Book Review: Wayward Pines Trilogy

Secret service agent Ethan Burke arrives in Wayward Pines, Idaho, with a clear mission: locate and recover two federal agents who went missing in the bucolic town one month earlier. But within minutes of his arrival, Ethan is involved in a violent accident. He comes to in a hospital, with no ID, no cell phone, […]

Book Review: Written In my Own Heart’s Blood ( An Outlander Novel – Book #8)

I’m new to Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. In fact, I didn’t begin reading it until I learned Starz was adapting the series for cable. Lots of my friends love the series, but I already have loads of series I’m already reading, and the last thing I wanted was to begin another. Boy, am I glad […]

Book Review: City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments Book #6)

“Love will be sacrificed and lives lost in the terrible battle for the fate of the word in the thrilling final installment of the classic urban fantasy series The Mortal Instruments!” Author Cassandra Clare concluded her international best-selling young adult book series, The Mortal Instruments, with the sixth book in the series titled City of […]

Book Review: Insurgent

Insurgent is the second novel in Veronica Roth’s Divergent series. We pick up right where we left off. In the synopsis:  One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and […]

Should the Mortal Instruments be Adapted for Film?

This past Christmas I read Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series. I heard it was a great read, and it didn’t disappoint. The first three books wrapped up so nicely, that I decided not to read the 4th until after book 5 was released this May. From the reviews, many fans were upset with being left […]

Book Review: Plague of the Dead

Taking a break from vampires, and murderous teens I decided to pick up Plague of the Dead. The novel written by Z. A. Recht is about a viral outbreak that turns the infected into zombies. There are two types of zombies. One are the Shamblers. These zombies are reanimated corpses who exhibit slow, shuffling feet, and […]

Book Review – Sire

After last week’s Ready Player One, I made a return to Young Adult Vampire Fiction with Thomas Galvin’s Sire. No matter how many times I try to move away from this genre, I always seem to come back. Sire tells the story of Caitlin, a college freshman who discovers the existence of vampires after she gets kidnapped by […]

And the Winner Is . . .

So I’ve finally made a decision on what to read next. And the winner is…. Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One. A co-worker of mine had suggested I read this book back in October, and so I placed it on my wish list. Finally, it has moved to the top of the pile. The book description on […]

Book Review: The Hunger Games

In anticipation of The Hunger Games hitting theaters later this month I decided to re-read the novel. I didn’t think it was possible, but I believe I love the book even more today than I did the first time I read it. Hunger Games is a young adult novel, but can be loved by people […]

Book Review: Last Sacrifice – A Vampire Academy Novel

Late last night I finished Last Sacrifice, the last book in the Vampire Academy series. Though things wrapped up the way I thought they would, the book didn’t end the way I hoped. Last Sacrifice arguably was the hardest for me to put down. I don’t know if it was because I was so excited to see how […]