Kathy Reichs * Bones to ashes

As a child, she was told to forget about the missing girl. But some memories don’t die…. The discovery of a skeleton in Acadia, Canada, reawakens a traumatic episode for forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan: Could the young girl’s remains be those of Évangéline Landry, Tempe’s friend who disappeared when Tempe was twelve? Exotic, free-spirited, andContinue reading “Kathy Reichs * Bones to ashes”

I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

Ed is what you might call a slacker, whose life thus far amounts to a self-described “[n]othing.” He rents a cheap shack he shares with an ancient dog named Doorman. His gentle (alcoholic) father is six months gone, his mother is angry and bitter, his siblings scattered and uninvolved. He spends most of his free time with Marv and their other friend Ritchie. He pines endlessly for damaged Audrey who has replaced love with too much casual sex, but never with Ed because she actually cares for him. Then Ed gets the first message: “It changes everything.”

Foundation * Isaac Asimov Book Review

If you’re here, it might be because you’ve seen the new Foundation series and you’re thinking maybe the book is worth it. Maybe it is for you but for me it proved to be too much of a monologue on the direction of humanity than an actual story with a beginning, middle and end. FirstContinue reading “Foundation * Isaac Asimov Book Review”

The Devil and the Deep: Horror Stories of the Sea by Ellen Datlow

Stranded on a desert island, a young man yearns for objects from his past. A local from a small coastal town in England is found dead as the tide goes out. A Norwegian whaling ship is stranded in the Arctic, its crew threatened by mysterious forces. In the nineteenth century, a ship drifts in becalmedContinue reading “The Devil and the Deep: Horror Stories of the Sea by Ellen Datlow”

Mountain of the Dead * Jeremy Bates

I absolutely love the books that Jeremy Bates brings out. I devoured Suicide Forest (World’s Scariest Places #1) by Jeremy Bates, then had some fun over Halloween last year reading World’s Scariest Places: ISLAND OF THE DOLLS and World’s Scariest Places: HELLTOWN and not so much fun trying to read about the Paris CATACOMBS. I thinkContinue reading “Mountain of the Dead * Jeremy Bates”

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

In 1883, Thaniel Steepleton returns to his tiny flat to find a gold pocketwatch on his pillow. But he has worse fears than generous burglars; he is a telegraphist at the Home Office, which has just received a threat for what could be the largest-scale Fenian bombing in history. When the watch saves Thaniel’s lifeContinue reading “The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley”

Sydney Sheldon * Rage of Angels

From the charity bin and into my home, this classic from 1980 follows the life of a wannabe woman lawyer – Jennifer Parker – as she ascends to fame and glory and also notoriety in New York. She loves and is loved by two men – both married, both on different sides of the law.Continue reading “Sydney Sheldon * Rage of Angels”