Science Fiction · Thriller

The Girl With All The Gifts

I love a good zombie/post-apocalyptic thriller and this one promised to be a bit different than the rest. For one, it centers around a little girl…who’s a zombie…but doesn’t really know it. And you’re not even sure that she is either, based on how the book jumps right into Melanie’s day-to-day life without answering any questions up front. But it… Continue reading The Girl With All The Gifts

Horror · Literature · Science Fiction · Thriller

3 years, 2 kids and 20 or so books later.

I didn’t plan on abruptly stopping my blogging…but after having my now 3-year old and 1.5-year old, I quickly realized there was little time left to read, let alone blog! I’ve rounded up a list of the books I can remember reading in the past three years (thanks to my Kindle and staring at my bookshelves), and categorized them… Continue reading 3 years, 2 kids and 20 or so books later.

Literature · Mystery

The Girl Below…add it to your summer reading list

Title: The Girl Below Author: Bianca Zander Published: Early Reviewer Copy provided by William Morrow Paperbacks, 2012 Genre: Literature/Mystery Length: 352 pages Rating: 7/10 I was excited to receive a copy of The Girl Below through LibraryThing’s Early Reviewer Program. I easily read it in a weekend–partially because it was fairly fast-paced and easy to read and partially because I enjoyed… Continue reading The Girl Below…add it to your summer reading list

Adventure · Science Fiction

Amazonia…too hokey, even by adventure/sci-fi novel standards

Title: Amazonia Author: James Rollins Published: Harper Genre: Thriller Length: 525 pages Rating: 3/10 This was my first James Rollins read, at the suggestion of my friend Kandravy, who also recommended I read the amazing A Game of Thrones and The Name of the Wind. Amazonia is clearly not on the same level as these books–but I’m a fan of… Continue reading Amazonia…too hokey, even by adventure/sci-fi novel standards

Thriller

Before I Go to Sleep…original, but too predictable for me

Title: Before I Go to Sleep Author: S. J. Watson Published: Harper Genre: Thriller Length: 358 pages Rating: 3.5/10 I had such high hopes for Before I Go to Sleep, S. J. Watson’s debut novel. It seemed to have a lot of good press on Amazon.com, in blogs and I’d seen it in featured in a number of bookstores. So… Continue reading Before I Go to Sleep…original, but too predictable for me