Book Review: 1222 by Anne Holt

Title: 1222 Author: Anne Holt Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller Publisher: Scribner, S&S Publication Date: December 27th 2011 Goodreads | Amazon | B&N Review copy provided by the publisher through Netgalley. From Norway’s bestselling female crime writer comes a suspenseful locked-room mystery set in an isolated hotel in Norway, where guests stranded during a monumental snowstorm […]

Review: Lying Season (Experiment in Terror #4) by Karina Halle

Title: Lying Season (Experiment in Terror #4) Author: Karina Halle Genre: Paranormal Mystery, Ghosts, Romance, Horror Publisher: Metal Blonde Books Publication Date: December 13th 2011 Author Website | Goodreads | Amazon | B&N Review copy provided by the author in exchange for a review. Ama­teur ghost-hunter Perry Palomino has bat­tled ghosts, fought off skin­walk­ers and […]

Book Review: Death In The Traveling City by Nathalie Mallet

Title: Death in the Traveling City (Prince Amir Series #3) Author: Nathalie Mallet Genre: Fantasy, Mystery and Suspense, Romance Publisher: Createspace Publication Date: July 6th 2011 Rating: 4 stars Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository | Author Website Review copy provided by the author. Amir is glad to have followed his friends, Khuan and Lilloh, […]

Book Review: The King’s Daughters by Nathalie Mallet

I have to say that I’m totally entranced by Nathalie Mallet’s fantasy series involving Prince Amir of the faraway land of Telfar as a main character. I loved the first book, as you can read in my review, and I instantly dove into the second one. I admit that I probably enjoyed The King’s Daughters even more than I enjoyed the previous book in the series. On the one hand, I liked the setting better. Telfar, Amir’s homeland, reminded me a lot of Arabia, and although that is mysterious and refreshing, the setting of this book, Sorvinka, a country reminding me a lot of Russia or Romania, made me even more intrigued. I’ve always loved Russian/Romanian folklore, and tales of witchcraft, superstition and the Baba Yaga, and I got all of that in this single book. Additionally, there is something strangely intriguing about a country covered in ice and snow, with harsh winters, impressive mountain ranges and foreign customs. The second reason of course, is the fact that I already knew some of the characters, in particular the main character, Amir. I already knew how he was at first, what journey he went through in The Princes of the Golden Cage, and the person he turned out to be by the end of the book, so I was excited to read more about what happened to him next.

Book Review: The Princes of the Golden Cage by Natalie Mallet

Title: The Princes of the Golden Cage Author: Nathalie Mallet Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Suspense, Romance Publisher: Night Shade Books Publciation Date: September 5th 2007 Rating: 4 stars Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository | Author Website Review copy provided by the author. Prince Amir lives in a lavish and beautiful cage. He lives in a […]

Book Review: Chapel Playhouse by Roberta L. Smith

Title: Chapel Playhouse Author: Roberta L. Smith Genre: Paranormal Mystery, Ghosts, Thriller Publisher: Lulu Publication Date: August 1st 2011 Rating: 4,5 stars Goodreads | Amazon | Author Website Review copy provided by the author. Mickey may be on his honeymoon at sixty-seven years old, but when his psychic juices get flowing, telling him he needs […]

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 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: Darkhouse (Experiment in Terror #1)

Title: Darkhouse (Experiment in Terror #1) Author: Karina Halle Genre: Horror, Thriller, Supernatural, Paranormal Publisher: Metal Blonde Books Publication Date: May 1st 2011 Rating: 5 stars Review copy provided by the author. Goodreads | Book Website | Amazon | B&N There’s always been something a bit off about Perry Palomino. Though she’s been dealing with […]

Book Review: The Sky: The World by Jessica McHugh

Title: The Sky: The World Author: Jessica McHugh Genre: Adventure, Romance Rating: 4 stars Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Tours. Visit the author’s website | Goodreads Who is Doctor Azaz? It is the 19th Century, and Azazian England is at it’s pinnacle. Aeroplanes rule the sky, and crystalline technology has transformed life itself. But […]