Category Book Reviews

THE CUTAWAY BY CHRISTINA KOVAC

DNF @ 100% Dead girls, they’re everywhere recently. A mystery is not a mystery without a dead girl, it seems. Evelyn Carney is the dead girl in Christina Kovac’s The Cutaway. A radiant woman living and working in Washington DC, surrounded by hungry, crooked people who are willing to put lives on the line for […]

Lights on, Rats Out by Cree LeFavour

DNF @ 50% Lights On, Rats Out by Cree LeFavour will be in stores everywhere in August 2017.  Maybe I was simply not in the mood for self-indulgent rambling but I found it really hard to keep interested in Lights On, Rats Out by Cree LeFavour and her history. She describes her family as being […]

So Much Love by Rebecca Rosenblum

★★☆☆☆ Joining the missing and/or murdered girl trend is So Much Love by Rebecca Rosenblum. Twenty-seven-year-old Catherine Reindeer is missing. She is a beloved daughter, wife, student, waitress and book-lover. After disappearing from a parking lot of the restaurant where she worked, Catherine is on the minds of people who knew her, either intimately or […]

The Girl from Rawblood by Catriona Ward

★★★★☆ Ghosts! Ghosts! Ghosts! I love the supernatural, the haunted, the creepy. My favourite films to watch on a rainy day are horror films about the things that go bump in the night. I love playing with the Ouija board, and even though I’m a complete skeptic I won’t allow it in my own house. […]

The Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Lindsey Lee Johnson

★★★★☆ What else could it be, of course? In small North American towns, where nothing ever really happens, high school is a universe on it’s own. Young athletes are worshiped like their world-renowned counterparts. All-American-Girls rise to their peaks. And sometimes, when reality hits a little too hard, lives are ended. Life can be cruel […]

The Weight of Him by Ethel Rohan

★★☆☆☆ The Weight of Him and this review summarized: Meh. Read on for the full review: There are some books that make little impression during reading and do not linger after they are put down, and unfortunately, The Weight of Him by Ethel Rohan was one of them. It is meant to be an emotionally […]

February ’17 Wrap Up!

Yes, I know I’m late. It’s March 3rd already and I’m just getting around to posting this [first!] monthly wrap-up. I will use the excuse that February is the shortest month of the year, so if you think about it, technically I’m not late. In an alternate universe somewhere, today is February 31st. I’ll stand […]

Freeks by Amanda Hocking

★★☆☆☆ I will start this review with honesty: I am not a huge YA reader (even though that has been changing recently), but I always enjoy a good story. The Young Adult genre has been blowing up over the years. I remember how back when I was a preteen in the very early 2000’s, it […]

Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen

★★★★☆ When I was in elementary school I read Kissing Doorknobs by Terry Spencer Hesser, a novel about a girl who suffers from OCD. I remember I picked up the book from a local library, it was in the “Young Adult” section, which made me feel very grown-up. I don’t remember much of it, but […]

The Accusation by Bandi

★★★★☆ How can you not be intrigued, enamoured, fascinated, by a book to come out one of the most mysterious and closed countries in the world? Especially a book by an author who is claimed to still reside there, to be working in a public position in a good standing? Bandi is a pseudonym for […]