Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

★★★☆☆ Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness. I have been looking for a good ghost story for some time now. One of those stories that I am unable to read at night, or risk going to bed hiding under my blankets. After reading…

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Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay

★★★★☆ I’ve read Guy Gavriel Kay before and didn’t really enjoy his novels, but the cover on this one was so beautiful and the blurb so interesting I decided to give him another chance and pick this one up. I am so glad I did. Children of Earth and Sky has a number of characters,…

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The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson

★★★★★ I hate reviewing books like this because I really really don’t want to spoil it for others, but I still want to convey how much I enjoyed it. It is also a book that while extremely well done is probably not for everyone especially if you are looking for a book full of action…

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A Drink Before the War by Dennis Lehane

★★★★☆ Private detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro are hired on to do what seems like a simple job – find a black cleaning lady that disappeared with some important documents. But suddenly they find themselves caught up in something more. Something that could kill both of them. I picked this up because I enjoy…

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The Passage by Justin Cronin

★★★★★ i>It had never occurred to her that God would cry, but of course that was wrong. God would be crying all the time. He would cry and cry and never stop. I don’t normally like vampire books. Vampires have become integrated in a formula for an instant best seller, thanks to books like Twilight,…

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Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin

★★★★☆ I am the Cartwright girl, dumped once upon a time with a strangled college student and a stack of human bones out past Highway 10, in an abandoned patch of field near the Jenkins property. I am the star of screaming tabloid headlines and campfire ghost stories. I am one of the four Black-Eyed…

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Fellside by MR Carey

★★★☆☆ This is between 3 and 4 stars rounded up simply because the author’s writing is awesome, and I so much adored their other works. Fellside is a prison, where Jessica Moulson finds herself after discovering that in a heroin induced haze she lit a fire that killed her upstairs neighbour, a little boy the…

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Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen

★★★★★ Americans need to learn from the Wilson era, that there is a connection between racist presidential leadership and like-minded public response. This book is so important to read. I do not know if there is any other field of knowledge which suffers so badly as history from the sheer blind repetitions that occur year…

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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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