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I still don’t know ~ ‘Who Is Mackie Spence?’ by Lin Kaymer #Review #COYER

Jeremy Tarleton has developed feelings for one of his oldest friends.  But how can he tell her? Mackie has been different this fall, ever since she nearly drowned in the summer while boating with her family. Jeremy volunteers at a wildlife shelter,... Read More | Share it now!

Secrets, Giselle & Murder? ‘Unlovely’ by Celeste Conway #Review #COYER

All I knew about this book was what I gleaned from the cover: it was about ballet, and somehow, love and horror were involved. As the story opens, I had the distinct feeling that it was taking place sometime in the 1950s. When the main character... Read More | Share it now!

Release Day BriefINK Review: ‘Boywatching’ by Chloe Bennet #BookBirthday

Oh I wanted to find Boywatching a snarky, amusing and engaging story that filled my requirements for a light and funny tale. But it didn’t. It had all of the boxes ticked, but it just never got off the ground and soared. The story of four... Read More | Share it now!

BriefINK Review: ‘Third Degree’ by Julie Cross

Isabel Jenkins has breezed her way through her school career. Starting college at twelve and graduating from med school at eighteen, she is well on her way to following in her father’s footsteps in the world of medicine. On the day she is to find... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Since You’ve Been Gone’ by Mary Jennifer Payne

I love a good dramatic tale; my books don’t all need to be humorous, fantasy-filled or many tissues required. A mystery or thriller is just the ticket sometimes. What I find grinding about some serious stories, though, is when the narrative is... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Flunked’ by Jen Calonita #FairyTaleReformSchool

I judged a book by its cover. And a little bit by its description. And it came up wanting. The recent spate of fairy tale redux(es?) has produced many new tales to enjoy. They come with a built-in audience, and since most everyone knows the stories... Read More | Share it now!

‘Paradise City’ by C. J. Duggan

Part of the fun while reading this book was deciphering the Oz-y slang used throughout the story. Some of it I guessed from context, some I looked up (I will now forever refer to an ice chest as an “esky”) and some I just didn’t... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Ten Tiny Breaths’ by K. A. Tucker

Towards the end of this story, the heroine has a revelation about why her mother always told her to take ‘ten tiny breaths’ whenever she felt anxious. It went right over my head. Was it the reason I thought, every time it was brought up?... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Obsidian’ by Jennifer L. Armentrout #COYER

Girl’s dad dies. Three years later, Mom uproots the two of them from Florida to…West Virginia? Girl, aka Katy, is not happy. She doesn’t even realize that there are two teens her age living next door until her mom mentions it. Even... Read More | Share it now!

Review: The Body in the Woods by April Henry #COYER

Alexis, Nick and Ruby are three very different teens. Alexis doesn’t want anyone to know about her mother’s mental struggles; Nick needs to prove his worthiness to his dead father; and Ruby wishes that she could be a little more... Read More | Share it now!