One of Us Is Lying – Read It and Rate It

June 18, 2019

One of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus Mystery Realistic Fiction Romance Thriller Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Browyn, Simon, Addie, Cooper, and Nate all go to detention. But by the time detention is over, Simon is dead, and the four of them are being blamed. After dozens of interrogations, endless media shame and fame, the four have become exhausted. Did one of them truly murder…

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Better You Than Me – Read It and Rate It

June 18, 2019

Better You Than Me by Jessica Brody Fantasy Mystery Realistic Fiction Romance Supernatural Thriller Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Skylar is a normal middle-schooler obsessed with the famous celebrity Ruby Rivera. But when they meet in a prop room, they somehow switch bodies. Ruby is now going to a middls chool with almost no responsibilities. Skylar is living the dream in designer clothes and recording studios. This…

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Kalahari – Read It and Rate It

June 15, 2019

Kalahari Corpus #3 by Jessica Khoury Adventure Romance Suspense Thriller Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This book was action-packed! Full of adventure and thrill. A group of teens arrive in Africa for different reasons, but don’t expect to find a deadly disease or be chased by poachers, scientists, and bounty hunters. I loved the romance, even if it was very little.

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Phantom of the Opera – Read It and Rate It

June 13, 2019

The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux Classic Mystery Thriller Review #1 * * Stars (Just ok) The Phantom has been playing mean tricks on the opera workers for weeks now and no one knows why. Some say he’s a ghost. But then one day a man finds a girl that he knew from his childhood. He follows her into a dressing room. He hears a man’s voice. He…

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Low Men in Yellow Coats – Read it and Rate it

April 23, 2019

Low Men in Yellow Coats (novella) by Stephen King Mystery Suspense Thriller Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) I was a little disappointed. I thought for Stephen King’s books would captivate me from the very beginning. I had to push through, hoping to get to something interesting. I finally got there. He did give amazing detail on the Low Men. I could clearly see it in my mind’s…

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Forbidden Orchid – book review

March 19, 2019

The Forbidden Orchid by Sharon Biggs Waller Adventure Historical Fiction Romance Suspense Thriller * * * * Stars (Great!) Elodie Buchanan is the eldest of 10 daughters in a family that’s being torn apart by her plant collector father’s continued absence. Unspeakable things happened to him on his last trip to China and he remains haunted and broken in his apartment at Kew gardens. When his employer threatens to take…

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Wildcard

November 3, 2018

Wildcard sequel to Warcross by Marie Lu Mystery Romance Science Fiction Suspense Thriller * * * Stars (Pretty good) When Emika Chen learns that Hideo has created an algorithm that allows him to control the minds of anyone who uses his NeuroLink, she breaks off their relationship and turns to Zero, the mysterious entity who attempted to sabotage the Warcross Championships.  He knew what Hideo was going to do, and…

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Unidentified – book review

September 28, 2018

The Unidentified by Rae Mariz Science Fiction Suspense Thriller * * * Stars (Pretty good) Katey (kidzero) goes to one of the Game schools (hers is for 13-17 year olds) – created, funded, and managed by corporate interests that closely monitor the consumer behaviors of their students and test out new products on them while gamifying their education.  By now, most of the students only care about popularity, number of…

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Slated – book review

September 4, 2018

Slated Slated trilogy #1 by Teri Terry Dystopian Mystery Romance Science Fiction Suspense/Thriller * * * * Stars (Great!) Kyla is one of the Slated – her memories have been erased to give her a clean slate and she’s just been given clearance to go home with a new family.  As part of her contract, she must wear a monitoring bracelet (a Levo) that measures her mood – if she…

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Bring Me Their Hearts – book review

August 31, 2018

Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf Fairytale Fantasy Horror Romance Supernatural Suspense/Thriller * * * * Stars (Great!) When Zera’s family was murdered by bandits, she alone was saved – by a witch (Nightsinger) – who turned her “Heartless” by removing her physical heart and placing it in an ensorcelled jar.  Heartless have some wonderful abilities due to their ties to their witches (they can’t die, and their wounds…

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