Book Review: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Title: We Have Always Lived in the Castle Author: Shirley Jackson Genre: Horror, Classics, Fiction, Gothic, Mystery Publisher: Penguin Classics Published: 1962 Page Amount: 160 pages Blurb From Goodreads: Merricat Blackwood lives on the family estate with her sister Constance and her Uncle Julian. Not long ago there were seven Blackwoods—until a fatal dose of arsenic found its way into the…

Book Review: The Devlin Diary by Christi Phillips

Title: The Devlin Diary Author: Christi Phillips Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Fiction, Historical Fiction, European Literature, British Literature, Romance, Contemporary Publisher: Pocket Published: April 14, 2009 Page Amount: 427 pages Blurb From Goodreads: London 1672: Physician Hannah Devlin has a special knowledge that Secretary of State Lord Arlington desperately needs. At the king’s Machiavellian court, Hannah is drawn into a dangerous investigation by…

Book Review: Zagreb Cowboy A Marko Della Torre Novel by Alen Mattich

Title: Zagreb Cowboy: A Marko Della Torre Novel Author: Alen Mattich Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Fiction, Historical Fiction Publisher: Spiderline Published: September 13, 2012 Page Amount: 384 pages Blurb From Goodreads: Yugoslavia, 1991. The State is crumbling, and in the midst of the political chaos secret policeman Marko della Torre has been working both sides of the…

Book Review: The Regional Office Is Under Attack by Manuel Gonzales

Title: The Regional Office Is Under Attack Author: Manuel Gonzales Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller, Humor, Urban Fantasy, Mystery Publisher: Riverhead Books Published: April 12, 2016 Page Amount: 400 pages Blurb From Goodreads: In a world beset by amassing forces of darkness, one organization—the Regional Office—and its coterie of super-powered female assassins protects the globe from annihilation.At its helm,…

Book Review: The Travelers by Chris Pavone

Title: The Travelers Author: Chris Pavone Genre: Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Espionage Publisher: Crown Published: March 8, 2015 Page Amount: 281 pages Blurb From Goodreads: It’s 3:00am. Do you know where your husband is? Meet Will Rhodes: travel writer, recently married, barely solvent, his idealism rapidly giving way to disillusionment and the worry that he’s living the wrong life. Then one…

Book Review: Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch

Title: Rivers of London (Rivers of London #1) Author: Ben Aaronovitch Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Mystery, Fiction, Paranormal Publisher: Gollancz Published: January 10, 2011 Page Amount: 392 pages Blurb From Goodreads: My name is Peter Grant. Until January I was just another probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan…

Book Review: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

Title: The Eyre Affair Author: Jasper Fforde Genre: Mystery, Fantasy, Humor, Science Fiction, Books About Books, Fiction Publisher: Penguin Books Published: February 25, 2003 Page Amount: 374 pages Blurb From Goodreads: Welcome to a surreal version of Great Britain, circa 1985, where time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken…

Three Books of the Week

In case it hasn’t sunk in yet, I’ve been an absolute menace lately when it comes to getting my reading in. It’s probably the weather, or sudden abundance of friends – but as I pointed out last week – I have not been *ahem* up to my normal reading standards. I have been trying to…

Book Review: Superposition by David Walton

Title: Superposition Author: David Walton Genre: Science Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Fantasy, Detective Publisher: Pyr Published: April 7, 2015 Page Amount: 303 pages Blurb From Goodreads: Jacob Kelley’s family is turned upside down when an old friend turns up, waving a gun and babbling about an alien quantum intelligence. The mystery deepens when the friend is found dead in…

Book Review: The Intern’s Handbook by Shane Kuhn

Title: The Intern’s Handbook Author: Shane Kuhn Genre: Fiction, Thriller, Humor, Mystery, Crime, Suspense Publisher: Simon & Schuster Published: April 8, 2014 Page Amount: 276 pages Blurb From Goodreads: Interns are invisible. That’s the mantra behind HR, Inc., an elite “placement agency” that doubles as a network of assassins-for-hire, taking down high-profile executives who wouldn’t be able…

Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (#1) Author: Ransom Riggs Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Fiction, Paranormal, Mystery, Horror, Historical Fiction, Supernatural, Time Travel Publisher: Quirk Published: June 7, 2011 Page Amount: 352 pages Blurb From Goodreads: A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs. A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a…

Book Review: Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

Title: The Series of Unfortunate Events (Yes All the Books!) Author: Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler), Brett Helquist (Illustrator) Genre: Fiction, Childrens, Young Adult, Fantasy, Classics, Mystery, Adventure, Humor Publisher: Scholastic Inc Published: September 30, 1999 (For Book 1) Page Amount: 176 pages (For Book 1) Blurb From Goodreads: Dear Reader, I’m sorry to say that the book…