Mystery, Young Adult

Nothing to Lose by Alex Flinn

Did you ever dream about joining the circus and running away when you were a kid? Did the thought of never-ending popcorn and cotton candy thrill you? What if it was more than a simple desire to escape chores and cleaning your room? For Matthew, that decision has a much darker motivation than riding the… Continue reading Nothing to Lose by Alex Flinn

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Mystery

Ice Blue by Emma Jameson

Anthony Hetheridge, ninth baron of Wellegrave and Chief Superintendent for New Scotland Yard, thinks DS Kate Wakefield is the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. When her superior, Superintendent Jackson, drunkenly approaches her in a bar one night, it marks the beginning of an ugly situation between the two, and it is only the… Continue reading Ice Blue by Emma Jameson

Mystery

White Water, Black Death by Shaun Ebelthite

At first, I was convinced right along with the characters that there is a terrorist attack on the cruise ship, the Symphony. It opens with a janitor and it is obvious that he is unwell, especially when he vomits into his mop bucket and then continues cleaning. It’s very  curious, not to mention beyond disgusting,… Continue reading White Water, Black Death by Shaun Ebelthite

Mystery, Suspense

In Broad Daylight – A Jess Harding Novel by Seth Harwood

This is a fascinating story. Jessica Harding is a FBI agent hot on the trail of a serial killer. Five years ago, she was in Anchorage, Alaska, chasing this same nightmare. It was her first time leading an investigation that contained crime scene after crime scene, and too few clues. After months, the scent grew… Continue reading In Broad Daylight – A Jess Harding Novel by Seth Harwood

Fantasy, Mystery, Review

Jackaby by William Ritter

It is winter 1892. Abigail Rook has just landed at New Fiddleham in New England. Although a proper young English woman, she has absconded with her school tuition money to go adventuring and heads straight to America. There, she's penniless, wearing a scrubby dress, and looking for employment. Fortunately, she stops at an inn where… Continue reading Jackaby by William Ritter

Mystery, Review, Young Adult

Ashes to Ashes by Valerie Thomas

Natalie and her brother, Ben, are new students and want to make friends fast. When they attend the high school bonfire, they become the entertainment instead, when Ben gets into a fist fight with Zack. Not knowing what to do, Natalie grabs onto the sleeve of the boy next to her, hoping he'll step in… Continue reading Ashes to Ashes by Valerie Thomas

Mystery, Review, Young Adult

The Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay

This is one of those books that has an intriguing premise, but just doesn't quite follow through. I picked it up expecting something similar to the classic YA horror of the R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike books that I read as a teenager. It was a good attempt that fell short for me. The story… Continue reading The Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay

Action, Mystery, Review

Fatal Destiny by David Delee

Grace deHaviland is a bounty hunger and a very good one. Although, there seems to be a certain amount of chaos that happend to follow in her wake, which says something. This day, she is hot on the trail of Barry Keegan, an accountant for a pharmaceutical company. The CEO, CFO, and Keegan have been accused… Continue reading Fatal Destiny by David Delee

Mystery, Review, Thriller

The Body Reader by Anne Frasier

Welcome to the life of Jude Fontaine, a terribly traumatized young woman, who is abducted, imprisoned in a basement, and tortured for three years by a malevolent man. This is an impressive chapter in the fact that the author focuses not on Jude's continuous rape, but on the fact that Jude in time comes to a place… Continue reading The Body Reader by Anne Frasier

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

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