Category Archives: Books Read in 2017

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley a.k.a. don’t mess with his daughter

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti

Genre: Literary Fiction; Psychological Suspense Publication Date: 28 March 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Samuel Hawley isn’t like the other fathers in Olympus, Massachusetts. A loner who spent years living on the run, he raised his beloved daughter, Loo, on the road, moving from motel to motel, always watching his back. Now that Loo’s a…

Her name is Lola but she is not a showgirl

Lola by Melissa Scrivner Love

Genre: Crime Thriller Publication Date: 21 March 2017 Source: Publisher Synopsis from the Publisher: “Lola plays hostess at a barbecue thrown by her boyfriend, Garcia, leader of the Crenshaw Six, a small but up-and-coming gang in gritty South Central Los Angeles. Lola brings coffee and cookies to El Coleccionista, a midlevel member of the Mexican cartel, who…

Manners & Mutiny gives new meaning to the phrase sugar and spice

Manners & Mutiny by Gail Carriger

Genre: Young Adult; Science Fiction Publication Date: 3 November 2015 Source: Mine. All mine. Synopsis from the Publisher: “When the dastardly Pickleman plot that has been building through the series comes to fruition, only Sophronia can save her friends, her school, and all of London. What will become of our proper young heroine when she puts her training…

The Fire Child be crazy

The Fire Child by S. K. Tremayne

Genre: Psychological Suspense Publication Date: 28 March 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “When Rachel marries dark, handsome David, everything seems to fall into place. Swept from single life in London to the beautiful Carnhallow House in Cornwall, she gains wealth, love, and an affectionate stepson, Jamie. But then Jamie’s behavior changes, and Rachel’s perfect…

Not Shrill but awesome

Shrill by Lindy West

Genre: Memoir Publication Date: 17 May 2016 Source: Audible Synopsis from the Publisher: “Coming of age in a culture that demands women be as small, quiet, and compliant as possible–like a porcelain dove that will also have sex with you–writer and humorist Lindy West quickly discovered that she was anything but. From a painfully shy childhood in which…

The Wanderers makes you think

The Wanderers by Meg Howrey

Genre: Literary Fiction; Science Fiction Publication Date: 14 March 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “In an age of space exploration, we search to find ourselves. In four years, aerospace giant Prime Space will put the first humans on Mars. Helen Kane, Yoshihiro Tanaka, and Sergei Kuznetsov must prove they’re the crew for the historic…

Time to Never Let You Go

Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens

Genre: Psychological Suspense Publication Date: 14 March 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “The author of Still Missing targets her readership with a novel that hits all the notes they come to expect from her—and ratchets up the stakes even more. Lindsey Nash has left an abusive relationship and her ex-husband was…

The Wages of Sin are illuminating

The Wages of Sin by Kaite Welsh

Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 14 March 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Sarah Gilchrist has fled London and a troubled past to join the University of Edinburgh’s medical school in 1892, the first year it admits women. She is determined to become a doctor despite the misgivings of her family and…

Tragic Mister Memory

Mister Memory by Marcus Sedgwick

Genre: Mystery; Historical Fiction Publication Date: 7 March 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “In Paris in the year 1899, Marcel Després is arrested for the murder of his wife and transferred to the famous Salpetriere Asylum. And there the story might have stopped. But the doctor assigned to his care soon realizes this is…

Beware The Girl from Rawblood

The Girl from Rawblood by Catriona Ward

Genre: Horror Publication Date: 7 March 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Winner of BEST HORROR NOVEL (August Derleth Award) at British Fantasy Awards 2016 For generations the Villarcas have died mysteriously, and young. Now Iris and her father will finally understand why… At the turn of England’s century, as the wind whistles in the…