Category: Reviews

Try Not to Breathe by Holly Seddon

Posted January 7, 2016 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
Try Not to Breathe by Holly Seddon

Alex Dale is a functioning alcoholic and very-part-time journalist working on a story about comatose patients. While Alex is visiting the Neuro-Disability ward at the hospital, she recognizes Amy Stevenson, a young woman who was left for dead in the woods. It was a huge case in the local media, but the perpetrator was never […]

The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth Mckenzie

Posted January 1, 2016 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth Mckenzie

“We’re old enough not to care what our parents think, but somehow we do,” Paul admitted, philosophically.“That’s for sure. ” “Because they allowed us to exist. ” She had once concluded everyone on earth was a servant to the previous generation—born from the body’s factory for entertainment and use. A life could be spent like […]

The Case of Lisandra P. by by Hélène Grémillon

Posted December 17, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Case of Lisandra P. by by Hélène Grémillon

It’s not just loud noises that accompany disasters, little sounds do, too, and even silence. An intriguing, multi-layered mystery with a fascinating historical context. Lisandra is found dead on the sidewalk outside the window of her sixth-floor apartment and her husband Vittorio is the main suspect. He is a psychoanalyst and one of his patients, […]

Love in Lowercase by Francesc Miralles

Posted December 10, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
Love in Lowercase by Francesc Miralles

We shape the world in our own measure, and that soothes us. Under the apparent chaos, maybe there really is order in the universe. However, it certainly won’t be our order. Samuel, a lecturer in German Studies, wakes up on New Year’s Day expecting the start of another lonely, unexciting year, same as all the […]

Troublemaker by Leah Remini

Posted December 9, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
Troublemaker by Leah Remini

A candid, insider look at growing up in the Church of Scientology and the unique experience of being a celebrity member. Engaging and hard-to-put-down memoir. Belief and faith are great, but very few people have been led astray by thinking for themselves. Leah Remini was first introduced to the Church of Scientology at age 7 […]

The Love that Split the World by Emily Henry

Posted December 1, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Love that Split the World by Emily Henry

“It’s hard to feel like you belong when you don’t know who you are, and it’s hard to know who you are when you don’t know where you come from.” Captivating young adult/coming-of-age/sci-fi/romance with an extremely relatable female lead and complex relationships. I received a copy of this book from Penguin Random House in exchange […]

Like Family by Paolo Giordano

Posted November 25, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
Like Family by Paolo Giordano

In the long run, every love needs someone to witness and acknowledge it, to validate it, or it may turn out to be just a mirage. I received this book from a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. Mrs. A is hired to help a young couple during a difficult pregnancy, but ends up working for them […]

The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

Posted November 17, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

I was so excited when I saw a new release from Gillian Flynn pop up on my feed, until I realized it was an already published (very) short story! It originally appeared as “What Do You Do?” in George R. R. Martin’s [book:Rogues|20168816] anthology. Regardless, it is an entertaining and creepy short story, recommended for […]

Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans

Posted November 11, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans

‘That would be what we’d call a moral dilemma. Is a crime any less wicked because its victims are unaware of its perpetration?’ 3.5 stars. Charming, funny little novel. Quick read. He thought of a wooden puzzle he’d been given for his first Christmas at Mattie’s – a street of houses, the façades removable so […]

A Line of Blood by Ben McPherson

Posted October 30, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
A Line of Blood by Ben McPherson

Solid suspense novel, about a family dealing with being under suspicion for their neighbor’s mysterious death. The truth was our enemy now; the truth would not set us free. A Line of Blood centers around the Mercer family: Alex, Millicent and their eleven-year-old son Max. When the Mercer’s cat wanders into the neighbor’s house, Alex […]