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The Woodcutter
When an early morning police raid meant to uncover evidence of financial fraud also uncovers involvement in child pornography, Sir Wilfred Hadda resis ...more
Jul 17, 2011
Jul 18, 2011
The Night Swimmer
Books captivate readers for a number of reasons. Maybe it’s a character that reminds you of someone you know or someone you want to know. Maybe it’s a ...more
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Jan 10, 2012
Hook and Peter
Interesting twist on Peter Pan. I liked how Jacony worked in all the familiar Neverland stuff.
Jan 23, 2015
Jan 21, 2015
The Fallback Plan
For some people, the time after college is a second adolescence. Responsibilities of exams and classes are over, but responsibilities of the real worl ...more
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Jan 03, 2012
The Odds: A Love Story
Any introduction to writing or literature class will include the theory that most (if not all) books follow a pattern of escalating peaks that reach a ...more
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Feb 06, 2012
The Next Best Thing
Fans of Jennifer Weiner won’t be disappointed by her new book, The Next Best Thing. And the book won’t disappoint readers intrigued by seeing Weiner’s ...more
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Jul 03, 2012
Shades of Grey: The Road to High Saffron (Shades of Grey, #1)
Color. Look around. Note the shades of greens and blues out the window. The yellow and orange threads in a carpet. Now imagine all but one shade gone. ...more
Dec 22, 2009
Dec 28, 2009
The title of Joe Hill’s second novel encapsulates the problem facing its main character – Horns. Ignatius “Ig” Perrish wakes up after a hard night of ...more
Feb 15, 2010
Feb 16, 2010
The Girl in the Steel Corset (Steampunk Chronicles, #1)
A teenager with Jekyll and Hyde personalities. A young duke with mystical powers. A girl genius who can speak to machines. A rough-and-tumble boy with ...more
Jun 11, 2011
Jun 11, 2011
Between You and Me
In Between You and Me, Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus turn their focus from the world of New York nannies to the fast-paced world of Hollywood perso ...more
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Jun 11, 2012
Before I Go To Sleep
A woman wakes up. She doesn’t recognize the room she’s in or the man in bed next to her. Her first thought? Another one-night stand, this time with a ...more
Jun 18, 2011
Jun 20, 2011
The Heart Specialist
Inspired by the true stories of the first female doctors, The Heart Specialist promises a story of overcoming adversity and struggles to gain acceptan ...more
Jun 24, 2011
Jun 27, 2011
The Black Stiletto: The First Diary--1958 (The Black Stiletto #1)
The explosions of an action movie or the “Pow! Bam!” of a comic strip are always exciting, but, for most superhero fans, what really makes a successfu ...more
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Oct 10, 2011
The Map of Time (Trilogía Victoriana, #1)
The Map of Time presents three separate stories set in Victorian England. In the first, Andrew Harrington seeks to travel through time to save Jack th ...more
Jul 09, 2011
Jul 11, 2011
In 1994, nine English majors met for a night class at Jasper College. What made the night class special was its professor: Richard Aldiss, a convicted ...more
Jul 10, 2011
Jul 12, 2011
The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1)
Enjoyable. Some cliched characters and plots, but the writing style keeps it interesting and I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.
Jan 26, 2015
Jan 25, 2015
The Poisoned House
London in the mid 1850s. A manor house governed by a stern housekeeper while the Lord of the house slowly goes mad. A soldier who loses a leg upon his ...more
Sep 13, 2011
Sep 13, 2011
In Trouble
Tackling serious topics can be tricky for a young adult novel. Writers can easily fall into a trap of presenting one side of a debate thinly cloaked i ...more
Sep 14, 2011
Sep 14, 2011
Flowers for Her Grave (Grim Reaper Mystery, #3)
When the Grim Reaper is your only constant companion, life can be strange. That’s how it is for Casey Maldonado, heroine of Judy Clemens’ Grim Reaper ...more
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Sep 19, 2011
The Summer of the Bear
The Fleming family retreats to a family cottage in the Outer Hebrides following the death of Nick Fleming in 1980s West Germany. Accusations of treaso ...more
Jun 28, 2011
Jun 29, 2011
Don't Breathe a Word
A young girl disappears in the woods, leaving no real clues where she’s gone or who might have taken her. She told her brother and cousin she was goin ...more
Jun 13, 2011
Jun 13, 2011
Nightlight: A Parody
It seems everyone on the planet has some level of familiarity with Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight. Devoted fans eagerly awaited the next installment of th ...more
Oct 28, 2009
Nov 24, 2009
Mark Nykanen’s Primitive remains a taut thriller despite glimpses of an earlier didactic draft about methane gas, global warming and environmental act ...more
Aug 05, 2009
Nov 24, 2009
My Husband's Sweethearts
A plot synopsis reads like a Lifetime-movie-gone wrong: Lucy’s discovery of her husband’s infidelities is followed quickly by discovering he’s dying. ...more
Jan 29, 2009
Nov 24, 2009
The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #2)
In The Angel’s Game, Carlos Ruiz Zafón envelops the reader in a world full of mysterious characters and complicated plot twists. Zafón’s gift of creat ...more
Jun 09, 2009
Nov 24, 2009
Ice Land
Fulfilling the wishes of the Fates, the Norse goddess Freya becomes enchanted by a necklace crafted by four dwarves. The price they set for the neckla ...more
Aug 23, 2009
Nov 24, 2009
The Sparrow (The Sparrow, #1)
I really enjoyed this. It's a good first-contact science fiction story (our heroes go to the other planet) with some religious philosophy tossed in. T ...more
Sep 13, 2014
Sep 15, 2014
The Three
**spoiler alert** This started out great. Interesting mystery. Interesting way of telling the story (if reminiscent of World War Z and Robopocalypse). ...more
Sep 03, 2014
Sep 01, 2014
This House is Haunted
I really enjoyed this. It was reminiscent of The Turn of the Screw (without the sexual overtones) thanks to the governess in a haunted house plot, but ...more
Dec 17, 2014
Dec 18, 2014
Mercy Snow
The book kept my interest, but more because I kept looking for the story that Baker's misdirections seemed to promise. The mystery of Gert and how she ...more
Sep 25, 2014
Sep 23, 2014
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