Category Archives: H Author

A peach is food for your soul

Ain't She a Peach by Molly Harper

Genre: Romance Publication Date: 12 June 2018 Source: Publisher Synopsis from the Publisher: “Frankie McCready talks to dead people. Not like a ghost whisperer or anything—but it seems rude to embalm them and not at least say hello. Fortunately, at the McCready Family Funeral Home & Bait Shop, Frankie’s eccentricities fit right in. Lake Sackett’s embalmer and…

When ghosts are boring

Paper Ghosts by Julia Heaberlin

Genre: Suspense; Thriller Publication Date: 15 May 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “An obsessive young woman has been waiting half her life—since she was twelve years old—for this moment. She has planned. Researched. Trained. Imagined every scenario. Now she is almost certain the man who kidnapped and murdered her sister sits in the passenger…

Space is terrifying

Obscura by Joe Hart

Genre: Science Fiction Publication Date: 8 May 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “In the near future, an aggressive and terrifying new form of dementia is affecting victims of all ages. The cause is unknown, and the symptoms are disturbing. Dr. Gillian Ryan is on the cutting edge of research and desperately determined to find…

Two books perfect for today’s enhanced social justice

Genre: Literary Fiction Publication Date: 1 May 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “It’s 2003 and Romy Hall is at the start of two consecutive life sentences at Stanville Women’s Correctional Facility, deep in California’s Central Valley. Outside is the world from which she has been severed: the San Francisco of her youth and her…

Make no assumptions about The Wife Between Us

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Genre: Suspense; Thriller Publication Date: 9 January 2018 Source: Publisher Synopsis from the Publisher: “When you read this book, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both…

The Red Word is brutal but necessary

The Red Word by Sarah Henstra

Genre: Literary Fiction Publication Date: 13 March 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “A smart, dark, and take-no-prisoners look at rape culture and the extremes to which ideology can go, The Red Word is a campus novel like no other. As her sophomore year begins, Karen enters into the back-to-school revelry—particularly at a fraternity called…

How to Stop Time is not the story you think it is

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

Genre: Literary Fiction; Historical Fiction Publication Date: 6 February 2018 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he’s been alive for centuries. Tom has lived history–performing with Shakespeare, exploring the high seas with Captain Cook, and sharing cocktails…

Everless

Everless by Sara Holland

Genre: Fantasy; Young Adult Publication Date: 2 January 2018 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries. No…

The Rules of Magic needs more magic

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

Genre: Fantasy; Historical Fiction Publication Date: 10 October 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man. Hundreds of years later, in New York City at the cusp of the sixties, when the whole…

Molly and Amanda + Fangs for the Memories = LOVE

Fangs for the Memories by Molly Harper

Genre: Paranormal Romance Publication Date: 2 November 2015 Source: Mine. All mine. Synopsis from the Publisher: “Half-Moon Hollow’s supernatural social event of the season—Zeb’s Titanic-themed werewolf wedding—is coming up, and Dick Cheney (not that Dick Cheney!) needs a date. But Andrea’s had enough of clever, handsome, and rakish to last a lifetime, and Dick Cheney is certainly not…