Thoughts on : My Siter Rosa by Justine Larbalestier

Thoughts on : My Siter Rosa by Justine Larbalestier

My Siter Rosa by Justine Larbalestier Audio narration : David Linski Genre : YA, contemporary Stand alone About the Book  : What if the most terrifying person you know is your ten-year-old sister? Seventeen-year-old Aussie Che Taylor loves his younger sister, Rosa. But he’s also certain that she’s a psychopath—clinically, threateningly, dangerously. Recently Rosa has been making trouble, hurting things. Che is the only one who...

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Thoughts on : One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Thoughts on : One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus Audio narration : Kim Mai Guest , MacLeod Andrews , Shannon McManus , Robbie Daymond Genre : Mystery, YA Stand alone About the Book  : Pay close attention and you might solve this. On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the criminal,...

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Thoughts on : Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Thoughts on : Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire Genre : Fantasy Stand alone About the Book  : Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children No Solicitations No Visitors No Quests Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere… else. But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle...

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Review : Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

Review : Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough Pages : 320 Genre : Psychological Thriller Stand alone My Rating : 3/5 About the Book  : Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she’s thrilled she finally connected with someone. When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. The very...

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Review : What Light by Jay Asher

Review : What Light by Jay Asher

What Light by Jay Asher Pages : 316 Genre : YA, Contemporary Stand alone My Rating : 3/5 About the Book  : Sierra’s family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon—it’s a bucolic setting for a girl to grow up in, except that every year, they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving one always means...

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Review : The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell

Review : The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell

The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell Pages : 320 Genre : Mystery, Fiction Stand alone My Rating : 3/5 About the Book  : Imagine that you live on a picturesque communal garden square, an oasis in urban London where your children run free, in and out of other people’s houses. You’ve known your neighbors for years and you trust them. Implicitly. You think your children are safe. But are they really? On a midsummer night, as a...

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Review : Second Life by S. J. Watson

Review : Second Life by S. J. Watson

Second Life by S. J. Watson Pages : 432 Genre : Psychological Thriller Stand alone My Rating : 3/5 About the Book  : Julia’s life is comfortable, if unremarkable, until her sister’s brutal murder opens old wounds. She finds solace in her sister’s best friend, Sophie, but when Sophie reveals the extent of her sister’s online life, Julia becomes convinced that the truth about her death lies deep in the dark, sordid world of...

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Review : The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight

Review : The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight

The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight Pages : 336 Genre : YA, Mystery Stand alone My Rating : 3/5 About the Book  : It all starts with a text: Please, Wylie, I need your help. Wylie hasn’t heard from Cassie in over a week, not since their last fight. But that doesn’t matter. Cassie’s in trouble, so Wylie decides to do what she has done so many times before: save her best friend from herself. This time it’s different, though....

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