Book Review: Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker

Let me introduce you to a new badass character you’re going to love! Cass Tanner from Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker is a deliciously complicated eighteen-year-old girl, who may be working her own angle.  Three years ago, Emma and Cassandra “Cass” Tanner went missing from a beach in the middle of the night.Continue reading “Book Review: Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker”

Book Review: We Could Be Beautiful by Swan Huntley

We Could Be Beautiful by Swan Huntley is the kind of book you read when you really want to argue with someone, but you don’t want to damage all of your personal relationships. Catherine West is forty-four years old,  and leads a pretty charmed life. She’s a member of the one percent with a $80,000Continue reading “Book Review: We Could Be Beautiful by Swan Huntley”

Book Review: The Red Car by Marcy Dermansky

When I first saw The Red Car by Marcy Dermansky I immediately got a line from Shania Twain’s “That Don’t Impress Me Much” stuck in my head. “I can’t believe you kiss your car goodnight. Come on baby, tell me, you must be joking right?” The thing about Marcy Dermansky’s The Red Car, is thatContinue reading “Book Review: The Red Car by Marcy Dermansky”

Book Review: Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline

 What if your sperm donor had done something criminal? That’s the plot of Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline. Marcus and Christine are finally expecting a baby. After a year of trying to conceive and a diagnosis of azoospermia (meaning Marcus produces no sperm), they decided to select a donor from a reputable sperm bank. But thingsContinue reading “Book Review: Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline”

Book Review: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire (Wayward Children #1)

There is so much to say when it comes to Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire. This delightfully weird novella has a colorful cast of characters that light up the pages, and give you a flicker of hope that maybe there’s a place in the many worlds for everyone. Eleanor West runs a schoolContinue reading “Book Review: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire (Wayward Children #1)”

Book Review: Good as Gone by Amy Gentry

Books that deal with identity are my weakness, and that is definitely the case with Good As Gone by Amy Gentry. Eight years ago, Jane witnessed her sister Julie being kidnapped at knifepoint while their parents slept downstairs. For those eight years, the family has lived with the guilt and pain caused by Julie’s absence,Continue reading “Book Review: Good as Gone by Amy Gentry”

Book Review: Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia

You know makes a great beach read? An addicting thriller, that grabs you immediately and never lets you go. Everything You Want Me To Be by Mindy Mejia is a perfect blend of secrets and lies wrapped Jane Eyre and Macbeth literary illusions. Hattie Hoffman has no idea who she is. She’s spent the firstContinue reading “Book Review: Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia”

Book Review: The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

Imagine going to a dinner party at the next door neighbor’s house, and coming home to find that your infant daughter has been stolen? Yes, it’s every parent’s worse nightmare, and that’s the nightmare that Anne and Marco Conti are living in The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena. This debut suspense novel details the investigationContinue reading “Book Review: The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena”

Book Review: Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson

This is the first book I’ve reviewed here that isn’t fiction. This is the first memoir that I have picked up and read cover-to-cover in some time, and I am glad I did. Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson is a tale of food, ambition, and identity. The first time I had heard of Marcus SamuelssonContinue reading “Book Review: Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson”

BOOK REVIEW: The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (Red Queen #1)

This book has been sitting on my shelf for the better part of nine months. I am not sure what finally made me pick up Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, but I have the sinking suspicion it may be because I recently binged Season 4 The 100, on Netflix. Red Queen tells the story ofContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (Red Queen #1)”