Archive for the ‘Adult Fiction’ Category

I’m going to preface this with: This has been my favorite “meaningful” read this year.  I adore this book. I checked it out from the library, but at some point I would love to own my own copy…It’s that awesome. Sue Monk Kidd wrote The Secret Life of Bees which  [ Read More ]

Review: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

Posted by Steph on August - 30 - 2013

Jodi Picoult hasn’t fascinated me in the past, but the WWII theme does and is what drew me to this story (and the cover being gorgeous doesn’t hurt either).  The Storyteller tells the stories of an ex-Nazi, a depressed recluse, and a Holocaust survivor by weaving their tales together into  [ Read More ]

Who knew randomly ordering a clearance book off Barnes and Noble years ago would end up with such an obsession.  I will NEVER regret ordering The Secret History of the Pink Carnation because I liked the title and the cover looked cool, because now I’m on the 10th one in the series  [ Read More ]

So I finally read this…I put it off and put it off because, honestly, I just didn’t want to feel as depressed as I have with Hosseini’s previous novels The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns.  I mean they were wonderfully written, but I felt so sad after reading  [ Read More ]

I shouldn’t have doubted that I would like something else by Gaiman. Stardust is so amazing, I don’t think anything else he has written can be bad (although I haven’t read anything else so don’t hold me to it!). Ocean at the End of the Lane wasn’t as spectacular as Stardust  [ Read More ]

I wasn’t sure what was I expecting with this one, but it sure wasn’t this. I mean, I knew what a golem and a jinni were going into it and I expected a grown up story, but this was just a very different story, but I’m pretty sure I enjoyed  [ Read More ]

I was lucky enough to snag an ARC copy of this off of LibraryThing Early Reviewer’s program.  This wasn’t your now typical “sparkly” I’m-in-love-with-a vampire novel, it was a good ol’ traditional creepy “real” vampire story.  (Side note: the “romantic” vampires are really getting on my nerves.  They are soo  [ Read More ]

Review: The Storm Protocol by Iain Cosgrove

Posted by Steph on June - 13 - 2013

I received this book from the author and it was an enjoyable read out of my typical reading zone, but something I liked nonetheless. The Storm Protocol is full of action, mysteries, gangsters, detectives, and a brand new, extremely dangerous drug about to get into the wrong hands. (I just  [ Read More ]

Smitten with Dan Brown: Review of Inferno by Dan Brown

Posted by Steph on May - 22 - 2013

So I’ve been away from my computer for days…My excuse; Dan Brown (and Summer Reading Program madness blurgh :S ).  I know a lot of people are giving horrible reviews of this book, but, honestly, I loved it.  Dan Brown is one of the few popular “niche” writers I enjoy  [ Read More ]

  What a powerful story (it made me cry, but for a good reason) ! I received this book from the author Nancy Klann Moren (check out her website here)and once I started reading it, tore through it in less than a day! I enjoyed the characters and really felt  [ Read More ]