Title: All the Bright Places Author: Jennifer Niven Genre: Young Adult Published: 2015 Review: 5/5 Stars Summary: Theodore Finch and Violet Markey meet at a critical moment that catapults their lives into an adventure neither one of them expected. Theodore is a "freak" at school, but no one not even the school counselor and … Continue reading Five Star Review: All the Bright Places
Title: The Lying Game Author: Ruth Ware Genre: Fiction, Mystery/Thriller(Psychological) Published: 2017 Rating: 3.5/5 Summary: Fatima, Thea, Isabel, and Kate are bound together by secrets and lies from their time at boarding school. Now over a decade later they are brought back together by those same lies and what they believed to be truths. As … Continue reading The Lying Game – a Review
Title: The Tommyknockers Author: Stephen King Genre: Horror/Fiction Published: 1987 Rating: 3.5/5 Summary: On a routine walk through the woods, Bobbi Anderson trips on something that changes her life and the entire town of Haven, Maine. Buried history. Deteriorating townspeople. Energy sources. Inventions. Hive mind. Sometime things need to stay buried. Review: Alien stories … Continue reading Tommyknockers – Hit or Miss?
The Almost Sisters Joshilyn Jackson 2017 Fiction, Drama 4/5 Stars Summary: Leia Birch Briggs is a graphic novelist with a popular series under her belt - something that her step-sister Rachel doesn't understand and doesn't care for. Always prim and proper Rachel is married to Leia's childhood best friend turned enemy, but she doesn't … Continue reading The Almost Sisters: 4/5 Stars
I'm a little late in making this post, but being the basic witch that I am I have to share the two books that I read during October that were very on-theme. Much like I listen to Christmas music all year 'round I read scary/mystery books all year 'round, but there's something about being in … Continue reading October Spooky Reads
Title: Go Set a Watchman Author: Harper Lee Genre: Southern Fiction Rating: 3.5/5 (maybe) Summary: Jean Louise Finch (Scout) returns to her southern hometown of Maycomb many years after the time portrayed in "To Kill a Mockingbird." She has been living in New York where the way of life is vastly different from a … Continue reading Go Set a Watchman Book Review
Title: To Kill a Mockingbird Author: Harper Lee Genre: Fiction, Southern Fiction Rating: 5/5 Stars Summary: Siblings Scout and Jem have a typical, fun Southern life shrouded in childhood innocence until the realities of the world come knocking at their door when their father Atticus, a lawyer, takes on a controversial case. As much as … Continue reading Living Up to the Hype: To Kill a Mockingbird
Title: Pieces of Her Author: Karin Slaughter Genre: Mystery/Thriller Rating: 3.5/5 Stars Synopsis: Andrea Oliver and her mother, Laura Oliver, have a close relationship. Laura is a pillar in the community of their small, Georgia beach town with a normal life. Andrea thinks she knows everything about her mom until she apprehends a shooter … Continue reading Pieces of Her: do they come together?
Title: The Eyes of the Dragon Author: Stephen King Genre: Fantasy Rating: 4/5 Stars Summary: King Roland rules the Kingdom of Delain with the help of sorcerer Flagg who advises him on all matters including his family relationships. King Roland has two sons: Peter and Thomas. Peter, the eldest, quickly becomes the king's favorite … Continue reading A different kind of King novel: The Eyes of the Dragon
Title: On the Road (the Original Scroll) Author: Jack Kerouac Published: 1957 (written 1951) Genre: Autobiographical Novel Rating: Barely 3/5 Summary: On the Road is an autobiographical telling of Kerouac's travel adventures with his friends and fellow Beat Generation artists. They travel back and forth across the United States numerous times seemingly without a … Continue reading On the Road: Original Scroll