Blame it on the Mistletoe

BLAME IT ON THE MISTLETOE Written by Beth Garrod Published by Sourcebooks, November 2, 2021 My star rating – 4 stars THR SYNOPSIS: Elle is a social medial star with the #DreamLife…or so it seems. Determined to shake up her content and gain new followers, she’s on a mission: can she find a British fan…

The Bone Shard Emperor

THR BONE SHARD EMPEROR Written by Andrea Stewart Published by Orbit, November 23, 2021 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: The Emperor is Dead. Long live the Emperor. Lin Sukai finally sits on the throne she won at so much cost, but her struggles are only just beginning. Her people don’t trust her….

Night of the Mannequins

NIGHT OF THE MANNEQUINS Written by Stephen Graham Jones Published by Tor.com, July 14, 2020 My star rating – 2 stars THE SYNOPSIS: One last laugh for the summer as it winds down. One last prank just to scare a friend. Bringing a mannequin into a theater is just some harmless fun, right? Until it…

Paranorthern

PARANORTHERN Written by Stephanie Cooke, Illustrated by Mari Costa Published by Etch/Clarion Books, July 13, 2021 My star rating – 4.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: It’s fall break in the supernatural town of North Haven, and young witch Abby’s plans include pitching in at her mom’s magical coffee shop, practicing her potion making, and playing board…

The Color of Dragons

THE COLOR OF DRAGONS Written by R.A. Salvatore and Erika Lewis Published by Harper Teen, October 19th, 2021 My star rating – 3 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Magic needs a spark. And Maggie’s powers are especially fickle. With no one to help her learn to control her magic, the life debt that she owes stretches eternally…

All These Bodies

ALL THESE BODIES Written by Kendare Blake Published by Quill Tree Books, September 21, 2021 My star rating – 2 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Summer 1958. A gruesome killer plagues the Midwest, leaving behind a trail of bodies completely drained of blood.  Michael Jensen, an aspiring journalist whose father happens to be the town sheriff, never…

Well Matched

WELL MATCHED (Well Met #3) Written by Jen Deluca Published by Berkley, October 19, 2021 My star rating – 5 stars!!! THE SYNOPSIS: Single mother April Parker has lived in Willow Creek for twelve years with a wall around her heart. On the verge of being an empty nester, she’s decided to move on from…

Nothing But Blackened Teeth

NOTHING BUT BLACKENED TEETH Written by Cassandra Khaw Published by Nightfire, October 19, 2021 My star rating – 3.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: A Heian-era mansion stands abandoned, its foundations resting on the bones of a bride and its walls packed with the remains of the girls sacrificed to keep her company. It’s the perfect wedding…

White Smoke

WHITE SMOKE Written by Tiffany D. Jackson Published by Katherine Tegen Books, September 14th, 2021 My star rating – 5 stars! THE SYNOPSIS: Marigold is running from ghosts. The phantoms of her old life keep haunting her, but a move with her newly blended family from their small California beach town to the embattled Midwestern…