The writing feels dark, the characters dapple in the forbidden, and the result is a deeply satisfying mystery.
It's layers of story, well-developed characters and an engrossing plot that all come together to make each book almost impossible to set down.
Whenever I think of Thailand and teenagers, I think of Brokedown Palace. The ultimate "be careful traveling internationally" story. You know, Claire Danes--fresh off of My So Called Life fame--and Kate Beckingsale are teen girls vacationing in Thailand when they fall into a trap with a cute boy who uses them to transport drugs without... Continue Reading →
The premise of The Au Pair pulled me in right away. A woman throws herself off a cliff behind her isolated estate the night she gives birth to twins.
The reason I picked up The Witch Elm by Tana French is...well, Tana French. She's an amazing writer. And not all writers have the ability to write super thick and meaty books that are still page-turners from cover to cover. With a novel that is over 500 pages of smallish-print I'd expect a good portion... Continue Reading →
How well do you remember your childhood? In my memory, I picture many experiences as a movie with a golden tinge to the picture. Is this normal? It feels like a dreamier time, mostly good memories but some of the details are fuzzy. I remember the friends, the fun, sitting on the hot wooden bench... Continue Reading →
Broken Things came on my radar when I saw some fellow bloggers post favorable reviews. It's mystery/suspense/fiction meets fairy-tale. They are interwoven together. That sounded interesting to me. And the book definitely had a Special Topics in Calamity Physics feel to it and I loved that book. I'd never heard of Lauren Oliver, perhaps because... Continue Reading →
How have I not heard of Sarah Pinborough before? Like, how? I chose Cross Her Heart through the Book of the Month Club and as far as I knew it was a debut author. Now, maybe I should read a little closer when I make those selections, but I was very surprised to learn she... Continue Reading →