Book Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Title: Salt to the SeaAuthor: Ruta SepetysPublisher: Philomel BooksPage Count: 391Publication Date: 2016Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, WWII, Romance, War, Young AdultGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.35)My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.0) While the Titanic and Lusitania are both well-documented disasters, the single greatest tragedy in maritime history is the little-known January 30, 1945 sinking in the Baltic Sea … Continue reading Book Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

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: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Title: And Then There Were None Author: Agatha ChristiePublisher: St. Martin’s Press Page Count: 264Publication Date: 1939Category/Genre: Mystery, Classics, Crime, Thriller, SuspenseGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.27)My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.0) First, there were ten—a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a little private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric … Continue reading Book Review: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

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

Whoooo are Youuuu?

“Who are you?” said the Caterpillar.This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, “I—I hardly know, Sir, just at present—at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.”“What do you mean by that?” said … Continue reading Whoooo are Youuuu?

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