Book Review: The Wicked and The Just by J. Anderson Coats

Title: The Wicked and The Just Author: J. Anderson Coats Genre: Historical Fiction, YA, Mystery Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publication Date: April 17th 2012 Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository Review copy provided by the publisher through Netgalley. Cecily’s father has ruined her life. He’s moving them to occupied Wales, where the king needs good […]

Book Review: Dissolution (Matthew Shardlake #1) by C.J. Sansom

That said, Dissolution reminded me an awful lot of The Name of The Rose. Unfortunately though, The Name of The Rose was a lot better. I have nothing against C.J. Sansom’s writing style or narrative, but it pales in comparison to this classic. In the abbey of Scarnsea, a commissioner sent by Cromwell himself, who was evaluating the monestary, was found murdered. Shardlake and his assistant travel to the abbey to find the identity of the murderer and solve the crime. But as soon as they arrive in Scarnsea, it’s obvious that they’re the target of a menacing presence who wouldn’t back away from hurting them as well. Secrets are buried deep inside the monestary, and Shardlake needs to find them before they find him.

Book Review: The Darkening Dream by Andy Gavin

Let’s face it. Vampires are sissies, and have been for the last decade. Ever since the paranormal romance genre introduced us to the vampires in love with our heroes or heroines, vampires have been known as goody-two-shoes, true romantics at heart. We’ve forgotten the roots of these creatures. They’re not meant to fall in love or seduce our main characters. They’re meant to be terrifyingly scary, dark and dangerous, bloodthirsty murderers who maim and kill with a passion. No longer do good and evil overlapse in these creatures of the night. Instead, they’re delightfully evil, returned firmly to their roots in the deepest circles of hell. No sparkling vampires if you read The Darkening Dream, and to be honest, aren’t we all glad for that?

Book Review: Ripper by Amy Carol Reeves

Title: Ripper Author: Amy Carol Reeves Genre: Paranormal Mystery, Supernatural Thriller, Historical Fiction, Young Adult Publisher: Flux Publication Date: April 8th 2012 Rating: 5 stars Goodreads | Book Depository | Amazon | Author Website Review copy provided by the publisher through Netgalley. A paranormal mystery involving London’s most notorious killer In 1888, following her mother’s […]

Book Review: The Secret of Lucianne Dove by Roberta L. Smith

Title: The Secret of Lucianne Dove Author: Roberta L. Smith Genre: Paranormal Mystery, Ghosts, Historical Fiction Publisher: Lulu Publication Date: January 26th 2008 Rating: 4 stars Goodreads | Book Depository | Amazon | Author Website Review copy provided by the author. Lucianne Dove came to Virginia City during its heyday, a bride with a past […]

Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Author: Ransom Riggs Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Historical Fiction Publisher: Quirck Books Publication Date: June 7th 2011 Rating: 3 stars Goodreads | Book Depository | Amazon A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss […]

Book Review: The Lady of The Rivers by Philippa Gregory

Title: The Lady of The Rivers Author: Philippa Gregory Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publication Date: September 15th 2011 Rating: 2,5 stars Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository Review copy provided through GalleyGrab. Jacquetta, daughter of the Count of Luxembourg and kinswoman to half the royalty of Europe, was married to the […]

Book Review: Those Across The River by Christopher Buehlman

Title: Those Across The River Author: Christopher Buehlman Genre: Horror, Thriller, Supernatural, Historical Fiction Publisher: Ace Hardcover Publication Date: September 6th 2011 Review copy received from the publisher through Netgalley. Rating: 4 stars Goodreads | Amazon (Hardcover) | Amazon (Kindle) | B&N | Book Depository | Author Website Failed academic Frank Nichols and his wife, […]

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: 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 […]