Top 5 Tuesday // Covers of 2019

Top 5 Tuesday

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly tag hosted by Bionic Book Worm! Please head over and check out her blog!

It’s been months and months since I participated in Top 5 Tuesday, but I’m so excited to get back in the swing of things! This week’s topic is top 5 covers of 2019! We’ve had some gorgeous covers this year. Keep reading to see which ones are my favorite! Continue reading

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Life (and blog) Update

In The beginning of June I went into the hospital for a fairly ‘routine’ spinal surgery for my spina bifida. I was supposed to be in the hospital for about a week, and healed completely within 6 weeks.

Unfortunately, after my surgery I started leaking cerebral spinal fluid. This was BAD NEWS. It took a total of 9 weeks and 3 more huge spinal surgeries to fix. Continue reading

Mini Book Review: The Quiet at the End of the World by Lauren James

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AUTHOR: Lauren James

PUBLICATION DATE: March 7th, 2019

GENRE: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian

How far would you go to save those you love?

Lowrie and Shen are the youngest people on the planet after a virus caused global infertility. Closeted in a pocket of London and doted upon by a small, ageing community, the pair spend their days mudlarking for artifacts from history and looking for treasure in their once-opulent mansion.

Their idyllic life is torn apart when a secret is uncovered that threatens not only their family but humanity’s entire existence. Lowrie and Shen face an impossible choice: in the quiet at the end of the world, they must decide who to save and who to sacrifice . . . Continue reading

Book Review: A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

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AUTHOR: Mindy McGinnis

PUBLICATION DATE: October 6th, 2015

GENRE: Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Mystery, Mental Health

TRIGGER WARNINGS: Sexual Abuse, Child Sexual Abuse, Pedophilia, Forced Miscarriage, Suicide

 

Grace Mae knows madness.

She keeps it locked away, along with her voice, trapped deep inside a brilliant mind that cannot forget horrific family secrets. Those secrets, along with the bulge in her belly, land her in a Boston insane asylum.

When her voice returns in a burst of violence, Grace is banished to the dark cellars, where her mind is discovered by a visiting doctor who dabbles in the new study of criminal psychology. With her keen eyes and sharp memory, Grace will make the perfect assistant at crime scenes. Escaping from Boston to the safety of an ethical Ohio asylum, Grace finds friendship and hope, hints of a life she should have had. But gruesome nights bring Grace and the doctor into the circle of a killer who stalks young women. Grace, continuing to operate under the cloak of madness, must hunt a murderer while she confronts the demons in her own past. Continue reading

Book Review: Breaking the Silence by Diane Chamberlain

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AUTHOR: Diane Chamberlain

PUBLICATION DATE: August 15th, 2012

GENRE: Adult Fiction, Romance, Mystery

Laura Brandon’s promise to her dying father was simple: to visit an elderly woman she’d never heard of before. A woman who remembers nothing–except the distant past. Visiting Sarah Tolley seemed a small enough sacrifice to make.

But Laura’s promise results in another death. Her husband’s. And after their five-year-old daughter, Emma, witnesses her father’s suicide, Emma refuses to talk about it–to talk at all.

Frantic and guilt ridden, Laura contacts the only person who may be able to help. A man she’s met only once–six years before. A man who doesn’t know he’s Emma’s real father.

Guided only by a child’s silence and an old woman’s fading memories, the two unravel a tale of love and despair, of bravery and unspeakable evil. A tale that’s shrouded in silence…and that unbelievably links them all. Continue reading

Book Review: Daisy Jones and The​ Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid 

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TITLE: Daisy Jones & The Six

AUTHOR: Taylor Jenkins Reid

PUBLICATION DATE: March 5th, 2019

GENRE: Adult, Historical Fiction, Fiction

 

Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.

Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.

Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.

Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend. Continue reading

ARC Review: Wilder Girls by Rory Power

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TITLE: Wilder Girls

AUTHOR: Rory Power

PUBLICATION DATE: July 9th, 2019

GENRE: YA, LGBT, Horror, Fiction

 

It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty’s life out from under her.

It started slow. First, the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don’t dare wander outside the school’s fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything.

But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there’s more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true. Continue reading