Upgrade – book review

Upgrade by Blake Crouch Dystopian Science Fiction Suspense Thriller * * * * Stars (Great!) After a near apocalyptic event, the world really cracks down on any sort of genetics research and technology. Logan Ramsay, whose mother (renowned scientist) was ultimately responsible for the Great Starvation, has become an agent committed to stomping out the illegal genetics black market. During a sting, he’s caught in a blast and infected with a gene-altering virus that essentially … Read more

I Am Not a Serial Killer – book review

I Am Not a Serial Killer John Cleaver #1 by Dan Wells Horror Mystery Supernatural Suspense Thriller * * * Stars (Pretty good) 15 year old John Wayne Cleaver is a sociopath and he is obsessed with serial killers. While he finds them fascinating, he’s also concerned that he might become one, so he comes up with rules he has to follow in order to keep that part of himself locked away. When a series … Read more

All These Bodies – book review

All These Bodies by Kendare Blake Historical Fiction Mystery Supernatural Suspense Thriller * * * * Stars (Great!) It’s 1958 and Michael Jensen, aspiring teen journalist, gets the opportunity to interview the prime suspect in a string of unusual murders, 15-year-old Marie Catherine Hale, where the victims have been found exsanguinated (drained of all their blood). She’s caught red-handed (and red everything else as she’s covered in the blood of the dead when she’s arrested), … Read more

Sadie – book review

Sadie by Courtney Summers Mystery Suspense Thriller * * * Stars (Pretty good) Sadie has always looked after her little sister Mattie, but when their mother leaves them on their own, Mattie falls into a deep depression that only lifts when she finds out where their mother went. She becomes obsessed with finding her and going to her and it causes a lot of friction between her and Sadie. When Mattie attempts to hitchhike after … Read more

Hawthorne Legacy – book review

The Hawthorne Legacy Inheritance Games, book #2 by Jennifer Lynne Barnes Mystery Romance Suspense Thriller * * * * Stars (Great!) In her search to discover why billionaire Tobias Hawthorne left his entire fortune to her, Avery Grambs uncovers a number of interesting leads and family secrets that put her in danger. She may have discovered a link between herself and the Hawthorne family that actually makes sense, but confirming it involves tracking down a … Read more

Captive Kingdom – Read It and Rate It

The Captive Kingdom Ascendance series, book #4 by Jennifer A. Nielsen Adventure Thriller Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This book takes place before the epilogue of the third book. Jaron, Imogen, Tobias, Roden, and Amarinda are all sailing on an Avenian Pirate ship, loaded with weapons Carthya despearately needs. Before they reach safety, they are overtaken by a ship commanded by a ruthless captain. The captain is taking them to a land … Read more

Shadow Throne – Read It and Rate It

The Shadow Throne Ascendance series, book #3 by Jennifer A. Nielsen Adventure Thriller Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Jaron has survived the Avenian Pirates, but now he has to guide his kingdom through war. Against 3 kingdoms. And if thins couldn’t get more complicated, the love of his life, Imogen, has been kidnapped. So now Jaron must make the decision to rescue her, if he can. That means breaking into the … Read more

Good Girl’s Guide to Murder – book review

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder book #1 by Holly Jackson Mystery Suspense Thriller * * * * Stars (Great!) Pippa Fitz-Amobi (Pip) decides to reopen a local murder/suicide case for her high school senior capstone project. Her teachers allow her to proceed with the warning that she is not to cross any ethical lines – something she does pretty much immediately when she reaches out to the alleged murderer’s brother Ravi to tell him … Read more

Verity – Read It and Rate It

Verity by Colleen Hoover Horror Mystery Romance Suspense Thriller Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Verity is a very famous writer who happens to be in a serious condition preventing her from writing. Lowen is a very introverted writer who is presented with the opportunity to write as a co-author to finish Verity’s books. When she goes to Verity’s home to gather research on the book series, she finds herself falling for Verity’s … Read more

Roxy – Read It and Rate It

Roxy by Neal and Jarrod Shusterman Thriller Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Roxy was about addiction and what it can do to you. There were four main perspectives, two of which were siblings who happened to be the targets of the other two perspectives, which were drugs. The two drugs being Roxy (oxycodone) and Addison (adderall) had a bet between the two of them to see who could be lethal the … Read more