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Abandon by Meg Cabot

Pierce died, then she met a boy. In that exact order. When Pierce first saw and met John Hayden, she thought he was a murderer. She wasn’t entirely wrong, he does take lives, but not in the same sense. After the accident, Pierce is just trying to forget and move on. But, even with a [...]

Rusty Puppy by Joe Lansdale

Rusty Puppy is another hilarious Hap and Leonard novel by Joe Lansdale that is both easy reading and hard to put down.  This time, Hap and Leonard are hired by a black woman to find out the circumstances of her son’s murder.  The son was a good kid who was never involved in anything illegal [...]

Desert Noir by Betty Webb

Lena Jones hears screams and old instincts kick in, even though she is no longer a police officer. She then finds her friend, Clarice Kobe, dead on the floor of Clarice’s art gallery. She had been beaten to death. Clarice’s estranged and abusive husband is arrested for the murder. But then his lawyer asks Lena [...]

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

“It is important, when killing a nun, to ensure that you bring an army of sufficient size. For Sister Thorn of the Sweet Mercy convent Lano Tacsis brought two hundred men.” This is the opening line for Red Sister, by Mark Lawrence, and that one sentence alone gives you a very good idea of the [...]

The Redemption of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen

Jessica Sorensen is known as one of the founding authors for the new genre, New Adult. She doesn’t disappoint in this college age novel, but be forewarned that there are themes of abuse. Main characters, Callie and Kayden seem to live completely different lives. Callie has been the “freak” for the last 4+ years while [...]

Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly by Adrian McKinty

I should never have been nervous to read Adrian McKinty’s latest Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly.  The reason I was hesitant was because in McKinty’s last Detective Duffy book, Duffy became seriously involved with a woman named Beth and they had a baby.  In general, in novels and TV shows, I [...]

Voyager by Diana Gabaldon

The saga between Claire and Jamie continues in the third book of the Outlander series. Throughout the story, the reader learns what happened to Jamie Fraser after the battle of Culloden. Between living in a cave and being thrown into prison, Jamie still holds Claire in his heart. We also follow Claire as she searches [...]

Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey

In the Star Trek and Star Wars universes, humanity has reached the stars. In James S. A. Corey’s Expanse universe, humans have only reached as far as the other planetary bodies and asteroids in our own solar system. James Holden is working on an ice mining ship out in the asteroid belt when his ship [...]

Firstlife by Gena Showalter

In Firstlife, death is simply another beginning. Before you die, you must decide which realm you’re going to take when the end of your firstlife comes, Troika or Myriad. Tenley “Ten” Lockwood refuses to be forced to decide. If she doesn’t choose the right realm, her parents risk losing everything. In an effort to save [...]

Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra

In Anna Snoekstra’s Only Daughter a spoiled rich girl who is estranged from her family after causing them multiple problems decides to assume the identity of a missing girl who looks just like her.  She comes to this decision because she is tired of constant partying and picking up guys in bars so that she’ll [...]

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