Audiobook, Fantasy

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

Bad enough that Lilith orchestrated Sebastian’s return but she also bound Jace to him. They’ve disappeared and the Clave is looking for both of them. However, killing one kills the other so the solution isn’t easy. Meanwhile, Simon is dealing with his own family issues following his mother’s reaction in learning he’s now a vampire.… Continue reading City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

Romantic Suspense

Exposed by Kaylea Cross

I’m reading this series with a Goodreads group. It’s a spinoff of the Titanium Security series we recently completed. I will be posting reviews every month as we read each book.   Special Agent Ethan Cruz is back in his hometown with his HRT members, partly for training but primarily to prepare for an operation… Continue reading Exposed by Kaylea Cross

Audiobook, History, Non Fiction

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

On April 29, 1986, the Los Angeles Central Public Library caught fire and burned for over seven hours. By the time the fire was extinguished, over 400,000 books were destroyed and almost double that number were damaged. This book explores that event but also lays tribute to the history of that library (and others!) and… Continue reading The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Historical Mystery

Murder in the Bowery by Victoria Thompson

I’m reading this series in one of my Goodreads groups and it’s one of our favorites. It’s set in turn-of-the-century (19th) New York City featuring Sarah and Frank Malloy who often find themselves investigating murders together.   Private Investigator Frank Malloy is hired by Will Bert to find the man’s younger brother, Freddie, who was… Continue reading Murder in the Bowery by Victoria Thompson

Audiobook, Fantasy

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

All seems well now that the Mortal Wars are over. Everyone is back in New York going forward with their lives in harmony...until they don’t. Clary is training to be a Shadowhunter and is now openly in a relationship with Jace. Her mother, Jocelyn, is preparing to wed Luke. Alex and Magnus Bane are doing… Continue reading City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

Romantic Suspense

Avenged by Kaylea Cross

  I’m reading this series with a Goodreads group. It’s a spinoff of the Titanium Security series we recently completed. I will be posting reviews every month as we read each book.   Five years ago, Special Agent and pararescue jumper Nate Schroeder was part of a rescue effort to extract American hostage Taya Kostas… Continue reading Avenged by Kaylea Cross

Audiobook, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

When the Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica

Jessie Sloane is sitting vigil next to her mother who has reached the final stage of her terminal cancer. For all of her life, it’s been just the two of them and questions regarding her father remain unanswered. As the final moment arrives, Jessie begins her descent into the search for her identity as she… Continue reading When the Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica

Audiobook, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism

Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

One midwinter’s night at Swan Inn in Radcot on the banks of the river Thames, a seriously injured man bursts in carrying what was first believed to be a puppet. As they tend to the man’s wounds, the proprietors and patrons come to realize the puppet is actually a dead child. When the nurse arrives… Continue reading Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

Romantic Suspense

Fear No Evil by Allison Brennan

  The Lucy Kincaid series was selected as a group read in one of my Goodreads groups and we decided to read this trilogy first as the character’s early family background begins here. This is the second book in the No Evil Trilogy.   It’s Lucy Kincaid’s high school graduation moment and she’s not there… Continue reading Fear No Evil by Allison Brennan

Historical Mystery

Murder in Morningside Heights by Victoria Thompson

  I’m reading this series in one of my Goodreads groups and it’s one of our favorites. It’s set in turn-of-the-century (19th) New York City featuring Sarah and Frank Malloy who often find themselves investigating murders together.         Frank finally gets a meaty case for his new detective agency. It involves the… Continue reading Murder in Morningside Heights by Victoria Thompson