Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Girl & Flame

Title: Girl & Flame
Author: Melissa Reddish
Publisher: Conium
ISBN: 9781942387084
Why Read?: Early Review

Thoughts: Poetic prose about the subjects in the title with not much else to hold it together.

Rating: 2/5

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Stacking the Shelves: 1/22-1/28

First Reads from Goodreads:
The Devil's Daughter by Katee Robert

Received in February's Fresh Fiction Box Not to Miss:
Catch and Release by Laura Drewry
Waiting for a Girl Like You by Gina Conkle
15 Minutes by Larissa Reinhart
The Last Di Sione Claims His Prize by Maisey Yates
Too Wild to Tame by Tessa Bailey
Forged in Desire by Brenda Jackson
At Close Range by Laura Griffin
Unpunished by Lisa Black

Monday, January 23, 2017

Lady Be Good

Title: Lady Be Good
Author: Meredith Druan
Publisher: Pocket
ISBN: 978-1-4767-4137-6
Why Read?: Fresh Fiction

Thoughts: Fun and engaging historical romantic suspense (if that is such a genre).

Rating: 4/5

Scenes for Young Actors

Title: Scenes for Young Actors
Author: Lorraine Cohen, ed.
Publisher: Discus
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: These older monologue and scene books are always so much better than the modern ones that feel young actors need created pieces to speak directly to them rather than looking at the plethora of plays already in existence.

Rating: 4/5

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Complete Dracula

Title: The Complete Dracula
Author: Leah Moore, John Reppion, and Colton Worley
Publisher: Dynamite
ISBN: 9781606900604
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Very approachable graphic adaptation of Stoker's classic novel.  

Rating: 3/5

Thursday, January 12, 2017


Title: Savior
Author: Jennifer Malone Wright
Publisher: self
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Don't let the typical paranormal cover fool you, this has a very atypical vampire protagonist that leaves you awaiting the next book.

Rating: 3/5

A Fatal Family Secret

Title: A Fatal Family Secret
Author: Samantha Marks
Publisher: self
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Aside from some awkward info dumps, a fun fantasy about standing up to bullies while dealing with the ability to morph.

Rating: 3/5

Billy Purgatory: I Am the Devil Bird

Title: Billy Purgatory: I Am the Devil Bird
Author: Jesse James Freeman
Publisher: self
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: Early Review

Thoughts: Rather disjointed story that looses the Devil Bird of the title rather early on without ever explaining its significance.  Would have been much better broken into multiple novels with a more cohesive storyline in each.

Rating: 2/5

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


Title: Dodger
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House Audio
ISBN: 9781445023304
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Fun historical fiction - the authors calls it fantasy - that really immerses the reader in the time period, but some parts dragged a little too long.

Rating: 3/5

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Stacking the Shelves: 1/1-1/7

For possible review (on Bookloons):
As Red as Blood by Salla Simukka

First Reads from Goodreads:
Sisters One, Two, Three by Nancy Star