That’s Not What Happened – Read It and Rate It

That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger Horror Mystery Suspense Thriller Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) In this story there are many twists, turns, and lies. We learn that there could be many perspectives of the story and that they can be changed as they get passed around. In this story Lee’s friend, Sarah died in a school shooting along with 7 others, and there were 6 survivors. Only 5/6 survivors … Read more

Inheritance Games – book review

The Inheritance Games Inheritance Games #1 by Jennifer Lynne Barnes Mystery Suspense Thriller * * * Stars (Pretty good) Teenager, Avery Grambs, is living in her car when she gets the surprising news that she is an heiress. Billionaire Tobias Hawthorne – recently deceased – has apparently left most of his fortune to her. No one seems to know what the connection is – why Avery? And the Hawthorne family are pretty upset. The only … Read more

murdertrending – Read It and Rate It

#murdertrending #murdertrending #1 by Gretchen McNeil Horror Mystery Suspense Thriller * * * Stars (Pretty good) When Dee Guerrera wakes up, she’s about to be murdered by a celebrity serial killer in his deadly maze on the prison island Alcatraz 2.0. But somehow she survives and the killer doesn’t. That’s when she meets some of the other inmates – all convicted for grisly crimes and sentenced to live out the rest of their days on … Read more

Wildwood – Read It and Rate It

Wildwood Wildwood #1 by Colin Meloy Adventure Fantasy Mystery Review #1 * Star (A waste of time!) While this book is well written, it was not my favorite. There is a sense of black magic woven throughout the whole book. And the antagonist is erring into the category of a sadistic villain. The antagonist takes pleasure in lying and twisting words so that other characters in the book will be lead astray by her. She … Read more

Patron Saints of Nothing – book review

Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay Mystery Realistic Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Filipino teenager Jay Reguero is all set to follow the path he’s supposed to – graduating from high school, going to college, finding a job, etc. Instead, he gets some really terrible news. His cousin, Jun, is dead. When Jay tries to learn more from his parents, they deflect, and Jay decides he will go all the way to … Read more

Oracle Code – book review

The Oracle Code by Marieke Nijkamp illustrated by Manuel Preitano Graphic Novel Mystery * * * Stars (Pretty good) Meet Barbara Gordon (daughter of Commissioner Gordon in the Batman comics) as a teen hacker who is paralyzed from the waist down after being shot, and ends up in the Arkham Center for Independence for therapy/rehabilitation. While there, she becomes suspicious of the Center’s proprietors and begins looking into the files of several patients who suddenly … Read more

Camp Spirit – book review

Camp Spirit Axelle Lenoir Funny Graphic Novel LGBTQ Mystery Realistic Fiction Romance Supernatural It’s 1994 and Elodie is being shipped off to summer camp (in Canada) to be a counselor, so she can make some money for college. After her mom abandons her, Elodie has to figure out how to adapt to camp life – looking after her wild redheaded charges, dealing with shared staff bathrooms, making peace with nature (she’s more of an urban … Read more

Space Case – Read It and Rate It

Space Case Moon Base Alpha #1 by Stuart Gibbs Funny Mystery Thriller Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) When 12-year-old Dashiell Gibson and his family get an opportunity of a lifetime, to live on the moon in a station, who could disagree? But, they discover very soon that life there is boring and lonely up until a scientist is found dead. Now it is up to Dashiell and his friends to uncover … Read more

Crowfield Curse – Read It and Rate It

The Crowfield Curse by Pat Walsh Fantasy Mystery Thriller Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) “The Crowfield Curse” is a book about a boy named William (Will for short) who finds out he has The Sight. The Sight give shim the power to see the magical creatures of the forest, both good and bad. One day a man arrives at the abbey where Will is living. Will is left to solve the mystery … Read more

Origin – Read It and Rate It

Origin Corpus #1 by Jessica Khoury Mystery Romance Science Fiction Thriller Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Pia is raised in secret, and in the middle of the rainforest, created to be immortal and thought she knew her purpose; to help create more immortals and begin a new race of humans that live forever. Her life rapidly changes as she discovers a hole in the confining and electrified fence that she crawls … Read more