Category Archives: O Author

Ringer is worth the wait

Ringer by Lauren Oliver

Genre: Science Fiction; Young Adult Publication Date: 3 October 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “In the world outside of the Haven Institute, Lyra and Caelum are finding it hard to be human—and Lyra, infected at Haven with a terrible disease, finds her symptoms are growing worse. When Caelum leaves without warning, Lyra follows him,…

Close Enough to Touch and it feels so good

Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley

Genre: Romance; Contemporary; Women’s; Medical Publication Date: 7 March 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “From the author of Before I Go comes an evocative, poignant, and heartrending exploration of the power and possibilities of the human heart, perfect for fans of the emotional novels of Jojo Moyes and Jodi Picoult. Love has no boundaries……

Book Review – Replica by Lauren Oliver

Replica by Lauren Oliver

Title: Replica Author: Lauren Oliver ISBN: 9780062394163 No. of Pages: 544 Genre: Young Adult; Science Fiction Origins: HarperTeen Release Date: 4 October 2016 Synopsis: “From Lauren Oliver, New York Times bestselling author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy, comes an epic, masterful novel that explores issues of individuality, identity, and humanity. Replica is…

Book Review – Baby Doll by Hollie Overton

Baby Doll by Hollie Overton

Title: Baby Doll Author: Hollie Overton ISBN: 9780316268714 No. of Pages: 288 Genre: Thriller Origins: Redhook Release Date: 12 July 2016 Synopsis: “Escape was just the beginning. Held captive for eight years, Lily has grown from a teenager to an adult in a small basement prison. Her daughter Sky has been a captive her whole…

Book Review – The Last One by Alexandra Oliva

The Last One by Alexandra Oliva

Title: The Last One Author: Alexandra Oliva ISBN: 9781101965085 No. of Pages: 304 Genre: Thriller Origins: Ballantine Books Release Date: 12 July 2016 Synopsis: “It begins with a reality TV show. Twelve contestants are sent into the woods to face challenges that will test the limits of their endurance. While they are out there, something…

Book Review – Rooms by Lauren Oliver

Rooms by Lauren Oliver

Title: Rooms Author: Lauren Oliver ISBN: 9780062223197 No. of Pages: 320 Genre: Fantasy Origins: Ecco Release Date: 23 September 2014 Bottom Line: I wanted to like it more than I actually did Synopsis: “Wealthy Richard Walker has just died, leaving behind his country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His estranged…

Book Review – The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O’Brien

The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O'Brien

Title: The Vault of Dreamers Author: Caragh M. O’Brien ISBN: 9781596439382 No. of Pages: 432 Genre: Young Adult; Science Fiction Origins: Roaring Book Press Release Date: 16 September 2014 Bottom Line: Skip it; too frustrating Synopsis: “The Forge School is the most prestigious arts school in the country. The secret to its success: every moment…

Book Review – Amity by Micol Ostow

Amity by Micol Ostow

Title: Amity Author: Micol Ostow ISBN: 9781606841563 No. of Pages: 368 Genre: Horror; Young Adult Origins: Egmont USA Release Date: 26 August 2014 Bottom Line: Fantastic old-fashioned haunted house horror Synopsis: “Connor’s family moves to Amity to escape shady business deals. Ten years later, Gwen’s family moves to Amity for a fresh start after she’s…

Book Review – One of Us by Tawni O’Dell

One of Us by Tawni O'Dell

Title: One of Us Author: Tawni O’Dell ISBN: 9781476755878 No. of Pages: 304 Genre: Psychological Thriller Origins: Gallery Books Release Date: 19 August 2014 Bottom Line: Dark, mysterious, and intriguing Synopsis: “Dr. Sheridan Doyle—a fastidiously groomed and TV-friendly forensic psychologist—is the go-to shrink for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office whenever a twisted killer’s mind eludes…

Book Review – The Quick by Lauren Owen

The Quick by Lauren Owen

Title: The Quick Author: Lauren Owen ISBN: 978-0-8129-9327-1 No. of Pages: 544 Genre: Literary Fiction Origins: Random House Release Date: 17 June 2014 Bottom Line: A gorgeous modern-day rendition of an old-fashioned horror story Synopsis: “1892: James Norbury, a shy would-be poet newly down from Oxford, finds lodging with a charming young aristocrat. Through this…