The Line Between by Tosca Lee ★★★★☆ #bookreview

line betweenSynopsis from Goodreads
When Wynter Roth is turned out of New Earth, a self-contained doomsday cult on the American prairie, she emerges into a world poised on the brink of madness as a mysterious outbreak of rapid early onset dementia spreads across the nation. As Wynter struggles to start over in a world she’s been taught to regard as evil, she finds herself face-to-face with the apocalypse she’s feared all her life—until the night her sister shows up at her doorstep with a set of medical samples. That night, Wynter learns there’s something far more sinister at play and that these samples are key to understanding the disease. Now, as the power grid fails and the nation descends into chaos, Wynter must find a way to get the samples to a lab in Colorado. Uncertain who to trust, she takes up with former military man Chase Miller, who has his own reasons for wanting to get close to the samples in her possession, and to Wynter herself.

My Thoughts
I am not a huge fan of dystopian apocalyptic fiction – mostly because I personally feel like it has been overdone in recent years, particularly in YA books. However, I liked this book. I think it resonated more with me because Continue reading “The Line Between by Tosca Lee ★★★★☆ #bookreview”

The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton ★★★★★ #bookreview

hardcastleSynopsis from Goodreads
Evelyn Hardcastle will die. Every day until Aiden Bishop can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest. And some of his hosts are more helpful than others…

My Thoughts
Absolutely brilliant synopsis – concise, intriguing, and totally captivating. How can anyone read this synopsis and not want to read this book immediately??

I am not going to talk about plot details because Continue reading “The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton ★★★★★ #bookreview”

The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd ★★★★☆ #bookreview

ingidoSynopsis from Goodreads
The year is 1739. Eliza Lucas is sixteen years old when her father leaves her in charge of their family’s three plantations in rural South Carolina and then proceeds to bleed the estates dry in pursuit of his military ambitions. Tensions with the British, and with the Spanish in Florida, just a short way down the coast, are rising, and slaves are starting to become restless. Her mother wants nothing more than for their South Carolina endeavor to fail so they can go back to England. Soon her family is in danger of losing everything. Upon hearing how much the French pay for indigo dye, Eliza believes it’s the key to their salvation. But everyone tells her it’s impossible, and no one will share the secret to making it. Thwarted at nearly every turn, even by her own family, Eliza finds that her only allies are an aging horticulturalist, an older and married gentleman lawyer, and a slave with whom she strikes a dangerous deal: teach her the intricate thousand-year-old secret process of making indigo dye and in return — against the laws of the day — she will teach the slaves to read. So begins an incredible story of love, dangerous and hidden friendships, ambition, betrayal, and sacrifice.

My Thoughts
When I realized Eliza Lucas was a real person I knew I had to read this book. Continue reading “The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd ★★★★☆ #bookreview”

More Than Bones by Craig David Singer ★★★☆☆ #bookreview

bonesSynopsis from Goodreads
Dr. Emily Norton is a recent med school grad starting her surgical residency at a renowned hospital in Baltimore. She’s dedicated her life to science and reason–so when she receives a supposedly magical amulet from an eccentric neighbor, she ignores the old man’s warning. Almost immediately, Emily’s well-planned world begins to unravel. At first, the problems are minor, like finding herself in trouble with the hospital administration on her first day at work. But soon Emily is dealing with much bigger issues, from losing her job and fiancé to being framed for a patient’s suicide. As Emily struggles to comprehend the amulet’s strange effects, she also faces a dilemma about coincidence and fate: none of these disasters could have been caused by a mere amulet, right? Because everyone knows: there’s no such thing as magic. Desperate and confused, Emily will need to use every bit of her reason, love and faith to confront and conquer the cursed amulet–even if it means forsaking everything she’s ever believed.

My Thoughts
This book had a bad case of multiple-personality disorder! There was too much going on! Continue reading “More Than Bones by Craig David Singer ★★★☆☆ #bookreview”