Category Archives: Penguin

Review: The Penguin Book of Witches, edited by Katherine Howe

Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Penguin Classics (September 30, 2014) ISBN: 9780143106180 Source: Publisher Our country has had a long-lasting obsession with witches, dating back to the infamous Salem witch trials.  The animosity and fear toward witches, however, reaches even further back in time.  The existence of witches appeared several times in the Bible with vague […]

Audiobook Review: While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Blackwell

Publisher: Tantor Media; Unabridged,MP3 – Unabridged CD edition (February 20, 2014) ISBN-10: 1452667896 Source: Personal copy When Elise Darliss’ mother falls victim to the pox, Elise flees her home on a farm and seeks employment as a maid at the castle. It doesn’t take long for her to rise up the ranks from chambermaid to […]

#Mx3 Review: The Raven’s Gift by Don Rearden

Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Pintail (June 25, 2013) ISBN-10: 014318749X Source: Library copy John Morgan and his wife, Anna,  are excited to start their next adventure in life as new teachers in a Yup’ik Eskimo village in remote Alaska.  While wary and anxious, they both see it as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.  Sure, it will take […]

Review: Lexicon by Max Barry

Hardcover: 400 pages Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The; First Edition edition (June 18, 2013) ISBN-10: 1594205388 Source: Personal copy Imagine a world in which a few words can illicit a response from an individual, relinquishing their ability to resist commands.  That world is real. In an exclusive school outside of Arlington, VA, students aren’t taught […]

Review: Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives: Stories from the Trailblazers of Domestic Suspense by Sarah Weinman

Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Penguin Books (August 27, 2013) ISBN-10: 0143122541 Source: Publisher We’re all familiar with modern bestselling crime fiction authors like Gillian Flynn and Tana French, but before them were a host of trailblazing women writers who paved the path for others like them. In Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives: Stories from the Trailblazers […]

Frightful Friday: The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood

Frightful Friday is a weekly meme in which I feature a particularly scary or chilling book that I’ve read that week. The featured title this week is The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood: Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (July 30, 2013) ISBN-10: 0143123866 Source: Publisher In the summer in 1986, two eleven-year […]

Review: A Tap on the Window by Linwood Barclay

Hardcover: 512 pages Publisher: NAL Hardcover (August 6, 2013) ISBN-10: 0451414187 Source: Publisher Two months ago Cal Weaver’s teenage son, Scott, died in a tragic accident. The grief Cal and his wife, Donna, have endured is forcing them apart. His obsession in learning what really happened that fateful evening has consumed Cal. He uses his […]

Frightful Friday: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Frightful Friday is a weekly meme in which I feature a particularly scary or chilling book that I’ve read that week. The featured title this week is The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey: Age Range: 12 and up Hardcover: 480 pages Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (May 7, 2013) ISBN-10: 0399162410 When the first wave hit, it […]

Frightful Friday: Children of the Underground: The Children of Paranoia Series by Trevor Shane

Frightful Friday is a weekly meme in which I feature a particularly scary or chilling book that I’ve read that week. This week’s featured title is Children of the Underground by Trevor Shane: Paperback: 400 pages Publisher: NAL Trade; 1 edition (April 2, 2013) ISBN-10: 0451239296 Source: Publisher In this follow up to Children of […]

Review: The Burn Palace by Stephen Dobyns

Hardcover: 480 pages Publisher: Blue Rider Press; First Edition edition (February 7, 2013) ISBN-10: 0399160876 Source: Publisher Brewster, Rhode Island is your average small town. The majority of the residents were born there and will likely die there, their roots to the tight-knit community are strong. In a matter of a few days, however, numerous […]