Book Review

WITH THE FIRE ON HIGH by Elizabeth Acevedo

Rating: 5 / 5 I read Elizabeth Acevedo's THE POET X earlier this year and wound up loving it much more than I ever expected. The poetry format for the narrative and the author's use of language was fabulous and I immediately looked up her next release and put it on my TBR. WITH THE… Continue reading WITH THE FIRE ON HIGH by Elizabeth Acevedo

Book Review

INTO THE DROWNING DEEP by Mira Grant

Rating: 4 / 5 I stumbled into Mira Grant's NEWSFLESH series a few years back when looking for something engaging on audio for my hook and found the first in the series, FEED, available from the library. The story about bloggers on the hunt for a conspiracy story against a backdrop of a world plagued… Continue reading INTO THE DROWNING DEEP by Mira Grant

Book Review

THE BELL JAR by Sylvia Plath

Rating: 4 / 5 THE BELL JAR by Sylvia Plath is a book that has been on my TBR for a long time. I pulled it out to read during Mental Health Month in May, but didn’t get to it, so was happy to be able to finally give it a read for the mental… Continue reading THE BELL JAR by Sylvia Plath

Book Review

THE HUNGER by Alma Katsu

Rating: 3.5 / 5 THE HUNGER by Alma Katsu is a book that first appeared on my radar when I saw that Stephen King called it “deeply disturbing, “hard to put down” on twitter. On first glance, I assumed it was a straight retelling of the Donner Party excursion and wasn’t too interested, but when… Continue reading THE HUNGER by Alma Katsu

Book Review, Netgalley

DON’T EVER TELL by Lucy Dawson

Scheduled Release: 6/25/2019 Rating: 4 / 5 DON’T EVER TELL by Lucy Dawson is a book that caught my eye on NetGalley as I’ve been craving more and more thrillers of late. The book follows Charlotte, a wife and mother of two who works from home as a thriller writer. On one level she seems… Continue reading DON’T EVER TELL by Lucy Dawson

Book Review

SUMMER OF THE MARIPOSAS by Guadalupe Garcia McCall

Rating: 3 / 5 SUMMER OF THE MARIPOSAS by Guadalupe Garcia McCall is about a very interesting summer vacation! The book tells the story of five sisters who discover a newly deceased body floating in the river near their home in Texas. After contemplating their options and upon discovering that the man has an ID… Continue reading SUMMER OF THE MARIPOSAS by Guadalupe Garcia McCall

Book Review

HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES by Carmen Maria Machado

Rating: 3.5 / 5 HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES by Carmen Maria Machado is a collection of short stories. It has been critically acclaimed and as such it fulfills a few challenge prompts. It was a Lambda Literary Award winner (a prompt for the #readingwomenchallenge) and it was a National Book Award finalist (a #aroundtheyearin52books… Continue reading HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES by Carmen Maria Machado