Shiner

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely LOVE a novel that the opening pages have been so well written, are so captivating, that you are instantly transported to those late summer nights, sitting around a bonfire, wrapped in a soft blanket and silky words, told by your grandma that instantly transport you another timeContinue reading “Shiner”

DO YOU WANT TO PLAY A GAME??

Do you happen to notice patterns in seemingly unrelated things? Keep waking up from your sleep feeling breathless, and like something almost had it’s smoky, evil, soul crushing hands around your neck? Do you believe in the possibility of existing in a multiverse? Let me start by saying that I was so excited to receiveContinue reading “DO YOU WANT TO PLAY A GAME??”

The Push

They scream. They bite. They push. They cry. They throw things. No, I’m not talking about your spouse or your significant other. I’m talking about the bad side of your kids. Have you ever sat there pulling your hair out and thought, “I really am at my wits end with this kid!” Your patience testedContinue reading “The Push”

Carousel

Have you ever thought about how books travel round and round, as if on a never ending carousel. They get passed from person to person, each new set of hands adding their mark to the story. Those grease stains on page 67 you see and then end up daydreaming how they got there. Each houseContinue reading “Carousel”

The Ladies of the Secret Circus

This is a sweeping saga of old family secrets, love and loss, sacrifice, beauty, magic and revenge that blends a family generational mystery with the supernatural which results in a mesmerizing tale of romance and the macabre. And in the center ring. . . a magical, demonic circus from Hell. Our journey to Hell includesContinue reading “The Ladies of the Secret Circus”

Nightmare Before Christmas

I know, it’s only March, but who doesn’t just love The Nightmare Before Christmas all year long? I go around singing songs from here all year long. One of my favorites … And what about the love story that is Jack and Sally? I’m not a big romance person, but I must admit that thisContinue reading “Nightmare Before Christmas”

The Devil Aspect

The bohemian setting of Czechoslovakia is the perfect stage for this rich and macabre tale of a young doctor taking a new assignment at Hrad Orlu asylum for the criminally insane, in order to prove his controversial Devil Aspect theory. Dr Viktor Kosarek believes that a ‘devil aspect’ exists in everyone (meaning the Devil himselfContinue reading “The Devil Aspect”

A different kind of candle

When I think about all the books that get thrown away, all those words and thoughts from somebody’s dreams, it makes me feel like the world became just a little bit darker. Colder. Sad. This ability to recycle books into beautiful pieces of art allows for there to be a little more light and lifeContinue reading “A different kind of candle”

Out Cold

What do you get when you cross a neuroscientist and journalist? You get book that will knock you Out Cold with a fascinating, albeit weird, journey though the science behind hypothermia. The author, and his writing style (as if he is checking in with you throughout the book, like a protective big brother while you’reContinue reading “Out Cold”

Vicious

This was such a fun sci-fi read from the absolutely talented author V. E. Schwab, the author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. Since that book blew me away, I quickly researched and have started down the “read everything she’s written path” as there’s nothing I love more than an incredible story teller thatContinue reading “Vicious”