Category Archives: Book Review

Don’t bother with Where the Light Falls

Where the Light Falls by Allison Pataki, Owen Pataki

Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 11 July 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Three years after the storming of the Bastille, the streets of Paris are roiling with revolution. The citizens of France are enlivened by the ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity. The monarchy of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette has been dismantled—with the…

Fierce Kingdom hits hard

Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips

Genre: Suspense & Thriller Publication Date: 25 July 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “An electrifying novel about the primal and unyielding bond between a mother and her son, and the lengths she’ll go to protect him. The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son soak up the last few moments of…

Applause for Get Well Soon

Get Well Soon by Jennifer Wright

Genre: Nonfiction Publication Date: 7 February 2017 Source: Mine. All mine. Synopsis from the Publisher: “A witty, irreverent tour of history’s worst plagues―from the Antonine Plague, to leprosy, to polio―and a celebration of the heroes who fought them In 1518, in a small town in Alsace, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn’t stop. She danced until she was…

Beware The Glass Spare

The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano

Genre: Fantasy; Young Adult Publication Date: 24 October 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “Wilhelmina Heidle, the fourth child and only daughter of the king of the world’s wealthiest nation, has grown up in the shadows. Kept hidden from the world in order to serve as a spy for her father—whose obsession with building his…

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…

Ringer is worth the wait

Ringer by Lauren Oliver

Genre: Science Fiction; Young Adult Publication Date: 3 October 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “In the world outside of the Haven Institute, Lyra and Caelum are finding it hard to be human—and Lyra, infected at Haven with a terrible disease, finds her symptoms are growing worse. When Caelum leaves without warning, Lyra follows him,…

They walk among us in The Clockwork Dynasty

The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H. Wilson

Genre: Science Fiction Publication Date: 1 August 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Present day: When a young anthropologist specializing in ancient technology uncovers a terrible secret concealed in the workings of a three-hundred-year-old mechanical doll, she is thrown into a hidden world that lurks just under the surface of our own. With her career…

The End of the World Running Club sounds like campy fun but is surprisingly earnest

The End of the World Running Club by Adrian Walker

Genre: Science Fiction Publication Date: 5 September 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “When the world ends and you find yourself forsaken, every second counts. No one knows this more than Edgar Hill. Stranded on the other side of the country from his wife and children, Ed must push himself across a devastated wasteland to…

See What I Have Done with forty whacks and an axe

See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 1 August 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “In this riveting debut novel, See What I Have Done—which is already gaining outstanding acclaim—Sarah Schmidt recasts one of the most fascinating murder cases of all time into an intimate story of a volatile household and a family devoid of love. On…

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…