Gilded Wolves – Review & Blog Tour

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: From New York Times bestselling author Roshani Chokshi comes a novel set in Paris during a time of extraordinary change--one that is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous desires... No one believes in them. But soon no one will forget them. It's 1889. The city is on the cusp of industry … Continue reading Gilded Wolves – Review & Blog Tour

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Review

Synopsis from Disney Books: Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper.  And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse-Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she … Continue reading Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Review

Dear Rachel Maddow Review

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: In Adrienne Kisner's Dear Rachel Maddow, a high school girl deals with school politics and life after her brother’s death by drafting emails to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow in this funny and heartfelt YA debut. Brynn Haper's life has one steadying force--Rachel Maddow. She watches her daily, and after writing to … Continue reading Dear Rachel Maddow Review

Eden Conquered Review

Synopsis from Edelweiss: The second and final installation in the Dividing Eden series, a Cain and Abel meets The Selection fantasy about two royal siblings forced to compete for the crown In the electrifying final installment in the Dividing Eden duology, royal siblings Carys and Andreus, betrayed by everyone they believed to be allies, continue … Continue reading Eden Conquered Review

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Review

Synopsis from Scholastic: Whisk your child back to Hogwarts for Harry's fifth year at wizard school, filled with run-ins with the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, a disgruntled house-elf, and even tougher end-of-term exams. Add this to the rift Lord Voldemort's rise has opened in the wizarding world -- between those who believe … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Review

My Year in Books: 2018

Hi Everyone! I hope you meet your reading goal in 2018. I was 3 books away from 115. I'm back down to making a goal of 100 in 2019 haha.. Though I have read and reviewed 112 books on Goodreads, I have only written 86 detailed reviews on my blog. This year, my reads are … Continue reading My Year in Books: 2018

Looker Review

Synopsis from Simon & Schuster: In this taut and thrilling debut, an unraveling woman, unhappily childless and recently separated, becomes fixated on her neighbor—the actress. The unnamed narrator can’t help noticing with wry irony that, though she and the actress live just a few doors apart, a chasm of professional success and personal fulfillment lies … Continue reading Looker Review

Where Have I Been??

Hi Everyone! Hope you missed me 🙂 A lot has changed for me in the last couple of months of 2018. Baby News: I'm currently at 2.5 months pregnant with my second child. This pregnancy is a lot tougher on me than my first one. I experience those morning sickness I heard scary stories about. … Continue reading Where Have I Been??

Watching You Review

Synopsis from Simon & Schuster: Melville Heights is one of the nicest neighborhoods in Bristol, England; home to doctors and lawyers and old-money academics. It’s not the sort of place where people are brutally murdered in their own kitchens. But it is the sort of place where everyone has a secret. And everyone is watching … Continue reading Watching You Review

Finchosaurus Review

Synopsis from Islandport Press: Finch has trouble paying attention in school. He’s just too busy dreaming about uncovering a dinosaur fossil and naming a new species after himself—until he digs up a note in the fifth-grade class garden with the word HELP on it. He is determined to come to the aid of the mystery … Continue reading Finchosaurus Review

The Nowhere Child Review

Synopsis from St. Martin's Press: Winner of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, The Nowhere Child is screenwriter Christian White’s internationally bestselling debut thriller of psychological suspense about a woman uncovering devastating secrets about her family—and her very identity… Kimberly Leamy is a photography teacher in Melbourne, Australia. Twenty-six years earlier, Sammy Went, a two-year old … Continue reading The Nowhere Child Review

The Liar’s Room Review

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: A new spine-tingling thriller from the author of The New Neighbors that takes place over the course of a therapy session, in which neither patient nor therapist are who they claim to be. Two liars. One room. No way out. Susanna Fenton has a secret. Fourteen years ago she left … Continue reading The Liar’s Room Review

Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx Review

Synopsis from No Brow Press: Join Marcy as she decodes hieroglyphs, solves puzzles and learns about the ancient gods of Egypt in this thrilling second book in the Brownstone’s Mythical Collection series. Marcy’s father, Arthur, is a world-famous adventurer, but she doesn’t quite share his enthusiasm for exploration. Determined to bring out her adventurous side, … Continue reading Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx Review

An Unwanted Guest Review

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: The twisty new thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door and A Stranger in the House A weekend retreat at a cozy mountain lodge is supposed to be the perfect getaway . . . but when the storm hits, no one is getting away … Continue reading An Unwanted Guest Review

Enchantee Review

Synopsis from Macmillan Publisher: Love. Magic. Revolution...Enchantée is Gita Trelease’s imaginative debut fantasy about an impoverished magician desperate to provide for her beloved sister on the eve of the French Revolution. Paris is a labryinth of twisted streets filled with beggars and thieves, revolutionaries and magicians. Camille Durbonne is one of them. She wishes she … Continue reading Enchantee Review

Kill For Me – Review & Blog Tour

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: Lethal assassin Victor lands in the middle of a Guatemalan cartel war in the latest nonstop thriller from the international bestselling author of The Final Hour. KEEP YOUR ENEMIES CLOSE… Victor is the killer who always delivers…for the right price. And Heloise Salvatierra, patron of Guatemala’s largest cartel, is ready … Continue reading Kill For Me – Review & Blog Tour

Other People’s Houses Review

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: Named A Highly Anticipated Book for 2018 by InStyle online, Elite Daily, and Hello Giggles! One of Popsugar’s “10 Books Your Favorite Celebrities Are Reading This Spring” The author of The Garden of Small Beginnings returns with a hilarious and poignant new novel about four families, their neighborhood carpool, and … Continue reading Other People’s Houses Review

August thru October 2018 Wrap-Up

Hi Everyone! Happy Halloween! It's the last day of October 2018 today. Can't believe it. In 3 months, I have read and reviewed 25 books! I read many different genres this time: Middle Grade, YA Fantasy, YA Contemporary, Historical Fiction, Children's Picture Books, Juvenile Non-Fiction, and Thrillers. I love most of the books I read. … Continue reading August thru October 2018 Wrap-Up

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle Review

Synopsis from Sourcebooks: The Rules of Blackheath Evelyn Hardcastle will be murdered at 11:00 p.m. There are eight days, and eight witnesses for you to inhabit. We will only let you escape once you tell us the name of the killer. Understood? Then let’s begin... Evelyn Hardcastle will die. Every day until Aiden Bishop can … Continue reading The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle Review

In Paris With You Review

Synopsis from St. Martin's Press: For fans of Eleanor & Park and Emergency Contact comes a sweeping romance about the love that got away. Eugene and Tatiana could have fallen in love, if things had gone differently. If they had tried to really know each other, if it had just been them, and not the … Continue reading In Paris With You Review

The Witching Hours: The Vampire Knife Review

Synopsis from Little, Brown, and Company: The first book in a spooky new series for only the bravest of readers–perfect for fans of The Spiderwick Chronicles. Now in paperback! Siblings Anna and Max love scary stories, but when they find an enchanted knife on a dark and stormy night in Transylvania, truth becomes stranger than … Continue reading The Witching Hours: The Vampire Knife Review

Let Me Lie Review

Synopsis from Penguin Publishing: The stunning new novel from Clare Mackintosh, the international bestselling author of I Let You Go and I See You. The police say it was suicide. Anna says it was murder. They’re both wrong. Last year, Tom and Caroline Johnson chose to end their lives, one seemingly unable to live without … Continue reading Let Me Lie Review

No Mercy Review

Synopsis from Macmillan Publisher: Police officer Ellery Hathaway and FBI profiler Reed Markham take on two difficult new cases in this stunning follow-up to The Vanishing Season. No Mercy is award-winning author Joanna Schaffhausen’s heart-pounding second novel. Police officer Ellery Hathaway is on involuntary leave from her job because she shot a murderer in cold … Continue reading No Mercy Review

The Haunted Serpent Review

Synopsis from Sterling Publishing: Welcome to Thedgeroot, where Spaulding Meriwether is on a quest to make friends, become cool . . . and figure out why dead people are running around. “You know how people always tell you ‘just be yourself?’ That’s terrible advice. You won’t survive middle school that way. Trust me.” Spaulding Meriwether, … Continue reading The Haunted Serpent Review

Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss Review

Synopsis from Edelweiss: In the second of three companion novels from fan-favorite author Kasie West comes an effervescent story about chasing your dreams and following your heart, perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Huntley Fitzpatrick. Lacey Barnes has dreamed of being an actress for as long as she can remember. So, when she gets … Continue reading Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss Review

Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment Review

Synopsis from Hachette Book Group: Max Einstein is not your typical genius. She… -Hacks the computer system at NYU to attend classes -Builds inventions to help the homeless -And talks to Albert Einstein! (Okay that’s just in her imagination) But everything changes when Max is recruited by a mysterious organization! Their mission: solve some of … Continue reading Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment Review

Every Wicked Man – Review & Blog Tour

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: A criminal mastermind’s chilling terrorist plot forces FBI Special Agent Patrick Bowers to the brink in the latest thriller from bestselling novelist Steven James. When a senator’s son takes his own life and posts the video live online, Agent Bowers is drawn into a complex web of lies that begins … Continue reading Every Wicked Man – Review & Blog Tour

Lies Review

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Six days ago, Joe Lynch was a happily married man, a devoted father, and a respected teacher living in a well-to-do London suburb. But that was before he spotted his wife’s car entering a hotel parking garage. Before he saw her in a heated argument with her best friend’s husband. Before … Continue reading Lies Review

Sold on a Monday Review

Synopsis from Sourcebooks: 2 CHILDREN FOR SALE. In 1931, near Philadelphia, ambitious reporter Ellis Reed photographs the gut-wrenching sign posted beside a pair of siblings on a farmhouse porch. With the help of newspaper secretary Lily Palmer, Ellis writes an article to accompany the photo. Capturing the hardships of American families during the Great Depression, … Continue reading Sold on a Monday Review

Sherwood Review

Synopsis from Edelweiss: The Lady becomes the Legend in this gender-bending, action-packed, and highly romantic retelling of Robin Hood by the New York Times bestselling author of Hunted, Meagan Spooner. Robin of Locksley is dead. Maid Marian doesn’t know how she’ll go on, but the people of Locksley town, persecuted by the Sheriff of Nottingham, … Continue reading Sherwood Review

I Am Neil Armstrong – Review & Blog Tour

Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: Neil Armstrong's journey to the moon is the focus of the fifteenth picture book in the New York Times bestselling series of biographies about heroes. This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically … Continue reading I Am Neil Armstrong – Review & Blog Tour

Glimpse Review

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: From New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry comes a novel that puts a bold new spin on the supernatural thriller. Rain Thomas is a mess. Seven years an addict and three difficult years clean. Racked by guilt for the baby she gave up for adoption when she was sixteen. Still … Continue reading Glimpse Review

Dodger Boy Review

Synopsis from Groundwood Books: In 1970 Vancouver, thirteen-year-old Charlotte and her best friend, Dawn, are keen to avoid the pitfalls of adolescence. Couldn’t they just skip teenhood altogether, along with its annoying behaviors – showing off just because you have a boyfriend, obsessing about marriage and a ring and matching dining-room furniture? Couldn’t one just … Continue reading Dodger Boy Review