Year: 2020

Book Reviews

A strange mystery turned supernatural: Lost by Gregory Maguire

Dear Bookworms, As someone who is a huge fan of Gregory Maguire and read almost all of his books (Wicked, Hiddensee, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, etc) this one was a huge disappointment. Let me explain… I have always thought Maguire had such a unique way to bring fresh new life into classic fairy tales; […]

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The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica: A Murder Mystery that will keep you guessing.

Dear Bookworms, Y’all know I love a thriller and Mary Kubica always delivers and her newest, The Other Mrs. is no exception! What is this book about? After his sisters tragic suicide, Will and his wife Dr. Sadie Foust relocate to a small island town off the coast of Maine. They were tasked with the […]

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Book Review: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Dear Bookworms I picked this one up at the behest of a work friend, and what a truly great read it was! Something of a mystery/coming of age novel, there was something in it for everyone. What is this book about? Told from the perspective of two timelines, the reader is taken on a journey […]

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Nola Cemeteries and Marie Laveau: Business Woman, Voodoo Queen

We toured Armstrong Park with its many gorgeous trees and sculptures, and we walked our way to the Saint Louis Cemetery number one built in 1789.Once we arrived at the cemetery, we listened to tales about a strict Catholic cemetery in a segregated society where skin color didn’t matter after death. As long as you died Catholic, you could be buried in this cemetery.

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Book Review: A Night Divided by Jennifer A Nielsen

Dear Bookworms, Where are my Alan Gratz fans? This one will be right up your alley! What is this book about? Sixteen year old Gerta finds her life completely torn apart when the Berlin Wall goes up in the middle of the night, separating her mother, older brother, and herself from her father and younger […]

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Book Review: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Dear Bookworms, This one has been on my TBR list since it came out last year and was met with rave reviews. And let me tell you. It has earned every…single…one. What is this book about? Everyone is shocked when Alicia Berenson, famous painter, is charged and convicted of murdering her husband, an esteemed fashion […]

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Book Review: The Haunting of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie & Alyssa Sheinmel

Dear Bookworms, While not one of my favorite reads this year- this one was entertaining enough. What is this book about? Sunshine Griffith and her mother Kat have just moved from Texas to Portland shortly after her 16th birthday after an exciting job opportunity presented itself for her mother. Since day one in her new […]

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Book Review: Asylum by Madeleine Roux

Dear Bookworms, I was promised something along the lines of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children with this one. While they did indeed share many similarities, this one, unfortunately, seemed to fall short of the promised hype. What is this book about? Sixteen year old Dan Crawford is excited to begin his summer studies at […]

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Book Review: Madame Tulip and the Serpent’s Tree by David Ahern

Dear Bookworms, This read was provided to me for free in exchange for an honest review. What is this book about? Derry O’Donnell, mostly struggling actress and sometimes fortune teller Madame Tulip, lands a gig with a budding and successful pop band to provide readings and general babysitting of its slightly unbalanced star. Basically a […]

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Book Review: Salvation Station by Kathryn Schleich

Dear Bookworms, This read was provided to me for free in exchange for an honest review. The plot After the grisly murder of a pastor and his two children in Lincoln, Nebraska, Captain Linda Turner is determined to find the killer; presumably the pastors missing wife. But finding the missing Mrs. Hansen proves no easy […]

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