DNF: Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman

Synopsis: Carol Evers is a woman with a dark secret. She has died many times . . . but her many deaths are not final: They are comas, a waking slumber indistinguishable from death, each lasting days. Only two people know of Carol’s eerie condition. One is her husband, Dwight, …

Review: Kill Creek by Scott Thomas

Synopsis: At the end of a dark prairie road, nearly forgotten in the Kansas countryside, lies the Finch House. For years it has perched empty, abandoned, and overgrown–but soon the door will be opened for the first time in many decades. But something waits, lurking in the shadows, anxious to …

Book Beginnings: The Liar’s Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard Also, a little update on yours truly.

What is Book Beginnings? “Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and …

Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3)

Synopsis: Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series. Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do …

Review: The Doll House by Phoebe Morgan

Synopsis: You never know who’s watching… Corinne’s life might look perfect on the outside, but after three failed IVF attempts it’s her last chance to have a baby. And when she finds a tiny part of a doll house outside her flat, it feels as if it’s a sign. But …

Review: The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

This review contains spoilers. Synopsis: Roanoke girls never last long around here. In the end, we either run or we die. After her mother’s suicide, fifteen year-old Lane Roanoke came to live with her grandparents and fireball cousin, Allegra, on their vast estate in rural Kansas. Lane knew little of …

Review: Craven Manor by Darcy Coates

Synopsis: Daniel is desperate for a job. When someone slides a note under his door offering him the groundskeeper’s position at an old estate, it seems too good to be true. Alarm bells start ringing when he arrives at Craven Manor. The mansion’s front door hangs open, and leaves and …

Review: Boom Town by Glenn Rolfe

Synopsis: Terror from below!In the summer of 1979, Eckert, Wisconsin, was the sight of the most unique UFO encounter in history. A young couple observed a saucer-like aircraft hovering over HollersHill. A blue beam blasted down from the center of the craft into the hill and caused the ground to …

Review: Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)

Caution: There may be spoilers ahead Synopsis: In the year 2056 – the not so distant future – an epidemic of organ failures devastates the planet. Out of the tragedy, a savior emerges: GeneCo, a biotech company that offers organ transplants, for a price. Those who miss their payments are …

Review: Becoming by Glenn Rolfe

Synopsis: Something ancient has wormed its way up from the earth…. A change has come today. After Michele Cote’s best friend disappears, no one believes her story about the thing responsible for his abduction. Forced to figure out the mystery for herself, Michele encounters terror she has never known, and …