Category Archives: K Author

When good authors write disappointing novels

Providence by Caroline Kepnes

Genre: Suspense; Thriller; Paranormal Romance; Paranormal Fiction Publication Date: 19 June 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Best friends in small-town New Hampshire, Jon and Chloe share a bond so intense that it borders on the mystical. But before Jon can declare his love for his soul mate, he is kidnapped, his plans for a…

A new must-buy author

Lifel1k3 by Jay Kristoff

Genre: Science Fiction Publication Date: 29 May 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “On an island junkyard beneath a sky that glows with radiation, a deadly secret lies buried in the scrap. Seventeen-year-old Eve isn’t looking for trouble—she’s too busy looking over her shoulder. The robot gladiator she spent months building has been reduced to…

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…

Don’t underestimate Orphan Monster Spy

Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen

Genre: Suspense; Thriller; Historical Fiction; Young Adult Publication Date: 20 March 2018 Source: Publisher Synopsis from the Publisher: “Her name is Sarah. She’s blonde, blue-eyed, and Jewish in 1939 Germany. And her act of resistance is about to change the world. After her mother is shot at a checkpoint, fifteen-year-old Sarah meets a mysterious man with an…

The Hunger makes The Oregon Trail game look tame

The Hunger by Alma Katsu

Genre: Historical Fiction; Horror Publication Date: 6 March 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Evil is invisible, and it is everywhere. That is the only way to explain the series of misfortunes that have plagued the wagon train known as the Donner Party. Depleted rations, bitter quarrels, and the mysterious death of a little boy…

Leave Strangers in Budapest alone

Strangers in Budapest by Jessica Keener

Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 14 November 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Budapest: gorgeous city of secrets, with ties to a shadowy, bloody past. It is to this enigmatic European capital that a young American couple, Annie and Will, move from Boston with their infant son shortly after the fall of the Communist regime….

The Good People should be titled The Depressing People

The Good People by Hannah Kent

Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 19 September 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Based on true events in nineteenth century Ireland, Hannah Kent’s startling new novel tells the story of three women, drawn together to rescue a child from a superstitious community. Nora, bereft after the death of her husband, finds herself alone and caring…

I wish all books were as good as The Empress

The Empress by S. J. Kincaid

Genre: Young Adult; Science Fiction Publication Date: 31 October 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “It’s a new day in the Empire. Tyrus has ascended to the throne with Nemesis by his side and now they can find a new way forward—one where they don’t have to hide or scheme or kill. One where creatures…

Quackery – Not so much

Quackery by Lydia Kang and Nate Pedersen

Genre: Nonfiction Publication Date: 17 October 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “What won’t we try in our quest for perfect health, beauty, and the fountain of youth? Well, just imagine a time when doctors prescribed morphine for crying infants. When liquefied gold was touted as immortality in a glass. And when strychnine—yes, that strychnine,…

The surprisingly feminist Sleeping Beauties

Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King

Genre: Suspense; Supernatural; Horror Publication Date: 26 September 2017 Source: Mine. All mine. Synopsis from the Publisher: In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women…