Fierce Kingdom: Review

FIERCE KINGDOM by Gin Phillips Release Date: 25 July 2017 My Rating: 3/5 Joan and her four year old son, Lincoln, soak up the last of a beautiful day at the zoo. Far off, cracks interrupt their play, reminding Joan it’s time to head home before the zoo closes. As they round the bend to…

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore: Review

MIDNIGHT AT THE BRIGHT IDEAS BOOKSTORE by William J. Sullivan Release Date: 13 June 2017 My Rating: 4.5/5 Lydia works at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, surrounded by her contingent of quirky bookfrogs, the name she’s given to the homeless population that spend their days in the shelves. As she is ringing up her last customers,…

The Blinds: Review

THE BLINDS by Adam Sternbergh Release Date: 1 August 2017 My Rating: 4.5/5 The Blinds is a closed community, deep in the deserts of Texas, where the worst criminals and the victims of terrible crimes live side by side. The twist is that these residents have no idea which one they are. Before moving to…

The Good Daughter: Review

THE GOOD DAUGHTER by Karin Slaughter Release Date: 8 August 2017 My Rating: 4.5/5 Rusty Quinn works as a defense lawyer for the scum of the earth. His sleepy Georgia town is ungrateful for the work he does to ensure that even the most depraved criminals receive the best representation at trial. After Rusty defends…

Are You Sleeping: Review

ARE YOU SLEEPING by Kathleen Barber Release Date: 1 August 2017 My Rating: 4.25/5 Josie has done everything she can to construct a normal life in New York with her handsome and devoted boyfriend. When a true crime podcast dredges up her father’s murder from a decade ago, then goes viral, Josie finds her fragile…

Gork, The Teenage Dragon: Review

GORK, THE TEENAGE DRAGON by Gabe Hudson Release Date: 11 July 2017 My Rating: 1.5/5 Gork the Terrible, a senior dragon at WarWings academy, has a black heart too big and a WillToPower too small to hook a mate before EggHarvest. It’s a tech-filled universe where dragons fly their spaceships to other planets and robodragons…

Hex-Rated: Review

HEX-RATED by Jason Ridler Release Date: 1 August 2017 My Rating: 3/5 It’s Los Angeles in the 70’s and James Brimstone is a down and out ex-carney, burying the man who taught him magic (real magic) while endeavoring to launch his Private Eye practice. When a woman shows up outside his office, covered in scars…

My Best Friend’s Exorcism: Review

My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix Release Date: 17 May 2016 (paperback released 11 July 2017) My Rating: 5/5 One lazy weekend their sophomore year, best friends Gretchen and Abby lounge by a summerhouse with the other two members of their girl gang, Margaret and Glee. Listening to music, drinking Busch and smoking menthols,…

Meddling Kids: Review

MEDDLING KIDS by Edgar Cantero Release Date: 11 July 2017 My Rating: 4/5 The gang is back! The Blyton Summer Detective Club was a tight group of teenagers who solved freaky mysteries with the help of their loyal, goofy dog. Episodic, unexplained terrors were averted by these teens who would reveal the culprit as a…

I’m Thinking of Ending Things: Review

I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS by Iain Reid Release Date: 14 June 2016 (now in paperback) My Rating: 3/5 It isn’t a long drive to Jake’s parents’ house but it is a strange one. Our protagonist has a lot on her mind. She is thinking of ending things with Jake. She is also troubled by…