Happy Friday the 13th: Reviews of Trust No One & In a Dark, Dark, Wood


We’re again pairing a debut author with a seasoned author. Both, however, are now bestselling authors since Ruth Ware’s debut novel, In a Dark, Dark Wood, became an instant bestseller. It also made tons of “Pick” lists. Our other book, Trust No One, is by bestselling and award-winning author Paul Cleave. If you love psychological […]

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Bradstreet Gate & Maybe In Another Life: It’s All About Life’s Choices

Crime Story
Maybe In Another Life

On the surface, it may seem strange to pair reviews of Bradstreet Gate, a debut murder mystery by Robin Kirman, and Maybe In Another Life, a semi-romantic novel about fate by Taylor Jenkins Reid, who also wrote After I Do and Forever, Interrupted. The truth is that both of these novels are about choices and […]

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The Way of Sorrows by Jon Steele: Book Review & Giveaway

Cross Cultural
The Way of Sorrows

When the publisher sent me an email about The Watchers, Book #1 of the Angelus Trilogy by award-winning journalist and author Jon Steele, I wasn’t sure what to do because I don’t normally review novels about angels. When I read the concept, however, I sensed that this trilogy was going to be very different. I […]

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The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend & A Giveaway for The Promise of Home


Today we’ve got two book reviews, with a giveaway for multiple copies of one of them. So, what links them? The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald and The Promise of Home by bestselling author Darcie Chan are quite different novels; however, they are both heartwarming stories about the power of community to […]

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Working for Bigfoot: Stories from The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

Fantasy & Supernatural
Working for Bigfoot

Those of you who’ve been following this web site’s reviews for a while already know I’m a huge fan of bestselling author Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files. So it’s probably no surprise that I couldn’t resist a new one when I went shopping for books to read during the renovation this summer. Yes, I actually bought […]

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Slade House by David Mitchell: Heads up Horror Fans

Fantasy & Supernatural
Slade House

I have to admit that the thing which drew me to Slade House by award-winning and bestselling author David Mitchell was the M.C. Escher – esque book cover illustration. It pulled me in yet I had no idea just how perfect it was for this story, literally. If Escher had been an author instead of […]

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