The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker

After hearing about this book from Crime By The Book (my favorite crime fiction blogger), I knew that had to pick it up. And I am SO glad I did (THANKS ABBY!!!). I devoured The Fourth Monkey, and completely immersed myself inside of the dark world Barker created for his readers, hanging onto every word. The story…

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The Grip of It by Jac Jemc

I can’t remember the last time I read a book written in first person present tense. In my opinion, that’s gotta be one of the hardest perspectives to write from, but one of the most rewarding if you can do it well. And Jac Jemc does it well. The Grip of It tells the story…

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Bird Box by Josh Malerman

RATING: 4.5/5 BEANS PUBLISHER: ECCO BOOKS/HARPERCOLLINS Something is out there, something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse of it, and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from. Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remains, including Malorie and her…

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4 Life Lessons To My 25 Year Old Self

1. Stop waiting for a “Sign” You’re 25 now. Congratulations. You‘re a quarter of a century old. And if I remember correctly you’re not where you think you need to be in life right now. But here’s a rude awakening. You never will be. Life is funny that way. It’ll whisk you away and keep…

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Learning How To Wait

Growing up I was a pretty quiet kid. I was the only child for 6 years, so entertaining myself was easy. I was content with playing alone and making up stories about dinosaurs that ate pizza. Unfortunately, sometimes my stories would cloud my reality and I’d end up lying about things without even realizing it. Sorry…

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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

June 13, 2017 RATING: 5/5 PUBLISHER: PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE AUTHOR: EMILY ST. JOHN MANDEL “Hell is the absence of people you long for.” Quite like the majority of characters in Emily Mandel’s Station Eleven, I can’t quite wrap my head around what I felt after walking through the “end of the world”. But I know…

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