Mystery, Paranormal, Review, Young Adult

Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things by Martina McAtee

Wow. This one is a supernatural marvel. Just about any type of supernatural being you can think of is in this book. It's incredible how the author keeps it all straight. One of the main characters says that he feels like he's living in a real life version of Scooby Doo and that describes this… Continue reading Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things by Martina McAtee

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Action, Review, Uncategorized

Invasion of the Most Sacred by Robert Lovell Rooks

I really enjoyed this book. It is based around true events, but is set in 2017. The characters are well done and I didn't find a single one to be boring. Some are soldiers, with all the loneliness, fear, and disappointment that being away from home can bring. Such as Sgt. John Baker, who is… Continue reading Invasion of the Most Sacred by Robert Lovell Rooks

Action, Review, Thriller

Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

Battle Royale, a Japanese book published in Enlish in 2003, is an amazing powerhouse punch in the gut. It is the wilder, crazier, bloodier version of The Hunger Games. Any reader of Suzanne Collins' bestselling series should invest in this book that predates her version of population control through the gruesome manilpulation of teenagers. This… Continue reading Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

Contemporary, Review, Romance

Neanderthal Seeks Human: A Smart Romance by Penny Reid

The author isn't kidding when she calls this book a smart romance. It is full of words that are far from everyday and I found myself looking up a few in the dictionary, such as slamp and the numerous variations of that word. That one is only in the Urban Dictionary, in case you try… Continue reading Neanderthal Seeks Human: A Smart Romance by Penny Reid

Mystery, Review, Science Fiction

Chalice by Callaghan Grant

I find Callaghan Grant to be a very talented writer. This is the first of her books that I have read and, in spite of some difficulties, I was captivated by the storyline and how she pulled Erinn, Michael, Paeter, and the audience out of the mire. One must be alert in order to catch… Continue reading Chalice by Callaghan Grant

Mystery, Review, Science Fiction, Uncategorized, Young Adult

The Spirit by D. Nichole King

As the story unfolds, Carrie has just arrived in a small town where here grandparents live and work as farmers, and she is expected to spend the summer. A town that's only claim for fame is the Ax Murder House, which is actually a real thing. A myserious, chilling breeze blows past her. She has… Continue reading The Spirit by D. Nichole King

Contemporary, Mystery, Review, Thriller

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

This is a story of nasty dudes and naive women. I loved it. It's being compared to Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, but that's not a good comparison. They are both amazing in their own ways and for very different reasons. This book has so many questions that have to be answered. Is Megan dead… Continue reading The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Mystery, Review, Science Fiction

Through Violet Eyes by Stephen Woodworth

As soon as I started this book I was drawn in. It was well written and there was never a dull moment. It's always a smart move when an author introduces the characters right off the bat, and he did. There wasn't any excessive or unnecessary detail or inane conversation. These were characters that I… Continue reading Through Violet Eyes by Stephen Woodworth