Title: Twelfth Author: Janet Key Stars: ★★★ (3 stars) Identity takes the stage in Key's Twelfth whether it be how one character defines themself compared to their sister / their past self, etc. or to who they are / are not supposed to be and onward to the more familiar gender identity. Self-discovery is common in coming... Continue Reading →
Not a fan. Probably not the right person to review this as the narrator annoyed me within the first few pages, but I generally like Elise Broach, so I kept going when I should have quit.
Lately, my motivation is waning. Not for writing as a whole, but if I've spent so long with Jon and the demons in Rochester that I've gotten easily distracted by a somewhat about face - crime thrillers, specifically noir. I've always loved a good mystery, but most of the ones I like are paranormal or... Continue Reading →
This was an advanced reader copy for the April 2018 publication. There are minor spoilers ahead. Title: Charlie & Frog (A Mystery) Author: Karen Kane Stars: ★★★★ Middle grade and young adult novels have a habit of making adults (especially parents) inept. Poor Charlie's story is no different. His parents and grandparents are self-interested, and between one thing... Continue Reading →
This review does not contain spoilers! Please keep them out of the comments as well. Title: Atlantis Author: Carol Roberts Stars: ★★★ The book opens on a mystery, but the first chapter threw me. Maybe the names or the change in tone from the foreboding of the prologue. Something shifted, and it took the whole chapter for... Continue Reading →