Category Archives: Thriller

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!

Lizzie Borden took an ax… ~ NEW! ‘Sweet Madness’ by Trisha Leaver & Lindsay Currie #Review #BookBirthday

We are fascinated by the story of Lizzie Borden. Who doesn’t want to hear about a woman that not only was blamed for the gruesome death of her father and step-mother, but also was determined by the jury to be not guilty? The more we learn about... Read More | Share it now!

Mostly ghostly ~ ‘Sisters of Blood and Spirit’ by Kady Cross #Review #COYER

I seem to be on a roll, reading books where bad things happen in asylums… Lark Noble is used to everyone thinking she’s crazy. Not that it doesn’t hurt, especially now that she’s back in her hometown after a stay at a mental... Read More | Share it now!

And Tomorrow? ~ ‘All Our Yesterdays’ by Cristin Terrill #Review #COYER

I started this book quite a while ago, and for some reason, it got lost in the shuffle and never finished. Boy, am I glad I circled back around to it. Em is locked in a cell. She has no idea how long she’s been there. Maybe a few months? The next... Read More | Share it now!

The Gardner did it ~ ‘Heist’ by Laura Pauling #Review #COYER

In the early hours of March 18, 1990, two men entered the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum dressed as policemen. They tied up the two guards and proceeded to steal over $500,000,000 worth of paintings and other artwork. The perpetrators were never... Read More | Share it now!

Yes, please ~ ‘Ready Player One’ by Ernest Cline #Review #COYER

I was never into Dungeons and Dragons and don’t care for shoot-em-up games. I was briefly into Myst, but I never liked the claustrophobic feeling I got while playing computer games. I worked at FAO Schwarz (pour one for my homies) a million... Read More | Share it now!

It’s easy to know your enemies ~ ‘Dangerous Deceptions’ by Sarah Zettel #Review #COYER

**This is book 2 of the Palace of Spies series, so there may be some spoilers re previous volumes.** In this second volume, our heroine (and spy), Peggy, is still doing some work for Mr. Tinderflint. She’s still at the court of the Prince and... Read More | Share it now!

I sacrificed 3 hours of my life ~ ‘Awake’ by Natasha Preston #Review #COYER #BookBirthday #ReleaseDay

So there’s this girl. Scarlett. New hot guy at school alert! And he’s looking at her! OMG there’s any empty seat next to her! And her bff, Imogen, is totes jealous! Like, ugly jealous! And Scarlett and Imogen are soooo lucky (well,... Read More | Share it now!

Does the apple fall far from the tree? ~ ‘I Hunt Killers’ by Barry Lyga #Review #COYER #CTRAT

What if you’re father was an infamous serial killer? And you’d known this fact almost your entire life? And you father relished the idea that you would eventually join the family business?   Jasper “Jazz” Dent is just such... Read More | Share it now!

Will the marathon ever end? ~ ‘The Maze Runner’ by James Dashner #Review #COYER

Normally, I do all I can in order to read a book before I see the movie version. This one, though, slipped by me. I happened to get some advance screening tickets for me and my family, so we went. Going made my husband want to read the series; it made... Read More | Share it now!