Jaws | book review

Title: Jaws Author: Peter Benchley Series: n/a Publisher: Bantam Publication Date: February 1974 Genre(s): Horror, Thriller, Adult fiction, Classics Opening Line: The great fish moved silently through the night water, propelled by short sweeps of its crescent tail. The Synopsis The small town of Amity, located on Long Island, depends on the summer people for survival. In the winter,…

Olivay | book review

Title: Olivay Author:Deborah Reed Series: n/a Publisher: Lake Union Publishing Publication Date: July 2015 Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller, Mystery Opening Line: Those who saw what happened that morning never said a word about Will's long stride when he walked down the sidewalk, or the way his legs bowed slightly with every step. The Synopsis Olivay’s entire life changed in a single…

52 Likes | book review

Title: 52 Likes Author: Medeia Sharif Publisher: Evernight Teen Publication Date: January 2015 Rating: 2 stars Opening Line: "No!" *I received an ARC of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 52 Likes is the first novel from Medeia Sharif that I've read, and I'm glad I received a copy through NetGalley so I didn't have…

The Girl on the Train | book review

Title: The Girl on the Train Author: Paula Hawkins Publisher: Riverhead books Publication Date: January 2015 Rating: 4.5 stars Warning: This review contains slight spoilers. I reveal a little more information about the plot and the characters than the summary on the back of the book. Today was the absolute perfect day to read: gray skies,…

The Dogs | book review

Title: The Dogs Author: Allan Stratton Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire Publication Date: September 2015 Rating: 3 stars I received an ARC of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Cameron and his mother are on the run – again­. From Cameron’s own father. They’ve packed their bags and moved out to the middle of nowhere in…

What Lies Within | book review

Title: What Lies Within Author: James Morris Publisher: Kindle Press Publication Date: June 2015 Rating: 4 stars Many thanks to the author, James Morris, for gifting me a Kindle version of his book in exchange for an honest review. Not only do I love free books, but I especially love getting them from the authors…

Night Beach | book review

Title: Night Beach Author: Kirsty Eagar Publisher: Penguin Books Publication Date: April 2012 Rating: 5 stars There are not many books that leave me draw-droppingly speechless. There are not many books that make me yell at them when they're over. There are not many books that cause me to re-read the last few pages over and…

Dark Places | book review

Title: Dark Places Author: Gillian Flynn Publisher: Shaye Areheart Books Publication Date: May 2009 Rating: 5 stars Wow. Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl left me speechless. It had me flipping page after page, only to reach the end, throw the book across the room (gently, but angrily), and curl up in a ball to ponder life. Well, I can honestly…

Sharp Objects | book review

Title: Sharp Objects Author: Gillian Flynn Publisher: Shaye Areheart Books Publication Date: September 2006 Rating: 4 stars I apologize for my lack of reviews - being in college has severely limited my time for reading. Trust me, I am not happy about it. I've missed reading for fun. I started Sharp Objects towards the beginning of the month, got about…