Category Archives: D Author

The Girl Before is the best type of mindf*ck

The Girl Before by J. P. Delaney

Genre: Psychological Suspense Publication Date: 24 January 2017 Source: Publisher Synopsis from the Publisher: “Please make a list of every possession you consider essential to your life. The request seems odd, even intrusive—and for the two women who answer, the consequences are devastating. EMMA Reeling from a traumatic break-in, Emma wants a new place to live. But none…

Universal Harvester is the Midwest in all its weird glory

Universal Harvester by John Darnielle

Genre: Fiction; Short Stories Publication Date: 7 February 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Jeremy works at the Video Hut in Nevada, Iowa. It’s a small town in the center of the state—the first a in Nevada pronounced ay. This is the late 1990s, and even if the Hollywood Video in Ames poses an…

Book Review – Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser

Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser

Title: Questions of Travel Author: Michelle de Kretser ISBN: 9780316219228 No. of Pages: 461 Genre: Fiction Origins: Little, Brown and Company Release Date: 14 May 2013 Synopsis: “Laura Fraser grows up in Sydney, motherless, with a cold, professional father and an artistic bent. Ravi Mendis lives on the other side of the globe–exploring the seductive…

Audiobook Review – Ghostland by Colin Dickey

Ghostland by Colin Dickey

Title: Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places Author: Colin Dickey Narrator: Jon Lindstrom ISBN: 9781524703653 Audiobook Length: 10 hours; 48 minutes Genre: Nonfiction Origins: Mine. All mine. Release Date: 4 October 2016 Synopsis: “Colin Dickey is on the trail of America’s ghosts. Crammed into old houses and hotels, abandoned prisons and empty hospitals, the…

Book Review – The Motion of Puppets by Kevin Donohue

The Motion of Puppets by Keith Donohue

Title: The Motion of Puppets Author: Kevin Donohue ISBN: 9781250057181 No. of Pages: 272 Genre: Horror Origins: Picador Release Date: 4 October 2016 Synopsis: “In the Old City of Québec, Kay Harper falls in love with a puppet in the window of the Quatre Mains, a toy shop that is never open. She is spending…

Book Review – The Immortal Throne by Bree Despain

The Immortal Throne by Bree DeSpain

Title: The Immortal Throne Author: Bree Despain ISBN: 9781512405835 No. of Pages: 344 Genre: Young Adult; Fantasy Origins: Carolrhoda Lab Release Date: 1 October 2016 Synopsis: “Daphne Raines knew it was risky to enter the underworld to save the love of her life, Haden, who had sacrificed his own honor as an Underlord for her…

Book Review – The Lady of Misrule by Suzannah Dunn

The Lady of Misrule by Suzannah Dunn

Title: The Lady of Misrule Author: Suzannah Dunn ISBN: 9781605989426 No. of Pages: 320 Genre: Historical Fiction Origins: Pegasus Books Release Date: 11 January 2016 Synopsis: “Escorting the nine-day queen Lady Jane Grey across the Tower of London from throne room into imprisonment is Elizabeth Tilney, who surprised even herself by volunteering for the job….

Review Round-up!

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Talking on Twitter leads to some of the most interesting discussions…and challenges. Dared to post one-sentence reviews on all of my outstanding reviews for 2015 or earlier books, I not only accepted the dare but had fun knocking out so many reviews in one go. Enjoy!   ********** ********** ********** ********** ********** ********** ********** **********

Book Review – Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave

Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave

Title: Eight Hundred Grapes Author: Laura Dave ISBN: 9781476789255 No. of Pages: 272 Genre: Contemporary Fiction Origins: Simon & Schuster Release Date: 2 June 2015 Synopsis: “There are secrets you share, and secrets you hide… Growing up on her family’s Sonoma vineyard, Georgia Ford learned some important secrets. The secret number of grapes it takes…

Book Review – The Replaced by Kimberly Derting

The Replaced by Kimberly Dertlng

Title: The Replaced Author: Kimberly Derting ISBN: 9780062293633 No. of Pages: 368 Genre: Young Adult; Science Fiction Origins: HarperTeen Release Date: 28 April 2015 Synopsis: “Kyra hasn’t been the same since she returned from her mysterious five-year disappearance. Now, on the run from the NSA, Kyra is forced to hide out with others who, like…