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Review: To Sleep in a Sea of Stars

Title: To Sleep in a Sea of Stars Author: Christopher Paolini Release Date: September 15, 2020 Rating: 4.5/5 Stars Format: Ebook and Audiobook Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: Kira Navárez dreamed of life on new worlds. Now she's awakened a nightmare. During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, Kira finds an alien relic. At first she's delighted, but elation turns to terror when the ancient dust around her begins to move. As war erupts among the stars, Kira is launched into a galaxy-spanning odyssey of discovery and transformation. First contact isn't at all what she imagined, and events push her to the very limits of what it means to be human. While Kira faces

Review: The Orphan of Cemetery Hill

Title: The Orphan of Cemetery Hill Author: Hester Fox Release Date: September 15th, 2020 Rating: 3.5/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: The dead won’t bother you if you don’t give them permission. Boston, 1844. Tabby has a peculiar gift: she can communicate with the recently departed. It makes her special, but it also makes her dangerous. As an orphaned child, she fled with her sister, Alice, from their charlatan aunt Bellefonte, who wanted only to exploit Tabby’s gift so she could profit from the recent craze for seances. Now a young woman and tragically separated from Alice, Tabby works with her adopted father, Eli, the kind caretaker of a large Boston cemetery. When

Review: The White Coat Diaries

Title: The White Coat Diaries Author: Madi Sinha Release Date: September 15, 2020 Rating: 3.5/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: Grey’s Anatomy meets Scrubs in this brilliant debut novel about a young doctor’s struggle to survive residency, love, and life. Having spent the last twenty-something years with her nose in a textbook, brilliant and driven Norah Kapadia has just landed the medical residency of her dreams. But after a disastrous first day, she's ready to quit. Disgruntled patients, sleep deprivation, and her duty to be the "perfect Indian daughter" have her questioning her future as a doctor. Enter chief resident Ethan Cantor. He's everything Norah aspires to b

Review: Don't Look for Me

Title: Don't Look for Me Author: Wendy Walker Release Date: September 13, 2020 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: One night, Molly Clarke walked away from her life. She doesn't want to be found. Or at least, that's the story. The car abandoned miles from home. The note found at a nearby hotel. The shattered family that couldn’t be put back together. They called it a “walk away.” It happens all the time. Women disappear, desperate to leave their lives behind and start over. But is that what really happened to Molly Clarke? My Review: This book was way creepier than I was expecting and I had to skim a couple parts just because I was freaked out. It was very well

Review: The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux

Title: The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux Author: Samantha Verant Release Date: September 8, 2020 Rating: 3/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: A disgraced chef rediscovers her passion for food and her roots in this stunning novel rich in culture and full of delectable recipes. French-born American chef Sophie Valroux had one dream: to be part of the 1% of female chefs running a Michelin-starred restaurant. From spending summers with her grandmother, who taught her the power of cooking and food, to attending the Culinary Institute of America, Sophie finds herself on the cusp of getting everything she's dreamed of. Until her career goes up in flames. Sabotaged by

Review: Vengeful Hearts

Title: Vengeful Hearts Author: Katherine Laurin Release Date: September 8th, 2020 Rating: 3.5/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: Whenever something scandalous happens at Heller High, the Red Court is the name on everyone's lips. Its members--the most elite female students in the school--deal out social ruin and favors in equal measure, their true identities a secret known only to their ruthless leader: the Queen of Hearts. Sixteen-year-old Ember Williams has seen firsthand the damage the Red Court can do. Two years ago, they caused the accident that left her older sister paralyzed. Now, Ember is determined to hold them accountable...by taking the Red Court down from the

Review: One Step Behind

Title: One Step Behind Author: Lauren North Release Date: September 1, 2020 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: Jenna is a wife, a mother, a doctor. She’s also the victim of a stalker. Every time she leaves her house, she sees him. Disturbing gifts are left at her door. Cruel emails are sent to her colleagues. She has no idea who this man is but she feels powerless against him. Until the day he is brought into her hospital after a serious accident, and Jenna is given the chance to find out once and for all why this man is tormenting her. Now, the power is all hers. But how many lines is she willing to cross to take back control of her life? My Review: The premi

Review: Fable

Title: Fable Series: Fable #1 Author: Adrienne Young Release Date: September 1, 2020 Rating: 5/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: As the daughter of the most powerful trader in the Narrows, the sea is the only home seventeen-year-old Fable has ever known. It’s been four years since the night she watched her mother drown during an unforgiving storm. The next day her father abandoned her on a legendary island filled with thieves and little food. To survive she must keep to herself, learn to trust no one and rely on the unique skills her mother taught her. The only thing that keeps her going is the goal of getting off the island, finding her father and demanding her rightf

Review: Love Sold Separately

Title: Love Sold Separately Author: Ellen Meister Release Date: August 25th, 2020 Rating: 3/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: Dana Barry's life is a mess, until she hears The Shopping Channel is auditioning new hosts. She dives right in and is stunned when she lands the job. Her keen eye for detail, knack for knowing what makes people tick and sheer bravado make her perfect for the role. Then the star host is found shot to death in her office. Dana can't help but involve herself in tracking down the killer. Never one to mind her own business, she winds up at the center of every drama. She also knows the prime suspect is innocent--they happened to have been together on

Review: To Coach a Killer

Title: To Coach a Killer Series: The Life Coach Mysteries #2 Author: Victoria Laurie Release Date: Rating: 4.5/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: As the Hamptons drags through early spring, Cat's shot at becoming the toast of the town in time for Memorial Day is dwindling--and fast. The only client she can find has been housebound for decades and claims to be the victim of a devasting curse. Then there's the matter of Detective Shepherd's intense jealousy over Maks Grinkov, the handsome bad boy who approaches Cat with an unusual offer she can't stop thinking about. Havoc finally breaks loose when a string of murders rocks the coastal community, landing Maks on the hook

Review: Chili Cauldron Curse

Title: Chili Cauldron Curse Series: Kitchen Witch Mysteries #.5 Author: Lynn Cahoon Release Date: August 25, 2020 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: When Mia Malone’s grandmother asks her to take a week away from her restaurant job and come to Magic Springs, Idaho, she’s happy to oblige. Like Mia, Grans has witchcraft running through her veins, and life with her is never boring. Plus, the cause is a good one—helping Grans get the local food bank up and running again. But there’s an unappetizing surprise in store. While Mia is knee-deep in boxes of donated produce, she encounters the body of Dorian Alexander. Dorian was a warlock, leader of the local coven. He

 
 
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