Book Review: Little Souls by Sandra Dallas

Little Souls by Sandra Dallas is a historical novel set in Denver, Colorado in 1918. It starts off strong as the main character Lucretia, or Lutie, as she’s called is walking home from her job. She comes across a small crowd gathered around a soldier, watching as the poor man dies from Spanish Flu. Hurrying home, […]

Sneak Peek Review: Gilded by Marissa Meyer

We all know Marissa Meyer is the master of the fairytale retellings. Well, she’s back at it—this time with a retelling of Rumpelstiltskin. I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek of the first ten chapters and this is what I can tell you about it. Serilda is an eighteen-year-old girl who lives with […]

Book Review: Falling by T.J. Newman

Falling is one of those action-packed thrillers that manages to masterfully pull you right into the story and then holds your attention all the way to the end. This debut novel, by real-life flight attendant T. J. Newman, certainly lives up to the hype. Captain Bill Hoffman is called by his boss to captain an […]

Book Review: The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz is a delicious and suspenseful story of a struggling novelist and a far-too-tempting opportunity. Jacob Finch Bonner was once a promising novelist, but years after his initial book he’s now struggling with his writing and working as a teacher for a third-rate MFA program. And then Evan Parker walks […]

Book Review: Margeete’s Harbor by Eleanor Morse

Margreete’s Harbor is a deeply emotional dive into the family of Margreete. Living alone in her home in Maine, it becomes evident that dementia is impeding her ability to safely live alone any longer. Her daughter Liddie uproots her own family—husband Harry and children Bernie and Eva—to move into the family home to help care […]

Book Review: The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon

The Drowning Kind is a twisted, creepy book—and I mean that in the best possible way. The story evolves over two timelines—1929 and contemporary—and involves the Brandenburg Springs. Four underground springs carry healing minerals into a pool. In 1929, Dr. and Mrs. Montrose visit the pool. Mrs. Montrose is desperate to have a baby and […]

Book Review: Blessed Monsters (Something Dark and Holy #3) by Emily A. Duncan

All the chaos, betrayal, and tragedy of the first two books in the Something Dark and Holy series comes to a head in Blessed Monsters and there are repercussions to be had. The eldritch gods have been freed and are ready to take of the world. Malachiasz is alone and struggling to fight the ancient god who has possessed […]

Book Review: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

Kristin Hannah is one of those authors who always manages to pull me directly into her stories in a quick manner.  She is a master at world building and setting a tone. In The Four Winds she hooked me on page one. The Four Winds opens with Elsa, a formerly ill girl who has grown […]