REVIEW: The Girl who Died

I’ve been to Iceland twice and I love their literature, I will read anything set in the unique environment, especially if it takes place off the beaten path like this one. Una’s life is plodding along at a mediocre pace with no real success or joy. When she sees an add for a teacher inContinue reading “REVIEW: The Girl who Died”

REVIEW: Gods of Jade and Shadow

“Words are seeds, Casiopea. With words you can embroider narratives, the narratives breed myths, and there’s power in myth. Yes, the things you name have power.” ———————————– Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Mexican Gothic was one of my favorite reads of last year so I had high hopes going into Gods of Jade and Shadow and I wasContinue reading “REVIEW: Gods of Jade and Shadow”

REVIEW: Arsenic and Adobo

“Even now, the thought of staying here forever felt like a hand squeezing me tighter and tighter – this phantom hand molding me into the shape everyone else wanted me to be.” ————————————- Ok, so this was my first cozy mystery… the genre never appealed to me because I generally prefer a grittier story. IContinue reading “REVIEW: Arsenic and Adobo”

Pub Day REVIEW: Mirrorland

“Because stealing someone else’s air is how you breathe.” ————————- Mirrorland is a psychological thriller that I imagine won’t be for everyone but boy did I enjoy it! The story follows Cat who travels home to Scotland after her twin sister, El, goes missing. Cat and her sister haven’t spoken in years but were veryContinue reading “Pub Day REVIEW: Mirrorland”

Pub Day Review: The Lost Village

Are you looking for a creepy slow burn mystery that will raise the hair on the back of your neck? Then The Lost Village is for you. It follows a small group of Scandinavian filmmakers who are investigating the mystery of an old mining town that was found deserted in the late 50’s. The group isContinue reading “Pub Day Review: The Lost Village”

REVIEW: Fire Keeper’s Daughter

“It’s your identity, but it gets defined or controlled by other people.” ———————————- “The stilettos aren’t fme shoes. They are fyou shoes.” ———————————- What can I say about Fire Keeper’s Daughter?! I loved it! It’s Sadie meets Winter Counts and is full of gorgeous tribal stories and traditions weaved into a modern teen’s world. DaunisContinue reading “REVIEW: Fire Keeper’s Daughter”

PUB DAY REVIEW: The Windsor Knot

When I picked up the Windsor Knot, I was so intrigued by the idea of HRH Queen Elizabeth solving crimes, I expected campy Miss Marple vibes, but what I got was a story with a shrewd, politically astute Queen looking to correct a bungled investigation without getting any credit for it. I was here forContinue reading “PUB DAY REVIEW: The Windsor Knot”

REVIEW: The Family Upstairs

Imagine the day you turn 25, a letter shows up saying that you’re due to inherit a mansion worth millions. Libby get such a letter one day, she finds out that her birth parents didn’t give her up for adoption willingly but had passed away, leaving their home to her upon her 25th birthday. WhenContinue reading “REVIEW: The Family Upstairs”

REVIEW: Every Last Fear

Wow, poor Matt, this kid has been through some stuff! First, his older brother is convicted of murder and then featured on a highly rated documentary that seems to point to shoddy police work and a coerced confession. Then the rest of his family is murdered on a trip to Mexico. We find out theContinue reading “REVIEW: Every Last Fear”

REVIEW: Sadie

Let me start by saying, I love a good crime podcast. When I saw this was YA, I wasn’t sure what to expect as far as a good crime story. But it gave me everything I was hoping for when I read The Night Swim, which fell short for me. What Sadie had that TheContinue reading “REVIEW: Sadie”