Caster by Elsie Chapman: A Thriller feat. Dangerous Magic Games, Diasporic Subthemes, & Gangs

Caster is one of those books that only gets better as you continue reading. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I knew there was magic, fights, and gangs in this story, and I was all in. And Chapman really pulled through in bringing an engaging and extremely entertaining thriller featuring a giant web of … Continue reading Caster by Elsie Chapman: A Thriller feat. Dangerous Magic Games, Diasporic Subthemes, & Gangs

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Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with Katya de Becerra on Oasis (+INTL Giveaway!)

Today I'm really excited to be chatting with Katya de Becerra about her 2020 release Oasis! If you don't remember, Katya released What the Woods Keep back in 2018--a genre-bending dark fantasy/sci-fi/contemporary mystery thriller with paranormal elements, and I absolutely adored the genre twisting! (You can read my review here!) And next year, she has … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with Katya de Becerra on Oasis (+INTL Giveaway!)

Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with Derek Milman on Swipe Right for Murder (+Giveaway!)

Today I'm really excited to have the wonderful Derek Milman on the blog today talking about his sophomore novel, Swipe Right for Murder. Swipe Right for Murder is a gay, on-the-run, fast paced thriller that doesn't hold back on the action--and it's out on August 6th! If you're looking for something darkly comedic, compelling, and … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with Derek Milman on Swipe Right for Murder (+Giveaway!)

Swipe Right for Murder by Derek Milman: A Twisty Thriller feat. The Wrong Place at the Wrong Time

I didn’t realize I wanted to read a thriller, but I wanted to read a thriller. Swipe Right for Murder is a twisty, action-packed, on-the-run type of thriller where you can’t be sure who’s the bad guy, but you know things are going on. It’s full of “everything is going to hell,” teens making bad … Continue reading Swipe Right for Murder by Derek Milman: A Twisty Thriller feat. The Wrong Place at the Wrong Time

The Best Lies by Sarah Lyu: A Gutting Portrayal of Toxic Friendship in a Psychological Thriller

A gutting and honest portrayal of abuse and toxic friendship, Sarah Lyu’s debut The Best Lies is a psychological thriller with an alternating timeline and strong storyline of growth. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect when reading this, but it absolutely sucked me in. As in, I was completely engrossed in the toxic friendship … Continue reading The Best Lies by Sarah Lyu: A Gutting Portrayal of Toxic Friendship in a Psychological Thriller

Missing, Presumed Dead by Emma Berquist: Ghosts, Murder Mysteries, & Angry Queer Girls

I’ve been Procrastinating™ this badly, but IT’S TIME TO SCREAM, Y’ALL. Not only is this book a wonderful addition to YA mystery/thriller/horror (see, screams above) but it’s also just so damn good? Like, this book sent me to my grave, so I could become a ghost and hang out with Lexi. SO GOOD. From angry … Continue reading Missing, Presumed Dead by Emma Berquist: Ghosts, Murder Mysteries, & Angry Queer Girls

10 Prep, Private, & Boarding Schools Books!: A Niche Setting with an Interesting Atmosphere

I’ve been thinking a lot about prep schools, private schools, boarding schools & the like before I head to college at the end of the summer, and it got me thinking about some YA books with a similar theme! They have such a unique culture, and it’s definitely a big change to read compared to … Continue reading 10 Prep, Private, & Boarding Schools Books!: A Niche Setting with an Interesting Atmosphere

Writer W-Friday?!: Author Interview with Savannah Brown on The Truth About Keeping Secrets

You're probably thinking: "Vicky, honey, you know that today is Friday, right?" And it may be Friday in the US, but it's *basically* Wednesday in the UK. Because UK books come out on Thursday and US ones come out on Tuesday. Likewise, Writer Wednesday happens on the day after pub day in that country--so in … Continue reading Writer W-Friday?!: Author Interview with Savannah Brown on The Truth About Keeping Secrets

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte: A Murder Mystery that Will Keep You On Your Toes till the Very End!

4 stars A divided nation. Four Queens. A ruthless pickpocket. A noble messenger. And the murders that unite them.​ Keralie Corrington lives by as the preeminent dipper in the Concord, the central area uniting the four quadrants of Quadara. She steals under the guidance of her mentor Mackiel, who runs a black market selling their bounty … Continue reading Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte: A Murder Mystery that Will Keep You On Your Toes till the Very End!