Tag: Mystery/Thriller

Feature Friday: Warcross

Feature Friday: Warcross

Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to. This week, my selection is… Expected Publication: September 12th, 2017 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers Summary per Goodreads… From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu—when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths. For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to […]

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Little Monsters

Little Monsters

Little Monsters is the first book I’ve read by Kara Thomas. The tagline hooked me immediately, probably because I’m a big Pretty Little Liars fan, and that’s what prompted me to pick up a copy. For fans of Pretty Little Liars, Little Monsters is a new psychological thriller, from the author of The Darkest Corners, about appearances versus reality and the power of manipulation amongst teenage girls. The part in the tagline about girls manipulating each other took me straight back to high school and the cliques, the peer pressure, and the downright nastiness that can sometimes exist between girls. It’s a sad truth, […]

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One of Us is Lying

One of Us is Lying

I have been waiting for the release of One of Us is Lying (OOUIL) since I first read the story summary some months ago. As soon as it was in my library’s system, I reserved a copy… me and half of Winston-Salem. I think I was number 200+ on the waiting list for one of only two copies. If everyone read quickly—and returned books to the library just as quickly—it wouldn’t have been too horrible a wait. After all, I have other books to read. My TBR list is insane! But some people are sloooooow readers. Not only that, they […]

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The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door

I’m not quite sure where to begin. There are so many things I could say, but they all have the potential of spoiling something important. And this book is one that you don’t want someone to spoil. It’s meant to be savored page by page. It’s meant to entertain, and it does, but it’s also meant to get the gears in your brain moving. Can you figure out the twists and turns, the who, and the why? The how and the what-happens-next? Maybe. First line: Anne can feel the acid churning in her stomach and creeping up her throat; her […]

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Feature Friday: A Map for Wrecked Girls

Feature Friday: A Map for Wrecked Girls

Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to. My pick this week released a few days ago, but it sounds way too good not to include in Feature Friday so I’m posting it today. This week, my selection is… Expected Publication:  August 15th, 2017 by Dial Books Summary per Goodreads… We sat at the edge of the ocean—my sister Henri and I—inches apart but not touching at all. We’d been so sure someone would find us by now. Emma had always orbited Henri, her fierce, magnetic queen bee of […]

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Feature Friday: A Stranger in the House

Feature Friday: A Stranger in the House

Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to. This week, my selection is… Expected Publication: August 15th, 2017 by Pamela Dorman Books Summary per Goodreads… From the New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door, a new thriller featuring a suspicious accident, a wife who can’t account for herself, and unsettling questions that threaten to tear the couple apart You come home after a long day at work, ready for dinner with your wife. But she’s not there. And it looks like she left in a blind panic. […]

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Cover Reveal: Second Window

Cover Reveal: Second Window

I’m a little late posting this, but I wanted to share because I really like the cover. This is the first title from Clean Teen Publishing’s new imprint: CTP Pulse. THE SECOND WINDOW by Erica Kiefer Publisher: CTP Pulse Expected Publication: December 5, 2017  A young adult mystery brimming with romance and betrayal, The Second Window is loaded with twists you’ll never see coming! As her senior year flies by on cruise control, seventeen-year-old Olivia Cole yearns for excitement—something her upscale private school no longer provides. Her job as a grocery store bagger isn’t much help…until the day she has […]

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Feature Friday: League of American Trait..

Feature Friday: League of American Traitors

  Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to.   This week, my selection is…   August 8th, 2017 by Sky Pony Press   Summary per Goodreads…   National Treasure meets Hamilton in a breathless history-based thriller from an outstanding new voice.     Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it. . . .   When seventeen-year-old Jasper is approached at the funeral of his deadbeat father by a man claiming to be an associate of his deceased parents, he’s thrust into a world of secrets […]

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Girl in Snow

Girl in Snow

Girl in Snow is the debut by Danya Kukafka. It’s labeled an adult thriller. However, I think it is suitable as a mature young adult read, as well, since two of the main characters are young adults. When I was contacted by Simon and Schuster and asked if I wanted a galley, I debated. I love books. Well, reading them, specifically. And I enjoy finding new authors. But I had so much of my own writing and editing to work on, that I really didn’t feel I had the time to devote to reviewing. Then, I read the synopsis. The […]

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Nemesis

Nemesis

Nemesis was a complete mind bender. I have to be honest, I requested the book at my library by mistake. I thought I was requesting a different book by the same title… I’ll let you figure out which one. So, when I saw Reichs’ Nemesis, I thought, eh, the cover is different, but the title is right, and put it on hold. And I’m so glad my brain was addled that day and confused the two books, because Nemesis might just be one of my favorite books of the year! First line: I swore to myself I wouldn’t die that […]

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The Girl On The Train

The Girl On The Train

What an awesome debut from Ms. Hawkins! I’ll admit, I’d never heard of The Girl on the Train until I saw the previews for the film. And since I’m a big fan of the lead actress who’ll play the main protagonist, Rachel Watson, in the movie (Emily Blunt), I immediately put the book on hold at my local library… along with every other resident of Winston-Salem, I think. But the weeks-long wait to get a copy was well worth it!   Rachel Watson is an odd protagonist. The reader almost pities her. Her husband cheated on her, divorced her for […]

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Deception Island

Deception Island

What can I say about Brynn Kelly’s novel, Deception Island? Well, maybe: Holy Cow! No, that doesn’t cover it. It seriously Blew. Me. Away. I didn’t have any real expectations going into the novel, mainly because I’ve never read the author’s work before. I definitely didn’t expect to love the book as much as I did. I had trouble putting it down and cracked open an energy drink at one in the morning so I could stay awake and finish it.   The plot was unique and had several twists and turns throughout. Yes, I picked up on some clues […]

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122 Rules

122 Rules

So, I was asked to review a book. Not a total surprise since I sometimes do that. But not just any book… one far outside my “normal” comfort zone. But not too far. I do love the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child, so when I was asked to read 122 Rules by Deek Rhew—his debut mystery-suspense-thriller novel—I was quick to say yes.   And, you know what? I was quick to fall in love with the book too.   Deek Rhew has a unique voice that I found very easy to read. The words flowed into each other nicely, […]

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#Hackers 2: In Too Deep by Sherry D. Fic..

#Hackers 2: In Too Deep by Sherry D. Ficklin

Okay, I’m a couple of days late getting this up, but better late than never, huh? Cuz, I definitely wanted to help spread my good friend, and awesome author, Sherry Ficklin’s release. The #Hacker Novels by Sherry D. Ficklin have gotten a lot of attention since the first book Playing With Fire released last month. Clean Teen Publishing is excited to announce that now readers can dive deeper into the world of a young hacker in book two— In Too Deep. Hang on to your keyboards, because trouble is only a keystroke away. If you haven’t started reading this young […]

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Selling Scarlett by Ella James

Selling Scarlett by Ella James

I have one major caveat; it was not a contemporary romance in my opinion. I think if someone was looking for a straight contemporary romance they would be disappointed (although, I don’t know how they could be—“Selling Scarlett is such a great book). The romance factor—and there is romance in the book, don’t write it off just yet—doesn’t take center stage like a reader would expect in a normal contemporary romance. I almost took a star off my rating because of this factor…but I just couldn’t do it. More on that later.   “Selling Scarlett” is SO MUCH more than […]

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