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The Shimmering Road shimmers but does not shine

The Shimmering Road by Hester Young

Genre: Women’s Fiction; Suspense and Thriller Publication Date: 14 February 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “A pulse-pounding mystery from the author of The Gates of Evangeline featuring Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Cates, an unforgettable heroine whose dark visions bring to light secrets that will save or destroy those around her . . . When soon-to-be mother Charlotte…

Book Review – The Epidemic by Suzanne Young

The Epidemic by Suzanne Young

Title: The Epidemic Author: Suzanne Young ISBN: 9781481444705 No. of Pages: 384 Genre: Young Adult; Fiction Origins: Simon Pulse Release Date: 19 April 2016 Synopsis: “Can one girl help others find closure by slipping into the identities of their loved ones? Find out in this riveting sequel to The Remedy and companion to the New…

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Talking on Twitter leads to some of the most interesting discussions…and challenges. Dared to post one-sentence reviews on all of my outstanding reviews for 2015 or earlier books, I not only accepted the dare but had fun knocking out so many reviews in one go. Enjoy!   ********** ********** ********** ********** ********** ********** ********** **********

Novel Nuggets – Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Title: Everything, Everything Author: Nicola Yoon ISBN: 9780553496642 No. of Pages: 320 Genre: Young Adult; Romance Origins: Random House Children’s Books Release Date: 1 September 2015 Synopsis: “My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years….

Novel Nuggets – The Gates of Evangeline by Hester Young

The Gates of Evangeline by Hester Young

Title: The Gates of Evangeline Author: Hester Young ISBN: 9780399174001 No. of Pages: 416 Genre: Suspense Origins: G. P. Putnam’s Sons Release Date: 1 September 2015 Synopsis: “When New York journalist and recently bereaved mother Charlotte “Charlie” Cates begins to experience vivid dreams about children she’s sure that she’s lost her mind. Yet these are…

Book Review – The Remedy by Suzanne Young

The Remedy by Suzanne Young

Title: The Remedy Author: Suzanne Young ISBN: 9781481437653 No. of Pages: 416 Genre: Young Adult; Suspense Origins: Simon Pulse Release Date: 21 April 2015 Synopsis: “Quinlan McKee is a closer. Since the age of seven, Quinn has held the responsibility of providing closure to grieving families with a special skill—she can “become” anyone. Recommended by…

Review – The Treatment by Suzanne Young

The Treatment by Suzanne Young

Title: The Treatment Author: Suzanne Young ISBN: 9781442445833 No. of Pages: 352 Genre: Science Fiction; Young Adult Origins: Simon Pulse Release Date: 29 April 2014 Bottom Line: Heart-poundingly, pulse-racingly awesome Synopsis: “How do you stop an epidemic? Sloane and James are on the run after barely surviving the suicide epidemic and The Program. But they’re…

Review – The Program by Suzanne Young

Title: The ProgramAuthor: Suzanne YoungISBN: 9781442445802No. of Pages: 416Genre: Young Adult Fiction Origins: Simon Pulse Bottom Line: Emotionally tense and so romantic Synopsis: “Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane’s parents…

Review – Obedience by Jacqueline Yallop

Title: ObedienceAuthor: Jacqueline YallopISBN: 9780143120674No. of Pages: 288Genre: Literary FictionSynopsis: “Set in contemporary and World War II France, this is the story of Sister Bernard: her forbidden love, her uncertain faith, and her guilt- ridden past. A once -bustling convent in the South of France is closing, leaving behind three elderly nuns. Forced, for the…

REVIEW – Blood Red Road by Moira Young

Title: Dustlands #1: Blood Red Road Author: Moira Young Synopsis (Courtesy of Powell’s Books): “Saba has spent her whole life in Silverlake, a dried-up wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms. The Wrecker civilization has long been destroyed, leaving only landfills for Saba and her family to scavenge from. That’s fine by her, as long as her…