Book Review: Tsarina by Ellen Alpsten

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 Today is my spot on the Tsarina blog tour and I’m so excited to share my thoughts! I first picked up this book thinking it was a fictional account of Catherine the Great, but after I started reading I realized Tsarina is about Catherine I, the second wife of Peter the Great. ThisContinue reading “Book Review: Tsarina by Ellen Alpsten”

Book Review: The Haunting of Beatrix Greene by Rachel Hawkins, Ash Parsons, Vicky Alvear Shecter

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Haunting of Beatrix Greene was the perfect book to kick off Halloween week!  It had everything a spooky book should – ghosts, séances, a medium, and a creepy manor.  The release date is impeccably timed for All Hallows’ Eve and left me feeling chilled to the bone. Goodreads Synopsis: Beatrix Greene hasContinue reading “Book Review: The Haunting of Beatrix Greene by Rachel Hawkins, Ash Parsons, Vicky Alvear Shecter”

Book Review: And Now She’s Gone by Rachel Howzell Hall

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Content Warning: Domestic abuse I discovered Rachel Howzell Hall earlier this year and I am so happy I did.  Her books never fail to entertain and always have my full attention.  I previously read They All Fall Down and expected this book to be similar.  Well, I was wrong because this book hadContinue reading “Book Review: And Now She’s Gone by Rachel Howzell Hall”

Book Review: The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Girl in the Mirror is Rose Carlyle’s debut novel and she wrote a winner!  This book had everything, lies, cheating, family drama, and a twisty ending.  Carlyle’s writing echoes that of Michelle Campbell and the suspense reminded me of Gilly Macmillan.  I loved it and I’m sure you will too! Goodreads Synopsis:Continue reading “Book Review: The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle”

Book Review: Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Content Warning: sexual assault, self-harm Lisa Jewell is an auto-buy author for me, and I have never been disappointed.  Invisible Girl solidifies Jewell’s standing in my top 5 authors.  This book felt different from her others, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on why.  Maybe it was the subject matter, maybe becauseContinue reading “Book Review: Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell”

Book Review: Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Florence Adler Swims Forever was the perfect read for my Labor Day weekend! I went into the book not really knowing much about it and I ended up absolutely loving it. I was shocked with a major event happening so early on in the book, but quickly realized that the book wasn’t aboutContinue reading “Book Review: Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland”

Book Review: To Tell You the Truth by Gilly Macmillan

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ To Tell You the Truth is a page-turning thriller that I devoured in two days!  I didn’t want to put the book down to eat or run my errands because I just had to know what was going to happen next.  Also, I am pretty sure I’ve found my next auto-buy author.  IfContinue reading “Book Review: To Tell You the Truth by Gilly Macmillan”

Book Review: Don’t Look for Me by Wendy Walker

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Don’t Look for Me by Wendy Walker is a psychological suspense novel that grabbed my attention at page one and held it for the remainder of the book.  I feel like I say this in all my reviews, but this is my first book by Walker and I will definitely be checking outContinue reading “Book Review: Don’t Look for Me by Wendy Walker”

Book Review: When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ When No One is Watching is an extremely poignant and timely book that touches on the very issues confronting society today.  The fact that it is done in a thriller makes it even more interesting.  I think what made this book seem so crazy is that it is happening all over the country. Continue reading “Book Review: When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole”

Book Review: Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Content/Trigger Warnings: ALL OF THEM!  This book touches on rape, gore, murder, drug use, etc.  I have not read any of Jennifer Hillier’s previous books, but I was “introduced” to her earlier this year when her latest release, Little Secrets, was all over Instagram.  Hillier participated in an author chat with Abby (@crimebythebook)Continue reading “Book Review: Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier”