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….

Goldilocks

GOLDILOCKS Written by Laura Lam Published by Orbit, May 5, 2020 My star rating – 3 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Despite increasing restrictions on the freedoms of women on Earth, Valerie Black is spearheading the first all-female mission to a planet in the Goldilocks Zone, where conditions are just right for human habitation. The team is…

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…

The Nightingale

THE NIGHTINGALE Written by Kristin Hannah Published by St. Martins Press, February 3, 2015 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France…but invade they do, in…

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…

Grin and Beard It

GRIN AND BEARD IT (Winston Brothers #2) Written by Penny Reid Published by Cipher-Naught, March 21, 2016 My rating – 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Sienna Diaz is everyone’s favorite “fat” funny lady. The movie studio executives can’t explain it, but her films are out-grossing all the fit and trim headliners and Hollywood’s most beautiful elite….