Posts By: Bonnie

Bonnie

Lover of tea. Crazed Bibliophile. Daydreamer.
I have a ridiculous love for the written word. I read anything and everything: Adult fiction, YA, Middle Grade, even the occasional Non-Fiction.

When I'm not reading I'm caring for my step-children, drinking obscene amounts of tea and contemplating what life will be like in the impending apocalypse.

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Showcase Sunday (192)

February 3, 2019 Bonnie Sunday Book Haul 4 Comments

Last Week’s… Posts

Last Week’s… Book Mail

For Review
A Friend is a Gift You Give Yourself: A Novel by William Boyle
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

eBooks
The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander (Tor Freebie!)

Audible
Lucky Suit by Lauren Blakely
Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World #1) by Rebecca Roanhorse

Last Week’s… Obsession

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I didn’t start this one immediately but as soon as I did, I caught up quick. It’s a real slow burn and seems a bit boring at first but knowing how the previous seasons went, there are all sorts of shockers to come.

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Life’s Too Short – Transcription, The Clockmaker’s Daughter, 99 Percent Mine

January 31, 2019 Bonnie Book Reviews, Life's Too Short 15 Comments

I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Life’s Too Short – Transcription, The Clockmaker’s Daughter, 99 Percent MineTranscription by Kate Atkinson
on September 25, 2018
Pages: 352
Genres: Historical Fiction
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
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Also by this author: Life After Life

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In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past forever. Ten years later, now a radio producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat. A bill of reckoning is due, and she finally begins to realize that there is no action without consequence. Transcription is a work of rare depth and texture, a bravura modern novel of extraordinary power, wit and empathy. It is a triumphant work of fiction from one of the best writers of our time.

DNF @ 5%

I tried reading this in print twice. I even tried listening on audio thinking I’d have better luck. I never got past 5% on either occasion. I could very well blame it on my mood reading tendencies or even my impatience, however, it’s simple: this book never managed to hook me. WWII, mid-century London, espionage… this really should’ve worked for me but I think I was anticipating much more action than what was being delivered and it ended up being a similar case like Sweet Tooth. Life After Life was stunning yet A God in Ruins was another DNF. Atkinson is an incredible writer but alas, I’m not sure her stories are the best fit for me.

I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Life’s Too Short – Transcription, The Clockmaker’s Daughter, 99 Percent MineThe Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton
Published by Atria Books on October 9, 2018
Pages: 485
Genres: Historical Fiction
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
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Also by this author: The Secret Keeper, The House at Riverton

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My real name, no one remembers. The truth about that summer, no one else knows.

In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor on the banks of the Upper Thames. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe’s life is in ruins.

Over one hundred and fifty years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, uncovers a leather satchel containing two seemingly unrelated items: a sepia photograph of an arresting-looking woman in Victorian clothing, and an artist’s sketchbook containing the drawing of a twin-gabled house on the bend of a river.

Why does Birchwood Manor feel so familiar to Elodie? And who is the beautiful woman in the photograph? Will she ever give up her secrets?

DNF @ 15%

My track record with Kate Morton isn’t great, The Secret Keeper-5 stars, The House at Riverton-3 stars, The Lake House-DNF, and now another DNF. I’m drawn to her stories because I’m a huge fan of the dual timelines, the English settings she favors, and this one apparently included a ghostie mystery! Unfortunately, I hadn’t even gotten to 10% before I was bored and confused because I think I had counted 5 different timelines and I was having to bust out my post-its to keep notes on who’s who. I’d still love to revisit Morton’s earlier works that everyone highly recommends (The Forgotten Garden and The Distant Hours) and hope that it comes close to the entertainment I found in The Secret Keeper.

I received this book free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Life’s Too Short – Transcription, The Clockmaker’s Daughter, 99 Percent Mine99 Percent Mine: A Novel by Sally Thorne
Published by William Morrow Paperbacks on January 29, 2019
Pages: 368
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss
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Also by this author: The Hating Game: A Novel

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Crush: a strong and often short-lived infatuation, particularly for someone beyond your reach…

Darcy Barrett has undertaken a global survey of men. She’s travelled the world, and can categorically say that no one measures up to Tom Valeska, whose only flaw is that Darcy’s twin brother Jamie saw him first and claimed him forever as his best friend. Despite Darcy’s best efforts, Tom’s off limits and loyal to her brother, 99%. That’s the problem with finding her dream man at age eight and peaking in her photography career at age twenty—ever since, she’s had to learn to settle for good enough.

When Darcy and Jamie inherit a tumble-down cottage from their grandmother, they’re left with strict instructions to bring it back to its former glory and sell the property. Darcy plans to be in an aisle seat halfway across the ocean as soon as the renovations start, but before she can cut and run, she finds a familiar face on her porch: house-flipper extraordinaire Tom’s arrived, he’s bearing power tools, and he’s single for the first time in almost a decade.

Suddenly Darcy’s considering sticking around to make sure her twin doesn’t ruin the cottage’s inherent magic with his penchant for grey and chrome. She’s definitely not staying because of her new business partner’s tight t-shirts, or that perfect face that's inspiring her to pick up her camera again. Soon sparks are flying—and it’s not the faulty wiring. It turns out one percent of Tom’s heart might not be enough for Darcy anymore. This time around, she’s switching things up. She’s going to make Tom Valeska 99 percent hers.

DNF @ 49%

I was one of the many that adored The Hating Game so admittedly, my expectations were through the roof. But unfortunately, this reads like her actual debut, and if this was the first Sally Thorne I picked up I’d be hard-pressed to pick up anything else of hers. It worked for me at first and I came close to finishing but clearly didn’t make it.

Darcy Barrett read like my kind of girl, at first. Badass bartender, take no shit from anyone, does anything and everything she wants… I don’t know, that’s some shit to aspire to. Enter the love interest that she’s apparently been in love with since she was eight. Yes, eight years old. Everything went downhill from there. She started acting excessively weird and was damn near intolerable and her obsession with the love interest is nothing more than just that and there was never any real rhyme or reason to it. Sure, she was attracted to him, she found him to be the most perfect human being, but there was never any real clarification why. Yes, I need at least some reasoning behind “the spark”. I’m not a romantic, you say? Yeah, so sue me. Between her ripping actual cabinets off the hinges mid-conversation (yes, they were in the middle of a remodel but still) and her actual purring when he touches her in a pretty platonic way, the weird behavior was just too much for me in the end.

“I know my eyes probably go black and crazy, but I press back into his palm and exhale a weird purr. His reaction is instant. I’m bumped away and my skin goes cold. He looks shocked, like I’ve just coughed up a furball.”

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Waiting on Wednesday – On Cussing: Bad Words and Creative Cursing by Katherine Dunn

January 30, 2019 Bonnie Waiting on Wednesday 7 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – On Cussing: Bad Words and Creative Cursing by Katherine DunnOn Cussing: Bad Words and Creative Cursing by Katherine Dunn
Published by Tin House Books on March 26, 2019
Pages: 64
Genres: Non-Fiction
Format: Paperback
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F uck the Fuckity Fuckin’ Fucker. Readers of Katherine Dunn won’t be surprised that this was her father’s favorite sentence, or that, as a young girl, she heard it as a kind of profane poem, a secret song. For many of us, the language of Geek Love carries a similar staying power, born of Dunn’s agile use of language and her strange, beautiful diction. And as a true exegete of the expletive, she remained undividedly devoted to obscenity—both as scholar and practitioner.

In On Cussing, Dunn sketches a brief history of swear words and creates something of a field guide to their types and usages, from the common threat (“I’ll squash you like a shithouse mouse”) to the portmanteau intensifier (“Fan-fucking-tastic”). But she also explores their physiology—the physical impact on the reader or listener—and makes an argument for how and when to cuss with maximum effect. Equal parts informative and hilarious, this volume will delight Dunn’s legion of fans, but it’s also a must-have for anyone looking to more successfully wield their expletives, be it in writing or in everyday speech. 

About Katherine Dunn

Katherine Dunn is best known for her beloved novel "Geek Love," which was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1989. She is also the author of the novels "Attic" (1970) and "Truck" (1971). A fourth novel, entitled "The Cut Man," has been in-progress for decades and was purportedly scheduled for a September 2008 release.

Dunn is also known as a prolific sports journalist in the field of boxing, and has written several articles on the subject.

Sounds like my kind of fucking book.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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Top Ten Tuesday – New To My Shelves

January 29, 2019 Bonnie Top Ten Tuesday 25 Comments

For some reason, I tend to add books completely randomly to my TBR. Sometimes I don’t even read blurbs. (Weird, I know.) I’m a total book cover judger and quick glancer of friends reviews to ascertain whether it’s worth being added. I spend vast quantities of time going back through my TBR to do “book purges” which is such a time waster. This year I’ve made it a point to try to be more conscious of what I’m putting on my shelves and so far it’s going pretty well. These are 10 that have made the cut in recent TBR additions.

Added these after reading the article: 8 Modern Classics of Rural Noir

American Salvage by Bonnie Jo Campbell
The Motel Life by Willy Vlautin

Added these due to my current obsession with Columbia (courtesy of Narcos). 2 Fiction, 1 Non:

Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vásquez
There Are No Dead Here: A Story of Murder and Denial in Colombia by Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno

Added these because I’m late to the Hello, Sunshine party:

The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
The Library Book by Susan Orlean
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

Added these because Anthony Bourdain said to:

Between Meals: An Appetite for Paris by A.J. Liebling
The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George V. Higgins

What books have you added to your TBR recently?

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of January 28th, 2019

January 28, 2019 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 1 Comment

Here’s what’s releasing this week: a blend of YA, Adult, and the occasional Middle Grade. Something for everyone to look forward to! All book purchase links go to their respective Amazon page.
Help support this blog and use the purchase links to get your copy!

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Week of January 28th, 2019

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Bloomsbury UK

The Cerulean (Untitled Duology #1) by Amy Ewing [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by HarperTeen

The Lonely Dead by April Henry [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Henry Holt & Company

Come Find Me by Megan Miranda [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Crown Books for Young Readers

Ransacker (Berserker #2) by Emmy Laybourne [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Feiwel & Friends

The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Scholastic Press

Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Simon Pulse

Crazy Cupid Love by Amanda Heger [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Sourcebooks Casablanca

The Dead Queens Club by Hannah Capin [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Inkyard Press

The End of the World and Beyond by Avi [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Algonquin Young Readers

Reckoning of Fallen Gods (The Coven #2) by R.A. Salvatore [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Tor Books

Vigilance by Robert Jackson Bennett [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Tor.com

The Smoke by Simon Ings [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Titan Books (UK)

Vengeance Road (Torpedo Ink #2) by Christine Feehan [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Berkley Books

Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Mira Books

Cast in Oblivion (Chronicles of Elantra #14) by Michelle Sagara [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Mira Books

The Wolf in the Whale by Jordanna Max Brodsky [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Redhook

Tides of the Titans (Titan’s Forest #3) by Thoraiya Dyer [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Tor Books

What Doesn’t Kill Her (Cape Charade #2) by Christina Dodd [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by HQN

The Plotters by Un-su Kim [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Doubleday Books

The Silhouette Girl by V.C. Andrews [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Gallery Books

Once a Liar by A.F. Brady [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Park Row

Out of the Dark (Orphan X #4) by Gregg Hurwitz [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Minotaur Books

Judgment by Joseph Finder [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Dutton Books

Beyond Risk (Florida Wildlife Warriors #1) by Connie Mann [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Sourcebooks Casablanca

The Temp by Michelle Frances [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Kensington Publishing Corporation

Dark Water Rising by Sharon Sala [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Mira Books

The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Park Row

We Shall See the Sky Sparkling by Susana Aikin [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Kensington Publishing Corporation

At the Wolf’s Table by Rosella Postorino [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Flatiron Books

What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon [Purchase]
Expected publication: February 1st 2019 by Lake Union Publishing

The Forgiving Kind by Donna Everhart [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Kensington

That Churchill Woman by Stephanie Barron [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Ballantine Books

99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by William Morrow

Tempt Me with Diamonds by Jane Feather [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Zebra

Governess Gone Rogue (Dear Lady Truelove #3) by Laura Lee Guhrke [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Avon

Moonlight Scandals (de Vincent #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Avon

The Falconer by Dana Czapnik [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Atria Books

Golden Child by Claire Adam [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by SJP for Hogarth

We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by One World

Trouble No Man: A Novel by Brian Hart [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Harper Perennial

The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life in the Detroit Numbers by Bridgett M. Davis [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Little, Brown and Company

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Rapid Reviews – Nightchaser, Lipstick Voodoo, Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions, Miss Kopp Just Won’t Quit

January 26, 2019 Bonnie 2019, Audiobooks, Book Reviews, Rapid Fire Reviews, Read in 2018 6 Comments

Sometimes review writing is hard. Sometimes you don’t have a lot to say. Sometimes you’re just lazy as fuck. These are Rapid Fire Reviews.

Rapid Reviews – Nightchaser, Lipstick Voodoo, Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions, Miss Kopp Just Won’t QuitNightchaser by Amanda Bouchet
Narrator: Susannah Jones
Series: Endeavor #1
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on January 1, 2019
Pages: 404
Genres: Sci-fi
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
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Short Summary: Tess Bailey and her crew are like Robin Hood and his merry men, stealing from the rich and giving to the poor, but after stealing something of enormous value, they’re all running for their lives from The Galactic Overseer.

Thoughts: Sometimes you read a book and get so wrapped in how entertaining it is that you forget to view it through a critical lens, and that’s okay because while this one had its flaws (lack of clear worldbuilding) it was still fun and thrilling and the romance was steamy good.

Verdict: Nightchaser had some key foundational pieces missing in the worldbuilding but there was enough of a story there to be redeemable and some lost ground can be made up for in the follow-up installment that I’ll be eagerly awaiting.

four-stars

I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Rapid Reviews – Nightchaser, Lipstick Voodoo, Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions, Miss Kopp Just Won’t QuitLipstick Voodoo by Kristi Charish
Narrator: Susannah Jones
Series: Kincaid Strange #2
Published by Vintage Canada on January 8, 2019
Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
Source: Netgalley
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Short Summary: Kincaid Strange, voodoo practitioner, finds herself searching for a solution when her roommate ghost, grunge rocker Nathan Cade, comes home bound to a body risen from the dead. Things take even more of a turn for the worse when people from Nathan’s past are being killed in gruesome ways and the local authorities begin to suspect Strange of being involved.

Thoughts: It’s hard for Urban Fantasy to be anything but formulaic, however, Charish manages to incorporate enough unique details to make this feel like something refreshingly original. Between the vast array of paranormal beings and the wide cast of memorable characters, this is one series to be paying attention to.

Verdict: The world-building that Charish laid the groundwork for means that (hopefully) there are many more installments in the crazy life of Kincaid Strange to look forward to. I also desperately hope that Susannah Jones continues to narrate her adventures because she does an absolutely superb job.

three-half-stars

I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Rapid Reviews – Nightchaser, Lipstick Voodoo, Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions, Miss Kopp Just Won’t QuitMiss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions by Amy Stewart
Narrator: Christina Moore
Series: Kopp Sisters #3
Published by Recorded Books on September 5th 2017
Pages: 384
Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
Genres: Historical Fiction
Format: Audiobook
Source: Netgalley
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Short Summary: When Bergen County, New Jersey begins to see a rise in young women being wrongly arrested for morality charges, Constance Kopp takes it upon herself to investigate because no one else believes that these girls should be doing anything but staying home and keeping house. But the real test comes when her youngest sister Fleurette moves out to travel with a vaudeville show and Constance is torn between wanting to see her home and safe and out living her life how she chooses.

Thoughts: This installment definitely lacked a certain excitement and intensity that were present in the previous two novels, however, the stories of the Kopp sisters are far from dull.

Verdict: The continued focus on women’s rights in the early 1900s is eye-opening and informative and the fact that this is all based on a real individual makes it even better.

three-stars

I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Rapid Reviews – Nightchaser, Lipstick Voodoo, Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions, Miss Kopp Just Won’t QuitMiss Kopp Just Won’t Quit by Amy Stewart
Narrator: Susannah Jones
Series: Kopp Sisters #4
Published by Recorded Books on September 11, 2018
Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
Genres: Historical Fiction
Format: Audiobook
Source: Netgalley
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Short Summary: When Sheriff Heath decides to run for Congress after his term as Sheriff is up, the man running in his place is extremely vocal about his opinion on Miss Kopp and her presence in the jail, but she can only hope that the town will vote against him. The election, unfortunately, doesn’t go as planned and it puts Constance at a crossroads in life.

Thoughts: The fourth installment has the intensity that I was missing with a story still enmeshed in history, still audaciously feminist, and possessing a rousing message about it never being too late to change your path in life.

Verdict: This installment had me falling back in love with this series all over again. The next installment will definitely bring a lot of change to this series, but I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the Kopp sisters.

four-stars

I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Waiting on Wednesday – The Chaos Function by Jack Skillingstead

January 23, 2019 Bonnie Waiting on Wednesday 4 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – The Chaos Function by Jack SkillingsteadThe Chaos Function by Jack Skillingstead
Published by John Joseph Adams/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on March 19, 2019
Pages: 304
Genres: Sci-fi
Format: Hardcover
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For readers of the best‑selling novels Sleeping Giants and Dark Matter, an intense, high‑stakes thriller with a science‑fiction twist that asks: If technology enabled you to save the life of someone you love, would you do so even if it might doom millions?

Olivia Nikitas, a hardened journalist whose specialty is war zones, has been reporting from the front lines of the civil war in Aleppo, Syria. When Brian, an aid worker she reluctantly fell in love with, dies while following her into danger, she’ll do anything to bring him back. In a makeshift death chamber beneath an ancient, sacred site, a strange technology is revealed to Olivia: the power to remake the future by changing the past.    Following her heart and not her head, Olivia brings Brian back, accidentally shifting the world to the brink of nuclear and biological disaster. Now she must stay steps ahead of the guardians of this technology, who will kill her to reclaim it, in order to save not just herself and her love, but the whole world.

About Jack Skillingstead

Jack Skillingstead is an American science fiction writer living in Seattle, Washington. In 2001 Skillingstead was named a winner in Stephen King's "On Writing" contest. As of August 2017, Skillingstead has published forty-two short stories in professional and semi-professional markets.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Missed 2018 Releases

January 22, 2019 Bonnie Top Ten Tuesday 24 Comments

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There are far too many amazing books being published every year to not miss out on reading a few (hundred lol). My list goes well beyond ten missed books but I’m hoping a few of these end up being well worth the wait.

 

The Lost Queen (The Lost Queen Trilogy #1) by Signe Pike
Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World #1) by Rebecca Roanhorse
The Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient #1) by Helen Hoang
Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
The Poppy War (The Poppy War #1) by R.F. Kuang

A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe (The Salvagers #1) by Alex White
Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7) by Sarah J. Maas
Walk in the Fire (Judah Cannon #2) by Steph Post
The Anomaly (The Anomaly Files #1) by Michael Rutger
Phoenix Unbound (Fallen Empire #1) by Grace Draven

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of January 21st, 2019

January 21, 2019 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 0 Comments

Here’s what’s releasing this week: a blend of YA, Adult, and the occasional Middle Grade. Something for everyone to look forward to! All book purchase links go to their respective Amazon page.
Help support this blog and use the purchase links to get your copy!

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Week of January 21st, 2019

Imprison the Sky (The Elementae #2) by A.C. Gaughen [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 22nd 2019 by Bloomsbury YA

The Cold Is in Her Bones by Peternelle van Arsdale [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 22nd 2019 by Margaret K. McElderry Books

Ship of Smoke and Steel (The Wells of Sorcery #1) by Django Wexler [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 22nd 2019 by Tor Teen

Song of the Dead (Reign of the Fallen #2) by Sarah Glenn Marsh [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 22nd 2019 by Razorbill

Someday We Will Fly by Rachel DeWoskin [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 22nd 2019 by Viking Books for Young Readers

The Vanishing Stair (Truly Devious #2) by Maureen Johnson [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 22nd 2019 by Katherine Tegen Books

The Birds, The Bees, and You and Me by Olivia Hinebaugh [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 22nd 2019 by Swoon Reads

All Is Fair by Dee Garretson [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 22nd 2019 by Swoon Reads

Be the Girl by K.A. Tucker [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 21st 2019 by K.A. Tucker

The Storm Keeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 22nd 2019 by Bloomsbury Children’s Books

Golden State by Ben H. Winters [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 22nd 2019 by Mulholland Books

Miraculum by Steph Post [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 22nd 2019 by Polis Books

A Labyrinth of Scions and Sorcery (The Risen Kingdoms #2) by Curtis Craddock [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 22nd 2019 by Tor Books

The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 22nd 2019 by Orbit

Vultures (Miriam Black #6) by Chuck Wendig [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 22nd 2019 by Saga Press

The Woman Inside by E.G. Scott [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 22nd 2019 by Dutton

Restoration Heights by Wil Medearis [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 22nd 2019 by Hanover Square Press

The Suspect by Fiona Barton [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 22nd 2019 by Berkley Books

Crucible (Sigma Force #14) by James Rollins [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 22nd 2019 by William Morrow

The Conspiracy (Maximum Security #1) by Kat Martin [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 22nd 2019 by Hqn

Rupture: A Thriller (Dark Iceland #4) by Ragnar Jónasson [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 22nd 2019 by Minotaur Books

The Rule of Law (Dismas Hardy #18) by John Lescroart [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 22nd 2019 by Atria Books

A Grave Peril (Bodies of Evidence #3) by Wendy Roberts [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 21st 2019 by Carina Press

The Eulogist: A Novel by Terry Gamble [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 22nd 2019 by William Morrow

The Weight of a Piano by Chris Cander [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 22nd 2019 by Knopf Publishing Group

Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 22nd 2019 by Ballantine Books

The Inbetween Days by Eva Woods [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 22nd 2019 by Graydon House

Playing for Keeps (Heartbreaker Bay #7) by Jill Shalvis [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 22nd 2019 by Avon

Holy Lands by Amanda Sthers [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 22nd 2019 by Bloomsbury Publishing

Talent by Juliet Lapidos [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 22nd 2019 by Little, Brown and Company

Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land [Purchase]
Expected publication: January 22nd 2019 by Hachette Books

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Waiting on Wednesday – Never Look Back: A Novel by Alison Gaylin

January 16, 2019 Bonnie Waiting on Wednesday 7 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – Never Look Back: A Novel by Alison GaylinNever Look Back by Alison Gaylin
Published by William Morrow Paperbacks on July 2, 2019
Pages: 384
Genres: Mystery
Format: Paperback
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Reminiscent of the bestsellers of Laura Lippman and Harlan Coben—with a Serial-esque podcast twist—an absorbing, addictive tale of psychological suspense from the author of the highly acclaimed and Edgar Award-nominated What Remains of Me and the USA Today bestselling and Shamus Award-winning Brenna Spector series.

When website columnist Robin Diamond is contacted by true crime podcast producer Quentin Garrison, she assumes it's a business matter. It's not. Quentin's podcast, Closure, focuses on a series of murders in the 1970s, committed by teen couple April Cooper and Gabriel LeRoy. It seems that Quentin has reason to believe Robin's own mother may be intimately connected with the killings.

Robin thinks Quentin’s claim is absolutely absurd. But is it? The more she researches the Cooper/LeRoy murders herself, the more disturbed she becomes by what she finds. Living just a few blocks from her, Robin’s beloved parents are the one absolute she’s always been able to rely upon, especially now amid rising doubts about her husband and frequent threats from internet trolls. She knows her mother better than anyone—or so she believes. But all that changes when, in an apparent home invasion, Robin's father is killed and her mother's life hangs in the balance.

Told through the eyes of Robin, podcaster Quentin, and a series of letters written by fifteen-year-old April Cooper at the time of the killings, Never Look Back asks the question:

How well do we really know our parents, our partners—and ourselves?

About Alison Gaylin

USA Today and International Best-selling author Alison Gaylin has been nominated for the Edgar three times. (Most recently, WHAT REMAINS OF ME was nominated in the best novel category.)

Her critically acclaimed suspense novels have been published in such countries as the U.K., France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Japan and Romania.

She has won the Shamus and RT Reviewers Choice Awards for her books, and has been nominated for the ITW Thriller, Anthony and Strand Book Awards. Her books have been on the bestseller lists in the US, Germany and Belgium.  IF I DIE TONIGHT (out March, 2018 from William Morrow) is her tenth book.

NORMANDY GOLD, the graphic novel she wrote with Megan Abbott, is out from Titan/Hard Case Crime in April, 2018.

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