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Affinity’s Window – Douglas L. Wilson

★★★★ Affinity’s gaze fell upon the hideous red eyes of the others. Affinity may just be a little girl but she's already had to deal with so much more than anyone would have expected. Bell Manor, her home, is lonesomely empty...and yet full of the Others. The glowing, spinning crimson light held her eyes. “We are otherworldly.” The… Continue reading Affinity’s Window – Douglas L. Wilson

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Natural Causes – Barbara Ehrenreich

★★★ Once I realized I was old enough to die, I decided that I was also old enough not to incur any more suffering, annoyance, or boredom in the pursuit of a longer life. So, this one goes into understanding what exactly is behind a "natural cause" death and just about everything between life and the great… Continue reading Natural Causes – Barbara Ehrenreich

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My Lovely Wife – Samantha Downing

★★★★★ “I wanted to surprise you,” she says. “For our anniversary.” I stare at her. My lovely wife. “It’s demented,” I say. She raises an eyebrow at me. Before she can speak, I put my finger against her lips. “And it’s brilliant,” I say.” Some couples have game night, other love to see a movie...this… Continue reading My Lovely Wife – Samantha Downing

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Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered – Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark

★★★★ ...you can’t “stay out of the forest” because the world is a forest. And it’s filled with predators True crime addicts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark run a hugely successful crime podcast, and for the first time they have published a book. We barely get any time on this planet. Do not spend it pleasing… Continue reading Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered – Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark

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Thorn – Intisar Khanani

★★★★★ “We all need our quiet, I think. We all have our unspoken wishes, hopes we cannot mention, choices we may yet regret.” Princess Alyrra spent her life balanced on the precipice of fear - her brother finds joy in being cruel and her mother could care less. Her greatest wish is to fade into the background… Continue reading Thorn – Intisar Khanani

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Down a Dark Hall – Lois Duncan

Kit Gordy's mom just got married and during the absurdly long honeymoon, she's shipped off to Blackwood Hall - an all-girl's school that promises individual attention and personalized learning. At first...she was okay about the idea. She'd do anything for her mother. But very quickly on, she realizes that there's something...off about this school. The dorm rooms… Continue reading Down a Dark Hall – Lois Duncan

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Nimona – Noelle Stevenson

“You can't just go round murdering people. There are rules, Nimona.” Nimona, a wild young shapeshifter, finds a new talent... when it comes to being evil. “In the meantime...how would you feel about robbing a bank? " "Positively! I feel positively about robbing a bank!" She teams up with Lord Ballister Blackheart - the villain… Continue reading Nimona – Noelle Stevenson