Category Archives: S Author

Saint Death is as chilling as it sounds

Saint Death by Marcus Sedgwick

Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: 25 April 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “A propulsive, compelling, and unsparing novel set in the grimly violent world of the human and drug trade on the US-Mexican border.” My Thoughts: I fell in love with Marcus Sedgwick‘s writing while reading The Ghosts of Heaven, a novel I found…

The Women in the Castle – The must-read book for 2017

The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 28 March 2017 Source: Publisher Synopsis from the Publisher: “Three women, haunted by the past and the secrets they hold. Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose…

Time to Never Let You Go

Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens

Genre: Psychological Suspense Publication Date: 14 March 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “The author of Still Missing targets her readership with a novel that hits all the notes they come to expect from her—and ratchets up the stakes even more. Lindsey Nash has left an abusive relationship and her ex-husband was…

Tragic Mister Memory

Mister Memory by Marcus Sedgwick

Genre: Mystery; Historical Fiction Publication Date: 7 March 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “In Paris in the year 1899, Marcel Després is arrested for the murder of his wife and transferred to the famous Salpetriere Asylum. And there the story might have stopped. But the doctor assigned to his care soon realizes this is…

The very buzzworthy Lincoln in the Bardo

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Genre: Literary Fiction; Historical Fiction Publication Date: 14 February 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “The long-awaited first novel from the author of Tenth of December: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented February…

History is All You Left Me – Teen angst at its finest

History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

Genre: Young Adult; LGBTA; Romance Publication Date: 17 January 2017 Source: Publisher Synopsis from the Publisher: “When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right….

Two Days Gone but totally worth it

Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis

Genre: Fiction; Mystery Publication Date: 10 January 2017 Source: Publisher Synopsis from the Publisher: “The perfect family. The perfect house. The perfect life. All gone now. What could cause a man, when all the stars of fortune are shining upon him, to suddenly snap and destroy everything he has built? This is the question that haunts…

Book Review – The Charm Bracelet by Viola Shipman

The Charm Bracelet by Viola Shipman

Title: The Charm Bracelet Author: Viola Shipman ISBN: 9781250071323 No. of Pages: 304 Genre: Women’s Fiction Origins: Thomas Dunne Books Release Date: 22 March 2016 Synopsis: “Through an heirloom charm bracelet, three women will rediscover the importance of family and a passion for living as each charm changes their lives. On her birthday each year,…

Book Review – Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Title: Scythe Author: Neal Shusterman ISBN: 9781442472426 No. of Pages: 400 Genre: Science Fiction Origins: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Release Date: 22 November 2016 Synopsis: “A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only…

Book Review – Swing Time by Zadie Smith

Swing Time by Zadie Smith

Title: Swing Time Author: Zadie Smith ISBN: 9781594203985 No. of Pages: 464 Genre: Literary Fiction Origins: Penguin Press Release Date: 15 November 2016 Synopsis: “Two brown girls dream of being dancers—but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, what constitutes a tribe, or…