Netflix Review: Stranger Things Seasons 1 & 2

This is my first TV series review on this book blog. I read far more than I watch TV, this is true. In fact, I don't watch television at all, unless it's late night political satire (think Colbert, Bill Maher, John Oliver), and I watch those via YouTube, so my TV is mainly for films. … Continue reading Netflix Review: Stranger Things Seasons 1 & 2

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Grave Little Secrets by Stacy R. Collins

*Full disclosure: I voluntarily received an ARC of this novel from the publisher and provided my honest review. Grave Little Secrets (48fourteen, 2017) is the first novel of YA author, Stacy R. Collins. We meet Alex Spurlock early one summer morning, and immediately learn three things about her: she has a twin sister, their family has recently moved … Continue reading Grave Little Secrets by Stacy R. Collins

Perfect Scoundrels (Heist Society #3) by Ally Carter

Perfect Scoundrels (Disney-Hyperion, 2013) is the third and final full-length book in the spectacular Heist Society trilogy by Ally Carter. This time, it's personal. There's a con at play, but Kat Bishop and her gang aren't the ones running it. Instead, the mark is one of their own: Kat's boyfriend, Hale. When Hale's grandmother dies and leaves her billion … Continue reading Perfect Scoundrels (Heist Society #3) by Ally Carter

A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes #1) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

I had attempted to read the Sherlock Holmes mysteries by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as a younger person, but usually the old-fashioned prose threw me off, and I had difficulty following it. Recently, I had the pleasure of coming across a free LibriVox recording of the audiobook (the version I listened to is here: https://librivox.org/a-study-in-scarlet-version-6-by-sir-arthur-conan-doyle/), which … Continue reading A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes #1) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Foreshadowed (Book 1 of the Near Deaths Series) by Holly M. Campbell

Foreshadowed is the latest 48fourteen novel by new author Holly M. Campbell, and is the best teen paranormal thriller I've read in a long time. It's well-written, equally dark as it is funny, with a truly brilliant premise and a unique and interesting narrator. The story centers around Hope, a high school junior who can read … Continue reading Foreshadowed (Book 1 of the Near Deaths Series) by Holly M. Campbell