Genre: Mystery & Detective


Apr 15
The Daydreamer Detective by S.J. Pajonas – Review (Plus Bite-Sized Reviews of Her Short Stories)

The Daydreamer Detective by S.J. Pajonas – Review (Plus Bite-Sized Reviews of Her Short Stories)

Reviews 6 ★★★★

I don’t really read Cozy Mysteries, but when I heard that Pajonas was writing one, I knew that I’d be jumping into the genre – I’ll pretty much read anything Pajonas writes because I LOVE the Japanese culture that she infuses into her bo0ks. Anyone out there who’s looking for diverse books for a challenge (or just because) should check out hers! (Here’s a list of Pajonas’s books I’ve reviewed, which is most of them.) This book followed Mei, whose life is at a bit of a crossroads. She’s lost (another) job and has to move back home with her mother to work on their farm in a small Japanese village. She’s not thrilled at the prospect. But once she gets there, she finds that things are not as boring as she imagined they’d be. First off, her best friend’s father is murdered, and Mei makes it her mission to find… Read more »


Sep 01
The Foxglove Killings by Tara Kelly – Review & Giveaway

The Foxglove Killings by Tara Kelly – Review & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 11 ★★★★

The Foxglove Killings is a suspenseful YA mystery set in a small town filled with unforgettable characters. Nova lives in a small tourist town with a huge divide between the rich visitors and the townies. Tensions have always been high between the vacationing kids (the cakes) and the kids who live in the town full-time, but they get even higher when one of the cakes ends up dead. Suddenly, fingers are getting pointed in every direction and people seem ready to explode at the slightest provocation. Everyone wonders who the killer is – and who will be next to die. What I loved: Tourist town dynamics. One of the biggest draws of this book was the explosive rivalry between the cakes and the kids who lived in the town all year long. Unfortunately, the tension wasn’t just based on stereotypes – a lot of the townie families really didn’t have it together and they… Read more »


Jul 20
Get Even and Get Dirty by Gretchen McNeil – Review

Get Even and Get Dirty by Gretchen McNeil – Review

Reviews 7 ★★★★

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 stuck in juvie, it’s up to Olivia and Kitty to try to catch their deadly tormentor. But just as the girls are about to go on the offensive, Ed the Head reveals a shocking secret that turns all their theories upside down. The killer could be anyone, and this time he—or she—is out for more than just revenge. The girls desperately try to discover the killer’s identity as their personal lives are falling apart: Donté… Read more »


Feb 25
Howl at the Moon by L.A. Starkey – Spotlight & Giveaway

Howl at the Moon by L.A. Starkey – Spotlight & Giveaway

Edited by Me, Giveaways (Ended) 17

Those of you who are regular followers of my blog know that, in addition to being a blogger, I’m also a freelance editor. I don’t post reviews of the books that I edit (since it would seem like a conflict of interest), but I DO love to feature them here on Feed Your Fiction Addiction from time to time. Well, L.A. Starkey has just released her newest middle grade novel! This is a fun paranormal tale, perfect for older middle graders or younger YA (and especially for boys, who don’t have a lot of MG books geared toward them!). I know what you’re thinking – didn’t you just feature another release by this author? Yep! And I’ll be featuring another release on Monday! (Now you see why I’ve been an editing machine lately – she keeps me busy!! Love it!) ABOUT THE AUTHOR: L.A. Starkey is the author of the upcoming Soul Keeper… Read more »


Jan 09
ARC Review – When by Victoria Laurie

ARC Review – When by Victoria Laurie

Reviews 27 ★★★★½

I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect from When, but I loved the concept, so I thought I’d give it a try. This book was an emotionally impactful, exciting YA mystery with a paranormal twist (and just a hint of romance), and the blend ended up being just about perfect! Maddie can see when a person is going to die – she sees their deathdate floating on their forehead. Maddie’s mother has her using her ability to earn a little side money. When a woman comes to Maddie to ask about her daughter’s deathdate, she is thrilled to hear that her extremely sick daughter is going to live a good, long while. But Maddie sees a picture of the woman’s completely healthy son and notices that he’s going to die in just a week, and she can’t help but warn the woman. Unfortunately, the client suddenly thinks that Maddie is… Read more »