Posts Tagged ‘ mystery ’

She’s a Dead Boy’s Girlfriend: One Moment and Breaking Beautiful

19th June 2012 | Closed

I recently had some concerns that I had read the same book back to back. Reading in topical clusters is not entirely new to me, but when I finished Kristina McBride’s One Moment and Jennifer Shaw Wolf’s Breaking Beautiful, I was amazed by their eerie similarity. And yet I loved them both. The rundown of […]


The Phone, The Phone is Ringing: You Have Seven Messages by Stewart Lewis

12th January 2012 | 3 Comments

When I first heard about Stewart Lewis’ You Have Seven Messages, the first thing that came to mind was the movie One Missed Call. Now, I have not seen One Missed Call, but I think I can safely say that You Have Seven Messages is, in fact, nothing like it. For those of you whose […]


Review: Where Things Come Back

28th November 2011 | 7 Comments

The small, sleepy southern town of Lily, Arkansas goes into a frenzy when a birdwatcher thinks he spots a Lazarus Woodpecker, a species thought to be extinct. (“Lily is the kind of place you’d like to move to some short time before you die. If at any other time in your life you think you […]


Review: Graffiti Moon

21st October 2011 | 5 Comments

Lucy is a glassblower on a mission to find a graffiti artist whose work resonates with her. The artist, Shadow, might be one of the only guys who really gets her. But she doesn’t even know who he is outside of the paintings he has scattered around the city. Ed is a high school dropout […]


Review: The Name of the Star

20th October 2011 | 2 Comments

While her parents are on sabbatical in Bristol, Louisiana-native Rory attends a boarding school in London. Shortly after she arrives, a series of Jack the Ripper-esque murders occur, and Rippermania takes over London. As if settling into English life isn’t hard enough for Rory (who, in her first days at school, embarrassingly chokes on a […]