Six Months Later- book review

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 life is completely different.  She’s … Read more

Allegiant – book review

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 help, but instead, they find … Read more

Also Known As – book review

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 her first undercover job. Disguising … Read more

Ark Angel – Read It and Rate It

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 the Pentagon. Meanwhile, he is … Read more

Crocodile Tears – Read It and Rate It

Crocodile Tears Alex Rider #8 by Anthony Horowitz Adventure Suspense Thriller Review #1 * * * * * 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 and is injured. … Read more

Ready Player One – book review

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Adventure 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 which is that there’s no PvP on school grounds, and … Read more

Ashes (Bick) – book review

Ashes by Ilsa Bick Audio edition Horror Supernatural 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 into zombie-like cannibalistic creatures, … Read more

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick – book review

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 back to Lithuania, she expresses … Read more

Rules of Survival – book review

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 plan. Maybe Murdoch will protect … Read more

Locked Inside – Read It and Rate It

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. The only person who can … Read more