Special Feature: The Other End of the Line (Commissario Montalbano #24) by Andrea Camilleri

The Commissario Montalbano series has obviously been a successful one! This is the 24th book in the long standing series and it clearly has a large fan base and the latest book is out this week!

Author, Andrea Camilleri, has been widely praised for creating such a beloved character and series that is crafty and smart. Camilleri was 91 years old guys—-91. To be such a prolific writer still at that age is impressive and inspiring.

Though he passed away in July of this year, the fact that he has continued to write such an intelligent series is incredible and again, just so impressive. He leaves behind a huge literary legacy with beloved characters and devoted fans. His is a big loss for the literary community for sure!

This book is the 24th in the series with the 25th book coming out in March 2020. If you like crime novels you need look no further than this best selling series! Continue reading “Special Feature: The Other End of the Line (Commissario Montalbano #24) by Andrea Camilleri”


Review: The Forgotten Room by Karen White, Beatriz Williams and Lauren Willig (Audible Edition)

This book has been sitting on my shelf for so long. At least since it was first released in 2016. All three of these authors are some of my favorites, but this book was their first collaboration and I was hesitant to read it.

Sometimes reading a book by three people is awkward and weird—even if they are three extremely successful authors.

So on my shelf it sat. And sat. and sat. Until their second collaboration was released, The Glass Ocean. I downloaded The Glass Ocean on Audible on a whim and randomly listened to it in my car running errands and fell in love with their three different timelines approach to their novel.

I planned to read this one immediately following, but then life got busy and I forgot it, until I had an extra Audible credit and decided to give this one a shot on Audible instead. Continue reading “Review: The Forgotten Room by Karen White, Beatriz Williams and Lauren Willig (Audible Edition)”

Review: The Harp of Kings (Warrior Bards #1) by Juliet Marillier

Juliet Marillier is an author that I have had on my radar for quite some time. Her Sevenwaters series is one that I keep looking at and often debate if it’s the right time to pick it up or not…..but then I put it back down for unknown reasons.

When this one appeared one day in my mailbox I was absolutely thrilled! I normally don’t get a ton of fantasy or YA historical fantasy so I felt privileged to get this one! I was so excited and couldn’t wait to crack it open!

Now that I am finished with this new series, I am absolutely committed to reading her other books come hell or high water! Continue reading “Review: The Harp of Kings (Warrior Bards #1) by Juliet Marillier”

Except: BURSTS OF FIRE (Addicted to Heaven #1) by Susan Forest

I am thrilled to be able to give you guys a sneak peak of this book today! It’s been out since early August and has been receiving lots of great reviews.

I haven’t had the pleasure of reading it yet, but this little snippet sounds wonderful! If you like  epic fantasy then you will defiantly want to check this one out.

While this is more in the YA genre, I think it would be a book that adults would love as well! Not only does it have magic and other fantasy elements, but it sounds like it’s going to tackle some big issues too much as addiction and mental illness so I think that it’s content will appeal to a wide audience. Continue reading “Except: BURSTS OF FIRE (Addicted to Heaven #1) by Susan Forest”

Review: The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

To say that I was exited to get this book in the mail is an absolute understatement. I actually squealed in excitement when I opened this book up!

The cover is magical and haunting and the summary sounded like something I was absolutely going to sink my teeth into immediately! Victorian England, creepy stalkers, and all sorts of disturbing gothic devices were promised in the summary.

I could hardly contain my excitement. I was ecstatic to read this one and cracked it open almost immediately and what awaited me in the pages was a dark and disturbing story in addition to creepy dolls. Continue reading “Review: The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal”