Genre: adult

Book Review: Keep Her Safe

Posted September 12, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 0 Comments
Book Review: Keep Her Safe

Keep Her Safe has an intriguing synopsis. I’ve been trying to get back into reading thrillers lately, because I used to really like them, but I’m picky about which ones interest me, so I look for a blurb that grabs me. The idea of a famous girl that disappeared turning up at a 5-star resort after being spotted by a typical woman from Britain who was dealing with problems of her own? I was sold. Now this book wasn’t bad, but I just wasn’t convinced that the story was told as well as it could have been. I definitely got a more »

Book Review: The Salt Line

Posted September 1, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 4 Comments
Book Review: The Salt Line

I don’t give 5 stars easily, but this book deserved every one of them. It was memorable, terrifying, and one of the most tense novels I have ever read. Maybe I should give it 4.5 stars because the pacing had a few issues early on with bad placement of flashbacks, but I can’t justify it. This book was really that good. Why? ~Killer world-building. Figuratively and literally. Those ticks will kill you, but the book is about so much more than just killer ticks. It’s a rich world with depth. ~Flawed but lovable characters. I adored Marta and Wes. I more »

Book Review: Yesterday

Posted July 12, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 1 Comment
Book Review: Yesterday

Oh boy, where do I start? Let’s start with how I acquired this book. Little, Brown was kind enough to send me a copy for review, as it was one of my most anticipated reads of 2017. Most of my anticipated reads for 2017 have been fabulous, so I was hoping for the same with Yesterday. But it just didn’t work for me at all. So where did it all go wrong? Let’s start with the world-building, because world-building in books like this is incredibly important. Swiss cheese. So many holes. I understand what the author was trying to accomplish, more »

An Adult, A Young Adult, and A Middle Grade #2

Posted December 30, 2016 by Kara in book review, Kara / 1 Comment
An Adult, A Young Adult, and A Middle Grade #2

I’m back for the second edition of An Adult, a Young Adult, and a Middle Grade! I’ve been doing lots of reading, and I have some short reviews of those books that I’ve been enjoying! Just to remind you about this feature: I’ve been going through some major, MAJOR blogger burnout. I haven’t felt like writing reviews and I’ve only wanted to read. Book after book after book. Let’s be real. Writing reviews can be a really tedious thing if it’s not something that feels like a strength. For me, it isn’t. I’ve never felt like I was great at more »

An Adult, a Young Adult, and a Middle Grade #1

Posted December 1, 2016 by Kara in book review, Kara / 1 Comment
An Adult, a Young Adult, and a Middle Grade #1

Helllllloooo. Welcome to this new thing I’m trying. I’ve been going through some major, MAJOR blogger burnout. I haven’t felt like writing reviews and I’ve only wanted to read. Book after book after book. Let’s be real. Writing reviews can be a really tedious thing if it’s not something that feels like a strength. For me, it isn’t. I’ve never felt like I was great at writing reviews at all. For a while there I felt like I was improving, but then it sort of plateaued and…yeah. So I’m going to try something new. Writing short reviews. And to keep more »

Book Review: Outlander

Posted October 10, 2016 by Maryam in book review, Maryam / 3 Comments
Book Review: Outlander

Be still, my beating heart. Guys, I am officially in love with Jamie Fraser. I mean, HOT DAMN. HOTTTTT DAMN. I actually got pretty interested in Outlander when Sasha from A Bookutopia keeps spazzing about how this was her favorite book and such. And the thing is, I am always interested to read people’s favorite books, because I wanna know if they’re REALLY GOOD. I mean, people don’t just deem an average book as their favorite book, no? But anyway, yeah, so when I saw this book at the library, I KNEW I had to pick it up! I was SO into this book more »