Book Review: The Motion of Puppets by Keith Donohue

In Keith Donohue’s modern retelling of Orpheus and Eurydice, The Motion of Puppets, we’re introduced to a range of characters from a besotted husband and his missing wife, to an emotionally unstable puppet girl as the husband embarks on a journey to save his wife from eternity as a doll. For …

Book Review: The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike

I’ve spent the past few days buried up to my eyeballs in Mariko Koike’s The Graveyard Apartment, and to say I thoroughly enjoyed the book would be a lie; in fact, it failed to live up to my expectations and I am left wanting. Before I delve into my review, I …

Book Review: The Ill-Kept Oath by C. C. Aune

Whew, it has been a crazy few weeks. Someone remind me not to take eighteen hours of courses ever again, please? That said, I have finally, finally finished reading C. C. Aune’s debut novel, The Ill-Kept Oath and I hope she’s already tap-tapping away at a second book to follow. Set in …

Book Review: The Devil’s Prayer by Luke Gracias

First and foremost, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to NetGalley, the author, and Australian eBook Publisher for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for a honest, unbiased review. Second, before I delve into my thoughts on this novel, I would like …

Thrift Picks: Demon Seed by Dean Koontz

Synopsis: “Susan Harris lived in self-imposed seclusion, in a mansion featuring numerous automated systems controlled by a state-of-the-art computer. Every comfort was provided, and in this often unsafe world of ours, her security was absolute. But now her security system has been breached, her sanctuary from the outside world violated …

Book Review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Synopsis: “EVERY DAY THE SAME Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even …

Book Review: Bird Box by Josh Malerman

Synopsis: “Something is out there, something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse of it, and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from. Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remains, including Malorie and her …

Thrift Picks: Something’s Alive on the Titanic by Robert Sterling

Synopsis: “Eighty years ago, the “unsinkable” Titanic struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic, sending the ship and 1,503 passengers to a watery grave. Now, a group of scientists and adventurers going down to explore the wreck are unprepared for the terror awaiting them. . . . A thriller by …

Book Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

This post contains spoilers. Read at your own risk. Synopsis: “On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any …

Book Review: Planet Urth (Planet Urth, #1) by Jennifer and Christopher Martucci

This review contains spoilers and was originally written in March of 2014. *This was posted on my old website and Goodreads. I have moved it here, and I have proofread it, for those that may be interested in reading the book. Synopsis: “More than two hundred years into the future, …