Review: One by One by Ruth Ware

REVIEW: One by One by Ruth Ware, 3/5 stars. Everyone knows Ruth Ware is on fire when it comes to thrillers…but is her latest chilly nightmare worth the hype? I think so! This book cuts through like many of other of Ware’s thrillers – it has buttery soft prose that allows readers to glide through…

Review: Three Women

REVIEW: Three Women by Lisa Taddeo 5/5 Stars. Thank you @AvidReaderPress for this review copy. Women having complicated sexual histories is nothing new to many readers…of fiction. However, this is one of the first time where the real life stories of women were not told through the lens of their motherhood, their wifehood, their sisterhood,…

Review: Chasing the Scream

REVIEW: Chasing the Scream by Johann Hari 3/5 stars. Chasing The Scream, published in 2016, was often overshadowed by Dreamland by Sam Quinones. As someone deeply interested in the way America deals with addiction, I was excited to dig into this book. Although Chasing the Scream covers a wider geographical area, exploring approaches to drug…

Review: Beach Read

REVIEW: Beach Read by Emily Henry, 5/5. Beach Read is the exact book I needed to liven up my end-of-summer blues. This summer, it’s safe to say, has been unlike any other and quite challenging. That being said, reading this with my book club helped me grow as a reader and remember that, no matter…

The Appointment by Katharina Volckmer

REVIEW: The Appointment by Katharina Volckmer 3/5. Thank you so much, @AvidReaderPress, for the digital review copy. This book is easily one of the strangest I’ve read in 2020, so I’ll let the blurb give you an overview: “Sarah, the German-born, London-based 30-something narrator, opens the book by relating her sexual fantasies of Hitler to…

Review: When No One is Watching

“Rear Window meets Get Out in this gripping thriller from a critically acclaimed and New York Times Notable author, in which the gentrification of a Brooklyn neighborhood takes on a sinister new meaning…” Sounds like a great quote…but is it worth the hype? I would say it, more or less, is! I really felt the…

Review: The Hierarchies

Our guide throughout The Hierarchies, set in the seemingly semi-neat future where robots have become a part of everyday life, is Sylv.ie. Sylv.ie is a sentitent sex robot who works her way through ‘life’ and dealing with the robot/human divide. In a heartwarmingly human way, she soon develops deep curiosity about the small world that…

Review: The New Me by Hallee Butler

*REVIEW* The New Me by Hallee Butler, 5/5. The New Me presents an almost haltingly normal plot – a temp trying to become a full time hire at a job she hates but feels like she *needs* to do, part of a long line of things she *needs* to do but seemingly doesn’t want to….

Review: The Book of Koli

REVIEW: The Book of Koli by M.R. Carey, 4/5. Thank you Netgallery & Orbit for the review copy! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I went into The Book of Koli by M.R. Carey nearly blind, and I suggest all others do the same. In that spirit, I’m going to keep my review as spoiler free as possible. Koli, in…

Review: A Woman is No Man

A Woman is No Man rushes you quietly into the corners of the lives of conservative Arab women in America, specifically New York. We focus on Deya, a young high school girl with her parents mysteriously absent, who is beginning the courting process and wanting to find herself despite the pressures out upon her. On…