Book Review: The Twin by Natasha Preston

*This review contains some mild, non-specific spoilers. The Twin by Natasha Preston is a dark teen novel published in March 2020. My local Barnes & Noble in Shelby Twp, Michigan had signed copies sitting out on a table in the YA section, and the opening pages intrigued me, so I purchased it. With the creepy-twin … Continue reading Book Review: The Twin by Natasha Preston

Book Review: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Title: Where the Crawdads SingAuthor: Delia OwensGenre: Adult Fiction, Women's FictionPage Count: 379 pagesPublisher: G.P. Putnam's SonsRelease Date: August 14, 2018 Publisher’s Summary: For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals … Continue reading Book Review: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Editor’s Review: Foretold (Book 3 of the Near Deaths Series) by Holly M. Campbell

*Full disclosure: I was the editor of this novel for 48fourteen Publishing. Foretold (48fourteen, 2018) by Holly M. Campbell is the third - and final? - book in the Near Deaths Series. As a mega-fan of Mrs. Campbell's previous works, including Foreshadowed (Book 1), Forewarned (Book 2), and Without Curtains, I was beyond honored to … Continue reading Editor’s Review: Foretold (Book 3 of the Near Deaths Series) by Holly M. Campbell

Editor’s Review: Nocturnal Meetings of the Misplaced by R.J. Garcia

*I was the editor of this novel for The Parliament House Press. Nocturnal Meetings of the Mispalced (The Parliament House Press, 2018) by R.J. Garcia is my favorite book I've edited to date - and one of my all-time favorite novels ever. This unputdownable debut blends my favorite elements of YA, horror/mystery, small towns, a … Continue reading Editor’s Review: Nocturnal Meetings of the Misplaced by R.J. Garcia

Book Review: Origin (Robert Langdon #5) by Dan Brown

Origin (Penguin Random House, October 2017) is the latest installment of the Robert Langdon series by Dan Brown, following bestsellers Angels & Demons, The DaVinci Code, The Lost Symbol, and Inferno. However, the books can more or less be read out of order, as each adventure is separate and none really build upon the others … Continue reading Book Review: Origin (Robert Langdon #5) by Dan Brown

Book Review: Haunting the Deep by Adriana Mather

"'Someone or multiple someones are intentionally rewriting history,' Alice says.  'And keeping the Titanic stuck in time before its sinking,' Susannah says." - p. 249 Haunting the Deep (Knopf, 2017) is the sequel to How to Hang a Witch by #1 NYT bestselling YA author, Adriana Mather. In Mather's second YA paranormal thriller, we pick … Continue reading Book Review: Haunting the Deep by Adriana Mather

Netflix Review: Stranger Things Seasons 1 & 2

This is my first TV series review on this book blog. I read far more than I watch TV, this is true. In fact, I don't watch television at all, unless it's late night political satire (think Colbert, Bill Maher, John Oliver), and I watch those via YouTube, so my TV is mainly for films. … Continue reading Netflix Review: Stranger Things Seasons 1 & 2

Book Review: See How They Run (Embassy Row #2) by Ally Carter

"I am the villain of my own story." - p. 120 See How They Run (Scholastic 2015) is the second book in Ally Carter's Embassy Row series. I very much enjoyed the first novel, All Fall Down, and was eager to continue the series. The sequel did not disappoint. We begin with our anti-heroine, Grace, who … Continue reading Book Review: See How They Run (Embassy Row #2) by Ally Carter

Book Review: All Fall Down (Embassy Row #1) by Ally Carter

"I am the Girl Who Cried Wolf. And now I am the only one who can save the lambs." - p. 291 All Fall Down (Scholastic, 2015) by Ally Carter is a YA political thriller and the first book in the Embassy Row series. From the first page, I was intrigued by the character of Grace … Continue reading Book Review: All Fall Down (Embassy Row #1) by Ally Carter

Book Review: Forewarned (Book 2 of the Near Deaths Series) by Holly M. Campbell

I received an ARC of this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. I have been waiting over a year for this novel. I could say that it delivered, it didn't disappoint, that it was even better than Book 1, Foreshadowed - but those would be understatements. To put it simply, this book … Continue reading Book Review: Forewarned (Book 2 of the Near Deaths Series) by Holly M. Campbell

Book Review: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Delirium (2011) is the first book in a teen dystpoian trilogy by Lauren Oliver. Lena Haloway is a seventeen-year-old girl living in a distorted futuristic version of Portland, Maine. In the new United States society, love is considered a toxic disease, and citizens are "cured" of it via brain surgery once they turn eighteen. Lena is counting down … Continue reading Book Review: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Book Review: Without Curtains by Holly M. Campbell

Without Curtains (2015) is the second book by Holly M. Campbell I've had the pleasure of reading. After thoroughly enjoying her debut, Foreshadowed, I was more than eager to get my hands on her newest release... and it did not disappoint! I inhaled this novel in a single day, because I was simply unable to … Continue reading Book Review: Without Curtains by Holly M. Campbell

Book Review: Foreshadowed (Book 1 of the Near Deaths Series) by Holly M. Campbell

Foreshadowed is the latest 48fourteen novel by new author Holly M. Campbell, and is the best teen paranormal thriller I've read in a long time. It's well-written, equally dark as it is funny, with a truly brilliant premise and a unique and interesting narrator. The story centers around Hope, a high school junior who can read … Continue reading Book Review: Foreshadowed (Book 1 of the Near Deaths Series) by Holly M. Campbell

Book Review: The Robert Langdon books by Dan Brown

The Robert Langdon books by Dan Brown consist of four (to date) fast-paced thriller/suspense novels, featuring fictitious genius Harvard symbology and iconology professor, Robert Langdon. I have read the first three: Angels & Demons, The DaVinci Code, and The Lost Symbol. Each book takes place in a famous city, involves a secret society of a religious … Continue reading Book Review: The Robert Langdon books by Dan Brown