Source: Penguin First to Read

Juniors

Juniors
Posted 19 October 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I loved everything about this book!  The setting, the story line, the characters… all of it! I originally picked this book because I have a soft spot for all things Hawaiian.  I lived there 18 years ago and I am about to move back, so I love to read about the place I […]

The Accident Season

The Accident Season
Posted 17 August 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review This was a strange, but intriguing book.  There were moments when it was like reading through an altered state, as if Cara isn’t always 100% in the present.  In places, there was prose that reminded me a bit of Sarah McCarry’s All Our Pretty Songs.  The lines of between reality and that which is imagined […]

Ink and Bone

Ink and Bone
Posted 7 July 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Ink and Bone is the first book in the new Great Library series and it is such an interesting premise, rewriting history in a way that is absolutely intense for anyone who truly loves the written word. In this world, knowledge, or too much of it, is seen as almost a disease, the foundation of ruin […]

Breaking Creed

Breaking Creed
Posted 26 January 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review This was my first book by Alex Kava, and it won’t be my last.  Breaking Creed is the first novel in the new Ryder Creed series.  Kava’s Maggie O’Dell (from the series with the same name) is also in this book.  Even though I haven’t read the other series, there was no problem with […]

Five Days Left

Five Days Left
Posted 28 August 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Words like “wonderful” and phrases like ” I loved it” seem somehow wrong.  Both of those things are true, but there is so much bittersweet emotion that these words seem like the wrong descriptors for this book. Five Days Left tells two tales, the stories of two people who know each other only in […]

Yours For Eternity

Yours For Eternity
Posted 16 June 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review This is outside my usual realm of reviewing, but definitely NOT outside my personal reading interests.  So when I had the opportunity from Penguin to read this, I jumped at the chance. Like much of the country, I followed the case of the West Memphis 3.  I have seen the documentaries produced by HBO […]

Steeped in Evil

Steeped in Evil
Posted 12 March 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Steeped in Evil is the latest release from Laura Childs in the long-running Tea Shop Mysteries series, the 15th book in the series since the first one was published in 2001.  So many long-running series, no matter the genre, tend to run their course well before the 15th book, but I find these books to […]

Frozen

Frozen
Posted 20 August 2013 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Wow.  I could stop right there… but I won’t.  This is a FANTASTIC read!  I haven’t yet read any of de la Cruz’s other work, the author of the Blue Bloods series among others.  I am not sure what I was waiting for?!  This is co-authored by her husband, who has, unknown to the world, […]