ARC Reviews, Book Reviews

Book Review: The Girls by Emma Cline


I knew once I read the synopsis for The Girls, I just had to read it.  Coming from a criminal justice background, I was intrigued by the fact that this book is modeled after the infamous Charles Manson case.  I knew I was going to be in for a wild ride…

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Fantasy, Young Adult

Book Review: The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig


I think it is pretty obvious why I requested this book for review.  I took one look at that cover and knew I needed to see what it was all about.  After reading the synopsis that included buzz words like sailing, epic, mythic, imagination, fantastical, etc.  I was all in!

There was something almost gravitational about this story that pulled me in from the very first page…


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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Historical Fiction

Book Review: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead


Does this book really need any introduction?


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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Mystery, Thriller/Suspense/Crime Fiction

Book Review: Fractured by Catherine McKenzie

Fracturedcov.jpgI requested Fractured to review after it was confirmed that Catherine McKenzie was attending the Books by the Banks book festival that I attended last month.  You can read about my experience here → Book Event: Books by the Banks Book Festival.  I was thrilled (see what I did there?) when my request was approved.  This was my first time any of Catherine McKenzie’s work, and I must say I was not disappointed. Continue reading “Book Review: Fractured by Catherine McKenzie”

ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction

Book Review: The Book of Esther by Emily Barton


While I was browsing Blogging for Books for my next book to review, The Book of Esther immediately caught my eye.  I mean, just look at that cover.  Gorgeous right?  Once I read the synopsis and found out it was an alternate WWII fiction with fantasy and sci-fi (steampunk) elements, I was sold.  Plus, it seemed as if it was going to include lots of Jewish culture and customs, which peaked my interest as I like to learn about cultures and religions that differ from my own.

Unfortunately, it didn’t exactly pan out that way…

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