Friday, June 29, 2018

SOPHIE’S LIGHT by Matthew S. Cox

It started off as a good children’s story.  The little girl is tormented by a troll while living in a magica forest.  She decides to set off on her own, and the reader can marvel at her strength and endurance, while also seeing her vulnerable side.  The characterizations are excellent.

Then you get to the end, and wow.  I won’t spoil the twist, but if you’re like me, you’ll have to reread the book with the twist in mind.

That twist takes it from a good story to the kind you want to recommend to everyone.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

THE AFFECTED by James McNally

If you’re looking for a horror novel that will leave you chilled and up at night, look no further than THE AFFECTED.  If the cover doesn’t get you, then the writing will.  The idea behind it is creepy, to say the least.  I loved the idea of Demy and writing about a character who is deaf.  You don’t see Deaf characters a lot in literature.

What’s that sound?

You’ll have to read to find out.

Thursday, June 21, 2018


This is such a perfect YA read.  There’s a teen who is misunderstood by her parents, something every teen can relate to.  There’s magic being done, and ghosts, and a family drama that haunts out main character.  Expect action around every turn and the end leaves you flipping pages to see what happens.

I would have been all over this book back in high school.  A few friends of mine thought they were witches, and the things the girls in the story do reminded me so much of them.  This would have easily been their favorite book.

Monday, June 4, 2018

WHISPERS OF DEATH by Ronald Kihali

This is a beautiful book of poetry.  I was swept up and often times, I had to pause and reread because a line was just so elegant.  Its been a long time since I read poetry (basically since college).  I found this engaging and chilling.  So many times, a line gave me the chills.

5 stars!  This will open your eyes to new feelings and really get you to think.