Review: The Fifth Doll by Charlie N. Holmberg

⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: Matrona lives in an isolated village, where her life is centered on pleasing her parents. She’s diligent in her chores and has agreed to marry a man of their choosing. But a visit to Slava, the local tradesman, threatens to upend her entire life. Entering his empty house, Matrona discovers a strange collection … Continue reading Review: The Fifth Doll by Charlie N. Holmberg

Mini-review: The Book Collector by Alice Thompson

⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: Violet is obsessed with the books of fairy tales her husband acquires, but her growing delusions see her confined in an asylum. As she recovers and is released a terrifying series of events is unleashed. Review: This was one of those books that I didn't do much research into before buying it. I … Continue reading Mini-review: The Book Collector by Alice Thompson

Review: Them by Jon Ronson

⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: What if a tiny, shadow elite rule the world from a secret room? In Them Jon Ronson sets out to find this room, with the help of the extremists - Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen - that believe in it. Along the way, he is chased by men in dark glasses, unmasked as a … Continue reading Review: Them by Jon Ronson

Blog Tour Review: The Captives by Debra Jo Immergut @TitanBooks

Synopsis: Convicted of murder, destined for life in prison, Miranda is desperate for an escape. She signs up for sessions with the prison psychologist, Frank Lundquist, so that she can access the drugs to end it all. But unknown to her, Frank remembers her from high school, where, forgettable and unseen, he had a crush … Continue reading Blog Tour Review: The Captives by Debra Jo Immergut @TitanBooks

Books that underwhelmed me

Recently I had a conversation with a colleague about films that seriously underwhelmed us and it gave me the inspiration to write this post! Not every book is going to be perfect, but sometimes you’re just really hoping one, in particular, will work for you, and then it doesn’t. This is a post all about … Continue reading Books that underwhelmed me

Review: Give It Back by Danielle Esplin

⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: Lorraine: Not long ago, Lorraine lost her husband to another woman. She thought that was the worst thing that could happen to her, but soon she realizes it’s just the beginning of an everlasting nightmare. Lexy: Lexy, an au pair from London, moves to Seattle to help Lorraine with her infant son. But … Continue reading Review: Give It Back by Danielle Esplin

DNF Review: Kin by Snorri Kristjansson

Synopsis: He can deny it all he likes, but everyone knows Viking warlord Unnthor Reginsson brought home a great chest of gold when he retired from the longboats and settled down with Hildigunnur in a remote valley. Now, in the summer of 970, adopted daughter Helga is awaiting the arrival of her unknown siblings: dark, … Continue reading DNF Review: Kin by Snorri Kristjansson