Posts

NetGalley: Widowland by C.J. Carey

Image
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark Published: 8/9/2022 Pages: 432 Genre: Historical Fiction Review: NetGalley Amazon To control the past, they edited history. To control the future, they edited literature. LONDON, 1953. Thirteen years have passed since England surrendered to the Nazis and formed a Grand Alliance with Germany. It was forced to adopt many of its oppressive ideologies, one of which was the strict classification of women into hierarchical groups based on the perceived value they brought to society. Rose Ransom, a member of the privileged Geli class, remembers life from before the war but knows better than to let it show. She works for the Ministry of Culture, rewriting the classics of English literature to ensure there are no subversive thoughts that will give women any ideas. Outbreaks of insurgency have been seen across the country with graffiti made up of seditious lines from forbidden works by women painted on public buildings. Suspicion has fallen on Widowland, the run-

Two Truths and a Lie by April Henry

Image
Publisher: Christy Ottaviano Books Published: 5/24/22      Pages: 288 Genre: YA, Mystery, Horror Review: Library Book Amazon Nell has always wanted to be an actor, but doubts her ability. As a member of her school’s theater program, she prefers working backstage. On the way to a contest, an unexpected blizzard strands her acting troupe in a creepy motel. Soon they meet a group of strangers from another high school—including the mysterious and handsome Knox, who insists they play the game Two Truths and a Lie. When it’s Nell’s turn, she draws a slip of paper inked in unfamiliar handwriting: I like to watch people die. I’ve lost count of how many people I’ve killed. Suddenly a night of harmless fun turns into a matter of life and death. As guests go missing, it becomes clear that a murderer is hiding in their midst ready to strike again. In a room full of liars and performers, the truth is never quite what it seems. Nell is going to have to act like her life depends on it—because it doe

NetGalley: A Little PinPrick by Paige Dearth

Image
Publisher: Fiction with Meaning LLC Published: 7/15/2022 Pages: 449 Genre: Adult Review: NetGalley Amazon Rainey Paxton was born addicted to heroin. In the fragile first hours of Rainey’s life, hospital doctors and nurses fight to keep her alive. Several months later she is released into her parents’ custody, where the baby is forced to live on neglect and tainted breast milk. Constrained in her home, infested with drug addicts and drifters, Rainey’s drug-addicted parents leave little hope for her protection. While Rainey is still an infant, her aunt Sophie visits her and finds the baby dirty and hungry. A bond forms between the two until tragedy strikes. Rainey is alone again until her sister, Ivy, is born and the child breathes new life into Rainey’s small, isolated world. But her parents have another plan, and with no one there to intervene on Rainey’s behalf she must make sacrifices to feed her parents’ cravings and to keep her sister safe. Follow Rainey’s journey from a house cra

The Noise: James Patterson and J.D. Barker

Image
Publisher: Little Brown and Company Published: 8/16/2021 Pages: 400 Genre: Horror Review: library book Amazon A mysterious explosion kills thousands in the Pacific Northwest—and only two young girls survive. The newest in psychological suspense from the mind of James Patterson. Two sisters have always stood together. Now, they’re the only ones left. In the shadow of Mount Hood, sixteen-year-old Tennant is checking rabbit traps with her eight-year-old sister Sophie when the girls are suddenly overcome by a strange vibration rising out of the forest, building in intensity until it sounds like a deafening crescendo of screams. From out of nowhere, their father sweeps them up and drops them through a trapdoor into a storm cellar. But the sound only gets worse…

Kindle Unlimited: The Adoption by Greg Meritt

Image
Publisher: KDP Published: 12/7/2016 Pages: 369 Genre: Suspense Review: Kindle Unlimited Amazon Their dreams of adoption could haunt their nightmares for eternity... Claire Keller would do anything to have a child. Unable to conceive, she's overjoyed when she and her husband bond with the five-year-old girl they adopt. But Claire's hopes for a perfect family shatter when her daughter stands before her covered in blood and prophesying death... As the child exhibits more strange supernatural abilities, the frightened Kellers find themselves caught up in a dark plot. Hunted by a shadowy organization hellbent on claiming the girl, the family is forced on the run. But if they can't find shelter from the man obsessed with their daughter's power, their adoption may end up lethally terminated. Can Claire escape a terrifying conspiracy and restore the happy family she's always dreamed of? The Adoption is a standalone science fiction thriller. If you like pulse-pounding actio

Kindle Unlimited: Blackout by Erin Flanagan

Image
Publisher: Thomas and Mercer Published: 7/1/2022 Pages: 296 Genre: Sci-Fi Review: kindle unlimited Amazon In this unforgettable psychological thriller, the dark is a terrifying mystery for a woman on the edge. Seven hard-won months into her sobriety, sociology professor Maris Heilman has her first blackout. She chalks it up to exhaustion, though she fears that her husband and daughter will suspect she’s drinking again. Whatever their cause, the glitches start becoming more frequent. Sometimes minutes, sometimes longer, but always leaving Maris with the same disorienting question: Where have I been? Then another blackout lands Maris in the ER, where she makes an alarming discovery. A network of women is battling the same inexplicable malady. Is it a bizarre coincidence or something more sinister? What do all the women have in common besides missing time? Or is it who they have in common? In a desperate search for answers, Maris has no idea what’s coming next—just the escalating paranoi

Kindle Unlimited: Regretting You by Colleen Hoover

Image
Publisher: Montlake Romance Published: 12/10/2019 Pages: 363 Genre: Romance Review: kindle unlimited Amazon Morgan Grant and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Clara, would like nothing more than to be nothing alike. Morgan is determined to prevent her daughter from making the same mistakes she did. By getting pregnant and married way too young, Morgan put her own dreams on hold. Clara doesn’t want to follow in her mother’s footsteps. Her predictable mother doesn’t have a spontaneous bone in her body. With warring personalities and conflicting goals, Morgan and Clara find it increasingly difficult to coexist. The only person who can bring peace to the household is Chris—Morgan’s husband, Clara’s father, and the family anchor. But that peace is shattered when Chris is involved in a tragic and questionable accident. The heartbreaking and long-lasting consequences will reach far beyond just Morgan and Clara. While struggling to rebuild everything that crashed around them, Morgan finds comfor