Pub Day REVIEW: Woman on Fire

Jules is a young reporter who is famous for an article where she put herself as the bait in order to catch the culprit. It has made her over confident and fueled her ambition to an insane level. She worms her way into a decorated, famous investigative reporter’s office demanding a chance at a job.Continue reading “Pub Day REVIEW: Woman on Fire”

REVIEW: Drawn by the Current

“Life didn’t work that way. Chapters upon chapters remained unwritten, stretching out far beyond the point of escape. Surviving trauma wasn’t the end of the story. It was only the beginning.” —————————- I love historical fiction that highlights a snippet of history that I wasn’t previously aware of or that I hadn’t given much thought. OliveContinue reading “REVIEW: Drawn by the Current”

REVIEW: Elinor

“…these people showed more fruits of being true followers of God than those in England who attended church faithfully and quoted scriptures…” ————————– I am completely obsessed with early colonial America, especially the lost colony of Roanoke… honestly I’ll read anything that deals with the topic. Elinor is the story of the first governor ofContinue reading “REVIEW: Elinor”

REVIEW: The Singles Table

I really enjoyed Sara Desai’s The Dating Plan when I read it last year, she has a way of writing refreshing contemporary romance stories with substance. They’re full of strong, quirky characters who have depth and always a reason to fight the urge to fall in love. The Singles Table fits right in with thatContinue reading “REVIEW: The Singles Table”

Pub Day Review: REVIEW: A Spell of Rowans

“My mother, the witch from a fairytale with no happy ending.” ———————————- A Spell of Rowans is more of a murder mystery and family drama than a book about witches and magic. It reminded me in a lot of ways of The Family Plot. The Rowans are an unusual family in a small town andContinue reading “Pub Day Review: REVIEW: A Spell of Rowans”

Pub Day Review: Within these Wicked Walls

“You’re a surprisingly slow learner, Andromeda.” “Quick learner,” I said, my mind too tired to keep an annoyed bite from peeking through. “Slow follower.” ————————————- Within these Wicked Walls is THE PERFECT read for spooky season. Andromeda is a debtera, an Ethiopian exorcist, who is desperately trying to earn a patronage so that she canContinue reading “Pub Day Review: Within these Wicked Walls”

REVIEW: The Judge’s List

Grisham is back in his sweet spot with The Judge’s List, this novel is a cat and mouse game as the judicial commission tries to investigate a judge who may be a serial killer. We’ve met Lacy before in The Whistler and she’s now been dragged into another criminal case. She is contacted by a womanContinue reading “REVIEW: The Judge’s List”

REVIEW: The Spirit Engineer

“Oh, Darwin, Darwin, Darwin,’ said Stoupe. ‘The very enemy of magic himself. Very well then, perhaps not butterflies but even Mr Darwin would struggle to explain where we go when we die. He might be up there now, in fact, sitting on a wooly mammoth and thinking himself a perfect clown.” —————————- This book intriguedContinue reading “REVIEW: The Spirit Engineer”

REVIEW: Welcome to Kamini

Are you one of those people that are caught up in the go go go of life? Taking on more work than you can handle and taking the beautiful silent moments of the world for granted? That’s Russell when we meet him; he has accomplished a lot in his career, he is financially well offContinue reading “REVIEW: Welcome to Kamini”

REVIEW: The Family Plot

“Were you one of those color-outside-the-line sort of kids? That doesn’t mean you’re creative, you know, it means you’re wrong.” —————————————— The Lighthouse family is the Addams Family meets The Royal Tenenbaums. They are quirky, insular, devoted to each other and completely obsessed with murder. The island they live on has been haunted by aContinue reading “REVIEW: The Family Plot”