The Appeal

This is an interesting one y’all! Told entirely through emails and text communications we follow two young lawyers as they try to determine who might be guilty of murder based solely on emails, messages, and letters. Tasked with finding out who the real victim is and who is being imprisoned falsely, we get a glimpse…

Homicide and Halo – Halo

Book 2 in the Tita Rosie’s Kitchen Mystery series is just about to hit shelves, and if you love a good cozy mystery, than you won’t want to miss this. Last year I read Arsenic and Adobe which was the first installment in the Tita Rosie’s Kitchen series. I didn’t particular like it, which is…

Notes on an Execution

Ansel Packer has 12 hours left until his execution. He knows he killed those women but he never though he’d end up here on death row. He knows objectively what he did was wrong, but in another universe things might have been different. But while Ansel Packer may have murdered those women, this isn’t his…

A River Enchanted

Rebecca Ross is known for her YA fantasy book, and while this is her first venture in Adult fantasy, it’s also my first experience with her writing. It’s being compared to House of Earth and Blood and The Witch’s Heart, but it really gave me Name of the Wind meets Outlander vibes. It’s not a…

League of Liars

This is my first book by Astrid Scholte, and I tend to really enjoy a good YA fantasy especially with unique magic systems. So when the folks from Penguin Teen asked if I wanted to read an early copy, of course I jumped at the opportunity. Part courtroom drama, part jailbreak/heist, League of Liars follows…

Woman Last Seen

Two women, of very different backgrounds, go missing in the same week. Leigh Fletcher has been happily married for 10 years with two step boys. She left for work and never returned. Kai Janssen, is married to a wealthy Dutch business man who seems to have just vanished. Both husbands are distraught and both are…

A Flicker in the Dark

Chloe Davis has spent her whole life trying to fix herself, and now as a 32 year old psychologist she helps others to fix themselves. While she’s tells herself she’s doing better these days, her family’s past is never far from her mind. Twenty years ago, her father kidnapped and killed six girls in their…

The School for Good Mothers

This review really pains me to write as it was one of my most anticipated for January 2022. The School for Good Mothers is being touted as a new The Handmaid’s Tale. It’s part speculative fiction, part science fiction, and really focuses on the the plight of motherhood. Especially in today’s society where everyone has…

Twenty Years Later

I am a huge fan of Charlie Donlea’s Rory Moore/Lane Phillips’ series and so I was extremely excited to get an Advanced copy of Donlea’s upcoming releases Twenty Years Later. One of my favorite things about Donlea’s writing is that characters from his series tend to make small appearances in his standalone books. It really…

Olympus, Texas

This is the epitome of a family drama, and really the entire plot revolved around the internal drama that is the Briscoe family. This story is 100% about the character’s emotional baggage and coming to terms with who they are as people. While it promises to hold quite a bit of mythology references, unless you…