Review

Genuine Fraud

Do you think a person is as bad as her worst actions?…I mean, do our worst actions define us when we’re alive? Or, do you think human beings are better than the very worst things we have ever done? E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars is one of my favorite mysteries, so I had high expectations… Read More Genuine Fraud

Review

Here Lies Daniel Tate

But if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that people are bad at keeping secrets, and eventually everything shows. You can learn all there is to know by watching someone hard enough, long enough. Cristin Terrill’s debut All Our Yesterdays is one of my favorite books of all time, so I was ecstatic when I… Read More Here Lies Daniel Tate

Review

The Killer in Me

Margot Harrison’s debut The Killer in Me was an atmospheric and well-written mystery, but ultimitely it wasn’t anything especially memorable or life-changing, which is especially disappointing given the creative premise. Every night, 17-year-old Nina Barrows sees through the eyes of a serial killer named “The Thief.” Unwilling to watch any more innocents die, Nina embarks… Read More The Killer in Me

Review

Never Missing, Never Found

Sometimes it may look like someone is doing something bad, or evil, but when you look more closely at the situation, you realize that whatever’s happening may not be so bad or evil after all. It may be warranted. Maybe even good. I’ve said before that Amanda Panitch one of my favorite YA mystery authors… Read More Never Missing, Never Found

Review

With Malice

Why is they say that you always hurt the ones you love? Because you know exactly how to do it. With Malice is not a bad book by any means – it’s gripping and it keeps you on your toes from start to finish. But I can’t help but compare it to other YA mysteries… Read More With Malice

Review

Pretending to be Erica

The microwave clock spills into midnight, and the marionette girl walks up the stairs to sleep in her puppet bed in the puppet house, filled with not-puppet people. They are made of flesh and blood, and she is made of lies and wood. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I picked Pretending to… Read More Pretending to be Erica

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