Category Archives: Mystery

Review: ‘Vampire Academy’ by Richelle Mead

Rating: 3 The Low Down: Rose and Lissa, a mortal vampire, have been caught. On the run for two years, they are returned summarily to St. Vladimir’s Academy where they go to school. Why they left is the mystery that slowly unfolds in this tale of... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘The Diviners’ by Libba Bray #ATBF12

A warning: this is going to be an incredibly difficult review to write. This book is huge, has a multitude of characters and is crazy good. I hope I can pull it together enough so I don’t blather on like an idiot. Oops, too late. Let’s start... Read More | Share it now!

Whut I Red on My Sumer Vacashun: Crystal Gardens by Amanda Quick

I like fantasy/paranormal books, though these days, it seems like they are mostly found in young adult. I am happy to say I discovered an author who writes adult books in this genre, so I read Crystal Gardens by Amanda Quick. According to her webpage,... Read More | Share it now!

Quick and Dirty Reviews for January 2012

(Well, it’s about time, right?) Number of Books Read: 11   FIVE STARS Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1 by Stephenie Meyer/Young Kim Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance Ages: 14 and up Published January 24, 2012 by Yen Press You’d... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Midnight in Austenland’ by Shannon Hale

Charlotte Kinder, according to her acquaintances, is nice. Compliant. Not a stand-out. It is quite unexpected that not only does her husband, James, want to divorce her, but he has been having an affair. Her children are at that age where they don’t... Read More | Share it now!

Quick and Dirty Reviews for March 2012: Books Rating 3/5 Stars

Nine of the 14 books I read this month received 3 Stars. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (Fiction): I almost gave this book a 2. If it weren’t for the wonderful writing and the unique story, I would have. It is a favorite of one of my friends whose... Read More | Share it now!