All Girls

Raise you’re hand if you went to an all girls school for high school! I did and honestly I think it really influenced my rating on this story. At it’s core All Girls is a coming of age story that takes place at a prestigious all girls boarding school. Set in 2015 but highly influenced…

The Lost Apothecary

Historical Fiction and a mystery all rolled into one? Sign me up! The Lost Apothecary Told from three different women’s perspectives and between two different time periods, The Lost Apothecary was an excellent read! Caroline was suppose to be in London on her ten year anniversary trip but life had other plans for her. Instead…

Layla

I’ve only read two Colleen Hoover books. One being Verity and this one, Layla, I have yet to venture into the world of traditional CoHo romance books and while I’ve been meaning to dive into that world, Verity has set my CoHo bar wayyyy high! Like Verity, Layla, is a mixture of genres. In this…

Natalie Lockhart Series

Set in the isolated small towns of upstate New York, the Natalie Lockhart novels from mystery author Alice Blanchard features an engaging rookie detective determined to uncover the community’s deeply held secrets, no matter what the cost. Filled with Wiccan symbols, an countless red herrings, these books are great for fans of women led crime…

Deep into the Dark

Deep into the Dark is the newest series by author PJ Tracy, which follows Detective Margaret Nolan. if you know me, you will know that I love my detective series especially with female leads, so I was very excited when I received a copy of this book. While the series is focused on Detective Nolan,…

The Survivors

Jane Harper is back with another Australian Mystery story. This time in the Tasmanian coast. Jane Harper does it again. Set in Evelyn Bay on the Tasmania Coast, Kieran Elliot has come back to his hometown to help move his father into a care facility for Alzheimer’s. While home the murder of Bronte rocks the…

Death of a Messenger

If you follow me either here on the blog or on instagram (@speakingof_books), you will know that Mysteries and Detective series are my bread and butter. I love them. I love getting to know the characters and following their careers. I mean Law & Order SUV is my favorite show, so of course I love…

The Fortunate Ones

The Fortunate Ones is not a book I would typically pick up, but Algonquin Books sent me a copy and I’m so glad they did. This is a fabulous book. This is the coming of age story of Charlie Boykin. Born to a teenage mom , he lives with his mom and aunt in poorer…

Wrong Alibi

Wrong Alibi the first book in Christina Dodd’s newest series Murder in Alaska. I’m not sure what it is but I love books set in Alaska. I have been to Alaska only once and it was in the summer months, but it was stunning. I’ve always had this fantasy of moving up there and living…

Ink in the Blood

Thoughts When I first saw this book on Book of the Month, I was highly intrigured by the magic system and the magic of tattoos. The concept seemed so original to me and thus I decided to give it a change. This YA dark fantasy did not disappoint either. Inklings, Celia and Anya are best…