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Book Review: Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton

Anissa Annalise

Tags book reviews, contemporary fiction, netgalley & arcs, thriller

Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher: Doubleday
Publishing Date: June 05, 2018

To begin with, this kept me up beyond midnight. It began in the morning, took over my lunch, I grudgingly put it down to get non-book life things done but as soon as the evening opened up, I was stuck right back in until it was over. Lavinia and Louise were a particular kind of disaster...

Book Review: Obscura by Joe Hart

Anissa Annalise

Tags book reviews, mystery, netgalley & arcs, science fiction

Obscura by Joe Hart
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Publishing Date: May 2018

I wanted to read this because I'm a sucker for space station stories and I wasn't disappointed. The pace was well done and the multiple mysteries are laid out very well. As if missions to Mars aren't fraught enough, we have Dr. Gillian Ryan, a lead neural researcher along for the trip. She specializes in...

Book Review: The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Summary:  A novel of suspense that explores the complexities of marriage and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love. 

When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous wife and her obsession with her replacement.
You will assume...

Book Review: The Massacre of Mankind: Authorised Sequel to The War of the Worlds by Stephen Baxter

Anissa Annalise

Tags book reviews, netgalley & arcs, science fiction

The Massacre of Mankind: Authorised Sequel to The War of the Worlds by Stephen Baxter
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Publisher:  Gollancz

Summary:   It has been 14 years since the Martians invaded England. The world has moved on, always watching the skies but content that we know how to defeat the Martian menace. Machinery looted from the abandoned capsules and war-machines has led to technological leaps...

Book Review: Girl In Snow by Danya Kukafka

Anissa Annalise

Tags book reviews, mystery/thriller, netgalley & arcs

Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Publisher:  Simon & Schuster

Summary:  Who Are You When No One Is Watching?

When a beloved high schooler named Lucinda Hayes is found murdered, no one in her sleepy Colorado suburb is untouched—not the boy who loved her too much; not the girl who wanted her perfect life; not the officer assigned to investigate her murder. In the aftermath of the...