Murder at the 42nd Street Library by Con Lehane

Murder at the 42nd Street Library | Author: Con Lehane | Rating: 8/11 | In Con Lehane’s first installment of the Raymond Ambler series, we find ourselves on our way into the iconic 42nd Street Library in New York City, past Patience and Fortitude, the lions standing guard and into an obscure second floor office, where Dr. James Donnelly is […]

Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

Everyone Brave is Forgiven | Author: Chris Cleave | Rating: 7.5/11 | It is impossible to measure the impact that World War II has had on society’s collective psyche. While many of us grew up reading books about the mental anguish and physical devastation wrought by World War I – books such as Erich Maria Remarque’s classic, All Quiet on […]

Jane Steele: A Novel by Lyndsay Faye

Jane Steele: A Novel | Author: Lyndsay Faye | Rating: 9.5/11 | This seems to be the year for beloved classics to undergo an overhaul. However, it’s unfortunate that not all the remodels are anywhere near as fun as this one. Clever, flamboyant and nail-bitingly over-the-top, Lyndsay Faye’s latest novel is a bold re-imagining of Charlotte Brontë’s classic, Jane Eyre. […]

Fallen Land by Taylor Brown

Fallen Land | Author: Taylor Brown | Rating: 10/11 | Dystopian literature has enjoyed a surge in popularity recently, with sagas such as The Hunger Games and the Divergent series captivating audiences both on the page and on the big screen. The genre often has plenty to say about the current political climate of the world, but still maintains a […]

The Children’s Home by Charles Lambert

The Children’s Home | Author: Charles Lambert | Rating: 9.5/11 | The lighthearted interpretations of the Disney franchise have stripped away most of what is dark and lurid about traditional fairy tales; and these whimsical versions are what most people know. Readers have been trained to expect sweet princesses in sparkling gowns, villains more misunderstood than evil and a universe […]

The Lake House by Kate Morton

The Lake House | Author: Kate Morton | Rating: 10/11 | Kate Morton’s newest novel, The Lake House, may very well be her most masterful work to date. Having established herself as an artful storyteller, capable of weaving complex, multi-layered stories that draw the reader in and leave them guessing until the very end, Morton continues to set the bar […]

When Falcons Fall by C. S. Harris

When Falcons Fall: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery | Author: C. S. Harris | Rating: 7/11 | The timeless success of Sherlock Holmes and his ilk has inspired a voracious appetite in the literary world for historical mystery and crime stories. One author who has stepped up to meet this demand is C. S. Harris. This March, she reveals her […]