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…

Certain Dark Things

CERTAIN DARK THINGS Written by Sylvia Moreno-Garcia Published by Tor Nightfire, September 7th, 2021 My star rating – 3 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Welcome to Mexico City, an oasis in a sea of vampires. Domingo, a lonely garbage-collecting street kid, is just trying to survive its heavily policed streets when a jaded vampire on the run…

The Last Legacy

THE LAST LEGACY Written by Adrienne Young Published by Wednesday Books, September 7th, 2021 My star rating – 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: When a letter from her uncle Henrik arrives on Bryn Roth’s eighteenth birthday, summoning her back to Bastian, Bryn is eager to prove herself and finally take her place in her long-lost family….

A Dark and Secret Place

A DARK AND SECRET PLACE Written by Jen Williams Published by Crooked Lane Books, June 8, 2021 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: When prodigal daughter Heather Evans returns to her family home after her mother’s baffling suicide, she makes an alarming discovery–stacks and stacks of carefully preserved letters from notorious serial killer…

Witch Please

WITCH PLEASE (Fix-it Witches #1) Written by Ann Aguirre Published by Sourcebooks, September 7th, 2021 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Danica Waterhouse is a fully modern witch—daughter, granddaughter, cousin, and co-owner of the Fix-It Witches, a magical tech repair shop. After a messy breakup that included way too much family “feedback,” Danica…