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 […]

Book Review: The Last Goodbye by Fiona Lucas

Nearly three years ago Anna’s life was shattered when her husband Spencer was killed in a tragic accident. Anna has spent every day since then wrapped in the numb embrace of her grief. On New Years Eve while in the depths of despair, Anna dials Spencer’s phone number, desperate to hear his voice on his […]

Book Review: The Project by Courtney Summers

Courtney Summers has done it again. She is undeniably the queen of raw, gritty, dark contemporary YA. In The Project, Summers introduces us to sisters Bea and Lo Denham. After a car accident claimed their parents and left Lo hospitalized, Bea was drawn into the comforting embrace of The Unity Project. At the head of The […]

Book Review: We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker

Set in the small towns of Cape Haven, CA and Copper Falls, MT, We Begin at the End is a haunting and somber tale of just how far-reaching secrets of the past are and the destruction they can cause to the lives of the innocent. Duchess Day Radley is a 13-year-old self-described outlaw, doing her […]

Book Review: Lore by Alexandra Bracken

I initially had the opportunity to read a 6 chapter excerpt of Lore (coming 01/25/2021) and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the full book! Thankfully, the wonderful folks at Hyperion Publishing gave me a full copy to review, so I’m amending my initial review (which can be found here) and updating it […]

Book Review: Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer

Marissa Meyers fans rejoice! A new book has been released. But if you’re expecting something similar to The Lunar Chronicles or Renegades, this is NOT that book. Instant Karma is a contemporary YA about Prudence Barnett, a rather tightly wound high achiever. As the book opens, Prudence has been paired with Quint Erickson for a […]