Six Months Later

Six Months Later by Natalie D. Richards Mystery Suspense Thriller * * * Stars (Pretty good) Chloe’s future was uncertain when she fell asleep in study hall one fateful afternoon in May.  Her GPA wasn’t the best, and she hadn’t made any efforts to apply to college.  She knew there were uncomfortable conversations with her parents in her future.  But, when she wakes up – 6 months later – her…

November 27, 2014

Allegiant – Librarian Review

May 22, 2014

Allegiant Divergent #3 by Veronica Roth Dystopian Science Fiction * * * Stars (Pretty good) After revealing Edith Prior’s message to the Divergent – to find out what lies beyond the city’s borders – Tris and some others who are unhappy with Evelyn Eaton’s tyranny (she and the Factionless have disbanded the faction system and forbidden anyone to leave) make their escape. They expect to find people who need their…


Also Known As – book review

August 21, 2013

Also Known As by Robin Benway Mystery Realistic Fiction Romance Suspense Thriller * * * Stars (Pretty good) Maggie Silver’s parents are spies working for the Collective – an organization devoted to ferreting out bad guys and righting the wrongs of the world. Maggie herself, is an expert safe-cracker and lock-picker. After her family finishes up an assignment in Iceland, they move back to New York where Maggie is given…


Ark Angel

June 25, 2013

Ark Angel Alex Rider #6 by Anthony Horowitz Adventure Suspense Thriller Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Alex is staying with the Drevins – a rich Russian family. It turns out that a space hotel, Ark Angel, is going to be blown up and will fall down to the Pentagon. Alex is sent to space to move the bomb so that the hotel blows up away from…


Crocodile Tears

Crocodile Tears Alex Rider #8 by Anthony Horowitz Adventure Suspense Thriller * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) The book is about Alex, a teenage spy for M16. He gets sent to Greenfield where they genetically enhance plants and animals. In the end he is captured and taken to Kenya where a rich man who started First Aid is planning to poison wheat crops and kill millions. Alex stops him…

June 15, 2013

Ready Player One

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Abraham Lincoln nominee Adventure Alex Award Science Fiction Suspense Thriller * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Wade (aka Parzival), 18, spends most of his time in the OASIS, the massive virtual world created by Jim Halliday and Ogden Morrow. He attends a virtual school – which is way better than a bricks and mortar school for so many reasons (not the least of…

May 1, 2013


February 9, 2012

Ashes by Ilsa Bick Audio edition Horror Suspense Thriller * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Alex, a teenage girl with cancer, decides to hike out into the woods to scatter her parents’ ashes and make some decisions about her own life. While she’s out in the wilderness, something catastrophic happens – perhaps an EMP (electro-magnetic pulse) – and the whole world changes. Some people die outright, some people change…


Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick

February 8, 2012

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber Mystery Realistic Fiction Suspense Thriller * * * * Stars (Great!) Perry Stormaire’s family has been hosting Gobija Zaksauskas – a Lithuanian foreign exchange student – for the past few months. Gobi is definitely not what Perry had hoped for (hot, experienced), although she does have an outrageous accent. But she’s not what she seems, either. Just before she’s supposed to go…


Rules of Survival

The Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin Realistic Fiction Suspense Thriller * * * Stars (Pretty Good) Matthew knows that something has to be done about his mother, Nikki. She’s vicious, unpredictable, abusive, and she’s constantly putting him and his sisters, Callie and Emmy, in danger. So, when he sees Murdoch – a man he doesn’t even know yet – standing up for another kid, he comes up with a…

July 22, 2009

Locked Inside

Locked Inside by Nancy Werlin Realistic Fiction Suspense Thriller * * * * Stars (Great!) Marnie Skydottir is the daughter of a famous person. She spends most of her time on the computer where she talks with a person called “The Elf” on the game. She went on too much, so they took her computer away. She then finds herself kidnapped and thrown in a locked cell in a basement….

July 21, 2009