Review: Hardened Hearts by Various Authors

Synopsis: 17 stories of difficult love, broken hearts, lost hope, and discarded truths. Love brings pain, vulnerability, and demands of revenge. Hardened Hearts spills the sum of darkness and light concerning the measures of love; including works from Meg Elison, author of The Book of the Unnamed Midwife (Winner of …

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: 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: Ghost Slayer by Majanka Verstraete (Ghost Slayer, #1)

Synopsis: Twenty-one-year-old Kaelyn has spent half her life hunting ghosts and killing them. But she’s not like the other ghost hunters who have to rely on spells and curses to banish ghosts back to where they came from, hoping that they don’t come back. When Kaelyn kills a ghost, they …

Review: The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman Illustrated by Tony Moore

Synopsis: How many hours are in a day when you don’t spend half of them watching television? When is the last time any of us REALLY worked to get something we wanted? How long has it been since any of us really NEEDED something that we WANTED? The world we …

Novella Review: Knock and You Will See Me by Andrew Cull

Synopsis: “We buried Dad in the winter. It wasn’t until the spring that we heard from him again.” Knock and You Will See Me is a new ghost story by award winning writer-director Andrew Cull. When grieving Ellie Ray finds a crumpled, handwritten note from her recently deceased father, hidden …

Review: Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening by Marjorie M. Liu Illustrated by Sana Takeda

Synopsis: Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900’s Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection …