Book Review: The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.L. Klune

Title: The House in the Cerulean SeaAuthor: T.L.KlunePublisher: Tor BooksPage Count: 394Publication Date: 2020Category/Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult, Magic, Contemporary, Romance. LBGTQGood Reads Rating: ★★★★★ (4.46)My Rating: ★★★★★ (5.0) A magical island. A dangerous task. A burning secret. Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At forty, he lives in a tiny house with a … Continue reading Book Review: The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.L. Klune

Book Review: Circus of Wonders by Elizabeth Macneal

Title: Circus of Wonders Author: Elizabeth MacnealPublisher: PicadorPage Count: 384Publication Date: 2021Category/Genre: Fiction, Adult Fiction, Magical Realism, Historical, RomanceGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.81)My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.0) 1866. In a coastal village in southern England, Nell picks violets for a living. Set apart by her community because of the birthmarks that speckle her skin, Nell’s world … Continue reading Book Review: Circus of Wonders by Elizabeth Macneal

Book Review: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Title: Mexican Gothic Author: Silvia Moreno-GarciaPublisher: Del Rey Page Count: 301Publication Date: 2020Category/Genre: Fiction, Adult Fiction, Horror, Thriller, Fantasy, Mystery, Historical, Cultural, GothicGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.69)My Rating: ★★★★★ (4.0) After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, … Continue reading Book Review: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Book Review: The Library of the Unwritten (Hell’s Library #1) by A.J.Hackwith

Title: The Library of the Unwritten (Hell’s Library #1)Author: A.J.HackwithPublisher: Ace BooksPage Count: 384Publication Date: 2019Category/Genre: Fiction, Adult Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal, Magic RealismGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.85)My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.0) In the first book in a brilliant new fantasy series, books that aren’t finished by their authors reside in the Library of the Unwritten in … Continue reading Book Review: The Library of the Unwritten (Hell’s Library #1) by A.J.Hackwith

Book Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

Title: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRueAuthor: V.E. SchwabPublisher: Tor BooksPage Count: 444Publication Date: 2020Category/Genre: Fiction, Adult Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Historical Fiction, Magic RealismGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.24)My Rating: ★★★★★ (4.5) France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten … Continue reading Book Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

Book Review: The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones 

Title: The Only Good IndiansAuthor: Stephen Graham JonesPublisher: Gallery/Saga PressPage Count: 336Publication Date: 2020Category/Genre: Fiction, Adult Fiction, Horror, Thriller, Fantasy, Mystery, American Indian, CulturalGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.74)My Rating: ★★★★★ (4.5) The creeping horror of Paul Tremblay meets Tommy Orange’s There There in a dark novel of revenge, cultural identity, and the cost of breaking from tradition … Continue reading Book Review: The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones 

Book Review: 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Shafak 

Title: 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange WorldAuthor: Elif Shafak Publisher: VikingPage Count: 312Publication Date: 2019Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Family, Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Turkish Culture, WomenGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.09)My Rating: ★★★★★ (4.5) ‘In the first minute following her death, Tequila Leila’s consciousness began to ebb, slowly and steadily, like a tide receding from the … Continue reading Book Review: 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Shafak 

Book Review: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Title: The Secret HistoryAuthor: Donna TarttPublisher: VintagePage Count: 559Publication Date: 2004Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Family, Adult Fiction, Myster, Thriller, ContemporaryGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.11)My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.0) Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that … Continue reading Book Review: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Book Review: Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

Title: FreshwaterAuthor: Akwaeke EmeziPublisher: Grove PressPage Count: 229Publication Date: 2018Category/Genre: Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Cultural, Africa, LGBT, Magic Realism, Mental Health, Fantasy, NigeriaGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.02)My Rating: ★★★★☆(4) An extraordinary debut novel, Freshwater explores the surreal experience of having a fractured self. It centers around a young Nigerian woman, Ada, who develops separate selves within her as a … Continue reading Book Review: Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

Book Club January 2020: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Title: Gone Girl Author: Gillian Flynn Publisher: Broadway Books Page Count: 415 Publication Date: 2014 Category/Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Crime, Contemporary Fiction Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.06) On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever … Continue reading Book Club January 2020: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn