Genre: Mysteries

Bite-Sized Reviews of Waking in Time, Redux, Confessions of a High School Disaster, Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, and Mutant Mantis Lunch Ladies

Bite-Sized Reviews of Waking in Time, Redux, Confessions of a High School Disaster, Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, and Mutant Mantis Lunch Ladies

I’ve gotten a lot of new books for review lately, and I’ve decided to do bite-sized reviews of some of them, so I don’t have to post every single day of the week for forever. Hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! I’m a huge fan of time-travel stories, so when the author offered this one up for review (at an event I attended) I had to snatch it up! I’m […]

Posted March 22, 2017 in Reviews / 19 Comments
Bite Sized Reviews of the Miso Cozy Series by S.J. Pajonas (& Pajonas’s Top Ten Addictions)

Bite Sized Reviews of the Miso Cozy Series by S.J. Pajonas (& Pajonas’s Top Ten Addictions)

The Miso Cozy Series is a mystery series set in Japan. We were introduced to our intrepid daydreamer detective Mei in the first book in the series, which I’ve already reviewed (click the link to see it), so I was eager to read the next few books to see how poor Mei fared after all the tragedy that struck at the end of book 1. I read books 2, 2.5, and 3 and wanted to give my […]

Posted March 14, 2017 in Author Top Ten Lists, Reviews / 6 Comments
Gilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon – Review for the Fall Favorite Things Blog Tour

Gilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon – Review for the Fall Favorite Things Blog Tour

Gilt Hollow feels more like a YA romance with a bit of mystery thrown in than like a true mystery, which suited me just fine. (In fact, that’s the way I prefer my mysteries since the romance element typically holds my attention more than the actual mystery does.) I cared a lot more about Willow and Ashton’s personal journeys than I did about who specifically killed their friend. Don’t get me wrong, there are definitely plenty of clues to […]

Posted October 3, 2016 in Reviews / 3 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews: Metaltown and Stalking Jack the Ripper

Bite-Sized Reviews: Metaltown and Stalking Jack the Ripper

There are so many late-September releases that I’m resorting to bite-sized reviews for some of them. Hopefully these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! Metaltown by Kristen Simmons Published by Tor Teen on 9/20/16 Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian Pages: 380 Source: BEA My content rating: YA (Nothing more than kissing, Some violence) My rating: Metaltown, where factories rule, food is scarce, and hope is in short supply. The rules of Metaltown are simple: Work hard, keep your […]

Posted September 28, 2016 in Reviews / 8 Comments
Chasing Truth by Julie Cross – Review, Giveaway & Cross’s Top Ten Addictions

Chasing Truth by Julie Cross – Review, Giveaway & Cross’s Top Ten Addictions

Chasing Truth is a YA mystery filled with super spies, intrigue, romance and a touch of teen angst. The combination makes for a fabulous read! The book follows Ellie, a teenage girl who has left her con artist family and is now living with her sister, Harper and Harper’s secret service boyfriend. Ellie’s left her grifter life behind, but when her best friend Simon commits suicide, she can’t let things go. She needs to figure out […]

Bite-Sized Middle Grade Reviews – Nocturnals Books 1 & 2, Towers Falling, Egg & Spoon

Bite-Sized Middle Grade Reviews – Nocturnals Books 1 & 2, Towers Falling, Egg & Spoon

A few quick reviews of some of the middle grade books I’ve read (or listened to) recently. Hopefully these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! The Mysterious Abductions by Tracy Hecht Series: The Nocturnals #1 Published by Fabled Films Press on 4/19/16 Genres: Middle Grade, Mystery Pages: 232 Source: BEA My content rating: MG (Nothing particularly scary or inappropriate) ***These books can be read by Middle Graders, but are also appropriate for much younger kids, especially if […]

Posted September 21, 2016 in Middle Grade, Reviews / 4 Comments
After the Woods by Kim Savage – Traveling ARC Review, Favorite Quotes and Giveaway!

After the Woods by Kim Savage – Traveling ARC Review, Favorite Quotes and Giveaway!

This was the most fun I’ve ever had with a blog tour! The traveling ARC idea is phenomenal, especially with a book with a central mystery like this one. Take a look at the map above to see where this ARC went for the tour! (The big book shows the path that it took after it left me.) It was so much fun to read the comments that had been left by the bloggers before […]

Posted February 21, 2016 in Giveaways (Ended), Reviews / 68 Comments
Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer – Review

Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer – Review

This book could almost be a YA contemporary romance and mystery, but there are hints of paranormal that become much more than hints toward the end of the book. If you enjoy both contemporary and paranormal, this book is for you! I’m not going to spend time recapping the book because I don’t want to say much more than the synopsis says, so I’ll just jump straight into my review. What I enjoyed: The mystery. I […]

Posted December 30, 2015 in Reviews / 14 Comments
Get Even and Get Dirty by Gretchen McNeil – Review

Get Even and Get Dirty by Gretchen McNeil – Review

Get Dirty by Gretchen McNeil Series: Don’t Get Mad #2 Also in this series: Get Even Published by Balzer & Bray on 6/16/15 Genres: Contemporary, Mysteries & Detective Stories,Mystery & Detective, Young Adult Pages: 384 Source: NetGalley My content rating: Mature YA (Characters do have sex, but it’s not really shown, Some violence) My rating: The members of Don’t Get Mad aren’t just mad anymore . . . they’re afraid. And with Margot in a coma and Bree […]

Posted July 20, 2015 in Reviews / 7 Comments
Review – Jackaby by William Ritter

Review – Jackaby by William Ritter

I’ve heard Jackaby described as a fun cross between Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Who, and I think that description really does do it justice. It’s Sherlock Holmes with a paranormal twist. The book takes place in the late 1800’s and is told from the point of view of Abigail, a young woman who has come to America looking for adventure. Abigail has spent her life wanting to follow in her father’s footsteps – he’s an […]

Posted January 12, 2015 in Reviews / 29 Comments