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

5 Star Reads, Recommendations, Young Adult Fiction

Book Review: Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Poison Study is one of the best young-adult books out there and easily one of my favorites. While this review is focused on the first book, titled Poison Study, I would recommend the entire Chronicles of Ixia series, which includes the Soulfinders series. If there is just one recommendation I can give… Continue reading Book Review: Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

4 Star Reads, Adult Fiction

Book Review: Before the Feast by Saša Stanišić

★ ★ ★ ★ Saša Stanišić's Before the Feast was a strange and whimsical story. It was one that had to be read in small portions, so it took me quite a while to get through despite thinking it would be a quick read. At times it was a challenging book because it required my… Continue reading Book Review: Before the Feast by Saša Stanišić

4 Star Reads, Adult Fiction, Book Reviews

Book Review: The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu

★ ★ ★ ★ Before we get to my thoughts on The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, I wanted to let everyone know about a great website that I recently discovered because I am partnering with them for this review. SocialBookCo is a website that helps you find, locate, and compare book prices so you… Continue reading Book Review: The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu

4 Star Reads, Book Reviews, Young Adult Fiction

Book Review: The Beginning Woods by Malcolm McNeill

★ ★ ★ ★ The Beginning Woods is Malcolm McNeill's debut novel, a peculiar story that is full of magic and wonder. The Vanishings are a mystery that no one can solve -- people disappearing into thin air without any trace left behind aside from piles of clothing. Max was the baby no one wanted, abandoned in a… Continue reading Book Review: The Beginning Woods by Malcolm McNeill

3 Star Reads, Adult Fiction, Book Reviews

Book Review: The Trees by Ali Shaw

★ ★ ★ This was a unique concept with an intriguing premise. The cover is stunning, with a wolf made out of leaves. I thought that was cool and fitting into the story-line, and have to say it is one of the best covers I’ve seen this year. It is a different view of a… Continue reading Book Review: The Trees by Ali Shaw

5 Star Reads, Adult Fiction, Book Reviews

Book Review: The Gentleman by Forrest Leo

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The Gentleman is Forrest Leo’s debut novel, about a husband who conjures the Devil, and accidentally sells his wife, which results in planning a rescue mission to Hell. A variety of personas come along for the quest, and a whole lot of over-the-top encounters happen along the way that will… Continue reading Book Review: The Gentleman by Forrest Leo