Review #190 // The Emperor’s Riddle – Kat Zhang

The Emperor's Riddle

While visiting family in China, Mia’s aunt mysteriously disappears after seeing an old friend. Mia is convinced that foul play is involved, but neither her mother, nor her brother believes her. It’s up to Mia to solve the riddles her aunt was trying to solve in order to save her.

Why this book?: I was in the middle grade mood, and this one had been sitting on my shelves for a while.

Thanks to the author, Kat Zhang, for sending me this book.

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Review #189 // A Study in Honor (The Janet Watson Chronicles #1) – Claire O’Dell

A Study in HonorJanet Watson, after enlisting to protect her country in the New Civil War, was honorably discharged when a sniper’s bullet took off her arm. Finding work in a medical field with only a half working artificial limb is difficult, if impossible, so when she is offered to be roommates with a friend’s acquaintance, she has little choice but to accept.

Why this book?: I believe it was my friend Elise who brought this queer, Sherlock Holmes retelling to my attention. I love Sherlock Holmes, and always looking for more retellings.

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Review #182 // The Hatching (The Hatching #1) – Ezekiel Boone

The Hatching (The Hatching #1)

While on vacation in Peru, American tourists and their guide get eaten alive by something. In India, two earthquake scientists notice light, confusing seismic patterns. And in Minneapolis, an FBI agent investigating a plane crash makes a shocking discovery. And at a university in Washington, DC, a mysterious package arrives from…Peru.

Why this book?: I’m terrified of spiders, and was really looking to have my socks knocked off.

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Review #178 // The Frighteners: A Journey Through Our Cultural Fascination with the Macabre – Peter Laws

Reverend Peter Laws went from being a horror obsessed atheist to a God-fearing Christian, only to turn back to his macabre fascination with the realization that loving the horror genre doesn’t mean he condones it. Instead, he decides to discuss, and hopefully help others who struggle with their love of horror.

Why this book?: It was an interesting topic, and I wanted to read more non-fiction!

I would like to thank the people at Skyhorse Publishing for allowing me to have a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Review #172 // Rivers of Fire (Atherton #2) – Patrick Carman

Rivers of Fire (Atherton, #2)

When Atherton finally hit a level of flatness, most inhabitants believed that the changes were over. That not being the case, the people have to think fast, and overcome their prejudices with each other in order to survive, while a small group works to escape the inside of Atherton before it’s too late.

Why this book?: I’m rereading this series, because I remember loving it as a kid. This is the second one. 😀

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