betrayal, far too many WTH moments to count, and of course, a cliffhanger at the end. In Ruthless Gods, Nadya, Serefin, and Malachiasz are back—and I still don’t know who […]

Book Review: The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow

Imagine a world in which artistic expression and appreciation is banned. In The Sound of Stars, just such a world exists. Two years after a third of the earth’s population was wiped out because of a misunderstanding between representatives of the earth and the invading Ilori, things that trigger human emotion (music, books, and art) […]

Book Review: Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers

Parker Fadley is angry.Until recently she was St. Peter’s High’s token “perfect” girl: cheerleading captain, future valedictorian, girlfriend of the most popular boy, and favorite of all the teachers. Now Parker is distancing herself from everything that made her perfect. She’s barely on track to graduate, drinking heavily, and isolating herself from her former friends […]

Book Review: How Quickly She Disappears by Raymond Fleischman

Set in 1941, against the harsh backdrop of a remote Alaskan community, How Quickly She Disappears is the story of Elisabeth, a wife and mother living a very quiet life in the far northern reaches of Alaska. Elisabeth is at a point in her life where she is isolated, geographically and emotionally, from her husband, […]

Book Review: Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin

Think of all the darkest vengefests you’ve enjoyed in literature and film and you have the experience that is Foul is Fair, the latest novel by Hannah Capin. MacBeth, Heathers, Mean Girls, Kill Bill, and AHS: Coven have all been used to describe elements and the tone of this new book, and they are all […]

Book Review: Storm and Fury (The Harbinger #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Storm and Fury is a spinoff of the Lux series (Edited– this is a spinoff to Dark Elements). As a disclaimer, I have not (yet!) read the Lux series, so my review is based entirely on this book. The world: It’s like ours, but gargoyles (you know, the stone statues!) came off their ledges several years ago […]

Book Review: Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward

There’s been a 911 call, screaming, and an officer arrives at a house to find blood everywhere. Welcome to Meadowlark, Kansas and “The Day of the Killing”. Beautiful Bad is told from multiple POV’s and throughout different points in history. Maddie and Ian meet overseas and fall in love. They are married and have a […]

Book Review: Legendary by Stephanie Garber

First, thank you to Stephanie Garber, Flatiron Books and NetGalley for an ARC of Legendary  Caraval is over and its secrets have been exposed…or have they? When Caraval ended Donatella Dragna had just received a message from “A friend” hinting that her mother would be proud, but that she must keep up her side of […]

Book Review: Hunger: A Tale of Courage by Donna Jo Napoli

      “Through the eyes of twelve-year-old Lorraine this haunting novel from the award-winning author of Hidden and Hush gives insight and understanding into a little known part of history—the Irish potato famine. It is the autumn of 1846 in Ireland. Lorraine and her brother are waiting for the time to pick the potato crop on their family […]