Book Review: Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews

Title: Red Sparrow (Book 1) Author: Jason Matthews Genre: Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, Spy Thriller, Espionage, Russia Publisher: Scribner Goodreads Summary: In today’s Russia, dominated by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, state intelligence officer Dominika Egorova struggles to survive in the cast-iron bureaucracy of post-Soviet intelligence. Drafted against her will to become a “Sparrow,” a trained seductress…

Book Review: The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

Title: The Dresden Files Series Author: Jim Butcher Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Mystery, Fiction, Paranormal, Magic Publisher: Penguin ROC Goodreads Summary: Harry Dresden is the best at what he does. Well, technically, he’s the only at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal creativity or capability, they come to him for…

Book Review: Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister

Title: Girl in Disguise Author: Greer Macallister Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Fiction, Adult Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark Published: March 21, 2017 Page Amount: 320 pages Goodreads Summary: For the first female Pinkerton detective, respect is hard to come by. Danger, however, is not. In the tumultuous years of the Civil War, the streets of Chicago offer a…

Book Review: Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink

Title: Welcome to Night Vale Author: Joseph Fink Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction, Humor Publisher: Harer Perennial Published: October 20, 2015 Page Amount: 421 pages Goodreads Summary: Night Vale is a small desert town where all the conspiracy theories you’ve ever heard are actually true. It is here that the lives of two women, with…

Book Review: Origin by Dan Brown

Title: Origin (Robert Langdon #5) Author: Dan Brown Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction, Historical Thriller Publisher: Doubleday Books Published: October 3, 2017 Page Amount: 461 pages Goodreads Summary: Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao to attend a major announcement—the unveiling of a discovery that “will…

Book Review: The Obelisk Gate by NK Jemisin

Title: The Obelisk Gate (Broken Earth 2) Author: NK Jemisin Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Dystopia Publisher: Orbit Published: August 18, 2016 Page Amount: 448 pages Goodreads Summary: The season of endings grows darker as civilization fades into the long cold night. Alabaster Tenring – madman, world-crusher, savior – has returned with a mission: to train…

Book Review: A Legacy of Spies by John Le Carre

Title: A Legacy of Spies Author: John Le Carre Genre: Fiction, Spy Thriller, Espionage, Mystery Publisher: Viking Published: September 5, 2017 Page Amount: 265 pages Goodreads Summary: Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, is living out his old age on the family farmstead…

Book Review: City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett

Title: City of Blades (The Divine Cities #2) Author: Robert Jackson Bennett Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction Publisher: Broadway Books Published: January 26, 2016 Page Amount: 484 pages Goodreads Summary: The city of Voortyashtan was once the domain of the goddess of death, war, and destruction, but now it’s little more than a ruin….

Book Review: City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett

Title: City of Stairs (The Divine Cities #1) Author: Robert Jackson Bennett Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction Publisher: Broadway Books Published: September 9, 2014 Page Amount: 452 pages Goodreads Summary: Years ago, the city of Bulikov wielded the powers of the Gods to conquer the world. But after its divine protectors were mysteriously…

Waking Gods (Themis Files #2) by Sylvain Neuvel

Title: Waking Gods (Themis Files 2) Author: Sylvain Neuvel Genre: Science Fiction, Fiction, Fantasy Publisher: Del Ray Published: April 4, 2017 Page Amount: 325 pages Goodreads Summary: As a child, Rose Franklin made an astonishing discovery: a giant metallic hand, buried deep within the earth. As an adult, she’s dedicated her brilliant scientific career to solving…

Book Review: The Devil’s Teardrop

Title: The Devil’s Teardrop Author: Jeffery Deaver Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction, Crime, Suspense Publisher: Hodder Published: May 4, 2000 Page Amount: 496 pages Goodreads Summary: After an early morning machine-gun attack by a madman called the Digger leaves dozens dead in the Washington, D.C., subway, the mayor’s office receives a message demanding twenty million dollars by midnight…

Book Review: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

Title: My Brilliant Friend Author: Elena Ferrante Genre: Fiction, Historical, Italy, European Literature Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: October 19, 2011 Page Amount: 336 pages Goodreads Summary: The story begins in the 1950s, in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples. Growing up on these tough streets the two girls learn to rely…