Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys – Review

The Fountains of SilenceFountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys – From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Salt to the Sea and Between Shades of Gray comes a gripping, unforgettable portrait of love, silence, and secrets amidst a Spanish dictatorship.

Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming guise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of a Texas oil tycoon, who arrives in Madrid with his parents hoping to connect with the country of his mother’s birth through the lens of his camera. Continue reading

Mother Knows Best by Kira Peikoff – Review

Mother Knows BestMother Knows Best by Kira Peikoff – A mother’s worst nightmare, a chance at redemption, and a deadly secret that haunts a family across the generations. There’s only room for one mother in this family.

Claire Abrams’s dreams became a nightmare when she passed on a genetic mutation that killed her little boy. Now she wants a second chance to be a mother, and finds it in Robert Nash, a maverick fertility doctor who works under the radar with Jillian Hendricks, a cunning young scientist bent on making her mark—and seducing her boss. Continue reading

This Poison Will Remain: Commissaire Adamsberg by Fred Vargas – Review

This Poison Will RemainThis Poison Will Remain (Commissaire Adamsberg #11) by Fred Vargas –  A murder in Paris brings Commissaire Adamsberg out of the Icelandic mists of his previous investigation and unexpectedly into the region of Nîmes, where three old men have died of spider bites. The recluse has a sneaky attack, but is that enough to explain the deaths of these men, all killed by the same venom? Continue reading

Mother Knows Best by Kira Peikoff – Review

Mother Knows BestMother Knows Best by Kira Peikoff – A mother’s worst nightmare, a chance at redemption, and a deadly secret that haunts a family across the generations. There’s only room for one mother in this family.

Claire Abrams’s dreams became a nightmare when she passed on a genetic mutation that killed her little boy. Now she wants a second chance to be a mother, and finds it in Robert Nash, a maverick fertility doctor who works under the radar with Jillian Hendricks, a cunning young scientist bent on making her mark—and seducing her boss. Continue reading

The Haunted by Danielle Vega – Review

The HauntedThe Haunted by Danielle Vega

From Danielle Vega, YA’s answer to Stephen King, comes a new paranormal novel about dark family secrets, deep-seated vengeance, and the horrifying truth that evil often lurks in the unlikeliest of places.

Hendricks Becker-O’Malley is new in town, and she’s bringing baggage with her. With a dark and wild past, Hendricks doesn’t think the small town her parents moved her to has much to offer her in terms of excitement. She plans on laying low, but when she’s suddenly welcomed into the popular crowd at school, things don’t go as expected. Continue reading

Nick and June Were Here by Shalanda Stanley – Review

Nick and June Were HereNick and June Were Here
by Shalanda Stanley 

Publication date of February 12th, 2019
by Knopf Books for Young Readers
Genre: Contemporary Young Adult Romance
ISBN-10: 0399556583
ISBN-13: 978-0399556586

Nick and June were best friends for years until their relationship suddenly turned into something more. Now, June is coping with a new diagnosis of schizophrenia, a secret she asked Nick to keep for too long. Between managing her symptoms and her parents, June is just trying to keep it together. Nick is a reluctant car thief, supporting his aunt with the money and focusing on his art whenever he can. Continue reading

Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol: A Book-to-Table Classic by Charles Dickens – Review

Charles Dickens's a Christmas Carol: A Book-To-Table ClassicCharles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol: A Book-to-Table Classic by Charles Dickens  – Published October 16th, 2018 by Puffin Books

Puffin Plated A Book-to-Table Reading Experience.

A deluxe, full-color hardback edition of the perennial Christmas classic featuring a selection of recipes for your holiday table from Giada de Laurentiis, Ina Garten, Martha Stewart, and Trisha Yearwood! Continue reading