Category Archives: M Author

First loves and family mysteries

All the Little Lights by Jamie McGuire

Genre: Young Adult; Romance Publication Date: 29 May 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “The first time Elliott Youngblood spots Catherine Calhoun, he’s just a boy with a camera, and he’s never seen a sadder and more beautiful sight. Both Elliott and Catherine feel like outcasts, yet they find an easy friendship with each other….

Some rivers are better left alone

Wicked River by Jenny Milchman

Genre: Suspense; Thriller Publication Date: 1 May 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Six million acres of Adirondack forest separate Natalie and Doug Larson from civilization. For the newlyweds, an isolated, back country honeymoon seems ideal: a chance to start their lives together with an adventure, on their own. But just as Natalie and Doug…

Even goddesses can’t get respect

Circe by Madeline Miller

Genre: Historical Fiction; Fantasy Publication Date: 10 April 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child–not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for…

How a story with little plot can be so profound

Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: 3 April 2018 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “Recently suspended for a so-called outburst, high school English teacher Anna Crawford is stewing over the injustice at home when she is shocked to see herself named on television as a suspect in a shooting at the school where she works. Though…

Two books that are okay to skip

Genre: Literary Fiction Publication Date: 27 March 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “What if our homes could tell the stories of others who lived there before us? Set in a small village near Paris, The Balcony follows the inhabitants of a single estate-including a manor and a servants’ cottage-over the course of several generations,…

Nonflashy Let Me Lie is still satisfying

Let Me Lie by Claire Mackintosh

Genre: Suspense; Thriller Publication Date: 13 March 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “The police say it was suicide. Anna says it was murder. They’re both wrong. Last year, Tom and Caroline Johnson chose to end their lives, one seemingly unable to live without the other. Their daughter, Anna, is struggling to come to terms with her…

Enjoy The One

The One by John Marrs

Genre: Science Fiction Publication Date: 20 February 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “A simple DNA test is all it takes. Just a quick mouth swab and soon you’ll be matched with your perfect partner—the one you’re genetically made for. That’s the promise made by Match Your DNA. A decade ago, the company announced that…

Wrong timing for Mrs.

Mrs. by Caitlin Macy

Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: 13 February 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “In the well-heeled milieu of New York’s Upper East Side, coolly elegant Philippa Lye is the woman no one can stop talking about. Despite a shadowy past, Philippa has somehow married the scion of the last family-held investment bank in the city….

World War II from two very different viewpoints

Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 30 January 2018 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “Amid the turbulence of World War II, a young German woman finds a precarious haven closer to the source of danger than she ever imagined—one that will propel her through the extremes of privilege and terror under Hitler’s dictatorship . . ….

Gather the Daughters should come with a warning label

Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed

Genre: Literary Fiction Publication Date: 25 July 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “Years ago, just before the country was incinerated to wasteland, ten men and their families colonized an island off the coast. They built a radical society of ancestor worship, controlled breeding, and the strict rationing of knowledge and history. Only the Wanderers–chosen…