BOOK REVIEW: BEDDING THE WRONG BROTHER/THIS MAGIC MOMENT by Virna DePaul

(I have no idea what's up with the title. I got it under the first title, it's on Goodreads as the second title... I don't know what's up, so you get both. Yay?) I love any kind of story that balances on family dynamics. One of my all-time favorite stories I ever worked on with … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: BEDDING THE WRONG BROTHER/THIS MAGIC MOMENT by Virna DePaul

BOOK REVIEW: THE INSTITUTE by Kayla Howarth

I'm fairly certain I picked this up as a freebie somewhere along the line, though I don't remember where or when. (This happens to me a lot. It's what I get for randomly downloading free books constantly.) Despite the market being super saturated with young adult dystopian stories, I'm still game to read most of … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: THE INSTITUTE by Kayla Howarth

BOOK REVIEW: LET THERE BE LINDA by Rich Leder

I was provided a copy of the book by the author in exchange for my fair review. I have to admit, you can say a lot of things around these words, but when you tell me a book is "Tarantino-meets-Monty-Python," you're going to get my attention. I'm not a huge Tarantino fan, but his method … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: LET THERE BE LINDA by Rich Leder

BOOK REVIEW: WITH MALICE by Eileen Cook

I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. Jill Charron wakes up in a hospital bed, very incapacitated and very confused. The past six weeks of her life have been completely erased from her mind - including a trip out of the country, the death of her best … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: WITH MALICE by Eileen Cook

BOOK REVIEW: EXIT ZERO by Neil A. Cohen

"Admit it, didn't you always think the zombie apocalypse would begin in New Jersey?" Okay, if that wasn't going to catch my attention, I don't know what would. I went to an event locally where I got a chance to hear several local-ish authors talk about the craft and their books. I've reviewed one of … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: EXIT ZERO by Neil A. Cohen

BOOK REVIEW: UNDIVIDED by Stephanie Erickson

Trilogies--in addition to¬†any serial longer than that--are difficult to complete. There is so much any one reader is going to want or expect from the conclusion. Does the plot turn out the way they expected? Does their favorite character survive the action? Does their favorite couple, their OTP if I may, get together at the … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: UNDIVIDED by Stephanie Erickson

BOOK REVIEW: FIRST YOU TRY EVERYTHING by Jane McCafferty

In my on-going challenge to actually read all the books I've bought over my time in the MFA program I studied in, I'm trying to mix them in with all the other books I've gotten. FIRST YOU TRY EVERYTHING is one of the first books I got at Carlow, after hearing McCafferty speak. After 3 … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: FIRST YOU TRY EVERYTHING by Jane McCafferty

BOOK REVIEW: THE GIRL WHO STAYED by Tanya Anne Crosby

I received an ARC of this book from The Story Plant in exchange for an honest review. I remember being excited when I saw the description for this book in my emails with Story Plant. It sounded like a good combination of a thriller and women's fiction, which would soften a few of the edges … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: THE GIRL WHO STAYED by Tanya Anne Crosby

BOOK REVIEW: THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS by John Connolly

I've always been torn on how I should approach book reviews: whether to write the review immediately after reading the book, or waiting a bit and seeing how the book stays with me and then writing the review. Sometimes however, the decision is made for me just because of my schedule--and that's the case with … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS by John Connolly

BOOK REVIEW: THE GOOD NEIGHBOR by A.J. Banner

When I got my Kindle for Christmas, I went on a bit of a spree trying to find books I could track down for either free or very low cost. I can't recall how I tracked this one down--I'm guessing it showed up somewhere in my library as a free download, but the blurb looked … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: THE GOOD NEIGHBOR by A.J. Banner