Review: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
4.5 Stars , Reviews / August 1, 2016

Dark Matter is a science fiction thriller that hooks you instantaneously and just doesn’t let go. Addictive, to say the least. I ripped through it in about a day in a half, and happily found it to be one of those books that pretty much demands you neglect all other aspects of your life because it refuses to get to a point where you feel you can set it down. But I certainly wasn’t complaining. I love getting so into a story that I can’t/won’t do anything else. Thankfully not all the books I enjoy are like this as I do have a life that needs tending to, but when a book grabs me like this, I have to say I love leaving the real world behind for a bit. The concept of this book is fascinating as well. It examines the questions, what would you do differently in  your life if you were given a chance? How would that one decision impact the rest of your life? What would you do if one day your entire life has changed with no explanation of how or why? We get a brief picture of our protagonist, Jason, in his current life (his life before…

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
4.5 Stars , Reviews / September 26, 2014

I’ve not read anything by David Mitchell before, and honestly had no idea what to expect. This book is a wonderfully engaging story that weaves through generations. And for those looking for a deeper connection to a book, a book that touches on current issues, it is also a commentary on our lives and society. About how our world works and how we treat each other and the planet we live one. I love aspect of the book.  Magic’s just normal you’re not used to. This book is comprised of 6 sections, each set in a different time period. The first section introduces us to Holly Sykes. She’s the common thread that pulls each of the other POVs/sections together and she is a very strong, well developed character with a personality and story that I found to be captivating. To be honest, this first section just sucked me without mercy. The second and third sections, while I was sorry to not have Holly the primary character, quickly pulled me in as well. Each of these three sections I cared about the characters, I wanted to know more, and I had a hard time putting the book aside. Now, I debated about how to handle…

Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix
5 Stars , Reviews / August 12, 2014

OK, so what can make a a really good ghost story even more terrifying? Hmmm…. how about being stuck in a ghost story with your co-workers. *Yikes* What could make it even creepier than that? Place it in a big box commercial furniture chain Super Store. *Shudder* Full of corporate propaganda! *Gasp* And a trail of put together furniture featured on a Bright and Shining Path *Screams* I really had no idea what to expect going in to this, but I was so strangely excited to get it. Well, I will admit, I thought the story was going to have more of a visual aspect to it. I had seen the front and back cover images, and thought, “Wow, how cool and bizarre”. I thought of graphic novels, and some of the books I’ve read my kids (like Huge Cabret) where part of the story is told through images.  This book is not that, but absolutely do not take my misconception as a negative. This book is an insanely fun ghost story that will have you second guessing those fake doors on showroom displays and cringing if you hear of a midnight special, and absolutely dreading any piece of furniture that requires the use…