Book Review: The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins

The Wife Upstairs, by Rachel Hawkins, is one of those intense thrillers where you think you’ve got it all figures out only to realize the storyline is so much more twisted than you imagined. Jane is new to the Birmingham, Alabama area and is scraping by to make a living. She’s rooming with an ultra-creepy […]

Book Review: Ever After by Eden French

Ashe Pembroke is a modern-day Cinderella with an evil stepmother, a horrid stepsister, and a Prince Charming waiting on the horizon…make that two Prince Charmings! Rich, reformed party boy Sebastian Bradford is drop-dead sexy. He’s the son of a ruthless tycoon with one goal in mind, marry off his son to someone and ensure another […]

Book Review: Little Threats by Emily Schultz

Fifteen years ago privileged twins Carter and Kennedy Wynn, along with their friend Haley, embraced everything that defined the grunge era: partying, boys, and drugs. But after one acid-fueled night, Haley was dead and Kennedy had no memory of what happened, only that she woke up by her dead friend. Now, Kennedy is getting out […]

Book Review: The Safe Place by Anna Downes

Emily could use a knight in shining armor…a fairy godmother…just a lucky break! She’s lost her job, her agent, her apartment, and she’s not in the best place with her family. But just as everything seems to be falling apart, her former boss offers her an opportunity to spend the summer working for his family […]

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: Together We Caught Fire by Eva V. Gibson

While Together We Caught Fire is about a) a love triangle and b) a fairly nightmarish situation for a teen, it’s also a complex novel about overcoming tragedy and finding your place in the world. Lane Jamison has had a major crush on Grey McIntyre since a young age, but now it seems the worst […]

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, […]