Book Review: The Rage of Plum Blossoms by Christine M. Whitehead

Phew, midterms are over and I finally finished the book I started reading two weeks ago. At least, I think it was that long. Now, my time will be divided up between reading and working on my National Novel Writing Month project, H E N S B A N E. If …

Book Review: The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison

Several months ago, I chose Dot Hutchison’s The Butterfly Garden as my Kindle First novel, and I do not regret it. As always, I feel it is my duty as a fan of such dark things to alert potential readers to things that I find within a book, movie, or series …

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 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: 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 …