Genre: Mystery

The Madwoman Upstairs: A Book Review

The Madwoman Upstairs: A Book Review

I was approached by Touchstone to review The Madwoman Upstairs, and as soon as I heard the synopsis, I knew that I wanted to be involved. And I’m glad that I did! As a fan of classic literature, I love Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights by Charlotte and Emily Brontë. They’re both so dark and creepy but romantic and beautifully written. And this novel, The Madwoman Upstairs, gives a modern take on these stories. It’s about the Brontë’s last living descendant: Samantha Whipple. Talk about living in a family member’s (or three family member’s) shadow. She’s constantly being hounded by the press about an inheritance that […]

Posted March 5, 2016
Book Reviews

A Magic Dark and Bright: A Book Review

A Magic Dark and Bright: A Book Review

This book was an interesting one. I didn’t really have any sort of expectations going in as this is Perinovic’s first novel…so that didn’t affect my rating at all, but it’s still hard for me to exactly place my rating for this on a scale. I feel as if it’s supposed to be a horror/romance/paranormal/mystery novel all combined. To me, there were too many genres that all ended up competing with each other and left me…underwhelmed. For instance there just seemed to be these random “horror” moments interspersed throughout the novel that weren’t really scary because it quickly moved on to something […]

Posted April 27, 2015
Book Reviews

Vanishing Girls: A Book Review

Vanishing Girls: A Book Review

I’ve had a hard time figuring out how I feel about this book because the end through me for quite the loop. But I’ll get back to that later. First, I have to talk about the event I went to for this book. Lauren Oliver came to Salt Lake City (which is like 45 minutes from where I live) and I got to meet her! It was so exciting. She was the first author of books I really care about that I’ve ever met. First she spoke about her life and how she became a writer. It was really inspiring. See my March […]

Posted April 4, 2015
Book Reviews, Events

We Were Liars: A Book Review

We Were Liars: A Book Review

Okay. This book. I had been hearing about this book a lot (since I’m a book nerd and I research books all the time). I’ve been seeing rave reviews on Goodreads and other book blogs and I’ve seen it all over the shelves at Barnes & Noble. And I was intrigued. It has a good cover, mysterious (and very vague… don’t even get me started) inside flap description, and why not? Right? Well, I read it. And I was not a fan. Let me tell you why it did not work…but why I’m still glad I stuck it out to the end.  […]

Posted February 14, 2015
Book Reviews