Category Archives: Fiction

Review: ‘Wink Poppy Midnight’ by April Genevieve Tucholke #SRC

You know something’s afoot when the tagline for the book is “A hero. A villain. A Liar. Who’s Who?” Wink Poppy Midnight spins you around like a kid playing Pin the Tail on the Donkey and does not disappoint. Falling into my... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘The Curse of Tenth Grave’ by Darynda Jones #COYER

***IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE PREVIOUS BOOKS IN THE SERIES, THERE MAY BE SPOILERS*** Back from a month in New York and reunited with her memories, Charley Davidson is trying to get back to normal. Her normal, of course, as in being married to the son... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘The Great American Whatever’ by Tim Federle #COYER #SRC

I love it when you can tell that a book is going to be great right away. Such is the case here, with wonderful writing and a fresh approach. Quinn Roberts has basically been in his bedroom for six months. When his sister and movie-making partner,... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Peas and Carrots’ by Tanita S. Davis #COYER #SRC

Told from alternating points of view, Peas and Carrots is the story of two teen girls, different in just about every way, who have to learn how to get along while in a foster care situation. Odessa “Dess” Matthews has had it rough. Living... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘The Screaming Staircase’ by Jonathan Stroud #COYER

For the last fifty years or so, ghosts have been plaguing the earth in increasing numbers. People don’t go out after dark. People use all manner of defenses known to keep the phantoms at bay. People call in specialists to eradicate these... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Far From You’ by Tess Sharpe #COYER #2016HW

Everyone, from the detective to her own parents, know that it was Sophie’s fault that Mina was killed. After all, Sophie is the one who’s hooked on Oxy, not Mina. Booker’s Point is not a place you go without wanting to score. And when... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Saving Wishes’ by G.J. Walker-Smith #COYER

As soon as I picked this up, I thought it sounded super familiar. Then I realized that I had read at least half of this book before. First off: like the cover. It’s nice. The rest? How do you say “meh” in Aussie? REMAINDER OF REVIEW... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories’ ed. by Stephanie Perkins #COYER #SRC

Twelve stories about summer told in twelve different styles by twelve of the most wonderful Young Adult authors. I was really excited to see this compilation when I was looking for books to read for my Summer Reading Challenge. And while it is a good... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Too Fast’ by Alexia Haynes #COYER

College girl Savannah works two jobs and studies for her classes. She’s got no time for a relationship, but for some reason, has decided that a one-night stand sounds perf. There’s no discussion about whether  it’s because the girl... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Conjured’ by Sarah Beth Durst #COYER

  Lulling, nightmarish and unusual, Conjured makes you feel like you are the main character. Eve’s past is non-existent. She can’t remember anything, and often wonders how she knows things like what a seatbelt is, but not how to use... Read More | Share it now!