Category Archives: B Author

Stunning and worthy Beartown

Beartown by Frederik Backman

Genre: Literary Fiction Publication Date: 25 April 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded…

Long Black Veil is not what I expected

Long Black Veil by Jennifer Finney Boylan

Genre: Suspense & Thriller Publication Date: 11 April 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “On a warm August night in 1980, six college students sneak into the dilapidated ruins of Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary, looking for a thrill. With a pianist, a painter and a teacher among them, the friends are full of potential. But…

Frostblood – A fiery new series

Frostblood by Elly Blake

Genre: Fiction; Young Adult; Fantasy Publication Date: 10 January 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “The Frost King will burn. Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a Fireblood who has concealed her powers of heat and flame from the cruel Frostblood ruling class her entire life. But when her mother is killed trying to protect her, and…

The Sleepwalker brings a whole new meaning to sleepwalking

The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian

Genre: Fiction; Suspense and Thriller; Suspense Romance Publication Date: 10 January 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “From the New York Times bestselling author of The Guest Room comes a spine-tingling novel of lies, loss, and buried desire—the mesmerizing story of a wife and mother who vanishes from her bed late one night. When…

Book Review – The Terranauts by T. C. Boyle

The Terranauts by T. C. Boyle

Title: The Terranauts Author: T. C. Boyle ISBN: 9780062349408 No. of Pages: 528 Genre: Historical Fiction Origins: Ecco Release Date: 25 October 2016 Synopsis: “It is 1994, and in the desert near Tillman, Arizona, forty miles from Tucson, a grand experiment involving the future of humanity is underway. As climate change threatens the earth, eight…

Book Review – Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Title: Three Dark Crowns Author: Kendare Blake ISBN: 9780062385437 No. of Pages: 416 Genre: Young Adult; Fantasy Origins: HarperTeen Release Date: 20 September 2016 Synopsis: “In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella…

Book Review – The Light of Paris by Eleanor Brown

The Light of Paris by Eleanor Brown

Title: The Light of Paris Author: Eleanor Brown ISBN: 9780399158919 No. of Pages: 320 Genre: Contemporary Fiction Origins: G. P. Putnam’s Sons Release Date: 12 July 2016 Synopsis: “Madeleine is trapped—by her family’s expectations, by her controlling husband, and by her own fears—in an unhappy marriage and a life she never wanted. From the outside,…

Book Review – The First Rule of Swimming by Courtney Angela Brkic

The First Rule of Swimming by Courtney Angela Brkic

Title: The First Rule of Swimming Author: Courtney Angela Brkic ISBN: 9780316217385 No. of Pages: 321 Genre: Literary Fiction Origins: Hachette Books Release Date: 28 May 2013 Synopsis: “Magdalena does not panic when she learns that her younger sister has disappeared. A free-spirit, Jadranka has always been prone to mysterious absences. But when weeks pass…

Book Review – The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

Title: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake Author: Aimee Bender ISBN: 9780385501125 No. of Pages: 292 Genre: Magical Realism Origins: Mine. All mine. Release Date:  1 June 2010 Synopsis: “On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein bites into her mother’s homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can…

Book Review – The Widow by Fiona Barton

The Widow by Fiona Barton

Title: The Widow Author: Fiona Barton ISBN: 9781101990261 No. of Pages: 336 Genre: Suspense Origins: NAL Release Date: 16 February 2016 Synopsis: “When the police started asking questions, Jean Taylor turned into a different woman. One who enabled her and her husband to carry on, when more bad things began to happen… But that woman’s…