Brother by Ania Ahlborn

★★★★☆ I had my doubts going into this book. After reading the synopsis I feared that I was going into a book that would be just a huge gore fest, but I liked Ania Ahlborn’s last book Within These Walls so I decided to give it a shot. Not that a gore fest is a…

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The Faithful Place by Tana French

★★★☆☆ Meet Francis Mackey. A really positive and optimistic guy. Let me pour you a nice cold refreshing glass of reality. Most people are only too delighted to wreck each other’s heads. And for the tiny minority who do their pathetic best not to, this world is going to go right ahead and make sure…

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Memories of Ice by Steven Erikson

★★★★★ Memories are woven tapestries hiding hard walls-tell me my friends, what hue your favored thread, and I in turn, will tell the cast of your soul. So far this is my favorite book in the series. I struggled with a large part of Gardens of the Moon as Erikson throws readers in to the…

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A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

There’s nothing wrong with me, Merry. Only my bones want to grow through my skin like the growing things and pierce the world. A Head Full of Ghosts is a story from the POV of Merry Barrett. It opens with her many years later after the events surrounding her sister Marjorie, giving an interview to…

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The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly

★☆☆☆☆ I had just picked this book up from the library and was driving home when a Police car flew through the air striking my car, and continued its journey into the car behind me where it proceeded to burst into flames! In front of me was a large dragon, the size of a Greyhound…

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The Fold by Peter Clines

★★★☆☆ The Fold is my second encounter with Peter Clines after reading 14, and while I see a number of similarities between the two books I actually surprisingly liked this better. Mike Erikson is a high school teacher living an ordinary life in an ordinary town, but when he is approached by an old friend…

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A Crown for Cold Silver by Alex Marshall

★★★★☆ Once every other individual responsible for this travesty has been dealt with, after every single one of them has been paid a visit, then I’ll find you, whenever you go, wherever you hide, and I will deal with you at my leisure. Twenty years ago a woman named Cobalt Zosia led her five captains…

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The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

★★★★☆ It’s about to get very dark you see. For some reason the title and the young narrator of this had me thinking this was a Young Adult novel. It most definitely IS NOT. Carolyn was a normal girl once, until the day she called Adoption Day, when her parents and those of children around…

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Angelfall by Susan Ee

★★★★☆ This book kept popping up on my feed, as friend after friend read and enjoyed it. So when I saw it on Netgalley, I immediately requested it and was approved. While dubious at first due to my love/hate relationship with YA Urban Fantasy that has been done to death, with cliche characters and cheesy…

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