Book Review: Beneath The Shadows by Sara Foster

If you’re as much of a fan of gothic horror as I am, then the synopsis of Beneath The Shadows probably intrigues you more than you’d like to admit. It was the synopsis that first drew me in for this story, but it definitely didn’t dissapoint. It’s a bit less gothic than I would’ve liked, but it does its best to be a gothic horror with a modern twist, and it succeeds in that department. The only problem? To me, it read more like women’s fiction meets mystery. Or even a cozy mystery of sorts. There were creepy, ghostly elements, but they were either quickly dismissed or offered little to nothing to the story. This could’ve been handled differently, better even, by living up to its genre and giving the reader true gothic horror.

Book Review: The Voice of Waterfalls by Natasha Salnikova

Title: The Voice of Waterfalls Author: Natasha Salnikova Genre: Supernatural Thriller, Drama Publisher: NAS Publication Date: October 6th 2011 Rating: 3,5 stars Goodreads | Amazon Review copy provided by the author. Inga manages to escape from a “house of terror” where she was held as a sex slave along with other girls who were kidnapped. […]

Book Review: Snow Escape by Roberta Goodman

Title: Snow Escape Author: Roberta Goodman Genre: Psychological Thriller, Drama Publisher: White Words, Inc. Publication Date: September 29th 2011 Rating: 3,5 stars Goodreads | Amazon (Kindle) | Publisher’s Website | Author’s Website Set against the backdrop of a historic snowstorm, Snow Escape is the story of one woman’s innocent foray into the world of online […]

Book Review: The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian

Title: The Night Strangers Author: Chris Bohjalian Genre: Horror, Psychological Thriller, Witches, Ghosts Publisher: Crown Publishing Group Publication Date: October 4th 2011 Rating: 4,5 stars Goodreads | Amazon (Hardcover) | Amazon (Kindle) | B&N | Book Depository | Author Website In a dusty corner of a basement in a rambling Victorian house in northern New […]

Book Review: Ghost on Black Mountain by Ann Hite

Title: Ghost on Black Mountain Author: Ann Hite Genre: Ghost, Supernatural, Horror, Thriller, Romance, Drama Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publication Date: September 13th 2011 Rating: 4,5 stars Review copy provided by S&S Galley Grab. Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository Nellie Clay married Hobbs Pritchard without even noticing he was a spell conjured into a […]

Book Review: Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma

Title: Forbidden Author: Tabitha Suzuma Genre: Drama, Young Adult, Sensitive Topic, Romance Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publication Date: June 28th 2011 Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository | Author Website Rating: 5 stars Review copy provided by S&S Galley Grab. Seventeen-year-old Lochan and sixteen-year-old Maya have always felt more like friends than siblings. Together they […]

Book Review: The Keening by A. LaFaye

Title: The Keening Author: A. LaFaye Genre: Paranormal, Young Adult, Drama, Historical Fiction Publisher: Milkweed Editions Publication Date: April 1st 2010 Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository Rating: 4 stars Review copy provided by publisher through Netgalley. Born into a family with artistry in their fingers, Lyza laments that her only talent is carving letters […]

Book Review: Possession by Elana Johnson

Title: Possession Author: Elana Johnson Genre: Dystopian, Young Adult, Drama Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publication Date: June 7th 2011 Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository Rating: 4,5 stars Review copy provided by S&S Galley Grab. Vi knows the Rule: Girls don’t walk with boys, and they never even think about kissing them. But no one […]

Book Review: The Betrayal of Maggie Blair by Elizabeth Laird

Title: The Betrayal of Maggie Blair Author: Elizabeth Laird Genre: Historical Fiction, Young Adult Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publication Date: April 18th 2011 Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository Rating: 4 stars Review copy provided by the publisher through Netgalley. In seventeenth-century Scotland, saying the wrong thing can lead to banishment—or worse. Accused of being […]

Book Review: The Alchemist’s Daughter by Katharine McMahon

Title: The Alchemist’s Daughter Author: Katharine McMahon Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance, Drama Publisher: Three Rivers Press Publication Date: January 31st 2006 Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository Rating: 3,5 stars Review copy purchased by yours truly. There are long-held secrets at the manor house in Buckinghamshire, England, where Emilie Selden has been raised in near […]