Book Review: Drawing Blood by Poppy Z. Brite

source “Art is not a mirror. Art is a hammer.” This is a book I read to tatters as a teenager and yet haven't touched in years as an adult. Well, that changed this weekend. Re-reading a favorite book for me is so much like slipping into a comfortable dream. I know these pages so well, the words cradle me, … Continue reading Book Review: Drawing Blood by Poppy Z. Brite

Book Review: The Shining by Stephen King

Growing up I watched a number of Stephen King films that I had no idea were adapted from his books. My favorite was always Stand By Me. I still remember watching the scene with the leeches and being delightfully freaked out and disgusted by it. I was enthralled. In high school was when I first … Continue reading Book Review: The Shining by Stephen King

ARC Review: Reputation by Sara Shepard

Trigger Warnings: Rape, Sexual Assault Mild spoilers also ahead! Let me just say that this was a roller coaster to read. Wow. I wanted something fast paced, murderous, and page turning and well I got it. From the author of the hit books and TV series Pretty Little Liars, Reputation is a book that'll have … Continue reading ARC Review: Reputation by Sara Shepard

ARC Review: Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson

TRIGGER WARNINGS: Child abuse , eating disorders, physical abuse Short Synopsis: Amy Whey is proud of her ordinary life and the simple pleasures that come with it—teaching diving lessons, baking cookies for new neighbors, helping her best friend, Charlotte, run their local book club. Her greatest joy is her family: her devoted professor husband, her … Continue reading ARC Review: Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson

ARC Review: The Darkest Summer by Ella Drummond

It’s hot and global warming sucks and besides people setting fire to any and everything, there’s murder afoot.There’s always murder afoot.Meet Sera, short for Seraphina, a widow and single mother to the darling Katie who lives in the small village of New Forest with her actress mother Mimi.Sera is still of course mourning the death … Continue reading ARC Review: The Darkest Summer by Ella Drummond

ARC Review: A Summer to Remember by Victoria Cooke

I am no stranger to grief and although I have never lost a partner, I have lost close family members and it cripples you and defines your life for years to come and nothing but time heals. I related to the protagonist Sam so much that even at her most stubborn, MOST frustrating, I could … Continue reading ARC Review: A Summer to Remember by Victoria Cooke