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: The Temple House Vanishing

“If only our lives were like a book and you could stop and ponder the ideas raised for a moment, turn the pages back and read again. But this time more carefully. It would make all the difference.” ————————– Temple House is a Catholic boarding school for teen girls, when Louisa is admitted as aContinue reading “REVIEW: The Temple House Vanishing”

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”

🐠 Vacation Review: The Maidens 🐠

“There was a word for this moment in Greek tragedy: anagnorisis – recognition – the moment when the hero finally sees the truth and understands his fate – and how it’s always been there, the whole time, in front of him.” ————————— So I was one of the few folks who didn’t think The SilentContinue reading “🐠 Vacation Review: The Maidens 🐠”

☀️ Vacation Review: The Safe Place ☀️

Finally, the perfect beach thriller!  When Emily’s dreams as an actress fail, she takes a temp job that seems to not be going any better. The day after she is fired she is offered a unique position as a live in personal assistant for a wealthy family but she must sign an NDA to start.Continue reading “☀️ Vacation Review: The Safe Place ☀️”

💄 REVIEW: The Hunting Wives 💄

Whooo boy, these ladies are scandalous! When Sophie moves from the city to a rural Texas town, she finds herself enthralled with a group of glamorous, MILF-y residents… one in particular. She finds herself drawn (ok, obsessed) with getting the approval, acceptance and adoration of Margot and her friends. These women are rich and bored withContinue reading “💄 REVIEW: The Hunting Wives 💄”

🌸 REVIEW: The Plot 🌸

“You act like words don’t belong to everyone. You act like words don’t belong to everyone. You act like stories don’t have real people attached to them.” ———————————— I’m rarely at a loss for words but I have no idea how to rate this book. Its premise is so unique. I’m not going to giveContinue reading “🌸 REVIEW: The Plot 🌸”

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”

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”