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The Last Green Valley: By Mark Sullivan | Book Review Podcast
The Last Green Valley: By Mark Sullivan Website: “After his triumphant novel Beneath a Scarlet Sky, Mark Sullivan delivers another stunning tour de force. Based on interviews and careful research, The Last Green Valley is the novelization of an inspirational true story featuring human strength, faith, and endurance against all odds.” —Authorlink “[Sullivan’s] got an extraordinary imagination, paired with a real talent for creating realistic scenes, both hair-raising times of danger—like being strafed—and intimate moments of pain.” —Historical Novel Society “Mark Sullivan has done a fantastic job reliving this harrowing story…If you’re a fan of historical novels this is one of the best that will come out this year or any year.” —Red Carpet Crash “Sullivan brings to life another little-known tale of perseverance and bravery in the face of incredible hardship.” —She Reads “A simply riveting read from cover to cover, The Last Green Valley is a deftly crafted novel that showcases experienced author Mark Sullivan’s exceptional narrative storytelling skills combined with exceptional originality.” —Midwest Book Review “I hail Mark Sullivan for doing it again—taking very real, very human stories set during the most intense period in recent world history and providing us with a work of historical fiction that we will not forget anytime soon.” —Bookreporter
June 17, 2021
Olympus Texas: By Stacey Swann | Book Review Podcast
Olympus Texas: By Stacey Swann Website: "There is a surplus of buried hurt and unspoken disappointments within the Briscoe family. It may be difficult for these characters to realize their flaws and tangled desires, but it sure is pleasurable to read about them...I experienced the characters’ grief and regret as if they were my own." —New York Times Book Review "The Iliad meets Friday Night Lights in this muscular, captivating debut that reimagines Greek myths in a backwater east Texas town. The abrupt arrival of a ne’er-do-well son disrupts the fragile balance amid a family plagued by erotic trysts, broken promises, and social envy. Readers will thrill to Swann’s classical allusion." —Oprah Daily "A unique way to disrupt the conventional family saga...When it comes to family-fiction tropes, Swann has found a way to be persistently, often admirably irreverent.” —USA Today "An action-filled, devastating tale of homecoming." —Minneapolis Star Tribune "Olympus, Texas is the most wildly entertaining novel I’ve read in a long time, and Stacey Swann is a writer to watch.” —Richard Russo, author of Chances Are . . . "Olympus, Texas is sheer delight: hilarious, heartbreaking, true. I loved this novel." —Amanda Eyre Ward, author of The Jetsetters
June 16, 2021
Grace and Glory: By Jennifer L. Armentrout | Book Review Podcast
Grace and Glory: By Jennifer L. Armentrout Website: Praise for Storm and Fury, Book 1 of The Harbinger Series: "Jennifer L. Armentrout is a master of weaving rich contemporary realism with magic and mayhem. Her characters will grab hold of your heart and refuse to let go. Every page left me wanting more." —New York Times bestselling author Brigid Kemmerer "Jennifer L. Armentrout's intoxicating new fantasy is her best yet!" —New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter "Filled with legendary creatures, this wild, action-packed ride features a kick-ass heroine to cheer for and a love interest I'm still dreaming about. Highly recommended for those who enjoy adventure, romance, twists and turns, and epic supernatural world building!" —Kresley Cole, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Arcana Chronicles "A swoony, supernatural smash that's impossible to put down!" —Abigail Johnson, author of Even If I Fall
June 15, 2021
Legacy: By Nora Roberts | Book Review Podcast
Legacy: By Nora Roberts Website: "Once again, Roberts effectively parlays her literary superpower into creating compelling, all-too-human characters and crafting plots composed of realistic domestic details and unflinching suspense. Legacy is another page-turning hit for supreme storyteller Roberts." ―Booklist Roberts’ strength has always been her ability to create likable, complex characters, and this crew is even more appealing than most―they are never whiny in insecurity or snobbish in success; rather, they provide unwavering support for each other’s ups and downs. The most comforting of comfort-food reading―with a few chills for fun." ―Kirkus "Roberts knows how to entertain." ―Publishers Weekly
June 14, 2021
The Chosen and The Beautiful: By Nghi Vo | Book Review Podcast
The Chosen and The Beautiful By Nghi Vo Website: A Best of Summer Pick for TIME Magazine | CNN | Book Riot | The Daily Beast | Lambda Literary The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Goodreads | Bustle | Veranda Magazine | The Week | Bookish | St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Den of Geek | LGBTQ Reads | Pittsburgh City Paper | Bookstr | Tatler HK "This is a wholly enthralling vision of the American Dream as observed and experienced by one suspended in a liminal place ― accepted, but not really a part of the whole; apart, but not quite separate. Vo gives us a dreamy, sharply-drawn glamour; a vibrant, penetrating exploration of character. The Chosen and the Beautiful is exactly enough ― but why not indulge with a reread? And why not raise a glass to Nghi Vo, whose name on the spine of a book seems to mean that whatever the pages within hold will be superlative?"―NPR “Vo has crafted a retelling that, in many ways, surpasses the original, adding logic and depth to characters’ motivations while still―uncannily―unspooling the familiar story. Astonishingly crafted, with luscious prose and appeal for both fans of the original and those who always felt The Great Gatsby missed the mark.”―Kirkus Reviews, *starred review*
June 13, 2021
Her Last Breath: By Hilary Davidson | Book Review Podcast
Her Last Breath: By Hilary Davidson “A blackmail plot produces complications upon complications in a story of sex trafficking, class wars, and stolen identities. [A] satisfying page-turner.” —Kirkus Reviews “Davidson keeps the reader guessing to the satisfying conclusion. Crime fiction fans will welcome this tale of family, secrets, resilience, and revenge.” —Publishers Weekly “Don’t Look Down will keep the reader guessing. Davidson has created some truly memorable characters…This is the type of creative finesse that makes a reader keep coming back for more.” —New York Journal of Books website:
June 12, 2021
While Justice Sleeps: By Stacey Abrams | Book Review Podcast
While Justice Sleeps By Stacey Abrams "In While Justice Sleeps, Stacey Abrams firmly establishes herself as a powerful new player in the crime thriller space, with her heroine Avery providing a voice to women everywhere. Twisty, clever and full of surprises, this will be one to watch this Spring. Abrams proves she is not only a force for change in politics but a force to be reckoned with in fiction, too."—Karin Slaughter "Glossy, gritty, breathlessly suspenseful, effortlessly authentic, and altogether wonderful. Why am I not surprised?”—Lee Child “Abrams’ debut is a pip of a thriller - a sweaty-palm sprint through the hidden corridors of government and the shadowy streets of DC.  I fervently hope she will write many more.”—Kathy Reichs "While Justice Sleeps is one of the best political thrillers I’ve read in years. It checks all the boxes: roller-coaster plot twists and turns, a fascinating look behind the scenes of the Supreme Court and other Washington institutions, nods to the latest trends in tech and medicine, and, most important of all, an utterly compelling main character, Supreme Court clerk Avery Keene. Author Abrams has given us a book that demands to be read in one sitting!"—Jeffery Deaver "A killer thriller. Loaded with legal intrigue, corrupt politicians, and the history of chess, Abrams proves why the most powerful piece on the board is the Queen. Well played and so much fun."—Brad Meltzer Website:
June 11, 2021
The Plot: By Jean Hanff Korelitz | Book Review Podcast
The Plot By Jean Hanff Korelitz "The Plot is one of the best novels I’ve ever read about writers and writing. It’s also insanely readable and the suspense quotient is through the roof. It's remarkable." ―Stephen King "The Plot is so well-crafted and compelling it’s nearly impossible to put down. Clever and chilling, this page-turner grabs you from the first chapter and doesn’t let you go until its startling, breath-taking conclusion." ―Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, New York Times bestselling authors of The Wife Between Us "From its first pages, Jean Hanff Korelitz’s The Plot ensnares you in a rich tangle of literary vanities, treachery and fraud. Psychologically acute and breathtakingly suspenseful, you’ll find yourself rushing towards a finale both astonishing and utterly earned." ―Megan Abbott, Bestselling author of Give Me Your Hand "The plot of ‘The Plot’ ― the best thriller of the year (so far) ― is too good to give away" ―Washington Post “Korelitz’s own plot is fiendishly clever, and here's the ultimate twist: that any novel about a writer’s life (lonely, anxious drudgery) could be this wildly suspenseful and entertaining.” ―People, Book of the Week Website:
June 10, 2021
The Maidens: By Alex Michaelides | Book Review Podcast
The Maidens: By Alex Michaelides A deliciously dark, elegant, utterly compulsive read--with a twist that blew my mind. I loved this even more than I loved The Silent Patient and that's saying something! --Lucy Foley, New York Times bestselling author of The Guest List Alex Michaelides hits a home run in his sophomore effort. The Maidens is a page-turner of the first order. --David Baldacci Website:
June 9, 2021
Local Woman Missing: By Mary Kubica | Book Review Podcast
Local Woman Missing By Mary Kubica “[A] daringly plotted, emotionally eviscerating psychological thriller.” —Publishers Weekly “Impossible-to-see-it-coming…. [Kubica] takes readers to a whole new level of deceit and irony.” —Booklist “[Local Woman Missing] will appeal to fans of Lisa Jackson and Gregg Olsen…. The twists, turns, and an unpredictable ending make it irresistible.” —Library Journal “I’m shamelessly addicted to Mary Kubica’s juicy, unpredictable reads, as much for her well-rounded, fully human, flawed characters as her sizzling plots—and she just keeps getting better. LOCAL WOMAN MISSING is a propulsive journey through a winding maze of secrets, leading to a jaw-dropping twist that I never saw coming. Loved every minute.” —Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of Never Have I Ever “Dark and twisty, with all the white-knuckle tension and jaw-dropping surprises readers have come to expect from Mary Kubica.” —Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of Home Before Dark
June 8, 2021
Blade of Secrets: By Tricia Levenseller | Book Review Podcast
Blade of Secrets By Tricia Levenseller Website: "Blade of Secrets was an addictive page-turner. Loaded with action, betrayal, slow-burn romance―honestly, that is the best first kiss scene ever―I couldn’t put it down. I fell in love with Ziva, her sister, and their very “interesting” companions. Be prepared to laugh, cry, and gasp." ― Mary E. Pearson, the New York Times-bestselling author of The Remnant Chronicles "Exciting, romantic, and filled with magic, BLADE OF SECRETS is a fast-paced journey through a fractured kingdom. Ziva is an amazing main character, with a gentle heart and a fierce need to do what's right, even in the face of incredible odds. This is a book you'll want to read right away―and then reach for that sequel." ―Jodi Meadows, New York Times-bestselling author of My Lady Jane and the Fallen Isles trilogy "Blade of Secrets is an impactful, eye-opening journey of social anxiety that is flawlessly blended with Levenseller's signature flair for adventure and romance. It's the best kind of story, inciting understanding and compassion while allowing the reader to escape reality." ―Bookstagram sensation Bridget Howard, @darkfaerietales_ "This fast-paced novel caters to popular romance and fantasy tropes while still feeling fresh, but it really shines in its portrayal of Ziva, who has an anxiety disorder... Readers will be craving not just the sequel but also more fantasy fiction that handle disabilities with this level of care." ― The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (BCCB)
June 7, 2021
A Master of Djinn: By P. Djèlí Clark | Book Review Podcast
A Master of Djinn By P. Djèlí Clark Website: “Clark reconfigures history with a keen, critical eye toward gender, class, and imperialism. An epic tale of magic and mystery, this is sure to wow." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review “Clark deftly explores colonialism and the history of Cairo with an immersive setting that acts as another character in this delightful combination of mystery, fantasy, and romance. Give this to alternate history enthusiasts and mystery readers who enjoy a dose of the magical." - Booklist, Starred Review “A clever, wickedly fun steampunk mystery with an excellent balance of humor and heart. I loved it.” - S. A. Chakraborty, internationally-bestselling author of The City of Brass “A delightful whodunnit full of sly commentary and a wonderfully lived-in steampunk Cairo. The perfect read when I needed a break from this world to enjoy one wholly made from Clark's enviable imagination.” - Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Rebecca Roanhorse, author of Trail of Lightning and Star Wars: Resistance Reborn
June 6, 2021
A Touch of Malice: By Scarlett St. Clair | Book Review Podcast
A Touch of Malice: By Scarlett St. Clair Website: "Fantasy meets romance in this deliciously addicting Hades and Persephone retelling. Mythology at its best....I was hooked from the first page." - Ashley / @novelcandleco "Malice is an emotional whirlwind from start to finish! I loved watching Hades and Sephy grow both as individuals and a couple! I can't wait for the next installment!" - Jess Schmit / @thebarnaclebookshelf "An intimate, high stakes continuation of the Hades X Persephone saga, A Touch of Malice is an immersive journey through love, loss and learning to challenge even our darkest of fears." - Alison / @antagonistviews
June 5, 2021
The Shadow of the Gods: By John Gwynne | Book Review Podcast
The Shadow of the Gods By John Gwynne "Gwynne, a Viking reenactor, puts in the work, with fine historical details that make the story come to life. Fans of the era will be delighted with the accuracy. This is a duly exciting start to the series."―Publishers Weekly on The Shadow of the Gods "A Time of Dread reminds me of why I became a fantasy enthusiast in the first place. Fantasy can be an escape from reality, but some stories carry the reader to an enhanced reality, a place where the world seems to have brighter colors and sharper contrasts."―Robin Hobb on A Time of Dread "Great evils, conflicted heroes, bloody battles, betrayal, and giants riding battle bears! What's not to love?"―Peter Newman on A Time of Dread "A series that promises the same degree of complexity and depth found in Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time books and George R. R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series."―Library Journal (starred review) on Malice Website:
June 4, 2021
Sorrowland: By Rivers Solomon | Book Review Podcast
Sorrowland By Rivers Solomon Website: A triumphant, genre-bending breakout novel from one of the boldest new voices in contemporary fiction Vern—seven months pregnant and desperate to escape the strict religious compound where she was raised—flees for the shelter of the woods. There, she gives birth to twins, and plans to raise them far from the influence of the outside world. But even in the forest, Vern is a hunted woman. Forced to fight back against the community that refuses to let her go, she unleashes incredible brutality far beyond what a person should be capable of, her body wracked by inexplicable and uncanny changes. To understand her metamorphosis and to protect her small family, Vern has to face the past, and more troublingly, the future—outside the woods. Finding the truth will mean uncovering the secrets of the compound she fled but also the violent history in America that produced it. Rivers Solomon’s Sorrowland is a genre-bending work of Gothic fiction. Here, monsters aren’t just individuals, but entire nations. It is a searing, seminal book that marks the arrival of a bold, unignorable voice in American fiction.
June 3, 2021
The Other Black Girl: By Zakiya Dalila Harris | Book Review Podcast
The Other Black Girl: By Zakiya Dalila Harris Website: “A debut novel that is the perfect mix of social commentary and fast-paced thriller. Poignant, daring, and darkly funny, The Other Black Girl will have you stressed and exhilarated in equal measure through the very last twist.” (Vulture) “A sly satire and thriller rolled into one.” (BBC) “[A] perceptive exploration of racism in publishing, wrapped up in a whip-smart story of young women at war in the workplace.” (Los Angeles Times) "This twisty thriller will resonate with anyone who has struggled to find her voice as the only Black woman in the room." (Essence) “[A] brilliant debut …The novel takes some bold stylistic risks that pay off beautifully, leaving the reader longing for more of Harris's words and unique view on the world.” (Vogue) “Swerves beyond the conventions of the genre, into territory between psychological thriller and sci-fi […] Harris reinvents the office novel.” (The New Republic) "A whip-smart and dynamic thriller and sly social commentary . . . will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last twist." (The Rumpus) “Very, very sharp social commentary about racial tension and bias…my money’s on it being the ‘it’ book of the summer.” (Deputy Editor of The New York Times Book Review Tina Jordan on WNYC’s All of It ) "OMG, as the kids say. This is the funniest, wildest, deepest, most thought-provoking ride of a book. I have been Nella. Every black woman has been Nella. Zakiya Dalila Harris has pulled back the curtain on the publishing industry, but in doing so, she has also perfectly captured a social dynamic that exists in job cultures as varied as tech, finance, academia, even retail and fast food. Oh, beware of the 'OBGs'—Other Black Girls—y’all. As we should all be aware of the psychic cost to black women of making ourselves palatable to institutions that use our cultural cache for their own ends while disregarding any part of our hearts and minds that they either can’t or won’t understand." (ATTICA LOCKE, New York Times bestselling author of Heaven, My Home ) “While the plot takes a darker turn into thriller territory, this read is ideal for anyone who has ever felt manipulated, threatened, or dismissed in the workplace.” (Fortune) "Electrifying and ingenious, Zakiya Dalila Harris's The Other Black Girl is essential reading!"  (TERRY MCMILLAN, New York Times bestselling author of It's Not All Downhill From Here ) “A funny, sometimes creepy indictment of the book business." (New York Times) “The Other Black Girl is unlike anything I've ever read before. Wholly original, powerful, and a gripping page turner. This is the kind of book that turns authors into stars and the readers into rabid fans. I cannot wait to see what Zakiya does next.” (PHOEBE ROBINSON, bestselling author of You Can't Touch My Hair ) “A brilliant, twisty, and highly relevant thriller…Perfect for fans of Alyssa Cole’s When No One Is Watching, or Amina Akhtar’s #FashionVictim.” (Lit Hub) “[A] buzzy debut set in publishing that explores race and class in the workplace.” (The Guardian)
June 2, 2021
The secrets of us: By Lucinda Berry | Book Review Podcast
The secrets of us: By Lucinda Berry “A mother’s worst nightmare on the page. For those who dare.” —Kirkus Reviews “The Best of Friends gripped me from the stunning opening to the emotional, explosive ending. In this moving novel, Berry creates a beautifully crafted study of secrets and grief among a tight-knit group of friends and of how far a mother will go to discover the truth and protect her children.” —Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of The Weight of Silence and This Is How I Lied “In The Best of Friends, Berry starts with a heart-stopping bang—the dreaded middle-of-the-night phone call—and then delivers a dark and gritty tale that unfolds twist by devastating twist. Intense, terrifying, and at times utterly heartbreaking. Absolutely unputdownable.” —Kimberly Belle, international bestselling author of Dear Wife and Stranger in the Lake website:
June 1, 2021
Three Missing Days: By Colleen Coble | Book Review Podcast
Three Missing Days By Colleen Coble Book Three in the gripping romantic suspense series from USA TODAY bestselling author Colleen Coble. A chilling murder. Chief of Police Jane Hardy plunges into the investigation of a house fire that claimed the life of a local woman as well as one of the firefighters. It’s clear the woman was murdered. But why? The unraveling of Jane’s personal life only makes the answers in the case more difficult to find. Website:
May 31, 2021
Near the Bone: By Christina Henry | Book Review Podcast
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May 30, 2021
Seven Perfect Things: By Catherine Ryan Hyde | Book Review Podcast
Seven Perfect Things By Catherine Ryan Hyde “Multilayered and heartwarming.” —Booklist “Hyde clearly demonstrates her uncanny ability to show human nature at both its best and worst, in ordinary people who sometimes do extraordinary things.” —Bookreporter Website:
May 29, 2021
The Whole Truth: By Cara Hunter | Book Review Podcast
The Whole Truth: By Cara Hunter website:
May 28, 2021
The End of Men: By Christina Sweeney-Baird | Book Review Podcast
The End of Men By Christina Sweeney-Baird “Sharp, timely and terrifying.”--New York Post “[A] chilling dystopian debut thriller. . . Sweeney-Baird’s look inside the heads of these and other shocked, desperate characters and her portrait of a bizarre new world are both thought- and fear-provoking. Readers will either wolf this down or elect to stay miles away from it, but controversy moves titles off the shelf. A top choice.”--Booklist (starred review) "Philosophically sweeping and emotionally intimate. . . [The] personal politics and gender dynamics are spot-on, and readers will feel connected to the main characters’ struggles and resilience. Sweeney-Baird is a writer to watch.”--Publishers Weekly "Unsettlingly prescient."--Kirkus Reviews "Compelling and passionate."--New York Journal of Books Website:
May 27, 2021
Bacchanal: By Veronica G. Henry | Book Review Podcast
Bacchanal By Veronica G. Henry “Henry skillfully layers historical realism with fantastic elements to explore the way times of desperation test the ethics of oppressed communities. Henry is a writer to watch.” —Publishers Weekly “Henry’s debut draws on a rich history of folklore from various African traditions, as well as African history and Black American history, and almost the entire main cast is Black. The carnival setting works perfectly for bringing together various strange and magical people who aren’t at home anywhere else…Come one, come all, this magical carnival has all the delightful dangers a reader could wish for.” —Kirkus Reviews “[Bacchanal is] gorgeous while somehow never losing sight of the need to unsettle. It captures a sense of wonder and reminds you that too much curiosity can lead to danger. And most importantly, it’s Black and never lets you forget it. If you want endearing characters, a charming setting, and characters that refuse to bend to the world’s injustices then Bacchanal is the book for you.” —FIYAH Magazine Website:
May 26, 2021
The Soulmate Equation: By Christina Lauren | Book Review Podcast
The Soulmate Equation Book By Christina Lauren “Lauren, the author duo behind The Honey-Don’t List (2020) and countless other rom-coms, not only introduce a fascinating and unique premise, but flawlessly execute it with their trademark humor and charm... A sexy, science-filled, and surprising romance full of warmth and wit.” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review)) “This latest romance by the duo Christina Lauren, following The Honey-Don't List (2020), is another winner.” (Booklist (Starred Review)) "Lauren (The Unhoneymooners) delivers a charming romance sparked by a DNA match... Lauren creates tension and feel-good moments without making the plot too predictable. This is a sweet treat."  (Publishers Weekly) “With the laugh-out-loud voice that Lauren’s die-hard fans adore, this sweet, charming, and humorous book is a perfect match for readers looking for a low-stakes, high swoon-factor romance.”  (Library Journal (starred review)) Website:
May 25, 2021
These Tangled Vines: By Julianne MacClean | Book Review Podcast
These Tangled Vines: By Julianne MacClean “Wouldn’t it be a dream to inherit a wine estate in Europe? That’s what happens—most unexpectedly—to the character at the center of Julianne MacLean’s latest. This introspective escapist story of tangled family secrets and the impact of our choices all set to the backdrop of a sprawling Tuscan winery will make you crave a glass of Chianti Classico and reflect on roads not traveled. Cin cin!” —Kristin Harmel, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Lost Names and The Winemaker’s Wife “These Tangled Vines is a breathtaking novel that explores the complicated depths of the human heart when surprising family secrets are revealed. It’s riveting, soulful, and deeply romantic—a beautiful heartbreaker. I couldn’t put it down.” —Amanda Prowse, bestselling author of An Ordinary Life “Julianne MacLean’s These Tangled Vines is an emotional tale of love, family, and forgiveness. It’s both heartbreaking and hopeful; I felt for every one of these brave characters, rooting them on along the way.” —Rochelle B. Weinstein, USA Today bestselling author Website:
May 24, 2021
The Rock: By LJ Ross (The DCI Ryan Mysteries Book 18) | Book Review Podcast
The Rock: By LJ Ross (The DCI Ryan Mysteries Book 18) “LJ Ross keeps company with the best mystery writers” – The Times “A literary phenomenon” – Evening Chronicle “LJ Ross is the Queen of Kindle” – Sunday Telegraph website:
May 23, 2021
That Summer: By Jennifer Weiner | Book Review Podcast
That Summer by Jennifer Weiner “Your ideal beach read, full of secrets and complicated female friendships.” (Cosmopolitan) “The summer wouldn't be complete without an aptly-titled novel from Jennifer Weiner.” (Marie Claire) “Weiner, the undisputed boss of the beach read, is back with another stunner.” (New York Times) "Weiner's storytelling skill is such that she paints an uncompromising, complicated portrait of the insidious dangers of the patriarchy that is also a lot of fun to read. Weiner's latest is a summer banger with a ripped-from-the headlines plot, which is sure to garner lots of attention." (Booklist (starred)) Website:
May 22, 2021
Beneath Devil's Bridge: Book By Loreth Anne | Book Review Podcast
Beneath Devil's Bridge: Book By Loreth Anne “The suspenseful, multilayered plot is matched by fully realized characters. White consistently entertains.” —Publishers Weekly “If I’m lucky, maybe once in a blue moon, I read a book that leaves my mind reeling, heart aching and soul searching. One that haunts me long after The End. Beneath Devil’s Bridge is one of those books.” —Mystery & Suspense Magazine Website:
May 21, 2021
The Final Twist: By Jeffery Deaver | Book Review Podcast
The Final Twist: By Jeffery Deaver “Jeffery Deaver’s The Final Twist lives up to its name admirably, even delivering said twist on the very last page of the book.” –BookPage (Starred Review) “…[The Final Twist] is clearly the best of the series so far.” –Booklist Website:
May 20, 2021
An Isolated Incident: Book By J.D. Kirk | Book Review Podcast
An Isolated Incident: Book By J.D. Kirk website:
May 20, 2021
Good Company: By Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney | Book Review Podcast
Good Company By Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney "Sweeney’s effectiveness as a novelist stems from her protean sympathy, her ability to move among these characters and capture each one’s feelings without judgment. As we see some of the same events from various points of view, we don’t learn who was right — who could ever be right, after all? — but we get a poignant, sometimes comic sense of the way we each experience the same events, the same decisions, the same mistakes. In Sweeney’s hands, that’s not a recipe for endless conflict, but a road to understanding and — maybe — forgiveness." -- Washington Post “This novel considers how much the bonds of friendship and marriage can withstand in a tale that has as much heart as it does intrigue." -- Good Housekeeping “You don't need to be a fan of Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney's bestseller The Nest to appreciate the high stakes, sly class commentary, and masterful storytelling of Good Company—but it wouldn't hurt. -- Town & Country “[T]ender and absorbing tale….Filled with humor and insight, Good Company is a warm and incisive novel about loyalty and the bonds of marriage and friendship.” -- BookRiot "This effervescent, tender second novel by the bestselling author of The Nest is an enthralling saga of a marriage in midlife and the secrets that threaten to upend it." -- Oprah Daily Website:
May 19, 2021
A Gambling Man: By David Baldacci | Book Review Podcast
A Gambling Man: By David Baldacci “Baldacci establishes bona fides for this historical mystery with great delicacy, deftly navigating the cliché minefield and giving his readers a sense of the milieu without drowning them in minutiae. He delivers a cracking good suspense novel in the process.”―BookPage "Baldacci delivers, every time!"―Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author "David Baldacci is a master storyteller."―Associated Press Website:
May 18, 2021
The Newcomer: Book By Mary Kay Andrews | Book Review Podcast
The Newcomer: Book By Mary Kay Andrews "Andrews can be counted on for beach-worthy depictions of southern women with chutzpah and a talent for finding trouble with humor and romantic interest mixed in. Fans of Elin Hilderbrand and Kristy Woodson Harvey shouldn’t miss it." --Booklist “Hello, Summer is another gem by the always wonderful Mary Kay Andrews.” -- PopSugar “The world of modern journalism, small town politics and relationships are brought to vibrant life by Mary Kay Andrews’ deft touch.” -- Authorlink Writers & Readers Magazine Website:
May 17, 2021
Here With Me: Book By Samantha Young | Book Review Podcast
Here With Me: Book By Samantha Young "Absolutely breath-taking! As soon as I picked up Here With Me I couldn't put it down. This book has everything I love in a story: mystery, suspense, great dialogue, and of course the kind of steamy romance that will keep you hooked." -- L.H. Cosway, bestselling author of the Hearts Series. "Samantha Young is master storyteller, skilfully weaving an enemies-to-lovers romance into a suspense crime mystery with a satisfying dose of family drama, all set against the majestic Scottish Highlands...This book is an electrifying and emotional rollercoaster you'll want to ride forever." -- Sarah Smith, author of Faker and Simmer Down. "Beautifully written, intense, emotional and utterly captivating, with a sensational, chemistry-filled romance, this is a fantastic read, and I absolutely loved it. 5 stars!"-- The Escapist Book Blog Website:
May 16, 2021
Sooley: Book By John Grisham | Book Review Podcast
Sooley: Book By John Grisham "An intensely moving story, told with the same eye for character and descriptive detail Grisham brings to his crime novels. His occasional forays into general fiction are usually interesting, but this one is considerably more than that. It’s skillfully written, with a deeply compelling central character and a story that is full of raw emotion and suspense." –Booklist website:
May 15, 2021
The Insiders: Book By Tijan | Book Review Podcast
The Insiders: Book By Tijan "Tijan delivers on the fun, edge, and angst. Her books never fail to please!" --Kylie Scott, New York Times bestseller "Obsessed from page one! The Insiders is yet another addicting read from Tijan." -- Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times bestselling author "A whirlwind of high-stakes suspense." - Publishers Weekly Website:
May 14, 2021
The Last Thing He Told Me: Book By Laura Dave | Book Review Podcast
The Last Thing He Told Me: Book By Laura Dave “Laura Dave's The Last Thing He Told Me is a thrilling roller coaster of a novel. This smart, intimate exploration of love and family is the foundation of a beautifully constructed mystery filled with twists and turns. A must-read.” — Jean Kwok, New York Times bestselling author of Searching for Sylvie Lee “Dave pulls off something that feels both new and familiar: a novel of domestic suspense that unnerves, then reassures. This is the antithesis of the way novels like Gone Girl or My Lovely Wife are constructed; in The Last Thing He Told Me, the surface is ugly, the situation disturbing, but almost everyone involved is basically good underneath it all. Dave has given readers what many people crave right now—a thoroughly engrossing yet comforting distraction.” — BookPage “A page turner.” — Associated Press “The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave is a fast-moving, heartfelt thriller about the sacrifices we make for the people we love most.” — Real Simple website:
May 14, 2021
Arsenic and Adobo: Book By Mia P. Manansala | Book Review Podcast
Arsenic and Adobo: Book By Mia P. Manansala "This debut introduces readers to Filipino American food and culture, with its emphasis on family. There are cozy tropes (the close-knit community, the food business), but the emphasis on the Tagalog language, the culture, and drug dealing in a small town add gravity and individuality to this outstanding series kick-off."—Library Journal, starred review "[An] enjoyable and endearing debut cozy...Manansala peppers the narrative with enough red herrings to keep readers from guessing the killer, but the strength of the novel is how family, food and love intertwine in meaningful and complex ways. When Lila bakes her signature ube crinkle cookies, made with purple yams, we are in for a delectable treat."—New York Times Book Review "What an absolute treat! Mia P. Manansala has crafted a delicious mystery full of wit and wile that kept me laughing and guessing as I devoured every page. Fresh, fun, and feisty, amateur sleuth Lila Macapagal takes readers on a wild and savory ride as she sets out to catch a killer. I can’t wait to read more in this fabulous new series!”—Jenn McKinlay, New York Times bestselling author of One for the Books website:
May 13, 2021
Realm breaker: Book By Victoria Aveyard | Book Review Podcast
Realm breaker: Book By Victoria Aveyard “There are a wide variety of action scenes, daring escapes, and betrayals…exquisite descriptions and clashing motivations result in a nuanced, sprawling realm. An epic series opener of old-school high fantasy catering to modern audiences.“ -- Kirkus Reviews Praise for the Red Queen series:     “Aveyard’s “little lightning girl” remains a relatable and deeply flawed heroine... Aveyard adeptly sets the scene for a fourth book to follow, amid a war not yet won.” -- Publishers Weekly “Another devastating cliff-hanger ending will leave readers hungry for the final volume.” -- Booklist Website:
May 12, 2021
Her Last Holiday: Book By C.L. Taylor | Book Review Podcast
Her Last Holiday: Book By C.L. Taylor “Great characters and a clever, complex and unpredictable plot.” – Claire Douglas “Complex, absorbing, and brilliantly plotted.” – Louise Jensen “A joy to read with a compelling plot, humour and a killer twist.” – Mark Edwards Website:
May 11, 2021
The Prison Healer: By Lynette Noni | Book Review Podcast
The Prison Healer by Lynette Noni “Let me say right up front that Lynette Noni is a very talented writer. Her books tell stories that draw you in and refuse to let go. Her characters are memorable and quick to surprise. I cannot wait to see what she will do next." —Terry Brooks, author, The Shannara Chronicles "Lynette Noni is a masterful storyteller. Her characters steal into your heart and won't let go!" —Maria V. Snyder, author, the Poison Study series “Lynette Noni’s compelling stories keep readers turning pages to the very end.’’ —Juliet Marillier, author, the Sevenwaters series Website:
May 10, 2021
Project Hail Mary: Book By Andy Weir | Book Review Podcast
Project Hail Mary: Book By Andy Weir Website: “Andy Weir proves once again that he is a singular talent. Project Hail Mary is so fascinating and propulsive that it’s downright addictive. From the first page as Ryland wakes up not knowing who or where he is, I was hooked.”—Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six “Reading Project Hail Mary is like going on a field trip to outer space with the best science teacher you’ve ever had—and your class assignment is to save the world. This is one of the most original, compelling, and fun voyages I’ve ever taken.”—Ernest Cline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Ready Player One “Two worlds in peril, a competent (but flawed and human) man, a competent alien, unending scientific puzzles to unravel, with humanity itself at risk, this one has everything fans of old school SF (like me) love. If you like a lot of science in your science fiction, Andy Weir is the writer for you.”—George R. R. Martin, New York Times bestselling author of A Game of Thrones
May 9, 2021
The Perfect Daughter: By D.J. Palmer | Book Review Podcast
The Perfect Daughter: By D.J. Palmer "Will keep readers in its grip." ―Publishers Weekly "What starts as a slow-burning thriller ends in a crescendo of intensity as D.J. Palmer’s newest thriller, The Perfect Daughter, explores the often-terrifying intersection of mental health disorders and the criminal justice system...Full of twists and turns, readers will stay busy trying to guess just what is coming around the corner. But much like the poorly funded state psychiatric facility where a lot of the story takes place, there are some surprises that you will never be able to anticipate, and you better be on your toes and be ready for them!"―The Nerd Daily "Another pulse-pounding read...[The Perfect Daughter] was a cleverly plotted, multi-layered psychological thriller with an ending that will have you feel like you’ve just been punched in the gut without warning."―The Reading Beauty Website:
May 8, 2021
Dial A for Aunties: By Jesse Q. Sutanto | Book Review Podcast
Dial A for Aunties: By Jesse Q. Sutanto "Sutanto brilliantly infuses comedy and culture into the unpredictable rom-com/murder mystery mashup as Meddy navigates familial duty, possible arrest and a groomzilla. I laughed out loud and you will too.”—USA Today (four-star review) "I LOVED it. Whip-smart, original and so funny. I found it impossible to put down and lost count of the number of times I laughed out loud."—Beth O’Leary, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Switch "It's a high-wire act of comic timing, misunderstandings, romantic foibles and possibly foiled heists…The glue is Meddeline, endearing, capable and in full thrall to her elders, who are all absolute hoots to keep company with."—The New York Times Book Review website:
May 7, 2021
In Her Tracks: By Robert Dugoni | Book Review Podcast
In Her Tracks: By Robert Dugoni “A warmhearted procedural about some ice-cold crimes.” —Kirkus Reviews “Fast-paced, complex police procedural…[one] of our favorite mysteries and thrillers…” —The Amazon Book Review “The best and most compelling novel of [the] Tracy Crosswhite series.” —Mountain Times Website:
May 6, 2021
Malice: By Heather Walter | Book Review Podcast
Malice: By Heather Walter “The villain takes center stage in Walter’s superlative debut, a refreshing spin on Sleeping Beauty. . . . Fairy tale lovers of all ages will be thrilled.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “A truly original and clever retelling of a classic that had me racing to the end—you’ll never look at ‘Sleeping Beauty’ the same way again.”—S. A. Chakraborty, author of the bestselling Daevabad trilogy “Absolutely dazzling! Full of love, power, and betrayal, Malice is as compelling as a spell, as captivating as an enchantment, and as fascinating and delicious as a fairy-tale curse. I loved it!”—Sarah Beth Durst, award-winning author of the Queens of Renthia series website:
May 5, 2021
The Drowning Kind: By Jennifer McMahon | Book Review Podcast
The Drowning Kind By Jennifer McMahon "McMahon has a gift for creating creepy atmosphere and letting spooky suggestions linger in the mind. She’s also adept at weaving legends and stories into the fabric of what feels like real life, because her characters are so believably vulnerable. For best results, read it on a dark and stormy night—in a well-lit room, far away from the water.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)  "The Drowning Kind is both a haunting exploration of grief and a tale that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. You'll stay up late reading, but take my advice: whatever you do, don't go in the water."—Simone St James, New York Times bestselling author of The Sun Down Motel "[A] taut supernatural thriller . . . McMahon’s skills in crafting captivating plots and building suspense shine.”—Publishers Weekly website:
May 4, 2021
Mirrorland: By Carole Johnstone | Book Review Podcast
Mirrorland: By Carole Johnstone "Johnstone has plenty of tricks up her sleeve in this suspenseful tale of betrayal and revenge, memory and imagination, and the thin line between love and hate." —Business Insider "Enthralling . . . a dark, twisting thriller that explores the pitch-black corners of people’s minds; how good and bad, love and hate, terror and joy can co-exist; and how childhood memories can be rewritten with time as the lines between imagination and reality are blurred. Fans of Gillian Flynn's creeping dread and Liane Moriarty's nuanced morality and complex relationships should love this book." —Kirkus Reviews "This ambitious blend of psychological suspense and horror casts a powerful light on the liberating power of imagination." —Publishers Weekly Website:
May 3, 2021
House of Hollow: By Krystal Sutherland | Book Review Podcast
House of Hollow: By Krystal Sutherland “Wonderfully creepy and full of unnerving supernatural flourishes.” —PopSugar “[Readers] will be eviscerated. . . Alive with lush language and a dark fairy tale feel, this is a compelling readalike for lovers of Holly Black’s many wonderful fair folk standalones and series.” —School Library Journal “Smart and assured narration easily carries a fast-paced story entwining themes of grief and loss with elements of folklore and some very inventive body horror. The pervasive feeling of dread builds to a shocking twist. A lush and darkly twisted modern fairy tale.” —Kirkus Reviews Website:
May 2, 2021
What Comes After: By JoAnne Tompkins | Book Review Podcast
What Comes After: By JoAnne Tompkins “If you enjoyed The Searcher by Tana French, read What Comes After by JoAnne Tompkins.… a mystery — and a gritty meditation on loss and redemption, drenched in stillness and grief.” —The Washington Post “Nail-biting wallop of a debut novel. . . Tompkins delivers a thoughtful, unexpectedly optimistic tale.”—The New York Times Website:
May 1, 2021
The Last Bookshop in London: By Madeline Martin | Book Review Podcast
The Last Bookshop in London: By Madeline Martin Website: “The Last Bookshop in London is an irresistible tale which showcases the transformative power of literacy, reminding us of the hope and sanctuary our neighborhood bookstores offer during the perilous trials of war and unrest.” --Kim Michele Richardson, New York Times-bestselling author of The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek “The Last Bookshop in London is a gorgeously written story of love, friendship, and survival set against the backdrop of WWII era London. Madeline Martin’s beautiful novel is a poignant and emotional love letter to books and bookshops themselves, and ultimately a testament to the power of stories to sustain us in even our darkest hours.” --Jillian Cantor, USA Today bestselling author of In Another Time and Half Life “I devoured this story! I loved Grace and Primrose Hill Books! At its heart, The Last Bookshop in London is a love letter to the power of books to unite us, to hold the world together when it’s falling apart around our ears. This fresh take on what London endured during WWII should catapult Madeline Martin to the top tier of historical fiction novelists. I highly recommend it.” --Karen Robards, author of The Black Swan of Paris "This engaging mix of books, romance, and war is not without tragedy, but the unapologetically uplifting ending will find booklovers wiping away a tear or two." -Booklist
April 30, 2021
Rule of Wolves: By Leigh Bardugo | Book Review Podcast
Rule of Wolves: By Leigh Bardugo “A wild ride both fantastical and grounded in nuance.”―Kirkus Reviews Praise for King of Scars: "[Bardugo] touches on religion, class, family, love ― all organically, all effortlessly, all cloaked in the weight of a post-war reckoning with the cost (literal and figurative) of surviving the events that shape both people and nations." ―NPR Website:
April 29, 2021
The Crown of Gilded Bones: By Jennifer L. Armentrout | Book Review Podcast
The Crown of Gilded Bones: By Jennifer L. Armentrout "Jennifer L. Armentrout has absolutely blown me away with this entire series! I've turned into a swooning fangirl!" ~ New York Times bestselling author Larissa Ione  "Completely unputdownable and utterly unforgettable. Armentrout grabs hold of you from the first page of TCOGB with her flawless storytelling, engaging characters and the unforeseen twists and turns." ~ New York Times bestselling author K. Bromberg "Jennifer L. Armentrout raises the stakes to electrifying new levels in this gripping tale of adventure, mayhem, and romance, bringing us one step closer to what promises to be a final showdown of epic proportions. I had to remind myself to breathe." ~ Natasha Is A Book Junkie Website:
April 28, 2021
When The Stars Go Dark: Book By Paula McClain | Book Review Podcast
When The Stars Go Dark: Book By Paula McClain “Paula McLain, already established as the master of the historical novel, now explodes into crime fiction with a richly satisfying, tremendously moving mystery—haunting, poignant, lyrical, urgent.”—Chris Pavone, author of The Paris Diversion “Fantastically propulsive and deeply atmospheric, this novel grabs you from the very first page. Paula McLain has proven to be a masterful storyteller no matter the genre.”—Aimee Molloy, author of The Perfect Mother “This melancholy but gripping tale uses backstory and flashbacks to propel the mystery forward. Part suspense, part self-discovery tale, this first attempt at crime fiction from historical fiction author McLain (The Paris Wife) is hard to resist. Fans of the author’s other works will not be disappointed.”—Library Journal Website:
April 27, 2021
Mother May I: By Joshilyn Jackso | Book Review Podcast
Mother May I: By Joshilyn Jackso "The tension is skillfully built . . . a thriller with a sharp #MeToo edge." -- Kirkus Reviews on Mother May I "An addictive domestic suspense, Jackson’s latest asks how far a mother will go to protect her child." -- Parade on Mother May I "Gripping . . . The dark secret at the novel's heart rings all too true. Jackson knows how to ratchet up the suspense." -- Publishers Weekly on Mother May I Website:
April 26, 2021
The Good Sister: Book By Sally Hepworth | Book Review Podcast
The Good Sister: Book By Sally Hepworth "Hepworth's latest further solidifies her place among the top domestic suspense authors...Fern is drawn as smart, capable, and probably on the spectrum, and she is multilayered and relatable, illustrating Hepworth's talent for page-turners with depth."-- Booklist "It's a warped tale of twisted memories and skewed perceptions that will make fans of psychological thrillers say, 'Wow, I didn't see that coming.'"--Library Journal Website:
April 25, 2021
The Red Book (A Black Book Thriller 2): By James Patterson | Book Review Podcast
The Red Book (A Black Book Thriller 2): By James Patterson "Crisply written ... a fine thriller."―Booklist Praise for The Black Book:   "The plot twists will give you whiplash."―Washington Post "Brilliantly twisty."―Publishers Weekly, starred review Website:
April 24, 2021
The Poet: By Lisa Renee Jones | Book Review Podcast
The Poet: By Lisa Renee Jones | Book Review Podcast "The Poet is a nail biting read, filled with suspense and turns that will leave readers second-guessing." -Nikki S., Goodreads "I was absorbed with this thrilling police-procedural and the captivating characters right up to the riveting ending. I can't wait to read the next in the series." -The Eclectic Review "Lisa Renee Jones wrote exactly what I was looking for. An amazing thriller that pulled me in, kept me reading, and turning pages. The Poet is one of the best thrillers I have read in a very long time." -A Soccer Mom's Book Blog Website:
April 23, 2021
Eternal: By Lisa Scottoline | Book Review Podcast
Eternal By Lisa Scottoline "Make a plate of fettuccine, pour a glass of red wine, and settle in with this captivating tale. You will cry tears of sadness and joy. Scottoline’s Italian heritage combined with all her diligent research will keep this story in readers’ hearts."--Library Journal (starred review) “A beautiful, heartbreaking, wrenching love story set in the Second World War. It’s alive with characters I cared about deeply - including the remarkable city of Rome, itself - and their courage in the face of Fascism.”--Chris Bohjalian, author of Midwives and The Flight Attendant  "This nuanced take on WWII Italy offers a variety of perspectives, but at its heart, this is a love story, with heroes lost being warmly remembered and love conquering all….Best-selling crime writer Scottoline successfully changes course in a coming-of-age WWII love story that will entrance fans and newcomers alike."--Booklist Website:
April 22, 2021
Her Dark Lies: Book By J.T. Ellison | Book Review Podcast
Her Dark Lies: Book By J.T. Ellison  "Stunning. Her Dark Lies is a gorgeously atmospheric thriller, a brilliant contemporary twist on a beloved classic. Beautifully written, psychologically chilling and gaspingly surprising, J.T. Ellison proves she's our new Daphne DuMaurier." —Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of The First To Lie "Mesmerizing...Fans of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca will want to check out this compulsively readable tale." — Publishers Weekly, starred review on Her Dark Lies "A compulsive, twisty thriller that is so deftly crafted, you’re left wondering who to trust. A highly addictive and deliciously tense read, Her Dark Lies is fast-paced and full of suspense. This book is a stunner! Readers are going to love it. I’m a forever fan, and I want more.” — Kerry Lonsdale, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post bestselling author Website:
April 21, 2021
All the Murmuring Bones | Book By A.G. Slatter | Book Review Podcast
All the Murmuring Bones | Book By A.G. Slatter "The [gothic] fantasy worlds of Angela Slatter are among the fullest, most vividly realised of our time. The primal ore of folk and fairytale runs glittering through the dark layers of their history and geology, and Slatter mines them for all they're worth. She brings them to the light cut and polished in ways that will make you gasp. In the furnace of her imagination what she produces is tantamount to a sword from out the stone. Her prose is molten metal. Hail the Once and Future Queen!" Neil Snowdon ‘Gorgeous, atmospheric gothic fantasy’ - Buzzfeed Website:
April 20, 2021
You Love Me: A You Novel | Book By Caroline Kepnes | Book Review Podcast
You Love Me: A You Novel | Book By Caroline Kepnes  “A strange delight . . . Series fans will eat this up.”—Publishers Weekly “Kepnes’s series continues to be a sly, subversive exploration of what people choose to reveal and what they hide in their relationships, and just how difficult it is to truly know another person. That Kepnes manages to limn such heady subjects in such a compulsively readable way while serving up twists aplenty is the reason the series still feels fresh three books in. . . . There's never been a better time to get acquainted with Kepnes’s dangerously appealing leading man.”—Booklist Website:
April 19, 2021
The Blood Witch: Book By Ivy Asher - Book Review Podcast
The Blood Witch: Book By Ivy Asher I never saw it coming...the bones...the magic...the betrayal. It’s no longer a question of who I can trust—the answer is no one. Now, it’s about survival. I’m in the heart of the Order, trying to solve a series of mysterious disappearances, while doing everything that I can not to become bait. Enemies are circling, and they can’t seem to decide if they see me as a pawn or as a threat. Oh, and there’s that little issue of being tethered to Rogan, who I now want to kill. It’s time to figure out just what I’m capable of though. Because fool me once...shame on you. But fool me twice...and I will crush your bones to dust. My name is Lennox Osseous, and I’m about to unleash the wrath of the Bone Witch. website:
April 17, 2021
Sweet & Bitter Magic | Book By Adrienne Tooley | Book Review Podcast
Sweet & Bitter Magic | Book By Adrienne Tooley Website: Tamsin is a witch, but unlike other witches her age, she has spent the last five years banished from the witches’ land of Within, cursed to never feel love as punishment for a terrible deed. Now she ekes out a lonely existence as a harsh, callous village witch among the Ordinary folk.  Wren is a source: someone who is magic but cannot use magic. But unlike other sources, she didn’t travel to Within when her magic appeared, as the witches’ governing coven requires. Instead, she stayed behind to care for her ailing father, hiding the evidence of her relationship to magic as best she could.
April 16, 2021
Of Women and Salt: Book By Gabriela Garcia - Book Review Podcast
Of Women and Salt: Book By Gabriela Garcia "Garcia’s vivid details, visceral prose and strong willful women negotiating how to survive in this world are easy to fall for." - Angie Cruz, author of Dominicana "In this debut novel, the daughter of a Cuban immigrant is haunted by the desire to learn more about her history, setting in motion a multigenerational family story that leaps across the Americas." - New Yok Times "This riveting account will please readers of sweeping multigenerational stories." - Publishers Weekly Website:
April 15, 2021
What's Mine and Yours: Book By Naima Coster - Book Review Podcast
What's Mine and Yours: Book By Naima Coster “At its heart, What’s Mine and Yours is a coming-of-age story—one that examines the unraveling of marriages, complexities of siblinghood and reckonings with parents… Coster portrays her characters’ worlds with startling vitality. As the children fall in lust and love, grapple with angst and battle the tides of New South politics, Coster’s writing shines" ―New York Times Book Review “The complex characters will stay with you—maybe even change you.”―People "Coster… depict[s the characters] complex situations and moral ambiguities with depth and compassion. Weaving numerous plot threads — miscarriages, abortions, divorces, brain tumors, benders—into an intricate tapestry, Coster shows, as one of her indelible minor characters declares, that 'It's only our life if we say so. Otherwise it belongs to them.'"―Minneapolis Star Tribune "Coster is an exacting observer but also an endlessly generous one… It’s the individual moments that are exquisite, each chapter a tiny snapshot of a whole world. Tender but—miraculously—never sentimental." ―Kirkus (starred review) Website :
April 14, 2021
The Watcher Girl: Book By Minka Kent - Book Review Podcast
The Watcher Girl: Book By Minka Kent “Kent piles on enough domestic complications to make you avoid your own next family reunion before she brings down the curtain with a thud.” —Publishers Weekly Website:
April 13, 2021
The Next Wife: Book By Kaira Rouda - Book Review Podcast
The Next Wife: Book By Kaira Rouda “Rouda hits the ground running and never stops…[The Next Wife] is so much fun that you’ll be sorry to see it end with a final pair of zingers. The guiltiest of guilty pleasures.” —Kirkus Reviews “This gripping psychological thriller from Rouda (The Favorite Daughter) offers a refreshing setup…Rouda keeps the reader guessing as the plot takes plenty of twists and turns. Suspense fans will get their money’s worth.” —Publishers Weekly Website:
April 12, 2021
A Trial of Sorcerers: Book By Elise Kova (Book 1) - Book Review Podcast
A Trial of Sorcerers: Book By Elise Kova (Book 1) "Elise Kova is the queen of sumptuous, masterfully crafted fantasy worlds sizzling with dark and brooding men, fierce heroines, and epic slow-burn romance. Trust me, there's a reason readers all over the globe devour her books and beg for more. Elise will forever be my one-click author." - Audrey Grey, USA Today Bestselling Author of Oath Taker "I love Elise Kova for her epic world building, diverse characters, and heart wrenching slow-burn romance. If you want to be swept away in breathtaking fantasy that will stick with you longer than the last page, do yourself a favor and pick up any of her books. You won't be disappointed!" - Frost Kay USA Today Bestselling Author of The Hunt Website:
April 11, 2021
Chain of Iron: Book By Cassandra Clare (Book 2 In The Last Hours Series) - Book Review Podcast
Chain of Iron: Book By Cassandra Clare (Book 2 In The Last Hours Series)  The Shadowhunters must catch a killer in Edwardian London in this dangerous and romantic sequel to the #1 New York Times bestselling novel Chain of Gold, from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Cassandra Clare. Chain of Iron is a Shadowhunters novel. Website:
April 10, 2021
Firekeeper's Daughter: Book By Angeline Boulley - Book Review Podcast
Firekeeper's Daughter: Book By Angeline Boulley "Immersive and enthralling, Firekeeper’s Daughter plunges the reader into a community and a landscape enriched by a profound spiritual tradition. Full of huge characters and spellbinding scenes, it gives a fascinating insight into life on and off the reservation, with Daunis as a tough and resourceful heroine through every vicissitude." ―Financial Times "Hitting hard when it comes to issues such as citizenship, language revitalization, and the corrosive presence of drugs on Native communities, this novel will long stand in the hearts of both Native and non-Native audiences." ―Publishers Weekly, Starred Review "Though Firekeeper’s Daughter contains gripping action sequences and gasp-inducing twists, it’s Daunis’ mission of self-discovery, which begins as a low and steady growl and grows to a fierce, proud roar, that has the most impact... Though it both shocks and thrills, in the end, what leaves you breathless is Firekeeper’s Daughter’s blazing heart." ―BookPage, Starred Review Website:
April 9, 2021