Book Review: It’s In His Kiss (Bridgertons #7) by Julia Quinn

» 31 October, 2014 » Book Reviews » 1 comment

Book Review: It’s In His Kiss (Bridgertons #7) by Julia Quinn

Though, by and large, these later Bridgertons books have seen a decline in overall awesomeness, I did find that It’s In His Kiss was the best installment there’s been in some time. Hyacinth Bridgerton is a completely maddening, difficult young woman, but it was pretty fun to read about her and the romance she found with Gareth, a man who was more than her match. Hyacinth being the youngest of the Bridgertons, she’s probably pretty spoiled and such. Apparently, she’s […]

Book Review: Sixth Grave on the Edge (Charley Davidson #6) by Darynda Jones

» 30 October, 2014 » Book Reviews » 0 comments

Book Review: Sixth Grave on the Edge (Charley Davidson #6) by Darynda Jones

At this point in the game, my main goal in continuing the Charley Davidson series is to see how it all ends up. I am, admittedly, not Darynda Jones’ biggest fan, and these books are far from my favorite. But I’m invested in Charley’s story and I’m interested in seeing how things turn out; I’ve come too far to quit now. With that being said, I didn’t expect to love Sixth Grave on the Edge, and I didn’t love it. […]

Book Review: Those Across the River by Christopher Buehlman

» 29 October, 2014 » Book Reviews » 1 comment

Book Review: Those Across the River by Christopher Buehlman

If you are in search of horror novel that’s far more tedious than it is terrifying, look no further than Those Across the River. Honestly, Buehlman storytelling in this book was just boring. A good premise that was lackluster in presentation basically equals a lifeless, drab text. That’s really all there is to it. For one thing, nothing truly “scary” happens until the last third of the book; the rest of it is extremely dull, bucolic scenes of a man […]

Book Review: Blood of My Blood (Jasper Dent #3) by Barry Lyga

» 28 October, 2014 » Book Reviews » 0 comments

Book Review: Blood of My Blood (Jasper Dent #3) by Barry Lyga

Satisfying series conclusions are few and far between, in my experience. Even the strongest series can be ruined by a bad finale. And Barry Lyga’s Jasper Dent trilogy is one of the strongest YA series I’ve ever read. Thankfully, I’m quite happy to report that Blood of My Blood is just as good as books 1 and 2 in the series; this book really hit the spot. Jasper Dent’s character is one of the most complex and intriguing I’ve read […]

Book Review: Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique

» 27 October, 2014 » Book Reviews » 1 comment

Book Review: Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique

Tiphanie Yanique’s debut novel, Land of Love and Drowning spans decades of national and family history, focusing in on three siblings from the US Virgin Islands. I was immediately attracted to the novel for this fact alone, but I stayed for the author’s magic and storytelling abilities. With just a hint of magical realism, this book captures a wonderful snapshot of Caribbean life in the twentieth century. My first impression of this book, after reading the first couple pages, was, […]

Book Review: Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer

» 26 October, 2014 » Book Reviews » 1 comment

Book Review: Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer

I turned to Smart Girls Get What They Want in hopes of finding a light read that wouldn’t be too taxing on the brain. And that’s exactly what I got! No, I’m not going to run around singing Sarah Strohmeyer’s praises, and I probably won’t re-read this one, but I did enjoy it, and I thought it was enjoyable, well-told story. The book follows narrator Gigi and her two best friends, Bea and Neerja, who have dedicated their lives to […]