Dear Mrs. Bird by A.J. Pearce

  When I think of historical fiction set during the Second World War, I anticipate a generally serious tone throughout the entire book.  I do not expect to be reading something that can make me laugh, cry, and change my perspective in a single chapter. In her debut novel however, A. J. Pearce has presented... Continue Reading →

Snowblind by Christopher Golden

  In the midst of a blizzard you might think you hear a whisper or see something that isn’t there. If you lived in the fictional town of Coventry, New England there might in fact be some truth to those whispers or fleeting glimpses. The story begins twelve years in the past with a severe... Continue Reading →

The Vanishing by Wendy Webb

  Picture a mysterious and very haunted estate on the outskirts of say...Grand Marais. Now add in a horror novelist that the world believes to be dead, a woman who has suffered to lengths few people could survive, and a cast of characters with a multitude of quirks. This sets the stage for The Vanishing... Continue Reading →

Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde

  Published in 2009 and classified under the genres of fantasy fiction / science fiction, Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde is a far cry from other books with similar titles. Fforde is best known for his ongoing Thursday Next series and fans will find his standard flair in this dystopian tale. The story takes... Continue Reading →

City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong

Werewolves, witches, and omens....are exactly what you won’t find in the newest series by supernatural queen Kelley Armstrong. She is best known for series’ such as Otherworld and Cainsville but with City of the Lost she takes a hard turn away from her signature style and ventures into murder mystery completely based in the human... Continue Reading →

On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle

What could be better than curling up on a grey morning with a steaming mug and a cozy mystery! Possibly the only improvement to be made would be if that cozy mystery were focused on the world of coffee. Thankfully, and this is in no way a spoiler, the coffee plays no direct part in... Continue Reading →

Book of Speculation by Ericka Swyler

This book was picked up and read on a whim based entirely on the title and cover art. Yes, I judged a book by its cover and am very glad that I did. It takes a wild combination of libraries, books, mermaids, and carnivals and twists it all into an intriguing tale. With a mysterious... Continue Reading →

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