The Girl From the Sea

Title: The Girl From the Sea Author: Shalini Boland Publisher: Adrenalin Books Pub. Date: 9 June 2016 Genre: Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Mystery, YA   Mia washes up on a beach. She cannot remember who she is or what happened to her. After she is identified and begins to resume her supposed life, she begins having…

Can’t Forget

Title: Can’t Forget Author: Colleen S. Myers Publisher: Champagne Books Pub Date: 6 Jun 2016 Series: Solum #2 Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Teen/YA     This is book 2, and though reading book #1 is a good idea, this book can be read as a standalone. I have included the blurb for book 1 ‘Must…

The Guineveres

Title: The Guineveres Author: Sarah Domet Publisher: Flatiron Books Pub. Date: 4 October 2016 Genre: Lit. fiction, coming-of-age, YA   Four very different girls arrive at the Sisters of the Supreme Adoration convent school from four very different circumstances. Regardless, each have a history shadowed by loss and betrayal, a bond enhanced by also sharing…

Everything You Want Me To Be

Title: Everything You Want Me To Be Author: Mindy Mejia Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books Pub. Date: 3 January 2017 Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Contemporary, YA   Question: How many secrets can be exposed during an investigation into a young girl’s murder?   Answer: As many as it takes to make a gripping and satisfying mystery….

All Our Wrong Todays

  Title: All Our Wrong Todays Author: Elan Mastai Publisher: Dutton Pub. Date: 7 February  2017 Genre: Science Fiction, recommended   This is the what-if-I-could-go-back-and-fix-it story you probably never imagined. It is also time travel as raw as the naked heart–especially once it goes soooo wrong. The characters are people who live on the page,…

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…

Carousel Court

Title: Carousel Court Author: Joe McGinniss  Jr. Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pub. Date: 2 August 2016 Genre: General Fiction   Okay. I finally finished reading it after putting it down twelve…yep, twelve…times.   This is a story of misery and dissatisfaction, hopelessness and worthlessness, with drugs and sex. Everyone is pretty and unhappy. Blah blah…

Queen Bees & Wannabes

Title: Queen Bees & Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boys, and the New Realities of Girl World Author: Rosalind Wiseman Publisher: Harmony Pub. Date: 26 July 2016 Genre: Nonfiction, Family, Parenting My thoughts: This book is a wonderfully readable and rigorous resource for parents. Wiseman is a formidable source of comfort and reason,…

I Am No One

Title: I Am No One Author: Patrick Flanery Publisher: Tim Duggan Books Pub. Date: 5 July, 2016   To know that we are being passively observed is such a fundamental part of our culture that we hardly notice anymore. But, what if passive became active, wouldn’t the same feelings of notional security become malignant and…

(Robert Parker’s) Slow Burn

Title: Robert B. Parker’s Slow Burn Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Pub. Date: 3 May, 2016 Series: Spenser #44 Genre: Suspense, Hard-Boiled, Crime Fiction   Throughout the twisted case that develops as the Boston P.I. pursues a serial arsonist, Spenser and his friends are in control and smooth as ever. In this new novel Ace Atkins…

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…