Category Archives: Doubleday

Review: The Supernatural Enhancements by Edgar Cantero

Hardcover: 368 pages Publisher: Doubleday (August 12, 2014) ISBN: 978-0385538152 Source: Publisher (egalley) After an unknown cousin commits suicide, twenty-something A. finds himself owner of a beautiful, yet slightly ominous, estate in Point Bless, Virginia.  Questions surround his cousin’s death; he jumped out of the same 3-story bedroom that his father had before. Joined by […]

Review: The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon (Audiobook)

Listening Length: 16 hours and 23 minutes Version: Unabridged Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. (April 8, 2014) Source: Publisher (via Audiobook Jukebox) The death of print is eminent. Books, magazines and newspapers have been replaced by Memes, handheld devices that are not only communication tools but sensitive enough to sense our every want. It is also connected to […]

Review: Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian

Hardcover: 288 pages Publisher: Doubleday (July 8, 2014) ISBN: 978-0385534833 Source: Publisher (egalley) Emily Shepard is a sixteen year-old only child of parents who work at a nuclear plant in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. She has her fair share of struggles: her parents have been alcoholics most of her life.  This isn’t a secret; everyone knows […]

Review: Robogenesis by Daniel H. Wilson

Hardcover: 384 pages Publisher: Doubleday (June 10, 2014) ISBN-10: 0385537093 Source: Publisher In Robopocalypse, humankind was at war with robots. The world as we know it is destroyed, a pathetic wreckage of what once existed. Once Archos, a “super” robot is destroyed, civilization has the potential to recover. . .or so they think. Copies of Archos were […]

Review: The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

Hardcover: 336 pages Publisher: Doubleday (February 11, 2014) ISBN-10: 0385538499 Source: Publisher West Hall, Vermont has a centuries-old history of strange disappearances and activity tracked back to old, family legends.  The most infamous is that of Sara Harrison Shea, found dead shortly after her daughter Gertie’s death. The only witness to her death was her […]

Review: Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce

Hardcover: 320 pages Publisher: Doubleday (July 10, 2012) ISBN-10: 0385535783 Source: Publisher Twenty years ago, sixteen-year-old Tara Martin disappeared from her small English town.  Her boyfriend Richie, whom just also happened to be her brother Peter’s best friend, was the prime suspect. Little evidence of any crime was found and for the past two decades, […]

Review: Amped by Daniel H. Wilson

Hardcover: 288 pages Publisher: Doubleday (June 5, 2012) ISBN-10: 0385535155 Source: Publisher (via Edelweiss) In a near-future world, the medical profession has found a treatment for various diseases/ailments: brain implants. These implants, referred to as amps cures such diseases as epilepsy and allows individuals who have lost limbs due to various injuries to walk again […]

Frightful Friday: Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson

Frightful Friday is a weekly meme in which I feature a particularly scary or chilling book that I’ve read that week. Feel free to grab the button & join in! This week’s Frightful Friday read is Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson: Hardcover: 368 pages Publisher: Doubleday (June 7, 2011) ISBN-10: 0385533853 Source: Publisher   People […]

Review: A Dark Matter by Peter Straub

Hardcover: 416 pages Publisher: Doubleday; 1 edition (February 9, 2010) ISBN-10: 038551638X Source: Publisher The year is 1966 in Madison, WI.  Four high school students Hootie Bly, Dilly Olson, Jason Boatman, and Eel Truax, become enamored by Spencer Mallon, a charismatic guru who promises to introduce them to a “higher reality.”  During an occult ritual, […]

Review: The Rapture by Liz Jensen

Hardcover: 304 pages Publisher: Doubleday (August 11, 2009) ISBN-10: 0385528213 Source: Publisher   Sixteen-year-old Bethany Krall is a patient at Oxsmith Adolescent Secure Psychiatric Hospital.  She was committed two years ago after brutally murdering her mother.  Bethany’s last psychologist was forced to take a mysterious health-related leave of absence.  She has been reassigned to Gabrielle Fox, […]