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Special Guest Post by Holly – Follow Me by Sara Shephard

Follow Me by Sara Shephard

(Ed. note: Sara Shephard is Holly’s favorite author. When I was approached by the marketing department of Disney Publishing contacted me about reviewing her latest novel, I knew it was not for me to review. Without further ado, I give you Holly’s thoughts on the second book in Sara Shephard’s The Amateurs series.) Genre: Young Adult;…

See What I Have Done with forty whacks and an axe

See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 1 August 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “In this riveting debut novel, See What I Have Done—which is already gaining outstanding acclaim—Sarah Schmidt recasts one of the most fascinating murder cases of all time into an intimate story of a volatile household and a family devoid of love. On…

Icky, yucky, fascinating Wicked Bugs

Wicked Bugs by Amy Stewart

Genre: Nonfiction Publication Date: 23 May 2011 Source: Mine. All mine. Synopsis from the Publisher: “In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world, Amy Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foes—creatures that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs. From the world’s most…

Heartbreak and awe for They Both Die at the End

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

  Genre: Young Adult; Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: 5 September 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to…

A Boy in Winter – A tale for all time

  Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 1 August 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “Early on a grey November morning in 1941, only weeks after the German invasion, a small Ukrainian town is overrun by the SS. This new novel from the award-winning author of the Booker Prize short-listed The Dark Room tells of the…

Final Girls is a perfect summer read

Final Girls by Riley Sager

Genre: Suspense & Thriller Publication Date: 11 July 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie–scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to—a…

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…