3 Star Reads, Adult Fiction, Book Reviews

Book Review: Northwood by Maryse Meijer

★ ★ ★ Northwood is a novella told in beautifully written passages and free-verse poetry, about an artist who flees to the woods to pursue her artwork in isolation. What begins is a tainted, violent love affair with a married man—and the struggle between desire and obsession, and the brutal nature of intimacy. Meijer has crafted… Continue reading Book Review: Northwood by Maryse Meijer

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4 Star Reads, Adult Fiction, Book Reviews

Book Review: Caged by Ellison Cooper

★ ★ ★ ★ An impressive debut by Ellison Cooper, Caged was a well crafted and disturbing thriller that felt like an episode from Criminal Minds, with a kickass female lead! Sayer is a neuroscientist with the FBI, who specializes in the brain of serial killers. When a young woman's body is discovered in a cage in… Continue reading Book Review: Caged by Ellison Cooper

3 Star Reads, Adult Fiction

Book Review: Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller

★ ★ ★ When I saw that Claire Fuller was releasing another novel, I could not contain my excitement and contacted the publisher for an ARC, so first and foremost, thank you to Tin House Books for kindly sending me a copy. I've had to restrain my thoughts for this review for months now, so… Continue reading Book Review: Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller

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Fall Reading Recommendations

It's that time of year again with crisp air, changing leaves that crunch beneath your feet, hot cider, pumpkin patches, and lazy Sundays spent reading. This is my favorite time of year, not only because it's Halloween season—are you the type of person that believes Halloween starts September first? I am, I admit—but because it's… Continue reading Fall Reading Recommendations

3 Star Reads, Adult Fiction, Book Reviews

Book Review: The Girl From Blind River by Gale Massey

★ ★ ★ Blind River is a town you would not want to be caught in but makes for the ideal atmospheric thriller that everyone should be reading this fall. Gale Massey takes you to a small town in America where we focus on the Elders family—Jamie Elders is nineteen-years-old, trying to escape from the small… Continue reading Book Review: The Girl From Blind River by Gale Massey

2 Star Reads, Adult Fiction, Book Reviews

Book Review: A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising by Raymond A. Villareal

★ ★ A panoramic thriller that begins with a missing body from a small town morgue, A People's History of the Vampire Uprising was a title that I was anticipating when I heard about it. As soon as my summer semester wind down, I reached for this, unable to wait any longer, but after a… Continue reading Book Review: A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising by Raymond A. Villareal

4 Star Reads, Adult Fiction, Book Reviews

Book Review: English Animals by Laura Kaye

★ ★ ★ ★ Laura Kaye's novel, English Animals, is an impressive debut. A domestic drama set in the English countryside that gives a fresh perspective on art, belonging, temptation and sex, physical and emotional violence, and cultural differences. Mirka is a Slovakian woman who believes she has accepted a job as an au pair for Sophie and Richard,… Continue reading Book Review: English Animals by Laura Kaye

4 Star Reads, Adult Fiction, Book Reviews

Book Review: As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner

★ ★ ★ ★ What a breathtaking introduction to Susan Meissner's novels. A thoughtful, heartwrenching story set in 1918, Philadelphia during the Great War, as the Spanish Flu makes its way to the shores of America. It's told from the perspective of the Bright women; Pauline and her three daughters, Evie, Maggie, and Willa, as they… Continue reading Book Review: As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner

4 Star Reads, Sequential Art

Book Review: Draw Stronger by Kriota Willberg

★ ★ ★ ★ If you are a cartoonist, visual artist, or just frequently work with your hands, you are going to want to pick up a copy of Draw Stronger by Kriota Willberg. It's a beautifully illustrated guide and packed with all you need to know about self-care as an artist. There are a… Continue reading Book Review: Draw Stronger by Kriota Willberg