World’s Scariest Places: ISLAND OF THE DOLLS – Bates, Jeremy

The novels in the World’s Scariest Places series are set in real locations. The following is a Wikipedia “Island of the Dolls” excerpt: A two-hour canal ride from Mexico City lies Isla de las Munecas, or the Island of the Dolls. It is the best-known chinampa , or floating garden, in Xochimilco. It belonged toContinue reading “World’s Scariest Places: ISLAND OF THE DOLLS – Bates, Jeremy”

Neil Olson-The Black Painting Book Review

“A riveting psychological thriller, a serious dissection of a dysfunctional family and an exploration of the power of art to change lives.” —Associated Press “A fast-paced psychological thriller with a fascinating set of characters. … A real page-turner.” -B.A. Shapiro, author of The Art Forger An atmospheric literary mystery about an infamous painting rumored toContinue reading “Neil Olson-The Black Painting Book Review”

A Head Full of Ghosts – Paul Tremblay Book Review

Other jackasses have tried to argue that it’s John Barrett, not Marjorie Barrett, who becomes The Possession ’s true tragic figure, and that the show is really about his descent into madness, his being possessed by the ugliness of hatred and zealotry. His daughter’s illness, his family’s dysfunction, his unemployed status, and his beloved CatholicContinue reading “A Head Full of Ghosts – Paul Tremblay Book Review”

Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane Book Review

I’ve seen the DiCaprio movie ages ago and when I saw the book that inspired the movie during my charity shop runs, I decided to give it a go. While I vaguely remembered the plot, I thought the book had a good premise and interesting characters, enough to keep me entertained for a few hours.Continue reading “Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane Book Review”

Twisted – Andrew E. Kaufman Book Review

What a thrill this book has been! I started reading and I couldn’t put it down. It was like a book on anti-gravity. All jokes aside, this book is a hell of a roller-coaster. What is worse than losing your mind? Is knowing it’s happened before to one member of your family and knowing it’sContinue reading “Twisted – Andrew E. Kaufman Book Review”

Symptoms of being human * by Jeff Garvin

Ever wanted to read a novel about a genderfluid teen suffering from dysphoria? “The world isn’t binary. Everything isn’t black or white, yes or no. Sometimes it’s not a switch, it’s a dial. And it’s not even a dial you can get your hands on; it turns without your permission or approval” -Riley” This bookContinue reading “Symptoms of being human * by Jeff Garvin”

Shooting Stars 01 Cinnamon – V. C. Andrews Book Review

For Cinnamon, dreaming of imaginary worlds and characters is her only escape from her mother’s breakdowns. Her grandmother’s overbearing control. Her family’s turmoil. But Cinnamon is discovering something special about herself, a gift from deep within that sets her apart: a talent for the theater that would finally give her a chance…to truly escape.

Little Girl Gone by Alexandra Burt Book Review

I had a busy weekend!  I devoured Leave Me Novel by Gayle Forman * Book Review and then I decided to pick the book next to it to see how it goes. The subjects were so similar that I had trouble writing my reviews as I kept on mixing them up. One deals with a motherContinue reading “Little Girl Gone by Alexandra Burt Book Review”

Leave Me Novel by Gayle Forman * Book Review

So this was how it was. People entered your life. Some would stay. Some would not. Some would drift but would return to you I started picking up some books from my ever-expanding bookshelf and I had the pleasure of hitting one of my favourite authors: Gayle Forman – who wrote If I Stay (Gayle Forman)Continue reading “Leave Me Novel by Gayle Forman * Book Review”