28 08, 2015

THE DROWNED BOY by Karin Fossum

By | Friday, August 28, 2015|2 Comments

THE DROWNED BOY by Karin FossumThe Drowned Boy by Karin Fossum
Series: Inspector Konrad Sejer #11
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on August 25th, 2015
Pages: 240
Genres: Fiction, Mystery & Detective, Police Procedural, International Mystery & Crime, Thrillers, Crime
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A new addition to the captivating Inspector Sejer series, the first sinceThe Caller, from Norway's finest crime writer
Carmen and Nicolai failed to resuscitate their son, Tommy, after finding him floating in their backyard pond. When Inspector Skarre arrives on the scene, Carmen reports that Tommy, a healthy toddler with Down syndrome, wandered into the garden while Nicolai was working in the basement and she was cleaning the house. Skarre senses something is off with Carmen's story and consults his trusted colleague, the famed Inspector Sejer. An autopsy reveals Tommy's lungs to be full of soap.
When Sejer and Skarre revisit the couple, Carmen, an epileptic, changes her story, confessing that she'd been knocked unconscious by a seizure while bathing Tommy. When she came to, she found him drowned in the tub and, horrified and frightened, threw him into the pond.
But Skarre and Sejer's doubt is not appeased and the case is reopened. What more could Carmen be hiding? And what lengths will she take to cover her guilt? As Carmen's own family starts to doubt her, Skarre and Sejer work to find the truth.

This story is a bit sad. The prologue tried to put me in a funk as it describes what it is like for someone to drown. The Drowned Boy had some really unlikable characters and a few good guys. This book had me really just hoping for justice for little Tommy. The synopsis […]

6 05, 2015

UNDERTOW by Michael Buckley

By | Wednesday, May 6, 2015|15 Comments

UNDERTOW by Michael BuckleyUndertow by Michael Buckley
Series: Undertow #1
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on May 5th 2015
Pages: 384
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, General, Love & Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
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First, we feared them. Then we fought them. Now they might be our only hope.

Sixteen-year-old Lyric Walker's life is forever changed when she witnesses the arrival of 30,000 Alpha, a five-nation race of ocean-dwelling warriors, on her beach in Coney Island. The world's initial wonder and awe over the Alpha quickly turns ugly and paranoid and violent, and Lyric's small town transforms into a military zone with humans on one side and Alpha on the other. When Lyric is recruited to help the crown prince, a boy named Fathom, assimilate, she begins to fall for him. But their love is a dangerous one, and there are forces on both sides working to keep them apart. Only, what if the Alpha are not actually the enemy? What if they are in fact humanity's best chance for survival? Because the real enemy is coming. And it's more terrifying than anything the world has ever seen.

Action, suspense, and romance whirlpool dangerously in this cinematic saga!

I am so excited to tell you about this book. Undertow is a YA Science Fiction/Fantasy. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the story except that it might have an invasion of sea creatures. The writing in this story was so engrossing I almost forgot how far out the concept was. Undertow […]

13 04, 2015

Review: ASK THE DARK by Henry Turner

By | Monday, April 13, 2015|4 Comments

Review: ASK THE DARK by Henry TurnerAsk the Dark by Henry Turner
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on April 7th 2015
Pages: 256
Length: 6 hours, 39 minutes
Genres: Action & Adventure, Boys & Men, General, Law & Crime, Mysteries & Detective Stories, Young Adult
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Ask the Dark will keep you up all night, and its flawed, real hero will haunt your day. I wish I’d written it.” —Michael Grant, New York Times best-selling author of Gone and BZRK

Billy Zeets has a story to tell.

About being a vandal and petty thief. About missing boys and an elusive killer.

And about what happens if a boy who breaks all the rules is the only person who can piece together the truth.

Gripping and powerful, this masterful debut novel comes to vivid life through the unique voice of a hero as unlikely as he is unforgettable.

Ask the Dark is absolutely remarkable. Readers will line up for this one.”—Michael Cart, past president of YALSA and ALAN

Billy is a 14 year old boy who is constantly in trouble. Ask the Dark is his retelling of the ways that he redeemed himself and his family for the whole town to see. This is Billy’s story. This story starts at the end. Billy is some sort of hero for what he […]

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