Category Archives: M Author

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…

A Secret History of Witches – It’s harmless

A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan

Genre: Fantasy Publication Date: 5 September 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Brittany, 1821. After Grand-mere Ursule gives her life to save her family, their magic seems to die with her. Even so, the Orchieres fight to keep the old ways alive, practicing half-remembered spells and arcane rites in hopes of a revival. And when…

Never Coming Back is bittersweet

Never Coming Back by Alison McGhee

Genre: Literary Fiction Publication Date: 10 October 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “When Clara Winter left her rural Adirondacks town for college, she never looked back. Her mother, Tamar, a loving but fiercely independent woman who raised Clara on her own, all but pushed her out the door, and so Clara built a new…

Haunting the Deep is fun

Haunting the Deep by Adriana Mather

Genre: Young Adult; Fantasy; Mystery Publication Date: 03 October 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Samantha Mather knew her family’s connection to the infamous Salem Witch Trials might pose obstacles to an active social life. But having survived one curse, she never thought she’d find herself at the center of a new one. This time,…

Hunting Prince Dracula is everything I hoped it would be and more

Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

Genre: Young Adult; Historical Fiction; Horror Publication Date: 19 September 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Following the grief and horror of her discovery of Jack the Ripper’s true identity, Audrey Rose Wadsworth has no choice but to flee London and its memories. Together with the arrogant yet charming Thomas Cresswell, she journeys to the…

I’ve got a Fever and I like it

Fever by Deon Meyer

Genre: Science Fiction Publication Date: 5 September 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Nico Storm and his father, Willem, drive a truck filled with essential supplies through a desolate land. They are among the few in the world, as far as they know, to have survived a devastating virus that has swept over the planet….

Catch it now Before She Ignites

Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows

  Genre: Young Adult; Fantasy Publication Date: 12 September 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “Mira has always been a symbol of hope for the Fallen Isles, perfect and beautiful—or at least that’s how she’s forced to appear. But when she uncovers a dangerous secret, Mira is betrayed by those closest to her and sentenced…

The Unquiet Grave is too quiet

The Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb

Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 12 September 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Lakin, West Virginia, 1930 Following a suicide attempt and consigned to a segregated insane asylum, attorney James P. D. Gardner finds himself under the care of Dr. James Boozer. Fresh out of medical school, Dr. Boozer is eager to try the new…

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Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

Genre: Suspense & Thriller Publication Date: 13 June 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Twin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen when they found their way home and were packed off to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children. This is the story of what happened first… Jacqueline was her mother’s perfect daughter—polite and quiet, always…

The Disappearances makes you appreciate the small things

The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy

Genre: Young Adult; Fantasy Publication Date: 4 July 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Aila Quinn’s mother, Juliet, has always been a mystery: vibrant yet guarded, she keeps her secrets beyond Aila’s reach. When Juliet dies, Aila and her younger brother Miles are sent to live in Sterling, a rural town far from home—and the…