Category: Reading Challenges

Book Review: Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick

Book Review: Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick

“Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.” Every Exquisite Thing was a different kind of read for me, as I usually don’t read contemporary novels. What drove me to picking it, was that it’s written by Matthew Quick, who wrote Silver Linings Playbook. I’ve been wanting to read that book for ages now, and love […]

Blog Tour – Deeper: Descent (The Deeper Chronicles) by Allyn Lesley (Review+Giveaway)

Blog Tour – Deeper: Descent (The Deeper Chronicles) by Allyn Lesley (Review+Giveaway)

Review Deeper: Descent picks up right where book one ended. Noah Adams, the King of New York, has found his Queen in Avi Linton. Though they came together under tragic circumstances, the two have decided to give their relationship a shot. Just when Noah thinks he’s gotten everything he’s ever wanted, he learns that he’s still […]

Book Review: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Book Review: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

“They said that love was terrifying and tender, wild and sweet, and none of it made any sense. But now I knew that every mad word was true.” I’ve been wanting to read Rosamund Hodge’s Cruel Beauty since it came out, and I’mg lad I finally picked it up from the library. This Beauty and the Beast re-telling […]

Book Review: Enclave (Razorland) by Ann Aguirre

Book Review: Enclave (Razorland) by Ann Aguirre

“In the enclave, the strong and the physically perfect survived, but if you were strong, you protected the weak until they had an opportunity to grow into their own power.” At least that’s how things were supposed to be. Sadly, Hunters Deuce and Fade discover that the place they’ve come to call home isn’t what […]

Book Review: Olmec Obituary (Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth #1) by L. J. M. Owen

Book Review: Olmec Obituary (Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth #1) by L. J. M. Owen

I received Olmec Obituary from the publisher via Netgalley. It’s an archeological crime thriller written by L. J. M. Owen that is told from two points of view. One is from a family that lived in ancient Mexico over 3200 years ago. Another is through the eyes of Dr. Elizabeth Pimms. Pimms is an archeologist living in Australia, […]

Book Review: The Angels’ Share (The Bourbon Kings) by J.R. Ward

Book Review: The Angels’ Share (The Bourbon Kings) by J.R. Ward

The Angels’ Share is the second installment in J.R. Ward’s newest series, The Bourbon Kings, and picks up a short while after the events in the first novel. The Bradford patriarch has died, and now the family must put his body to rest. However, his demise is just one of the family’s problems. It looks as if dear […]

Book Review: Beautiful Redemption (Caster Chronicles) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Book Review: Beautiful Redemption (Caster Chronicles) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

I first began this series about 3 or 4 years ago, so I was kind of hazy on the events of the last novel. Usually, I would re-read the series, but The Caster Chronicles has never been one of my favorite YA series. In fact, the only reason I’ve read past the first novel is due to […]

Book Review: Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy) by Mira Grant

Book Review: Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy) by Mira Grant

“The difference between the truth and a lie is that both of them can hurt, but only one will take the time to heal you afterward.” Feed by Mira Grant is one of the first ebooks I bought on iBooks when I bought my first iPad five years ago. I was going through a zombie phase, […]

Book Review: Light (A Gone Novel) by Michael Grant

Book Review: Light (A Gone Novel) by Michael Grant

“I suppose we’ll behave like a bunch of holier-than-thou hypocrites. Because the alternative is to look at ourselves in the mirror and know that we are capable of dark and terrible things.” Light, the final novel in Michael Grant’s Gone series neatly wraps up all loose ends, had loads of actions, and left me feeling satisfied. At the […]

Book Review: Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco

Book Review: Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco

I read Burnt Offerings as part of the 2016 Horror Reading Challenge July Read-a-long. It took me a while to get into it, because I found it difficult to connect with the characters. Once the story got underway, though, I found it an easier read. Just not a satisfactory one. Maybe that’s why I have no memory […]