Dystopia (YA) | Fantasy (YA) | Science fiction (YA) | Young Adult fiction

Book Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer (#1 The Lunar Chronicles) re-read

GENRE & SYNOPSIS Young Adult/Science Fiction/Fantasy/Dystopia A forbidden romance. A deadly plague. Earth’s fate hinges on one girl . . . CINDER, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She’s reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, […]

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Historical Fiction (YA) | Mystery (YA) | Young Adult fiction

Book Review: Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco (#2 Stalking Jack the Ripper)

GENRE & SYNOPSIS Historical Fiction/Young Adult/Mystery Bizarre murders are discovered in the castle of Prince Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Dracula. Could it be a copycat killer…or has the depraved prince been brought back to life? Following the grief and horror of her discovery of Jack the Ripper’s true identity, Audrey Rose Wadsworth has […]

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Dystopia (YA) | Science fiction (YA) | Thriller (YA) | Young Adult fiction

Book Review: Eden by G.C. Julien (#1 Eden)

GENRE & SYNOPSIS Science Fiction/Dystopia/Thriller In 2064, America faced the deadliest gender war in history. Civilization collapsed and millions died. Now, in a daunting world without electricity or societal laws, revered feminist leader Eve Malum guides surviving women to safety—to a utopian haven known as Eden—where she forbids the male gender from ever entering. But […]

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Adult Fiction | Fantasy (adult) | Historical Fiction (adult) | Romance (adult)

Book Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

GENRE & SYNOPSIS Fantasy/Romance/Historical Fiction The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. The black sign, painted in white letters that hangs upon the gates, reads: Opens at Nightfalll Closes at Dawn As the sun disappears beyond the horizon, all over the tents small lights […]

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Adult Fiction | Horror (adult) | Mystery (adult) | Thriller (adult)

Book Review: The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris (#2 Hannibal Lecter)

GENRE & SYNOPSIS Horror/Thriller/Mystery A serial murderer known only by a grotesquely apt nickname—Buffalo Bill—is stalking women. He has a purpose, but no one can fathom it, for the bodies are discovered in different states. Clarice Starling, a young trainee at the FBI Academy, is surprised to be summoned by Jack Crawford, chief of the […]

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Contemporary (YA) | Mental Health (YA) | Romance (YA) | Young Adult fiction

Book Review: Pen & Xander by Laekan Zea Kemp

GENRE & SYNOPSIS Contemporary/Romance/Young Adult/Mental Health Pen Prado has a passion for cooking. Specifically, cooking her father’s food in her father’s restaurant. It’s the heart of their immigrant neighborhood, a place where everyone belongs, and second chances are always on the menu. Except for Pen. Despite the fact that there’s something almost magic about her […]

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