The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould (2021) Review

Sapphic love & ghosts. Need I say more? Why I picked up the book:  We follow Logan and her dads, TV ghost hunters Brandon and Alejo, as they arrive in the couple’s hometown of Snakebite. They soon realize that there’s something wrong going on as teenagers mysteriously disappear, some even turning up dead. Then weContinue reading “The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould (2021) Review”

The Guilt Trip by Sandie Jones (2021) Snapshot

One ring to ruin them all We follow Ali, her fiancee Will and 4 of his oldest friends Rachel, Jack, Paige, and Noah, as they attend Ali and Will’s destination wedding in Portugal. Throughout the weekend, secrets will surface and threaten marriages and friendships. At the end of the trip, all of their lives willContinue reading “The Guilt Trip by Sandie Jones (2021) Snapshot”

Sixteen Horses by Greg Buchanan (2021) Snapshot

Intensively Dark We follow Ilmarsh detective Nichols and Forensic Veterinarian Cooper as they called in when a farmer finds the heads of sixteen horses buried on his property. Each head posed with a single eye facing the low winter sun. They soon discover a pathogen within the soil, and many of those at the crimeContinue reading “Sixteen Horses by Greg Buchanan (2021) Snapshot”

The Therapist by B.A. Paris (2021) Review

Every house has a history. This house has a mystery. Why I picked up the book: Alice and Leo move in together and into a house in an exclusive gated community, The Circle. Things are moving well – before long, they make friends with their neighbours, and Alice feels like she is living the lifeContinue reading “The Therapist by B.A. Paris (2021) Review”

The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward (2021) Review

Haunting Book and audio release in North America: September 28, 2021. Including the Macmillan Audio production, which is the one I am reviewing. Release by different publishers in other countries was March 18, 2021. Why I picked up the book: I won’t lie. What drew me to the book the most was the buzz andContinue reading “The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward (2021) Review”

The Maidens by Alex Michaelides (2021) Review

Greek tragedies ARE the best inspiration to murder Why I picked up the book: Death and tragedy have surrounded Mariana all her life. Still, since marrying the man of her dreams, finding her calling, and raising her orphaned niece, Zoe, as if she was her own, Mariana’s life seemed to be finally on track. ThatContinue reading “The Maidens by Alex Michaelides (2021) Review”

Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé (2021) Review

I stand humbled Why I picked up the book: Life is excellent for Chiamaka, a wealthy biracial girl, and Devon, a hardworking scholarship black guy. They are in their senior year at the prestigious Niveus Private Academy. They make prefect, which means basically being a shoo-in for college applications and having a solid shot atContinue reading “Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé (2021) Review”

A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow (2020/21) Series Review

A Song Below Water A Song Below Water #1 Why I picked up the book: In a world where mythical creatures such as mermaids and sirens exist (and no, they aren’t the same), but aren’t well accepted, best friends and soul sisters Tavia and Effie learn how to navigate a society that doesn’t view themContinue reading “A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow (2020/21) Series Review”

Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney (2017) Review

Meet Amber, she’s in a coma Why I picked up the book: The tagline (and first “chapter”) did it for me, to be honest. How can you read this: My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me: 1. I’m in a coma. 2. My husband doesn’t love me anymore.Continue reading “Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney (2017) Review”

The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz (2021) Review

Those who can’t do, teach. Why I picked up the book: We meet Jacob Finch Bonner released a critically acclaimed novel in his youth, but his career has been stagnant since. He is frustrated with his life when we meet him in the present. Being a teacher in a third-rate MFA program is as lowContinue reading “The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz (2021) Review”