The Secret History Book Cover

Review: The Secret History

Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their lives are changed profoundly and for ever.

3* Read!

Review: Kiss Me First

Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach, published January 2014 by Picador. Read: July 2015 Genre: Adult/Mystery/Thriller Source: Purchased #Pages: 336 Get It Now: Wordery Goodreads Synopsis: On the internet, we can be anyone we choose. No one knows who we really are. Sheltered and obsessive, Leila spends more time online than out in the real world. So she seems […]

Review: What Alice Forgot

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty, published 2010 by Penguin. Read: July 2015 Genre: Adult/Contemporary/Mystery/Drama Source: Purchased #Pages: 520 Get It Now: Wordery Goodreads Synopsis: Alice Love is 29, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child. Imagine Alice’s surprise when she wakes up on the floor of a gym (a gym! She hates the gym!) and […]

Review: The Fever

The Fever by Megan Abbott, published June 2014 by Pan Macmillan. Read: February 2015 Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary/Mystery/Suspense Source: Publisher #Pages: 321 Get It Now: Wordery Goodreads Synopsis: The Nashes are a close-knit family. Tom, a popular teacher, is father to the handsome, roguish Eli and his younger sister Deenie, serious and sweet. But their seeming stability is thrown into chaos when […]

Review: Dear Daughter

Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little, published August 2014 by Vintage Publishing. Read: January 2015 Genre: Adult/Thriller/Mystery Source: Publisher #Pages: 388 Get It Now: Wordery Goodreads Synopsis: LA IT girl Janie Jenkins has it all. The looks, the brains, the connections. The criminal record. Ten years ago, in a trial that transfixed America, Janie was convicted of murdering her mother. […]

Babes and Books Review: Never Never

Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher, published January 2015 by Hoover Ink. Read: January 2015 Genre: Young Adult/Romance/Suspense/Mystery Source: Purchased #Pages: 140 Get It Now: Wordery Goodreads Synopsis: Best friends since they could walk. In love since the age of fourteen. Complete strangers since this morning. He’ll do anything to remember. She’ll do anything to forget. When […]

Review: Who R U Really?

Who R U Really? by Margo Kelly, published August 2014 by Merit Press. Read: January 2015 Genre: Young Adult/Thriller Source: Author #Pages: 240 Get It Now: Wordery Goodreads Synopsis: Thea’s overprotective parents are about to drive her nuts. They invade her privacy, ask too many questions, and restrict her on-line time so much that Thea feels she can’t do any […]

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Review: Far From You

Nine months. Two weeks. Six days.
That’s how long recovering addict Sophie’s been drug-free. Four months ago her best friend, Mina, died in what everyone believes was a drug deal gone wrong – a deal they think Sophie set up. Only Sophie knows the truth. She and Mina shared a secret, but there was no drug deal. Mina was deliberately murdered.

4.5* Read!

We Were Liars by E Lockhart Book Cover

Review: We Were Liars

A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret.

Lies upon lies. True love. The truth.

4* Read!

Official Gone Girl Trailer is Released! *UPDATE*

*UPDATE* 11/07/2014 A new and (in my opinion) approved trailer has been released for Gone Girl! I’m really looking forward to this adaptation. I loved the book and hated the ending, but still love it overall. Go figure. This trailer is a big improvement on the first one, but I think they’re maybe giving away […]

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Review: Paper Towns

Who is the real Margo?
Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life – dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge – he follows. After their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues – and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew…

2.5* Read!

Room by Emma Donoghue Book Cover

Review: Room

Jack is five. He lives with his Ma. They live in a single, locked room. They don’t have the key. Jack and Ma are prisoners.

Room is inspired by the true story of Elisabeth Fritzl, an Austrian woman who endured emotional and sexual assault while imprisoned by her father in his basement for 24 years. She eventually bore him seven children who were imprisoned with her until rescue. In Donoghue’s story, Room is home to Jack, but a prison to his Ma, who has been held captive for 7 years.

4* Read!