Category Archives: A Author

Time to Catch Up

Peeps. I keep trying to find the time and, let’s face it, the energy to sit down and get caught up on outstanding reviews. I can usually squeeze one in on my lunch break each day, but I need that time these days to decompress. So, here I am – having been on radio silence…

Megan Abbott is my hero

Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott

Genre: Mystery; Psychological Thriller Publication Date: 17 July 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “You told each other everything. Then she told you too much. Kit has risen to the top of her profession and is on the brink of achieving everything she wanted. She hasn’t let anything stop her. But now someone else is…

Who are you going to call? Ghostbusting Jane Eyre!

My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows

Genre: Young Adult; Romantic Comedy; Fantasy; Historical Fiction Publication Date: 26 June 2018 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “You may think you know the story. Penniless orphan Jane Eyre begins a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall, where she meets one dark, brooding Mr. Rochester—and, Reader, she marries him. Or does she? Prepare…

The Completionist feels incomplete

The Completionist by Siobhan Adcock

Genre: Literary; Thriller; Dystopian Publication Date: 19 June 2018 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “After months of disturbing behavior, Gardner Quinn has vanished. Her older sister Fredericka is desperate to find her, but Fred is also pregnant—miraculously so, in a near-future America struggling with infertility. So she entrusts the job to their…

In which I confess I am a sucker for stories about magic

Onyx & Ivory by MIndee Arnett

Genre: Fantasy; Young Adult Publication Date: 15 May 2018 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “They call her Traitor Kate. It’s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king of Rime. Cast out of the nobility, Kate now works for the royal courier service. Only the most skilled…

School can be fun

School for Psychics by K. C. Archer

Genre: Suspense; Thriller Publication Date: 3 April 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Teddy Cannon isn’t your typical twenty-something woman. She’s resourceful. She’s bright. She’s scrappy. She can also read people with uncanny precision. What she doesn’t realize: she’s actually psychic. When a series of bad decisions leads Teddy to a run-in with the police,…

World War II from two very different viewpoints

Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 30 January 2018 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “Amid the turbulence of World War II, a young German woman finds a precarious haven closer to the source of danger than she ever imagined—one that will propel her through the extremes of privilege and terror under Hitler’s dictatorship . . ….

Dark and eerie makes The Hazel Wood the perfect fantasy

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Genre: Fantasy Publication Date: 30 January 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies…

Impressive Brave Deeds

Brave Deeds by David Abrams

Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: 1 August 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “From Fobbit author David Abrams, Brave Deeds is a compelling novel of war, brotherhood, and America. Spanning eight hours, the novel follows a squad of six AWOL soldiers as they attempt to cross war-torn Baghdad on foot to attend the funeral of…

Do not miss Missing

Missing by Kelley Armstrong

Genre: Young Adult; Mystery & Suspense; Romance Publication Date: 18 April 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “The only thing Winter Crane likes about Reeve’s End is that soon she’ll leave it. Like her best friend did. Like her sister did. Like most of the teens born in town have done. There’s nothing for them…