Tag: Mystery/Thriller

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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