Tag: mysteries and thrillers

Snowbirds

Snowbirds
Posted 29 March 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I grew up in Amish country in Northern New York, an area of both strict ordnungs more liberal Mennonites, so the topic of this book intrigued me the moment I read the back.  The story is mainly set in Pinecraft, a community in Florida that consists of both Amish and Mennonite residents.  “Snowbirds” are […]

The Fifth Petal

The Fifth Petal
Posted 31 January 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review The Fifth Petal is the second book in The Lace Reader series.  I really enjoyed the first book, especially with its setting of Salem and the witch history.  This novel is set several years into the future and it features some new characters along with some from the first book. Callie is at the […]

The Lace Reader

The Lace Reader
Posted 23 January 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I got the ARC of The Fifth Petal (review coming soon) from NetGalley, not realizing that it was the second novel in the series.  So I purchased The Lace Reader.  Being fascinated with all things Salem and its witchcraft history, I was really interested to see how it played out in this novel.  And I absolutely […]

I am the Messenger

I am the Messenger
Posted 9 August 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I am the Messenger is one of the more bizarre books I have ever read.  It is one of those books that caused me to question myself continually about why I was reading it, yet, at the same time, I couldn’t put it down.  Even now, having finished it, I am not sure […]

Dirt Daughter

Dirt Daughter
Posted 23 July 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Dirt Daughter tells the rather tragic story of Elena Black.  She has known a life of tragedy and loss, betrayal and neglect.  When she was young, she lost her best friend Lizzy in a terrible accident, her body never found.  Soon after, she lost her father when he died after a fall from […]

Modern Monsters

Modern Monsters
Posted 1 June 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review One of the first things that struck me about Modern Montsers was the voice, that of a teenage male and something that there is not enough of in YA literature.  And that voice was convincing and empathetic. Vic is not the stereotypical YA hero and I LOVED that.  His best friend is one of […]

Soulprint

Soulprint
Posted 16 March 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Soulprint is a new sci-fi/thriller novel with an extremely fascinating premise.  It looks at the soul in an interesting way, looking at it from social and scientific viewpoints, rather than as a part of any particular spirituality.  It takes place in a world in which science has advanced to the point of being able […]

The Forgetting

The Forgetting
Posted 15 March 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review The Forgetting was not a fluffy young adult novel, but a novel that looks at the very real issue of sex trafficking.  It is dark and often disturbing, but it is also beautiful with its moments of love and change.  Georgie has just had a heart transplant and she can’t help but feel like […]

The Great Zoo of China

The Great Zoo of China
Posted 10 February 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I am honestly not sure how I feel about this book.  It is very reminiscent of Jurassic Park, just on a larger scale with much more intrigue and, if it is possible, more action.  The premise is fascinating, the lengths to which China would go in order to become a cultural superpower.  The prologue […]

Breaking Creed

Breaking Creed
Posted 26 January 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review This was my first book by Alex Kava, and it won’t be my last.  Breaking Creed is the first novel in the new Ryder Creed series.  Kava’s Maggie O’Dell (from the series with the same name) is also in this book.  Even though I haven’t read the other series, there was no problem with […]