Genre: Mystery

Book Review: ‘Starr Fa..

Book Review: ‘Starr Fall’ by Kim Briggs

Starr Fall by Kim Briggs is the kind of novel that I’m not sure how to feel about. The series as a whole has a massive amount of potential, especially in the young adult genre, but as an opening novel Starr Fall has some issues to work through. First, the positive; Starr Fall is an interesting concept. From the cover design and novel title, you’d think Briggs’ debut novel would be about aliens, but in […]

February 26, 2017
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Book Review: ‘The Assa..

Book Review: ‘The Assassin Game’ by Kirsty McKay

Reading The Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay was like experiencing a flashback into my childhood, minus all of the crazy, and I absolutely, without a doubt, loved it. The Assassin Game is set on a remote island in the Irish Sea that houses a private school called Umfraville. And 90 percent if its students are those people everyone always kind of hated as a kid. They’re super smart, super rich, super athletic, or just seemingly […]

August 31, 2016
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Book Review: ‘Twisted’ by Hannah Jayne

Twisted by Hannah Jayne is one of the most frustrating books I have read this summer, and that makes me really mad. Honestly, this mystery had the potential to be incredibly superb, but instead it fell victim to the infamous serial killer known as The Rushed Ending. On a serious note, Twisted, the story of a girl plagued by her father’s past as an accused serial killer known as the Wife Collector, sounded seriously creepy. […]

July 18, 2016
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Book Review: ‘I Woke Up Dead at the Mall’ by Judy Sheehan

When I saw the title of Judy Sheehan’s I Woke Up Dead at the Mall, I couldn’t not pick up a copy. And while it wasn’t one of the best novels I’ve read so far this year, it was definitely entertaining and enjoyable enough to stick with. Sheehan’s novel follows the afterlife of Sarah, a young girl who dies after eating mushrooms at her father’s wedding. And what’s even worse, she dies in a mango […]

April 9, 2016
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Book Review: ‘We Were Liars’ by E. Lockhart

That’s right, friends. I had to make a new rating category for We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, and I don’t like it. And what exactly does “shrug” mean in terms of a book review? It’s kind of like “meh” or “uummmm” with a bit of a vague, non-committal hand gesture thrown in for good measure. Because here’s the deal. We Were Liars wasn’t bad. It wouldn’t win any awards if I were the judge, […]

July 21, 2015
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Book Review: ‘The Dead Key’ by D.M. Pulley

Well, The Dead Key by D.M. Pulley has sadly been filed under my “did not finish” category. And it’s a real bummer, because the description showed truly excellent promise. And sure, I might have been just a little bit hopeful when the description said that the mystery would take place in the First Bank of Cleveland, because Cleveland is my home. (Or at least the closest large city to my small farm town.) I was […]

July 16, 2015
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Book Review: ‘Until the Sun Rises: One Night in Drake Mansion’ by Channing Whitaker

When I first approached Channing Whitaker‘s Until the Sun Rises, I was expecting something a bit like House on Haunted Hill. A group of strangers can win a boatload of cash if they make it through one night in a small town’s mystery house, deemed haunted due to its shady history. But what I got was a satisfyingly creepy story that dealt with much more than a simple Casper. The shift between the two narrators Whitaker presents […]

April 19, 2015
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Book Review: ‘House of Echoes’ by Brendan Duffy

Brendan Duffy’s House of Echoes is a chilling and fantastic start for a debut novel. Duffy combines just the right amount of drama and Stephen King-style horror to make the novel a page-turner with an exciting end. I felt chills reading sections, both from nerves and disgust, that stuck with me for quite a while, and it’s all because Duffy knows just when and where to reveal little hints about the town of Swannhaven and […]

March 25, 2015
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Book Review: ‘Ask the Dark’ by Henry Turner

It has been way too long since I’ve loved a book as much as I love Henry Turner’s Ask the Dark. From the very first paragraph, I found myself hooked by the unique voice and view of the narrator Billy Zeets, and his intriguing way of telling his gripping and often times terrifying story. I still have goosebumps just thinking about it. So what makes Billy Zeets the perfect narrator for this particular tale? He […]

February 15, 2015
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