Category Archives: B Author

Become enchanted by The Waking Land

The Waking Land by Callie Bates

Genre: Fantasy Publication Date: 27 June 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Lady Elanna is fiercely devoted to the king who raised her like a daughter. But when he dies under mysterious circumstances, Elanna is accused of his murder—and must flee for her life. Returning to the homeland of magical legends she has forsaken, Elanna…

City of Miracles provides a fitting end to a fantastic series

City of Miracles by Robert Jackson Bennett

Genre: Fantasy Publication Date: 2 May 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Revenge. It’s something Sigrud je Harkvaldsson is very, very good at. Maybe the only thing. So when he learns that his oldest friend and ally, former Prime Minister Shara Komayd, has been assassinated, he knows exactly what to do—and that no mortal force…

Three cheers for One Dark Throne

One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

Genre: Young Adult; Fantasy Publication Date: 19 September 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “With the unforgettable events of the Quickening behind them and the Ascension Year underway, all bets are off. Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out…

Hang on to your hats with The Child

The Child by Fiona Barton

  Genre: Suspense & Thriller Publication Date: 27 June 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers a tiny skeleton, buried for years. For journalist Kate Waters, it’s a story that deserves attention. She cobbles together a piece for her newspaper, but…

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…