All These Bodies by Kendare Blake Summer of 1958 and the Midwest is horrified by a murder spree known as the Bloodless Murders. Sixteen bodies drained of their blood have been discovered without a hint to the perpetrator. The last murders, a family in a small town, has one clue - a fifteen-year-old girl, covered in blood, abandoned by the...
The Keeper of Night by Kylie Lee Baker In The Keeper of Night by Kylie Lee Baker, Ren Scarbourough is a girl caught between two worlds. Half British Reaper, half Japanese Shinigami, she and her brother, Neven, are never accepted in Britain. When things fall apart and she decides to go looking for her mother and a place among the...
Our Crooked Hearts by Melissa Albert Our Crooked Hearts by Melissa Albert is a witchy suburban tale. Ivy is a teenager who starts off her summer with a literal bang. This kicks off a reckoning between her and her mother Dana who has kept important details about her adolescence from Ivy. As she moves through the mysterious days, it's apparent...
The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia Silvia Moreno-Garcia once again stuns with a reimagining of the story of Doctor Moreau in The Daughter of Doctor Moreau. The book starts as a solid retelling but quickly shifts into its own story being placed in time and space in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. The daughter, Carlota, is a sheltered girl....
The Writing Retreat by Julia Bartz Rating: 4/5 stars The Writing Retreat by Julia Bartz is an exhilarating debut novel that expertly weaves an intricate web of suspense, mystery, and female rivalry. Bartz's writing is a breath of fresh air in the realm of psychological thrillers, with a compelling story that had me on the edge of my seat from...
Silver Nitrate by Silvia Moreno-Garcia There are books that are simply enjoyable, and then there are books that manage to redefine your understanding of storytelling. Silver Nitrate by Silvia Moreno-Garcia is definitively in the latter category. This enigmatic tale is a masterful blend of Mexican horror films, Nazi occultism, and the darker aspects of the human psyche. Yet, it's so...
Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare Rating - 4.75 out of 5 In Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare, Cordelia Carstairs is looking to put her mark in the shadow hunting world. She, along with her brother Alistair and her friends James and Lucie Herondale, embark on saving London from the newest dark threat and find themselves at the center. Finding...
Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo Delving deeper into a world that teeters between the academic and the arcane, Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo is an engrossing and relentlessly suspenseful adventure into the underworld. It resonates with the raw energy of a heroine on a mission against all odds, intertwined with the most harrowing elements of supernatural fantasy.  Our heroine, Galaxy “Alex”...