The Haunting of Hill House

THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE Written by Shirley Jackson Published by Arcturus Publishing in 2018 (Originally published Oct 16, 1959) My star rating – 4.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Rumors of psychic disturbances surround Hill House. Are they caused by a ghostly presence, or are the reasons for the building’s terrifying and mysterious reputation altogether more…

Severance

SEVERANCE Written by Ling Ma Published by Picador USA, May 7th, 2019 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: So Candace barely notices when a plague of biblical proportions sweeps New York. Then Shen Fever spreads. Families flee. Companies cease operations. The subways screech to a halt. Her bosses enlist her as part of…

Red Noise

THE SYNOPSIS: Caught up in a space station turf war between gangs and corrupt law, a lone asteroid miner decides to take them all down. When an asteroid miner comes to Station 35 looking to sell her cargo and get back to the solitude she craves, she gets swept up in a three-way standoff with…

Pet Semetery

PET SEMETERY Written by Stephen King Published by Penguin Books, November 1, 1984 My star rating: 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: The road in front of Dr. Louis Creed’s rural Maine home frequently claims the lives of neighborhood pets. Louis has recently moved from Chicago to Ludlow with his wife Rachel, their children and pet cat….

The Trouble With Hating You

THE TROUBLE WITH HATING YOU Written by Sajni Patel Published by Forever, May 12, 2020 My star rating – 5 (thousand) stars! THE SYNOPSIS: Liya Thakkar is a successful biochemical engineer, takeout enthusiast, and happily single woman. The moment she realizes her parents’ latest dinner party is a setup with the man they want her…

The Bromance Book Club

THE BROMANCE BOOK CLUB Written by Lyssa Kay Adams Published by Berkley, November 5, 2019 My star rating – 2.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: The first rule of book club: You don’t talk about book club. Nashville Legends second baseman Gavin Scott’s marriage is in major league trouble. He’s recently discovered a humiliating secret: his wife…

A Dead Djinn in Cairo

A DEAD DJINN IN CAIRO Written by P. Djeli Clark Published by Tor Books, May 18, 2016 My star rating – 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Egypt, 1912. In an alternate Cairo infused with the otherworldly, the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities investigate disturbances between the mortal and the (possibly) divine. What starts off…

Beard Science

BEARD SCIENCE (Winston Brothers #3) Written by Penny Reid Published by Cipher-Naught, October 11, 2016 My star rating – 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Jennifer Sylvester wants one thing, and that one thing is NOT to be Tennessee’s reigning Banana Cake Queen. Ever the perpetual good girl and obedient daughter, Jennifer is buckling under the weight…

House of Earth and Blood

HOUSE OF EARTH AND BLOOD Written by Sarah J Maas Published by Bloomsbury Publishing, March 3, 2020 My star rating: 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life—working hard all day and partying all night—until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars…