Category Archives: Simon & Schuster

Review: Compulsion by Martina Boone

Series: Heirs of Watson Island Hardcover: 448 pages Publisher: Simon Pulse (October 28, 2014) ISBN: 9781481411226 Source: Personal copy After her mother passes away, Barrie Watson is sent to live with her aunt at to her mother’s childhood home at an old South Carolina plantation. Her mother never shared information about her family; a fire on the […]

Review: A Vision of Fire by Gillian Anderson & Jeff Rovin

Hardcover: 304 pages Publisher: Simon451 (October 7, 2014) ISBN: 9781476776521 Source: Publisher When Maanik, the daughter of India’s ambassador to the United Nations, starts experiencing fits of screaming and terror, child psychologist Caitlin O’Hara is called in for consultation. Maanik was recently witness to an assassination attempt against her father and Caitlin is certain the […]

Audiobook Review: Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio; Unabridged edition (June 3, 2014) Listening Time:14 hrs and 22 mins Narrator: Will Patton ISBN: 9781442371347 Source: Personal copy Hundreds of unemployed, desperate for job placement, line-up in the predawn hours for a job fair.  A driver in a Mercedes plows through the unknowing crowd, killing eight and wounding fifteen. […]

Review: Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

Hardcover: 608 pages Publisher: Simon Pulse (September 23, 2014) ISBN: 9781481422345 Source: Publisher   Darcy Patel is a teenage girl won’t be heading off to college like most of her peers. Instead, thanks to the success of a book she wrote in just 30 days, she’s off to New York to pursue her writing career.  […]

Mx3 Review: Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (Audiobook)

Listening Length: 18 hours and 35 minutes Version: Unabridged Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio, September 24, 2013 Source: Publisher We’re all familiar with Danny Torrance, the young boy who, with his mother, barely survived a horrific experience at the Overlook Hotel.  Now an adult, Dan Torrance continues to fight the evil that haunts him. Despite promises to avoid […]

TSS: Review: Rivers by Michael Farris Smith

Hardcover: 352 pages Publisher: Simon & Schuster (September 10, 2013) ISBN-10: 1451699425 Source: Publisher After years of debilitating and destructive hurricanes in the Gulf coast, the United States government, unable to sustain or assist the depleted region, has drawn new boundary lines.  The new boundary, ninety miles north of the coastline, is referred to as the Line. Anyone south […]

Frightful Friday: The Demonologist by Andrew Pyper

Frightful Friday is a weekly meme in which I feature a particularly scary or chilling book. This week’s featured title is the audiobook production of The Demonologist by Andrew Pyper: Listening Length: 9 hours and 15 minutes Version: Unabridged Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio (March 5, 2013) Source: Publisher David Ullman is a professor at Columbia, known […]

Review: Death of the Demon by Anne Holt

Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Scribner; Reprint edition (June 18, 2013) ISBN-10: 1451634803 Source: Publisher Twelve-year-old Olav is the newest ward in a foster home outside of Oslo. It isn’t long before the staff realizes something isn’t quite right with Olav, the sheer hatred that shines in his eyes is quite evident. Removed from his mother’s […]

Review: These Girls by Sarah Pekkanen

Paperback: 336 pages Publisher: Washington Square Press; Original edition (April 10, 2012) ISBN-10: 1451612540 Source: Publisher Three young women, Cate, Renee, and Abby, have come from vary different backgrounds. They all wind up in New York, each escaping and old life, desperate to start a new one. Cate is the new features editor for Gloss, […]

Review: The Woman Who Wasn’t There:The True Story of an Incredible Deception by Robin Gaby Fisher and Angelo J. Guglielmo, Jr.

Hardcover: 304 pages Publisher: Touchstone (April 3, 2012) ISBN-10: 1451652089 Source: Publisher After the tragic events of 9/11, those who survived the terrorist attack sought out others in attempts to seek solace and understanding for the feelings they were experiencing.  One of the women who played an active role in the creation and direction of the World Trade […]