16 12, 2016

My Bullet Journal

By | Friday, December 16, 2016|8 Comments

I absolutely love stationary. I think most readers do. Since I started blogging, I keep a small planner to help me keep track of what to do next. I started with a calendar, but quickly realized that I needed more space. I need pages to write out all the ARCs I get, and […]

13 12, 2016

Review: THE CIRCLE by Dave Eggers

By | Tuesday, December 13, 2016|0 Comments

THE CIRCLE explores the problem of oversharing in social media. The Circle is a large internet provider that requires honesty in it’s users. There are no pseudonyms, only one form of identity, and fraud is a thing of the past. The internet company branches out to encourage its uses to become transparent, broadcasting […]

12 10, 2016

Review: FRACTURED by Catherine McKenzie

By | Wednesday, October 12, 2016|12 Comments

Review: FRACTURED by Catherine McKenzieFractured by Catherine McKenzie
Published by Amazon Publishing on October 4th 2016
Pages: 349
Genres: Fiction, Literary, Psychological, Contemporary Women
Also by this author: The Murder Game
ARC provided by BEA 2016, Lake Union Publishing

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"Welcome, neighbor!"
Julie Prentice and her family move across the country to the idyllic Mount Adams district of Cincinnati, hoping to evade the stalker who s been terrorizing them ever since the publication of her bestselling novel, "The Murder Game." Since Julie doesn t know anyone in her new town, when she meets her neighbor John Dunbar, their instant connection brings measured hope for a new beginning. But she never imagines that a simple, benign conversation with him could set her life spinning so far off course.
"We know where you live. "
After a series of misunderstandings, Julie and her family become the target of increasingly unsettling harassment. Has Julie s stalker found her, or are her neighbors out to get her, too? As tension in the neighborhood rises, new friends turn into enemies, and the results are deadly."

FRACTURED starts with a woman named Julie who moves from Tacoma to Cincinnati to get away from a stalker. Julie is a writer who wrote a book called The Murder Game. The book is similar to something that actually happened to her in college. One of her college acquaintances became obsessed with her […]

28 09, 2016

Review: LAST SEEN LEAVING by Caleb Roehrig

By | Wednesday, September 28, 2016|10 Comments

Review: LAST SEEN LEAVING by Caleb RoehrigLast Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig
Published by Feiwel & Friends on October 4th 2016
Pages: 336
Genres: Contemporary, LGBT, Mystery, Young Adult
eARC provided by Macmillan

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Flynn's girlfriend has disappeared. How can he uncover her secrets without revealing his own?

Flynn's girlfriend, January, is missing. The cops are asking questions he can't answer, and her friends are telling stories that don't add up. All eyes are on Flynn—as January's boyfriend, he must know something.

But Flynn has a secret of his own. And as he struggles to uncover the truth about January's disappearance, he must also face the truth about himself.

Oh this book! I am scratching my head that more people aren’t talking about it. It is so good! I admit it started off slow. In fact at first I didn’t think I liked the characters very much. I kept reading though and slowly I found myself thinking a lot about Flynn, wondering […]

17 09, 2016

Weekly Wrap Up #104

By | Saturday, September 17, 2016|20 Comments

Hello Lovelies! Welcome to my weekly wrap up! What a fucking week! I can blame weeks like this for every single grey hair on my head (and the sequential gobs of money I will pay to make them disappear). I started off the week working. Sunday’s are usually chill at my job, but […]

3 09, 2016

Weekly Wrap Up #102

By | Saturday, September 3, 2016|14 Comments

Hello Lovelies! Welcome to my weekly wrap up! My kids started school this week, finally. I feel like the transition was pretty smooth here, so that’s good. I wish I could tell you how nice it is to have my house back, but since my son is expelled and seeing a tutor for […]

2 09, 2016

Review: THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES by Mindy McGinnis

By | Friday, September 2, 2016|23 Comments

Review: THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES by Mindy McGinnisThe Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
Published by HarperCollins on September 20th 2016
Pages: 352
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Thrillers & Suspense, Social Themes, Violence, Law & Crime
Also by this author: Not a Drop to Drink, A Madness So Discreet
ARC provided by BEA 2016, HarperCollins

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Edgar Award–winning author Mindy McGinnis delivers a dark and riveting contemporary YA novel that blends the unflinching honesty of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak with the relentless pacing and alternating perspectives of Gone Girl. A stunning, unforgettable page-turner.
Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn’t feel bad about it.
Three years ago, when her older sister, Anna, was murdered and the killer walked free, Alex uncaged the language she knows best—the language of violence. While her own crime goes unpunished, Alex knows she can’t be trusted among other people. Not with Jack, the star athlete who wants to really know her but still feels guilty over the role he played the night Anna’s body was discovered. And not with Peekay, the preacher’s kid with a defiant streak who befriends Alex while they volunteer at an animal shelter. Not anyone.
As their senior year unfolds, Alex’s darker nature breaks out, setting these three teens on a collision course that will change their lives forever.

  This was not what I expecting. THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES was so much better! I think the cover made me think this would be light, or funny, or immature. This book was none of those. This story is kinda dark, and intense. I found myself liking Alex right away. It is […]

12 07, 2016

Review: ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN by Wendy Walker

By | Tuesday, July 12, 2016|15 Comments

Review: ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN by Wendy WalkerAll Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker
Published by St. Martin's Press on July 12th 2016
Pages: 320
Genres: Fiction, Thrillers, Suspense, Psychological
Also by this author: Emma in the Night
ARC provided by St. Martin's Press

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"An assured, powerful novel that blends suspense and rich family drama...it is, in a word, unforgettable." --William Landay, author of DEFENDING JACOB
It begins in the small, affluent town of Fairview, Connecticut, where everything seems picture perfect.
Until one night when young Jenny Kramer is attacked at a local party. In the hours immediately after, she is given a controversial drug to medically erase her memory of the violent assault. But, in the weeks and months that follow, as she heals from her physical wounds, and with no factual recall of the attack, Jenny struggles with her raging emotional memory. Her father, Tom, becomes obsessed with his inability to find her attacker and seek justice while her mother, Charlotte, struggles to pretend this horrific event did not touch her carefully constructed world.
As Tom and Charlotte seek help for their daughter, the fault lines within their marriage and their close-knit community emerge from the shadows where they have been hidden for years, and the relentless quest to find the monster who invaded their town - or perhaps lives among them - drive this psychological thriller to a shocking and unexpected conclusion.

  ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN is one of the best books I have read this year. Teenage Jenny went to a party one night and ended up brutally raped. This story is told by Dr. Alan Forrester who begins treating Jenny Kramer a few months after the incident. Charlotte, Jenny’s mother, decided to […]

22 06, 2016

Review: BEFORE THE FALL by Noah Hawley

By | Wednesday, June 22, 2016|4 Comments

Review: BEFORE THE FALL by Noah HawleyBefore the Fall by Noah Hawley
Published by Grand Central Publishing on May 31st 2016
Pages: 400
Genres: Fiction, Literary, Thrillers, Suspense
eARC provided by Grand Central Publishing

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From the Emmy, PEN, Peabody, Critics' Choice, and Golden Globe Award-winning creator of the TV show Fargo comes the thriller of the year.

On a foggy summer night, eleven people--ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter--depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs--the painter--and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul's family.

With chapters weaving between the aftermath of the crash and the backstories of the passengers and crew members--including a Wall Street titan and his wife, a Texan-born party boy just in from London, a young woman questioning her path in life, and a career pilot--the mystery surrounding the tragedy heightens. As the passengers' intrigues unravel, odd coincidences point to a conspiracy. Was it merely by dumb chance that so many influential people perished? Or was something far more sinister at work? Events soon threaten to spiral out of control in an escalating storm of media outrage and accusations. And while Scott struggles to cope with fame that borders on notoriety, the authorities scramble to salvage the truth from the wreckage.

Amid pulse-quickening suspense, the fragile relationship between Scott and the young boy glows at the heart of this stunning novel, raising questions of fate, human nature, and the inextricable ties that bind us together.

Oh how I enjoyed this story! It is about a guy who survives a private plane crash, but it is also so much more. It is about how a little things can mean so much. Scott Burrough is a painter, and the only adult to survive the crash. Two children also go down […]

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