Category Archives: Books Read in 2017

Dividing Eden – Flawed but readable

Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau

Genre: Young Adult; Fantasy Publication Date: 6 June 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Twins Carys and Andreus were never destined to rule Eden. With their older brother next in line to inherit the throne, the future of the kingdom was secure. But appearances—and rivals—can be deceiving. When Eden’s king and crown prince are killed…

The Radium Girls shine bright

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

Genre: Nonfiction Publication Date: 2 May 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “The Curies’ newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years…

There are better things to do during a Blackout

Blackout by Marc Elsberg

Genre: Thriller & Suspense Publication Date: 6 June 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “When the lights go out one night, no one panics. Not yet. The lights always come back on soon, don’t they? Surely it’s a glitch, a storm, a malfunction. But something seems strange about this night. Across Europe, controllers watch in…

Enter the House of Furies

House of Furies by Madeleine Roux

Genre: Young Adult; Horror Publication Date: 30 May 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “After escaping a harsh school where punishment was the lesson of the day, seventeen-year-old Louisa Ditton is thrilled to find employment as a maid at a boarding house. But soon after her arrival at Coldthistle House, Louisa begins to realize that…

Scary Final Girls

Final Girls by Mira Grant

Genre: Horror Publication Date: 30 April 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “What if you could fix the worst parts of yourself by confronting your worst fears? Dr. Jennifer Webb has invented proprietary virtual reality technology that purports to heal psychological wounds by running clients through scenarios straight out of horror movies and nightmares. In…

Saint Death is as chilling as it sounds

Saint Death by Marcus Sedgwick

Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: 25 April 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “A propulsive, compelling, and unsparing novel set in the grimly violent world of the human and drug trade on the US-Mexican border.” My Thoughts: I fell in love with Marcus Sedgwick‘s writing while reading The Ghosts of Heaven, a novel I found…

Since We Fell is one hell of a ride

Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane

Genre: Psychological Suspense Publication Date: 9 May 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “Since We Fell follows Rachel Childs, a former journalist who, after an on-air mental breakdown, now lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy…

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…

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…

The Shadow Land is a beautiful place

The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova

Genre: Literary Fiction; Suspense & Thriller Publication Date: 11 April 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “A young American woman, Alexandra Boyd, has traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria, hoping that life abroad will salve the wounds left by the loss of her beloved brother. Soon after arriving in this elegant East European city, however, she helps…