The Girl From Venice

Title: The Girl From Venice Author: Martin Cruz Smith Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pub Date: 18 October 2016 Genre: Historical Thriller, Venice, WW2, Romantic   *Recommended   What a lovely world to escape into for a couple of rainy afternoons! Venice during WW2 is fertile ground for romance and other thrilling underworldly goings-on and Martin…

Dodgers

Title: Dodgers Author: Bill Beverly Publisher:  Crown Pub. Date: 5 April, 2016 Genre: Gritty, Contemporary, Urban Fiction, Adventure, Coming-of-age   This book came out in April and it has been sitting on my shelf since before then because I wasn’t sure I was going to like it enough to add to the conversation about it….

Sacrifices

Title: Sacrifices Author: Maggie Voysey Paun Publisher: PublishNation Pub. Date: 11 November, 2015 Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Historical   After a stroke, Rose is lost in her past where her young son, Joseph, went missing in the African jungle. Lilia, out of a need to understand the mystery behind some of the things she finds out…

Anna and the Swallow Man

Title: Anna and the Swallow Man Author: Gavriel Savit Publisher: Knopf Pub. Date: 26 January 2016 Genre: YA, Historical Fiction, War   Anna is a young girl in 1939 Poland when the Germans come and take away her father. Left alone to fend for herself, she falls into the care of the Swallow Man, who…

Sealed Up

Title: Sealed Up Author: Steve Dunn Hanson Publisher: Steve Dunn Hanson Pub. Date: August 1st 2016 Series: The Course of Fate #1 Genre: Suspense thriller, archeological, theological   Luke, the dynamic evangelist, not only believes in the prophesies of Edgar Cayce but in his own secret personal role in them. Nathan Hill, the anthropologist specializing…

The Salarian Desert Game

  Title: The Salarian Desert Game Author: J.A. Mclachlan Publisher: EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing Pub. Date: 12 April 2016 Genre: YA, Sci-Fi, suspense, adventure     Kia is a young girl, a talented interpreter asked to go undercover for a mysterious and powerful agency, but the timing means she has an undercover agenda…

Wipe

Title: Wipe Author: Joseph Turkot Publisher: Indie Pub. Date: 5 August, 2014 Genre: YA, Post-Apoc, Spec Fic   This review is for the omnibus – parts 1-5, the complete series.   Long after the world-as-we-know-it ended, civilization has pooled into communities held together by dogma of one sort or another. In Acadia, Maze and Wills…

Kids of Appetite

Title: Kids of Appetite Author: David Arnold Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers Pub. Date: 20 September, 2016 Genre: YA, urban fiction, adventure, contemporary, recommended As the police interrogate several witnesses, the incredible story unfolds. After Vic suffers one too many losses, he becomes lost himself. Luckily, he is found by Mad and her group…

Wolves

Title: Wolves Author: D. J. Molles Publisher: Blackstone Pub. Date: (projected) 30 Aug. 2016 Genre: Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Recommended   With nothing left to lose, Huxley, a man driven by grief to become a force of destruction, moves across the land toward a singular vengeful goal. He seeks his daughter, and the death of man…

The City of Mirrors

Title: The City of Mirrors Author: Justin Cronin Publisher: Ballantine Books Pub. Date: 24 May, 2016 Series: Book #3 The Passage Trilogy   First off, anyone thinking of tackling this series should be fair-warned and fore-armed—it is loooonnnnnggg. Many think of it as ‘literary’ in the sense that it meanders and internalizes and thinks a…

The Travelers

Title: The Travelers Author: Chris Pavone Publisher: Crown Pub. Date: March 8, 2016 Genre: Thriller, Espionage   I found myself telling people to pick up this book for their weekend travel read, despite my feelings that it was only 3.5 star worthy. Why? Because the reasons that brought down the rating are also the reasons…

Beltrunner

Title: Beltrunner Author: Sean O’Brien Publisher: Edge-Lite Pub. Date: February 22, 2016 Genre: Science Fiction Scavenging known space makes for a hard life, and surviving outside of the Corporations in the Belt makes it all the harder. It is not surprising that Collier and his unusual companion Sancho hit bottom, like many before them, until…