Bionic Book Worm

Book reviews, Top 5 Tuesday, recommendations and more



The Cuckoo’s Calling

THE CUCKOO'S CALLING Written by Robert Galbraith (a.k.a - J.K. Rowling) Published by Mulholland Books/Little Brown and Co, April 30, 2013 My star rating: THE SYNOPSIS:           After losing his leg to a land mine in... Continue Reading →


The Female of the Species

THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES Written by Mindy McGinnis Published by Katherine Teagan Books, September 20, 2016 My star rating - 5 stars! THE SYNOPSIS:           A contemporary YA novel that examines rape culture through alternating... Continue Reading →

The Shadow of the Wind

THE SHADOW OF THE WIND Written by Carlos Ruiz Zafón Published by Penguin books, January 25, 2005 My star rating: 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Barcelona, 1945 - just after the war, a great world city lies in shadow, nursing its... Continue Reading →

The Echo Room

THE ECHO ROOM Written by Parker Peevyhouse Published by Tor Teen, September 11, 2018 My star rating: 3 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Rett wakes on the floor of a cold, dark room. He doesn’t know how he got there, only that... Continue Reading →

Sadie – Blog tour stop, review, and Q&A!

SADIE Written by Courtney Summers Published by Wednesday Books, September 4, 2018 My star rating: 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Sadie hasn't had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she's been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small... Continue Reading →

Burial Rites

BURIAL RITES Written by Hannah Kent Published by Little Brown, September 10, 2013 My star rating: 2 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Set against Iceland's stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal... Continue Reading →

Disappearance at Devil’s Rock

DISAPPEARANCE AT DEVIL'S ROCK Written by Paul Tremblay Published by William Morrow, June 21, 2016 My star rating: 2.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Late one summer night, Elizabeth Sanderson receives the devastating news that every mother fears: her fourteen-year-old son, Tommy,... Continue Reading →

Six Stories

SIX STORIES Written by Matt Wesolowski Published by Orenda Books, June 1, 2017 My star rating: 2.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: 1997. Scarclaw Fell. The body of teenager Tom Jeffries is found at an Outward Bound center. Verdict? Misadventure. But not... Continue Reading →

A House at the Bottom of a Lake

A HOUSE AT THE BOTTOM OF A LAKE Written by Josh Malerman Published by This Is Horror, October 21, 2016 My star rating: 3.75 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Both seventeen. Both afraid. But both saying yes. It sounded like the perfect first... Continue Reading →

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