Mini Reviews: 2014 mid-year bundle

For the sake of my sanity, my memory and my goal of reviewing every book I read, I am doing a bunch of mini reviews today in order to clear my backlog (and my desk) before I totally forget what I thought of them. These books are ones I read as far back as February […]

Review: The Fever

The Fever by Megan Abbott Little, Brown & Co 2014 E-ARC (galley) 320 pages Fiction; Mystery

Summary from Goodreads: The panic unleashed by a mysterious contagion threatens the bonds of family and community in a seemingly idyllic suburban community.

The Nash family is close-knit. Tom is a popular teacher, father of two teens: Eli, […]

Review: Alienated

Alienated by Melissa Landers Alienated #1 Disney Hyperion 2014 E-galley 352 pages YA Science Fiction/Romance

Cara Sweeney is at the top of the academic ladder at Midtown High and is all set for a final year of excellence when the principal hands her an unexpected – and not entirely welcome – assignment. As part […]

Review: Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy

Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee Illustrated by Yoko Tanaka Knopf Books for Young Readers 2014 E-book (galley) 240 pages Children’s Fiction: Fantasy; Adventure

It has been three months, seven days and nine hours since Ophelia Jane Worthington-Whittard’s mother died. Susan Worthington was a prolific horror writer who died young, and Ophelia, […]

Review: The Drake Equation

The Drake Equation by Heather Walsh Heather Walsh 2012 E-book 257 pages Fiction

At twenty-six, Emily Crossley considers herself pretty lucky to have a well-paying job with a small non-profit environmental action organisation called GeoForce. She’s passionate about the cause in a deeply personal way, is organised and resourceful, and has been practically running […]

Review: Sugar Spun Sister

Sugar Spun Sister by Anna Garner Sweet Dreams #1 Anna Garner 2013 264 pages Fiction; Chick-Lit

Cricket Whittier works for a short little gargoyle of a man called Oscar, who runs his own ad agency in San Francisco. She got the job after the agency she worked for went under and her wealthy and […]

Review: The Professional Part 1

The Professional: Part 1 by Kresley Cole The Game Maker #1.1 Pocket Star 2013 E-book 120 pages Erotic Romance

Natalie Porter is a Ph.d student of history who has been working two restaurant jobs to help pay for private investigators in Russia, searching for her father, whom she’s never met. She’s lost contact with […]

Review: Awakening the Warriors

Awakening the Warriors by SE Gilchrist Legends of the Seven Galaxies #1.5 Escape Publishing 2013 E-galley 54 pages Sci-Fi Erotic Romance; Novella

It’s the year 6036, and thirty-three year old Fran is regretting leaving her comfortable, if dull, life in Adelaide for a colonising expedition in space. Her ship has been captured, she’s separated […]