THE PERISHING by Natashia Deon

⭐⭐.5 October BOTM selection.  Lou is a young Black woman who wakes up in an alley. The year is 1931. She has no clue who she is or how she got there. She’s quickly placed with a foster family, and ends up becoming one of the first Black female journalists for the Los Angeles TimesContinue reading “THE PERISHING by Natashia Deon”

THE LAST HOUSE ON THE STREET by Diane Chamberlain

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ A story that will stick with me for a long time.  It’s 2010, and Kayla’s husband dies just before they move into their North Carolina dream home in the gorgeous Shadow Ridge Estates. Kayla and her young daughter proceed with moving in. The house is newly built, and backs into the woods. Kayla isContinue reading “THE LAST HOUSE ON THE STREET by Diane Chamberlain”

THE FINAL REVIVAL OF OPAL & NEV by Dawnie Walton

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ First, let’s discuss the elephant in the room. Is this written in the oral history format like Daisy Jones & The Six? Yes. Does it have sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll? Yes. Will it take you back in time like Daisy Jones & The Six? Yes.  Is this the same story as Daisy Jones & TheContinue reading “THE FINAL REVIVAL OF OPAL & NEV by Dawnie Walton”

THE DEEP by Alma Katsu

⭐️⭐️⭐️ A fictional, paranormal take on the sinkings of the Titanic and the Britannic.  Annie Hebbley worked as a stewardess on the Titanic during its fateful voyage. She survived the sinking, and is now working as a new nurse on its sister ship, the Britannic. As the story moves back and forth from 1912 toContinue reading “THE DEEP by Alma Katsu”

THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE by V.E. Schwab

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Oh, Addie.  I really, really wanted to love this…but it seems I am one of very few outliers.  France, 1714: Addie LaRue is a young woman who desperately wants freedom. As her life is not equating to that, she pleads to the Gods to give her what she wants. Unfortunately for her, the godContinue reading “THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE by V.E. Schwab”

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