Queen of Shadows

This is the fourth book in the Throne of Glass series that I compulsively binge-read all this month. This book starts off where the third book left off. Celaena returns to Rifthold to wreak vengeance on...

Before I go to Sleep

As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I'm still a child. Thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me. Memories define u...


On a summer day at the arcade, timid sixteen-year-old Ignacio Cañas encounters two charismatic rebels: El Zarco (“Blue Eyes”) and his gorgeous girl, Tere. Entranced, he crosses the border into their dangero...
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Lady Audley’s Secret

This book has been on my TBR list for years, and it feels good to finally cross it off my classics book club list. Lady Audley's Secret is one of those gothic "sensation" novels in the style of Wilkie Col...


Tally can't wait to turn sixteen and become pretty. Sixteen is the magic number that brings a transformation from repellent Ugly into a stunningly attractive Pretty, and catapults you into a high-tech parad...

A Court of Thorns and Roses

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre di...

For History Buffs

While many of us are always trying to move forward into the future, a lot of people don't want to let go of the past. People everywhere have a fascination with eras gone by. It doesn't matter whether they were ...

A Discovery of Witches

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished ...

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real, she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands", she speaks many languages - not all of them human - and her bright blue ...

Written in the Stars

Twenty-seven-year old Ananya Jhangiani has had more jobs than she can count on two hands. The black sheep in a family of overachievers, Ananya flits from job to job unable to find the career that will grab...

Odd Thomas

Dean Koontz is one of those hugely popular authors that has largely left me unmoved. He's put out tons of books, but I've only read a couple of them (one reviewed here), both very forgettable. So, I don't ...

God Help the Child

As expected from Toni Morrison's books, this is a short (but disturbing) novel about a young woman trying to come to terms with her identity as a black woman. Bride is a beautiful young woman who on the ou...