Book Review: A Talent to Deceive

TW: kidnapping, death of child I vaguely recalled the details of the Lindbergh baby kidnapping before reading A Talent to Deceive, but there’s so much more to the case than I realized. A Talent to Deceive is a good piece of investigative journalism. William Norris does a great job of telling the story of theContinue reading “Book Review: A Talent to Deceive”

Non-Fiction ARC Review: Queer Icons and their Cats

Photography books have never really been my thing. I think photography is a beautiful art form, but owning books of it never appealed to me. But when I saw Queer Icons and their Cats, I had to check it out! This collection of photographs is very cool. I loved seeing photos of these queer iconsContinue reading “Non-Fiction ARC Review: Queer Icons and their Cats”

Thriller Book Review: Five Total Strangers

TW: Violence, Stalking, Death I really like thrillers and mysteries. I do spend a lot of my time screaming internally (and occasionally out loud) about the horrible decisions that the characters make, though. And the characters in Natalie D. Richards’ Five Total Strangers make a lot of horrible decisions! Mira, a high school senior, isContinue reading “Thriller Book Review: Five Total Strangers”

ARC Review: Pantomime

A graphic novel with disability and LGBTQA+ representation? Yes please!! In Pantomime, Max and Haley are all each other has after the death of their mother. They are sent off to Wayfair Academy, a school for children with special needs. Haley is deaf and Max is mute. They find their own little family at theContinue reading “ARC Review: Pantomime”

ARC Review: She Kills Me

TW: This collection of true crime stories contains many trigger warnings including death, murder, violence, torture, and rape. I’m assuming if you are sensitive to death and murder, you don’t frequent the true crime section of your local bookstore. Jennifer Wright has somehow managed to turn a collection of true crime stories into a bookContinue reading “ARC Review: She Kills Me”

Book Review: The Root Witch

Urban legends are so creepy and yet so cool. In Debra Castaneda’s The Root Witch, TV producer Sandra Molina knows that the Trembling Giant aspen forest is spooky to say the least, but when a story presents itself just in time for Halloween, she sends out a crew to investigate reports of shadows. Her crewContinue reading “Book Review: The Root Witch”

Book Review: A Touch of Death

TW: Death, Torture Dystopian books are always interesting to me. I love to see what spin an author puts on their image of the future. I haven’t been reading much dystopian fiction over the last year given that 2020 could have thrown us anything, but I’m happy to be getting back into the genre. InContinue reading “Book Review: A Touch of Death”

ARC Review: Vulnerability is My Superpower

I don’t know about you, but this last year has been super hard on my mental health. I’ve dealt with stress and anxiety longer than I’ve been willing to admit, I’m insecure about so many things, and life in general can be taxing. It’s always nice to find something that shows me I’m not aloneContinue reading “ARC Review: Vulnerability is My Superpower”

ARC Review: The Monsters of Chavez Ravine

TW: Suicide, Violence, Death I love a horror story that takes place pre-modern technology. There are challenges that characters will have to face that are foreign to the modern world. But there are also things that are, sadly, very much the same. Brenda Castaneda brings a tale of family, home, and social justice in TheContinue reading “ARC Review: The Monsters of Chavez Ravine”

ARC Review – Escape Book: Madam Mortell’s Haunted House

I’ve always loved puzzles. I’m not sure how many puzzle games I currently have on my phone, and every time I head out on vacation, I pack a couple of puzzle books. I like problem solving, I guess. I went to an escape room with my family a few years ago and we had aContinue reading “ARC Review – Escape Book: Madam Mortell’s Haunted House”