Genre: Thrillers

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 Fixer (Group Review)

Posted January 5, 2017 by Pixie in book review, Kara, Lyn, Pixie / 2 Comments
Book Review: The Fixer (Group Review)

Hey hey! We have a lovely discussion today as me (Pixie), Kara, and Lyn read The Fixer and later had a chat/some fan-girl moments maybe, and wanted to share our thoughts on this book. Please be aware that sometimes during group chats/discussions, spoilers can be present. We try our best to avoid them, but I have to set out a warning ahead of time anyway that you are reading these discussions at your own risk.   Pixie: So, I finally got you both to read this book. What’d you think? Lyn: So, can I say that I’m not much into more »

Book Review: Dark Places

Posted September 2, 2016 by Pixie in book review, Pixie / 6 Comments
Book Review: Dark Places

Being my second Gillian Flynn book, I’ve come to realize this author is quickly climbing up my must-read list of books anytime I can get my hands on her work now. She knows how to grasp a reader’s attention quickly with her morbid style of writing and mysteries that build a tension-driven story until the very end. Dark Places gives you the shock value from the start with its chaotic sense of macabre, but not so disturbing that it will leave you wanting to set it down from nausea (unless you just maybe have a really really weak stomach). In a more »

Book Review: The Female of the Species

Posted August 18, 2016 by Lyn Kaye in Lyn / 4 Comments
Book Review: The Female of the Species

When I discovered that this was one of the books that was up for grabs at ALA in Orlando, I was dead set on getting my hands on it. Not a Drop to Drink was recommended to me because I needed something different, something that was brave enough to go against the expected and the norm, and I ended up loving that book. Ever since, I’ve had McGinnis on my radar from that point forward. This was the first ARC that I read, and I’m so happy that I did, because this book didn’t dare disappoint. Instead, it went above more »

Book Review: Arrowood

Posted August 8, 2016 by Kara in book review, Kara / 1 Comment
Book Review: Arrowood

I don’t read much adult fiction these days. I really like it, but it usually takes me longer to read adult fiction. I read slow as it is, so that’s not really an incentive to pick one up. But I had my eyes out looking for interesting adult fiction at ALA when I went last week because I really miss it. I picked up Arrowood because the cover caught my eye, and after I read the back so did the blurb. Funny enough, I had already marked this book as “want to read” on Goodreads. I’m not sure why I more »

Book Review: The Leaving

Posted May 12, 2016 by Lyn Kaye in book review, Lyn / 4 Comments
Book Review: The Leaving

The Leaving was a huge personal reading risk; I haven’t experienced a lot of luck with contemporary novels as of late. But the more I read over the blurb, the more I was pulled into the mystery. Kindergarten kids disappearing and then showing back up ten years down the road, with amnesia? What really sold me was the cover. When I really looked at the artwork, and the meaning behind it, I went ahead and took a chance on the novel. My curiosity won out over my intuition. Well, I can say that after reading The Leaving, it is true that ignorance more »