Category Archives: D Author

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…

We all need a little Hello, Sunshine

Hello, Sunshine by Laura Dave

Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: 11 July 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Sunshine Mackenzie is living the dream—she’s a culinary star with millions of fans, a line of #1 bestselling cookbooks, and a devoted husband happy to support her every endeavor. And then she gets hacked. When Sunshine’s secrets are revealed, her fall from…

Lovely and fun is The Prey of Gods

The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden

Genre: Science Fiction; Fantasy Publication Date: 1 June 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “In South Africa, the future looks promising. Personal robots are making life easier for the working class. The government is harnessing renewable energy to provide infrastructure for the poor. And in the bustling coastal town of Port Elizabeth, the economy is…

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….