REVIEW: The Last Nomad

“Stories have always created understanding and connection between humans. In this great era of misunderstanding, I wish to help rein us back to our shared humanity.” ———————– The story of Shugri’s life opened a new door for me, one that helped me to understand the life of women in Somalia. Born to a nomadic tribe,Continue reading “REVIEW: The Last Nomad”

REVIEW: Redemptor

“The only thing more powerful than a wish is purpose.” ————————————— The Raybearer was one of my favorite fantasy reads of last year and Redemptor is a beautiful ending to the story. Tarisai is the principled heroine that we all need in our lives. She learns some hard lessons as she must build her councilContinue reading “REVIEW: Redemptor”

Pub Day REVIEW: The Final Girl Support Group

“After a while, you start to realize that your life isn’t the thing that happens between the monsters, your life is the monsters.” —————————– Grady Hendrix is one of my favorite authors, his creepy creations are just everything for me. The Southern Book Club’s Guide for Slaying Vampires was in my top ten last year,Continue reading “Pub Day REVIEW: The Final Girl Support Group”

REVIEW: Kill All Your Darlings

“… you have a doctorate, right?”“Yes.”“Is it in stupidity? Is that what you studied?” ———————- Have I read two books about people who stole the plot of a book this summer? Yes, yes I have. The first one missed a lot of elements for me. This one is exactly what I was looking for. HaveContinue reading “REVIEW: Kill All Your Darlings”

REVIEW: Where It All Lands

When best friends Drew and Shane spot the new girl to school, they both fall for her at first sight, she’s beautiful and a band nerd like them. Rather than both vying for her attention and possibly ruining their friendship, they agree on a coin toss, an old tradition of theirs to avoid fighting betweenContinue reading “REVIEW: Where It All Lands”

REVIEW: Finding Napoleon

“I asked first. When no Justice is forthcoming, a man has the right to make his own.” ——————– I’ll admit, I am not a great expert on Napoleon or that particular time in European history. For some reason, it’s just an era that has not sparked my interest before now. When I got the opportunityContinue reading “REVIEW: Finding Napoleon”

Pub Day REVIEW: The Fiancee

Drama. Drama. Drama. When Summer joins her husband’s family for a vacation week at their Pennsylvania estate she is overjoyed at the thought of spending time with this peaceful, loving family. When an unexpected guest joins them she begins to fear the disruption to their bonding time, her worst fears are realized when one ofContinue reading “Pub Day REVIEW: The Fiancee”

REVIEW: Shutter

Betty is “tall, thin and lost.” She’s just Anthony Marino’s type. Anthony is Hollywood’s it boy and he thinks Betty is perfect for his new project. He offers her $40,000 to join the film which has no script and will require her to change her appearance and spend a few weeks in a remote MaineContinue reading “REVIEW: Shutter”

REVIEW: Florence Adler Swims Forever

“What did anyone ever know about a relationship that could look as transparent as a Coke bottle one moment and as milky as sea glass the next?” ————————– I picked this book up expecting a fun summer story about a strong woman in history doing something amazing, but boy was I shaken by the turnContinue reading “REVIEW: Florence Adler Swims Forever”

Pub Day Review: The Tragedy of Dane Riley

The Tragedy of Dane Riley is a great coming of age story in the vein of The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Dane is a senior in high school who is feeling lost, his father has recently passed away, his mother is now dating his father’s best friend and he’s in a new school. HeContinue reading “Pub Day Review: The Tragedy of Dane Riley”