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May 9, 2018

Bad wins; good tries hard but ultimately loses.' -Before the Rain Falls 

Y'all, Before the Rain Falls by Camille Di Maio is everything I want in Historical Fiction. I could not love this story more if I tried.  Camille Di Maio's writing style is superb in this one.  Thi...

January 24, 2018


'I'm too broken to be broken anymore.' -Gwen, Killman Creek

Rachel Caine's Stillhouse Lake Series is on fire.  I know we are only two books into this incredible series, but I could not love it more.  You might remember a few months back when I shared my gushing review...

October 18, 2017

I am sending out a HUGE thank you to Thomas & Mercer, an imprint of Amazon Publishing, for sending me this free copy in exchange for an honest review - all opinions are my own. Seriously, THANK YOU, I loved this book!   

Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Cai...

October 6, 2017

Thanks to the #kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book – all opinions are my own. 

Pipsie, Nature Detective: Turtle Trouble by Rick DeDonato is a fun and educational tale that will captivate children as young as pre-k up through first or even second grad...

July 11, 2017

Final Girls by Riley Sager is the edge-of-your-seat heart-pounding thriller you have been waiting for.  Get ready for a twisted tale of horror and deceit.  Final Girls is told in alternating perspectives, both in present day events and flashbacks.  You can follow along...

June 16, 2017

"So much of life is just finding that balance. The balance of holding on and letting go."

Lisa Duffy's debut novel, The Salt House, is emotionally enthralling. We are able to deeply connect with each member of the Kelly family throughout the pages of their story. You fe...

June 12, 2017

fas·ci·nat·ing | adjective | extremely interesting | captivating 

The Weight of Lies by Emily Carpenter was a fascinating tale of intricate secrets and lies. It is an alternating story of present day life and excerpts from a book, Kitten, based on the past. Are the even...

April 22, 2017

Ohmygosh! This book was seriously so good. The Breakdown is a psychological thriller that will not disappoint! It's the kind of book you don't want to read while home alone. B. A. Paris created a paranoia that was palpable. My mind was trying to make sense of the revel...

January 24, 2017

This is The 5 Star review that fueled the passion for me to finally create a Bookstagram account, then a Twitter account and finally this blog.  This was my first {and only} Karin Slaughter book.  I actually listened to the audiobook of Pretty Girls.  It also jump star...

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