4 05, 2016

Review: THE MAP OF BONES by Francesca Haig

By | Wednesday, May 4, 2016|4 Comments

Review: THE MAP OF BONES by Francesca HaigThe Map of Bones (Fire Sermon, Book 2) by Francesca Haig
Series: The Fire Sermon #2
Also in this series: The Fire Sermon
Published by Gallery Books on April 7th 2016
Pages: 448
Genres: Fiction, General, Fantasy
Also by this author: The Fire Sermon
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‘Set in a vividly realised world of elite Alphas and their ‘weaker’ Omega twins, it holds a mirror up to our obsession with perfection’ Guardian
The second book in Francesca Haig’s incredible Fire Sermon series.
The Omega resistance has been brutally attacked, its members dead or in hiding.
The Alpha Council’s plan for permanently containing the Omegas has begun.
But all is not entirely lost: the Council’s seer, The Confessor, is dead, killed by her twin’s sacrifice.
Cass is left haunted by visions of the past, while her brother Zach’s cruelty and obsession pushes her to the edge, and threatens to destroy everything she hopes for.
As the country moves closer to all-out civil war, Cass will learn that to change the future she will need to uncover the past. But nothing can prepare her for what she discovers: a deeply buried secret that raises the stakes higher than ever before.

I really enjoyed the first book in this series The Fire Sermon. Map of Bones is the second book in this series. **This review contains major spoilers for book one.** Map of Bones continues with it’s dark setting and bleak future for the survivors of nuclear fallout. This story follows Cass after the […]

8 07, 2015

SWERVE by Vicki Pettersson

By | Wednesday, July 8, 2015|10 Comments

SWERVE by Vicki PetterssonSwerve by Vicki Pettersson
Published by Gallery Books on July 7th 2015
Pages: 352
Genres: Fiction, Thrillers, Suspense, Crime, General
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In the electrifying tradition of Dean Koontz and Gillian Flynn comes the first riveting psychological thriller from the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author! It’s high summer in the Mojave Desert, and Kristine Rush and her fiancé, Daniel, are en route from Las Vegas to Lake Arrowhead, California, for the July Fourth holiday weekend. But when Daniel is abducted from a desolate rest stop, Kristine is forced to choose: return home unharmed, but never to see her fiancé again, or plunge forward into the searing desert to find him…where a killer lies in wait. One road. One woman. One killer.Sprinting against the clock, and uncertain if danger lies ahead or behind, Kristine must blaze an epic path through the gaudy flash of roadside casinos, abandoned highway stops, and a landscape rife with horrors never before imagined. Desperate to save her doomed husband-to-be, Kristine must summon long forgotten resources if she’s to go head-to-head against this unpredictable killer. And she’d better hurry. Because she only has twenty-four hours…to make one hell of a trip.

Swerve was an uncomfortable thriller. I was on the edge of my seat not knowing what horror awaited me next. If you like physiological horror you should definitely give this a try. This story was really good. I am calling this an uncomfortable thriller because the protagonist didn’t do anything wrong, she had […]

2 02, 2015

THE DEEP by Nick Cutter

By | Monday, February 2, 2015|6 Comments

THE DEEP by Nick CutterThe Deep by Nick Cutter
Published by Gallery Books, Simon & Schuster on January 13th 2015
Pages: 400
Genres: Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thrillers
Also by this author: Little Heaven
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From the acclaimed author of The Troop—which Stephen King raved “scared the hell out of me and I couldn’t put it down.…old-school horror at its best”—comes this utterly terrifying novel where The Abyss meets The Shining.

A strange plague called the ‘Gets is decimating humanity on a global scale. It causes people to forget—small things at first, like where they left their keys, then the not-so-small things, like how to drive or the letters of the alphabet. Their bodies forget how to function involuntarily. There is no cure.

But now, far below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, deep in the Mariana Trench, a heretofore-unknown substance hailed as “ambrosia”—a universal healer, from initial reports—has been discovered. It may just be the key to eradicating the ‘Gets.

In order to study this phenomenon, a special research lab, the Trieste, has been built eight miles under the sea’s surface. But when the station goes incommunicado, a brave few descend through the lightless fathoms in hopes of unraveling the mysteries lurking at those crushing depths…and perhaps to encounter an evil blacker than anything one could possibly imagine.

This book was terrifying. I don’t mean some parts of it were gross, it was full of creepy ideas and hopeless situations. Not only that, The Deep had me completely engrossed so that I was up reading into the wee hours of the night. The small hours when everyone else is already asleep […]

14 01, 2015

WITHERING HOPE by Layla Hagen

By | Wednesday, January 14, 2015|17 Comments

WITHERING HOPE by Layla Hagen

WITHERING HOPE by Layla HagenWithering Hope by Layla Hagen
Published by Gallery Books on January 19th 2015
Pages: 266
Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance, Romance
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*This is a STANDALONE CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE.*

Aimee’s wedding is supposed to turn out perfect. Her dress, her fiancé and the location—the idyllic holiday ranch in Brazil—are perfect.

But all Aimee’s plans come crashing down when the private jet that’s taking her from the U.S. to the ranch—where her fiancé awaits her—defects mid-flight and the pilot is forced to perform an emergency landing in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.

With no way to reach civilisation, being rescued is Aimee and Tristan’s—the pilot—only hope. A slim one that slowly withers away, desperation taking its place. Because death wanders in the jungle under many forms: starvation, diseases. Beasts.

As Aimee and Tristan fight to find ways to survive, they grow closer. Together they discover that facing old, inner agonies carved by painful pasts takes just as much courage, if not even more, than facing the rainforest.

Despite her devotion to her fiancé, Aimee can’t hide her feelings for Tristan—the man for whom she’s slowly becoming everything. You can hide many things in the rainforest. But not lies. Or love.

Withering Hope is the story of a man who desperately needs forgiveness and the woman who brings him hope. It is a story in which hope births wings and blooms into a love that is as beautiful and intense as it is forbidden.

Layla has done it again! Withering Hope made me swoon, and cry, and then swoon some more. Her characters are flawless and she just has this ability to draw you in and make you love them. This story had fear, romance, heartbreak, and joy all wrapped into a nice book sized package. Aimee […]

6 01, 2015

IF I WERE YOU by Lisa Renee Jones

By | Tuesday, January 6, 2015|3 Comments

IF I WERE YOU by Lisa Renee JonesIf I Were You by Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Inside Out #1
Published by Gallery Books on March 12th 2013
Pages: 352
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, Fiction, General, Romance, Suspense
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In the bestselling style of Fifty Shades of Grey, New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones delivers sexy thrills and heart-pounding sensuality—in a tantalizing page-turner in which the eyes of a high school English teacher are opened to a world she never knew existed, and a passionate craving within that she never knew she possessed.

The journal comes to Sara McMillan by chance, when she unexpectedly inherits the key to an abandoned storage locker belonging to a woman named Rebecca. Sara can’t resist peeking at the entries inside…and finds a scintillating account of Rebecca’s affair with an unnamed lover, a relationship drenched in ecstasy and wrapped in dark secrets.

Obsessed with discovering Rebecca’s destiny after the entries come to an abrupt end, Sara does more than observe the players in the woman’s life; she immerses herself in the high-stakes art gallery world Rebecca inhabited—and is magnetically drawn to two men. Which one will seduce Rebecca with his masterful and commanding touch and bring her fantasies to exquisite life? On a daringly erotic escapade, Sara follows Rebecca’s path to fulfill her own hidden longings. But after she tastes the forbidden pleasures Rebecca savored, will Sara be helpless to escape the same submissive fate?

This book had a great premise. If I Were You was an erotic mystery. I didn’t like how predictable this book was. Everyone wants Sara, and she is a bit like that girl from 50 shades, completely clueless. The sex was great, but the thing is that I didn’t like Sara, so the […]

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