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Things in Jars by Jess Kidd

things in jars

4 stars 

I haven’t read a lot of gothic books, mainly because I’m a big chicken and get scared easily. (It’s why I don’t read or review horror books) The gothic books I’ve read aren’t necessarily scary per se, but they can be creepy. There were times in this book when I felt a bit creeped out – which I guess is the purpose, right? SO, job well done, Ms. Kidd! Continue reading “Things in Jars by Jess Kidd”

Children of Virtue and Vengeance ( Legacy of Orïsha #2) by Tomi Adeyemi


3.5 Stars

This is a pretty good second book in a YA Fantasy book series about the fight to bring back magic to a group of people that the Monarchy wants to destroy. Continue reading “Children of Virtue and Vengeance ( Legacy of Orïsha #2) by Tomi Adeyemi”

Foul is Fair (Foul is Fair #1) by Hannah Capin

foul is fair

4 stars

Wow. What the heck did I just read?? Violent, dark, twisty and an utter guilty pleasure, this book is Mean Girls, Heathers and Kill Bill all rolled into one. Continue reading “Foul is Fair (Foul is Fair #1) by Hannah Capin”

Little Boy Lost (DCI Anna Tate #3) by J.P. Carter

little boy lost

3.5 Stars

This was a good mystery set in modern day England. Continue reading “Little Boy Lost (DCI Anna Tate #3) by J.P. Carter”

A Blight of Blackwings (Seven Kennings #2) by Kevin Hearne

a plague of giants

4.5 Stars

Wow. What a fantastic second book in an entertaining, riveting fantasy series. I loved the first book, A Plague of Giants so much (you can read my review here: A Plague of Giants (Seven Kennings #1) by Kevin Hearne) that I was worried the second book would let me down. It did not. Continue reading “A Blight of Blackwings (Seven Kennings #2) by Kevin Hearne”

Starsight (Skyward #2) by Brandon Sanderson


4.5 stars

This is an excellent, exciting second book in the YA Fantasy series. Continue reading “Starsight (Skyward #2) by Brandon Sanderson”

Diamond City (Diamond City #1) by Francesca Flores

diamond city

3.5 stars

This was an entertaining first book in a new YA fantasy series. Continue reading “Diamond City (Diamond City #1) by Francesca Flores”

The Life We Bury (Joe Talbert #1) by Allen Eskens

the life we bury

3.5 stars

This was a fun, but predictable mystery/thriller. Continue reading “The Life We Bury (Joe Talbert #1) by Allen Eskens”

Annie Beaton’s Year of Positive Thinking by Mink Elliott

annie beaton

2.5 stars

Whew. This book was hard to get through. It was all a bit MUCH. The main character, Annie, turned 50 and promptly lost her job, her marriage, and her home. She moves to the country with her two young children and is determined to make it on her own and change her lifestyle. Continue reading “Annie Beaton’s Year of Positive Thinking by Mink Elliott”

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