The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction by Meghan Cox Gurdon – Review

The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of DistractionThe Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction by Meghan Cox Gurdon – Publication: January 15th, 2019 by Harper – Nonfiction

A Wall Street Journal writer’s conversation-changing look at how reading aloud makes adults and children smarter, happier, healthier, more successful and more closely attached, even as technology pulls in the other direction. Continue reading

When Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant Surgeon by Joshua D. Mezrich – Review

When Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant SurgeonWhen Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant Surgeon by Joshua D. Mezrich – Publication date of January 15th, 2019 by Harper – Nonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Medical

A gifted surgeon illuminates one of the most profound, awe-inspiring, and deeply affecting achievements of modern day medicine—the movement of organs between bodies—in this exceptional work of death and life that takes its place besides Atul Gawande’s Complications, Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Emperor of All Maladies, and Jerome Groopman’s How Doctors Think. Continue reading

Ruthless King: Kings of Rittenhouse #3 by Maya Hughes – Review

Ruthless KingRuthless King: Kings of Rittenhouse #3 by Maya Hughes 

Publication Date: January 10, 2019
Sports Romance
ASIN: B07MBZ1XNV
ISBN-10: 1950117006
ISBN-13: 978-1950117000

We were high school sweethearts. I was head over heels for her and no one could tell me we weren’t going to last forever. College? Going pro? My family’s money? None of it mattered. She was all I needed. Continue reading

Freefall by Jessica Barry – Review

FreefallFreefall by Jessica Barry – Publication: January 8th, 2019 by Harper – mystery, thriller

A propulsive debut novel with the intensity of Luckiest Girl Alive and Before the Fall, about a young woman determined to survive and a mother determined to find her.

When your life is a lie, the truth can kill you.

When her fiancé’s private plane crashes in the Colorado Rockies, Allison Carpenter miraculously survives. But the fight for her life is just beginning. For years, Allison has been living with a terrible secret, a shocking truth that powerful men will kill to keep buried. If they know she’s alive, they will come for her. She must make it home. Continue reading

The Wicked King: The Folk of the Air #2 by Holly Black – Review

The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air, #2)The Wicked King: The Folk of the Air #2 by Holly Black – Publication: January 8th, 2019 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers – young adult fantasy

The enchanting and bloodthirsty sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Cruel Prince.

You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.

The first lesson is to make yourself strong. Continue reading

The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox – Review

The Witch of Willow HallThe Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox – Published October 2nd, 2018 by Graydon House – paranormal historical fiction

Two centuries after the Salem witch trials, there’s still one witch left in Massachusetts. But she doesn’t even know it.

Take this as a warning: if you are not able or willing to control yourself, it will not only be you who suffers the consequences but those around you, as well. Continue reading