Category Archives: S Author

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…

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….