The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness: All Souls Trilogy Book #3 Review

The Book of Life

I love finding a great author like Deborah Harkness and I love even more finding a great series, like the All Souls Trilogy. The Book of Life is the third novel in this wonderful series. The only consolation to my knowing it’s the last book is the fervent hope that Ms. Harkness will begin writing […]

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Archetype by M.D. Waters: Book Review & Giveaway


Archetype by M.D. Waters is Book #1 of a genre-bending duology. Normally we try to review a novel as close to its publication date as possible; however, we’re making an exception in this case. Archetype has just been released in trade paperback form to herald the coming of Book #2, Prototype, later this month. This […]

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Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon: Outlander Continues

Written in My Own Heat's Blood

I began reading the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon in the 90’s and am a huge fan of this series. When I looked through my past reviews, I was surprised that I hadn’t reviewed any of her novels here. I suspect I didn’t because we’re so deep into the series by now. When I saw […]

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The Beekeeper’s Ball by Susan Wiggs: Sonoma Wine Country Secrets

The Beekeeper's Ball

I was in the mood for something light and summery, and I was feeling a bit homesick for California, when I saw The Beekeeper’s Ball by bestselling author Susan Wiggs. It looked like just the thing for a laid-back summer read. It’s Book #2 in the Belle Vista Chronicles series and I had not read […]

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The Quick by Lauren Owen: A Supernatural Victorian Gothic Mystery

Fantasy & Supernatural
The Quick

Choosing The Quick by Lauren Owen was pretty much a no brainer. Take Victorian England and mix in a gothic mystery coupled with strange paranormal/supernatural elements, and how could I resist picking it up? Bring on the creepy background music and run check all the closets. This is at once a literary and often poetic […]

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Allegiant by Veronica Roth: How Will the Trilogy End?


Our review of Allegiant wraps up our reviews of the bestselling Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth. I’ll admit that I almost didn’t post a review for this book – not because it isn’t good but because it contains too many spoilers for the first two books in the series. For that reason, it’s going to […]

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