8 08, 2017

Review: HANNA WHO FELL FROM THE SKY by Christopher Meades

By | Tuesday, August 8, 2017|4 Comments

Reading the synopsis of HANNA WHO FELL FROM THE SKY really peaked my interest. For some reason, I love reading about cults and this book was all about that. This story features a polygamic religious cult in a city called Clearhaven. The main theme of the story is fear. Hanna is the oldest in […]

2 06, 2017

Review: THE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE by Jessica Shattuck

By | Friday, June 2, 2017|6 Comments

I have read so many moving stories about WWII. Most of the ones I have read have been from the holocaust survivors perspective. THE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE is about the Germans who fought against Hitler both privately and publicly. This is also the story of people in places that believed in the […]

12 05, 2017

Review: FINDER’S KEEPERS and END OF WATCH by Stephen King

By | Friday, May 12, 2017|8 Comments

After reading MR.MERCEDES I knew I would have to finish this series. Stephen King is one of my favorite authors and his delve into police procedural is pretty fucking fantastic. Bill Hodges is a perfectly flawed hero and I grew to really love him. In FINDER’S KEEPERS we meet a kid named Pete […]

18 01, 2017

Review: THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE ON EARTH by Lindsey Lee Johnson

By | Wednesday, January 18, 2017|9 Comments

I have to be honest and tell you how uncomfortable this book made me. In reading about these high school kids fumble through their social and educational settings, I had a knot in the pit of my stomach. I don’t want to think about those years, those uncomfortable settings, allowing things spin out […]

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 […]

5 12, 2016

Review: COMMONWEALTH by Ann Patchett

By | Monday, December 5, 2016|5 Comments

Review: COMMONWEALTH by Ann PatchettCommonwealth by Ann Patchett
Published by HarperCollins on September 13th 2016
Pages: 230
Genres: Fiction, Family Life, Coming of Age, Literary
Also by this author: State of Wonder
ARC provided by BEA 2016, HarperCollins

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#1 New York Times Bestseller
The acclaimed, bestselling author—winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize—tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families’ lives.

One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny’s mother, Beverly—thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families.

Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Spending summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows up between them.

When, in her twenties, Franny begins an affair with the legendary author Leon Posen and tells him about her family, the story of her siblings is no longer hers to control. Their childhood becomes the basis for his wildly successful book, ultimately forcing them to come to terms with their losses, their guilt, and the deeply loyal connection they feel for one another.
Told with equal measures of humor and heartbreak, Commonwealth is a meditation on inspiration, interpretation, and the ownership of stories. It is a brilliant and tender tale of the far-reaching ties of love and responsibility that bind us together.

This story follows an epic family that has their story accidentally go public. COMMONWEALTH starts at the christening party for Franny. Bert invites himself to this party and kisses the mother, who is married to his cop colleague Fix. This act destroys two marriages but unites two families. Six kids grow up sharing […]

7 11, 2016

Review: CERTAIN DARK THINGS by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

By | Monday, November 7, 2016|1 Comment

Review: CERTAIN DARK THINGS by Silvia Moreno-GarciaCertain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Published by Thomas Dunne Books on October 25th 2016
Pages: 336
Genres: Fiction, Fantasy, Contemporary, Paranormal, Dark Fantasy, Literary, Romance
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Welcome to Mexico City... An Oasis In A Sea Of Vampires...
Domingo, a lonely garbage-collecting street kid, is busy eeking out a living when a jaded vampire on the run swoops into his life.
Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood drinkers, must feast on the young to survive and Domingo looks especially tasty. Smart, beautiful, and dangerous, Atl needs to escape to South America, far from the rival narco-vampire clan pursuing her. Domingo is smitten.
Her plan doesn’t include developing any real attachment to Domingo. Hell, the only living creature she loves is her trusty Doberman. Little by little, Atl finds herself warming up to the scrappy young man and his effervescent charm.
And then there’s Ana, a cop who suddenly finds herself following a trail of corpses and winds up smack in the middle of vampire gang rivalries.
Vampires, humans, cops, and gangsters collide in the dark streets of Mexico City. Do Atl and Domingo even stand a chance of making it out alive?

It has been a minute since I read a good vampire novel. CERTAIN DARK THINGS was an adult story about vampires. This story takes place in Mexico City, one of the many cities in the world that doesn’t allow vampires. There are many different species of vampires in this story. Atl is perhaps […]

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