Mystery/Suspense/Thriller Category

Book Review: Mayhem by Sarah Pinborough

Mayhem by Sarah Pinborough Genre: Horror Series: Book 1 Publisher: Jo Fletcher Date of Publication: April 25, 2013 Author Information: Website | Twitter Interestingly enough, well before this book came into my life, I’d happened to be browsing through the many publishing-related newsletters in my email inbox one day when a deliciously creepy animated gif […]

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Book Review: The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu

The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu Genre: Science Fiction Series: Book 1 of Tao Publisher: Angry Robot Date of Publication: April 30, 2013 Author Information: Website | Twitter Alien stories are always a fun ride, especially when 1) the aliens are unconventional, and 2) their relationship with humankind goes beyond the typical invade them/uplift […]

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Book Review: Countdown City by Ben H. Winters

Countdown City by Ben H. Winters Genre: Sci-Fi Apocalyptic, Police Procedural Series: Book 2 of The Last Policeman Publisher: Quirk Books Date of Publication: July 16, 2013 Author Information: Website | Twitter What would you do if the world was going to end in a little less than three months? Being a wimp, I’d probably […]

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Comic Review: Locke & Key vol.1: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez

Locke and Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill I grabbed the hardcover copies of these books the moment I saw them and warned the librarian that they would look lovely on my bookshelf. She politely reminded me that she has my address on file. I’ve heard good things about this series from […]

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Book Review: The Book of Lost Fragrances by M.J. Rose

The Book of Lost Fragrances by M.J. Rose A few months ago, I was fortunate enough to receive a copy of Seduction by M.J. Rose to read and review, and I found I really enjoyed it. The novel was actually the fifth installment in a series called The Reincarnationist, and even though each book can be […]

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Review Bites: DNF

I make a point of finishing every book I pick up. There have been some that I haven’t made it through in the past, but since founding a book club and working on this site, I’ve felt compelled to make sure I get through every book, even if it sometimes means skimming pages of the […]

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Book Review: Mockingbird by Chuck Wendig

Mockingbird by Chuck Wendig I can’t get enough of Miriam Black. I just can’t. I thought the initial delight of discovering this twisted and refreshingly candid series would have worn off a bit by now, but it hasn’t. If anything, I think I’m finally starting to sense of who Miriam is and the direction in […]

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Mogsy: A Book That Makes You Sad

  11/22/63 by Stephen King   Can I take “Book that made me sad” to also mean “Book that made me bawl my friggin’ eyes out so hard that I couldn’t even see well enough to finish the last page”? If so, this would be it. 11/22/63 isn’t really that sad per se, but the […]

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Book Review: Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig

Blackbirds byChuck Wendig  Oh man, what can I say about Miriam Black? Funny how Chuck Wendig was able to hook me on his Blackbirds female protagonist the way he couldn’t with Mookie Pearl in The Blue Blazes, my first book by this author. I may have mentioned my aversion for rough, brutish, brawn-over-brains characters like […]

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Audiobook Review: Medicus by Ruth Downie

Medicus by Ruth Downie This story follows military medicus (doctor) Gaius Petreius Ruso who is a Roman man living in Brittania (England). He’s escaped to the Brittania to heal from a disaster of a marriage that ended in divorce and the death of his father that left the family with many undue debts to pay. […]

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