Category: Book Reviews

The Wolves of London by Mark Morris

The Wolves of London by Mark Morris

The Wolves of London, first in the Obsidian Heart series, is a masterful, mind-bending journey. Laced with horror and mystery elements, Wolves also touches on some steampunk themes. Morris delivers memorable characters, a barrage of vivid battle scenes, and an impossibly creepy underworld. Alex Locke, […]

Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King

Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King

Sleeping Beauties is large enough to be useful in a zombie apocalypse. At 700 pages, it’s an intricate, character-driven tale that will haunt you for a little while. I’m not going to lie. I started reading this on September 30th but because of its enormity, […]

Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Still Alice (the book, not the movie even though the movie is based on the book) is a must read. Fair warning, for adults who have already experienced the loss of a loved one to do Alzheimer’s or a similar disease, it can be extra […]

Hunting Prince Dracula by Keri Maniscalco

Hunting Prince Dracula by Keri Maniscalco

Hunting Prince Dracula picks up shortly after Stalking Jack the Ripper left off. Audrey Rose and Thomas Cresswell are on their way to study at a school in Romania where locals still believe in the legend of Count Dracula. Obviously, Audrey Rose and Thomas are […]

October 2017 Anticipated New Releases

October 2017 Anticipated New Releases

I’m a few days early with my October picks but I figure it’s worth the head start. If you don’t like it, feel free to drop a comment or an email at booksbyviolet@gmail.com. Fair warning, I’m going to be reading as much as possible over […]

In 27 Days by Alison Gervais

In 27 Days by Alison Gervais

In 27 Days landed on my anticipated releases list many moons ago but I finally secured a copy to read. This is one that my daughter and I picked out together but I read it first. We tend to switch off so we can cover […]

When Autumn Leaves by Amy S. Foster

When Autumn Leaves by Amy S. Foster

I cannot say enough about When Autumn Leaves. My daughter and I found this book in the $5.98 and under section at Barnes & Noble. It sounded cute and had her name in the title. The main character is named Autumn. It was less than […]

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Honestly, I don’t even know where to begin on The Night Circus. It is heartbreakingly beautiful from the decadence of the circus to the interpersonal relationships. Yes, it is a romance. No, it is not typical. There are so many different levels of love and […]

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

I recently read my first Agatha Christie book (And Then There Were None) and opted to seek out some more. With the pending release of a theatrical version laden with current stars, my selection is hardly a surprise – Murder on the Orient Express. Stuck […]

September 2017 Anticipated New Releases

September 2017 Anticipated New Releases

Again, slim pickings. I’m using multiple sites to seek out new releases now. Let me take a moment to let you know how I select these. We scope out some different sites that list upcoming releases, read the description, and select the interesting ones. Note […]

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