Category Archives: S Author

A glimpse into the family dynamic of a child sociopath, or is she?

Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

Genre: Suspense; Thriller; Publication Date: 17 July 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Afflicted with a chronic debilitating condition, Suzette Jensen knew having children would wreak havoc on her already fragile body. Nevertheless, she brought Hanna into the world, pleased and proud to start a family with her husband Alex. Estranged from her own mother,…

Off with their heads

Head On by John Scalzi

Genre: Science Fiction Publication Date: 17 April 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “John Scalzi returns with Head On, the standalone follow-up to the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed Lock In. Chilling near-future SF with the thrills of a gritty cop procedural, Head On brings Scalzi’s trademark snappy dialogue and technological speculation to…

The Oracle Year

The Oracle Year by Charles Soule

Genre: Suspense; Thriller Publication Date: 3 April  2018 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “Knowledge is power. So when an unassuming Manhattan bassist named Will Dando awakens from a dream one morning with 108 predictions about the future in his head, he rapidly finds himself the most powerful man in the world. Protecting his anonymity by…

A Gothic novel revival – The Broken Girls

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James

Genre: Suspense; Thriller; Paranormal Publication Date: 20 March 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Vermont, 1950. There’s a place for the girls whom no one wants–the troublemakers, the illegitimate, the too smart for their own good. It’s called Idlewild Hall. And in the small town where it’s located, there are rumors that the boarding school…

A Guide for Murdered Children is not for everyone but I liked it

A Guide for Murdered Children by Sarah Sparrow

Genre: Suspense; Thriller Publication Date: 20 March 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “We’ve heard it said that there is no justice in this world. But what if there really was? What if the souls of murdered children were able to briefly return, inhabit adult bodies and wreak revenge on the monstrous killers who stole…

This Mortal Coil – Holy Hell!

This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada

Genre: Young Adult; Science Fiction Publication Date: 7 November 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “In this gripping debut novel, seventeen-year-old Cat must use her gene-hacking skills to decode her late father’s message concealing a vaccine to a horrifying plague. Catarina Agatta is a hacker. She can cripple mainframes and crash through firewalls, but that’s…

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…