Book Reviews in Alphabetical Order


A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie by Kathryn Harkup

Absolute Sunset by Kata Mlek

Absinthe: The Exquisite Elixir by Betina J. Wittles and T.A. Breaux

Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher : Book 1 in the Cinder Spires Series

Afterlife with Archie: Escape from Riverdale by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa : Volume 1 in the Afterlife with Archie Graphic Novel

Ain’t She a Peach by Molly Harper : Book 4 in the Southern Eclectic series

Alice by Christina Henry

Alliance by S.K. Dunstall : Book 2 in The Linesman series

Always Room for Cupcakes by Bethany Lopez

Amateur Night at the Bubblegum Kittikat by Victoria Fedden

Any Witch Way You Can by Amanda M. Lee : Book 1 in the Wicked Witches of the Midwest series

Ascent by M.T. Miller : Book 2 in the Nameless Chronicles

Ashwood by C.J. Malarsky

Assault and Pepper by Leslie Budewitz : Book 1 in the Spice Shop Mystery series

Auld Lang Secrets by April Patterson Clemens : Book 1 in the Saffron Ellis Mystery series



Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice by Kate Angell, Donna Kauffman, and Allyson Charles

Barbecue, Bourbon and Bullets by M.E. Hanrmon : HoneyBun Shop Mystery

Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

Birth of Death, The by Joseph Macolino : Book 1 in the Evorath

Bitter Bite by Jennifer Estep : Book 14 in the Elemental Assassin series

Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller

Blanky by Kealan Patrick Burke

Blind Assassin, The by Margaret Atwood

Blood Echo by Christopher Rice : Book 2 in the Burning Girl series

Blood Song by Anthony Ryan : Book 1 in the Raven’s Shadow series

Body Finder by Kimberly Derting : Book 1 in The Body Finder series

Bone Music by Christopher Rice: Book 1 in the Burning Girl series

Book Charmer by Karen Hawkins : Book 1 in the Dove Pond NC series

Bound by Kirsten Weiss : Book 1 in the Witches of Doyle Mystery series

Breach of Crust by Ellery Adams : Book 5 in the Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery series



Can’t Buy Forever by Susan Laffoon

Carrots by Colleen Helme : Book 1 in the Shelby Nichols Mystery series

Casually Cursed by Kimberly Frost : Book 5 in the Southern Witch series

Caught in the Act by Kim Law : Book 2 in The Davenport series

Chaos Choreography by Seanan McGuire : Book 5 in the InCryptid series

Chaos in the Countryside by Astoria Wright : Prequel to the Faerie Apothecary Mysteries

Chapelwood by Cherie Priest : Book 2 in the Borden Dispatches

Charming Crime, A by Tonya Kappes : Book 1 in The Magical Cures series

Cherry Scones and Broken Bones by Darci Hannah : Book 2 in A Very Cherry Mystery series

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Chocolate a la Murder by Kirsten Weiss : Book 4 in the Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum Mystery series

Chosen by the Dragon by Selena Scott : Book 1 in the Dragon Realm series

Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown

Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, The by Anne Rice : Book 1 in the Sleeping Beauty Trilogy

Cosmic Crystals: Rituals and Meditations for Connecting with Lunar Energy by Ashely Leavy

Cottage on Pumpkin and Vine by Kate Angell, Jennifer Dawson, and Sharla Lovelace

Cracked Spine, The by Paige Shelton : Book 1 in the Scottish Bookshop Mysteries

Crafter Hooks a Killer by Holly Quinn : Book 2 in the Handcrafted Mystery series

Crossroads : Women Coming of Age in Today’s Uganda edited by Christopher Conte

Cupcake Cutie by Lynn Cooper : Plus Size Romance Series

Cupcake Overload by Bethany Lopez : Book 2 in the Cupcake series



de Valery Code, The by Darcy Burke : Book 1 in the Regency Treasure Hunters series

Dark and Stormy Murder, A by Julia Buckley : Book 1 in A Writer’s Apprentice Mystery

Dark, Witch, & Creamy by H.Y. Hanna : Book 1 in the Bewitched by Chocolate Mystery series

Day Shift by Charlaine Harris : Book 2 in the Midnight, Texas Trilogy

Dead Down East by Carl Schmidt : Book 1 in the Jesse Thorpe Mystery series

Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs : Book 4 in the Alpha and Omega series

Dead Wrong by Leighann Dobbs : Book 1 in the Blackmoore Sisters series

Dear Girls by Ali Wong

Death by Blue Water by Kait Carson : Book 1 in the Hayden Kent Mystery series

Death in a Budapest Butterfly by Julia Buckley : Book 1 in A Hungarian Teahouse Mystery series

Death on Lily Pond Lane by Carrie Doyle : Book 2 in the Hamptons Murder Mystery series

Death on West End Road by Carrie Doyle : Book 3 in the Hamptons Murder Mystery series

Death on Windmill Way by Carrie Doyle : Book 1 in the Hamptons Murder Mystery series

Dirty Like Me by Jaine Diamond : Book 1 in the Dirty series

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King : Sequel to The Shining

DreaganStar by Nan Klee : Book 1 in the Dreagan trilogy

Dress to Die For by Margaret Evans : Book 4 in the Second Treasures Mystery series

Duke of Daring, The by Darcy Burke : Book 2 in The Untouchables series

Duke of Deception, The by Darcy Burke : Book 3 in The Untouchables series

Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day by Seanan McGuire



Eighth Grave After Dark by Darynda Jones : Book 8 in the Charley Davidson series

Eleventh Grave in Moonlight by Darynda Jones : Book 11 in the Charley Davidson series

Escape Room, The by Megan Goldin

Everly by Meg Bonney : Book 1 in the Everly series

Every Little Kiss by Kim Amos : Book 3 in the White Pine series

Every Time We Meet at the Dairy Queen Your Whole Fucking Face Explodes by Carlton Mellick III

Every Witch Way But Wicked by Amanda M. Lee : Book 2 in the Wicked Witches of the Midwest series



Familiar Tail, A by Delia James : Book 1 in A Witch’s Cat Mystery

FantasticLand by Mike Bockoven

Far Time Incident by Neve Maslakovic : Book 1 in The Incident series

Fatality by Firelight by Lynn Cahoon : Book 2 in the Cat Latimer Mystery series

Feral by James DeMonaco and B.K. Evenson

Fiction Can Be Murder by Becky Clark: Book 1 in A Mystery Writer’s Mystery

Final Sentence by Daryl Wood Gerber : Book 1 in the Cookbook Nook Mystery series

Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs : Book 9 in the Mercy Thompson series

Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah

Fireman, The by Joe Hill

Foe by Iain Reed

Forbidden Duke, The by Darcy Burke : Book 1 of The Untouchables series

Forever Charmed by Rose Pressey : Book 1 in the Halloween LaVeau series

45th Parallel by Lisa Girolami

Fraternity of Fractures by Mark Pannebecker

Furies, The by Katie Lowe

Furies’ Bog The by Deborah Jackson : Book 1 in the Lost Gene series



Girl on the Porch by Richard Chizmar

Girl on the Porch by Richard Chizmar review by Jess

Gimmes Some Sugar by Molly Harper : Book 6 in the Souther Eclectic series

Good as Gone by Amy Gentry

Grave Magic by Bilinda Sheehan : Book 1 in the Shadow Sorceress series

Grave Phantoms by Jenn Bennett : Book 3 in the Roaring 20’s trilogy

Grip of It, The by Jac Jemc 

Grownup, The by Gillian Flynn



Halloween Fiend by C.V. Hunt

Halo Bound by eden Hudson : Book 1 in Redneck Apocalypse series

Hanging by a Thread by Margaret Evans : Book 3 in the Second Treasures Mystery series

Hard-Knock Life by Amy Cobb

Hazel and Holly by Sara C. Snider

Heart Conditions by Phoebe Fox : Book 3 in The Breakup Doctor series

Heat of the Moment by Lori Handeland : Book 2 in Sisters of the Craft series

Her Missing Child by Kerry Watts : Book 2 in the Det. Jessie Blake series

Her Wicked Ways by Darcy Burke : Book in 1 The Secrets and Scandals series

Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn : Book 1 in the Heroine Complex series

Hidden Lands, The by Brendan Detzner : Book 2 in the Orphan Fleet series

Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix

House at a Bottom of a Lake by Josh Malerman

House Mother: The Contract by Amber Lloyd

House Rules by Jodi Picoult

Housewife Assassin’s Handbook, The by Josie Brown : Book 1 in the Housewife Assassin series

How to Look Happy by Stacey Wiedower : Book 3 in the Unlucky in Love series



Idea of You, The by Darcy Burke : Book 4 in the Ribbon Ridge series

Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The by Rebecca Skloot

In the Air Tonight by Lori Handeland : Book 1 in Sisters of the Craft series

In the Hall with the Knife by Diana Peterfreund : Book 1 in A Clue Mystery series

Inevitable Ascension by V.K. McAllister

Inherit the Stars by Tony Peak

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine : Book 1 in the Great Library series

Ink and Bone by Lisa Unger : Book 5 in The Hollows 

Inked by an Angel by Shauna Allen : Book 1 in the Cupid Chronicles

Insect Farm, The by Stuart Prebble

Invisible Library, The by Genevieve Cogman : Book 1 in the Invisible Library Novel series

IQ84 by Mike Dickenson


Joyful Living: 101 Ways to Transform Your Spirit and Revitalize Your Life by Amy Leigh Mercree



Keeping Mr. Right Now by Robin Bielman : A Kisses in the Sand novel

Kingdom of Exiles by Maxym M. Martineau : Book 1 in the Beast Charmer’s series

Kiss Before the Apocalypse, A by Thomas Sniegoski : Book 1 in the Remy Chandler series



Lady and the Highwayman by Sarah M. Eden : Book 2 in the Proper Romance series review by Kim

Lady and the Highwayman by Sarah M. Eden : Book 2 in the Proper Romance Series review by Jess

Last Call by Libby Kirsch : Book 1 in the Janet Black Mystery series

Last Dream Keeper, The by Amber Benson : Book 2 in the Witches of Echo Park series

Libelle Papers, The by E.C. Hibbs : Book 2 in the Tragic Silence series

Life Will Be the Death of Me…. and You Too! by Chelsea Handler

Linesman by S.K. Dunstall : Book 1 in Linesman series

Live from New York by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales, Guest Review by Heather

Llewellyn’s Little Book of Unicorns by Angela A. Wix

Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

Lock Every Door by Riley Sager : Jessica’s Review

Lost Prinsipels by Val Ross : Book 1 in the Veridurum series

Love and Cupcakes by Bethany Lopez : Cookbook



Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews : Book 9 in the Kate Daniels Series

Magic, Mayhem, and Murder by January Bain : Book 1 in the Manitoba Tea and Tarot Mysteries

Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews : Book 8 in the Kate Daniels Series

Magical Blend by Kennedy Layne : Book 1 in the Paramour Bay Mystery series

Magickal Mystery Lore by Sharon Pape : Book 4 in the Abracadabra Mystery series

Malta Exchange, The by Steve Berry : Book 14 in the Cotton Malone series

Maplecroft by Cherie Priest : Book 1 in the Borden Dispatches

Mariposa by Kim Wells

Mark of the Shadow Grove, The by Ross Smeltzer

Marriage Contract, The by Katee Robert : Book 1 in The O’Malleys series

Masked City, The by Genevieve Cogman : Book 2 in the Invisible Library series

Maus Vol. 1 : My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman

Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris : Book 1 in the Midnight, Texas trilogy

Monkey Man by M.N. SNow

Morbid Magic : Death Spirituality and Culture from Around the World by Tomas Prower

Mort by Terry Pratchett

Mr. Magic by Jeff Widmer : Book 2 in the Brinker series

Muddied Murder, A by Wendy Tyson : Book 1 in Greenhouse Mysteries series

Murder and More by Gerald Darnell : Book 14 in the Carson Reno Mystery series

Murder Casts Its Spell by Margaret C. Morse

My Alcoholic Plush Toy by Mandy Celestine : Book 1 in the My Plush Toy Trilogy

My Salinger Year by Joann Rakoff


Newly Wed & Slighty Dead by Danielle Garrett : Book 1 in A Touch of Magic Mystery series

Night Shift by Charlaine Harris : Book 3 in Midnight, Texas trilogy

Night Sister, The by Jennifer McMahon

Night Walk Men, The by Jason McIntyre : Introduction novella to the Night Walk Men series

No Farm, No Foul by Peg Cochran : Book 1 in the Farmer’s Daughter Mystery series

November Hunt by Jess Lourey : Book 7 in the Mira James Mystery series



Once Broken Faith by Seanan McGuire : Book 10 in the October Daye series

One God: The Will to Power by Kata Mlek : Book 1 in the One God Trilogy

One Taste Too Many by Debra H. Goldstein : Book 1 in the Sarah Blair Mystery series

Only in My Dreams by Darcy Burke : Book 1 in The Ribbon Ridge Series

Opposite of Wild, The by Kylie Gilmore : Book 1 in the Clover Park Series

Orphan Fleet, The by Brendan Detzner : Ongoing series of YA books

Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish : Book 1 in the Owl series

Owl and the City of Angels by Kristi Charish : Book 2 in the Owl series



Peaches and Scream by Susan Furlong : Book 1 in the Georgia Peach Mystery series

Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum, The by Kirsten Weiss: Book 1 in the Paranormal Museum series

Planetfall by Emma Newman

Pocket Apocalypse by Seanan McGuire : Book 4 in the InCryptid series

Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren Call at a Time by Michael Perry

Portrait of a Dead Guy by Larissa Reinhart : Book 1 in the Cherry Tucker Mystery series

Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

Pretty Guilty Women by Gina LaManna

Priced to Kill by Margaret Evans : Book 2 in the Second Treasures Mysteries

Pricked by Scott Mooney : Book 1 in The Tales from the Poisoned Apple

Pumpkins in Paradise by Kathi Daley : Book 1 in the TJ Jensen Mystery series



Readaholics and the Gothic Gala, The by Laura DiSilverio

Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

Reaper’s Sacrifice, The by Abigail Baker : Book 2 in Deathmark series

Red Diary, The by Toni Blake

Red Queen by Christina Henry : Book 2 in the Chronicles of Alice

Risen by M.T. Miller : Book 1 in The Nameless Chronicles

Rock Stars are Trouble by Kelly D. Smith : Book 1 in the Hooch in Hades series

Romancing the Earl by Darcy Burke : Book 2 in the Regency Treasure Hunters series

Room by Emma Donoghue

Rules of Entanglement by Gina L. Maxwell : Book 2 in the Fighting for Love series

Rumor, The by Elin Hilderbrand



Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson

Seducing Cinderella by Gina L. Maxwell : Book 1 in the Fighting for Love series

Serenity by Craig A. Hart : Book 1 in the Shelby Alexander Thriller series

Shadow Ops: Control Point by Myke Cole : Book 1 in Shadow Ops series

She Lies in Wait by Gytha Lodge

Shepherd’s Warning by Cailyn Lloyd

Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs : Book 10 in the Mercy Thompson series

Slush Pile Brigade, The by Samuel Marquis : Book 1 in the Nick Lassiter series

Small Kingdoms and Others Stories by Charlaine Harris

Smittened by Jamie Farrell : Book 3 in the Misfit Brides series

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes; And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty

Smoke on the Water by Lori Handeland : Book 3 in the Sisters of the Craft Trilogy

So Good by Darcy Burke : Book 1 in the Love on the Vine series

So Right by Darcy Burke : Book 2 in the Love on the Vine series

Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline

Someone We Know by Shari Lapena : Review by Kim

Someone We Know by Shari Lapena : Review by Jess

Soulless by Ismael Manzano : Book 1 in the Soul Broker series

Southern Spirits by Angie Fox : Book 1 in the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries

Spellcasting in Silk by Juliet Blackwell : Book 7 in A Wishcraft Mystery series

Spider’s Trap by Jennifer Estep : Book 13 in the Elemental Assassin series

Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs : Book 11 in the Mercy Thompson series

Strange Girl by Christopher Pike

Stranger on the Beach by Michele Campbell : Review by Kim

Stranger on the Beach by Michele Campbell : Review by Jess

Study in Murder by Debra Snow and Arjay Lewis : Book 1 in the Homes and Watkins Romantic Mystery series

Suffer the Children by Craig DiLouie

Survival of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson : Book 2 in the Molly Southbourne series

Sweet Tea & Sympathy by Molly Harper : Book 1 in the Southern Eclectic series

Switching Hour by Robyn Peterman : Book 1 in the Magic and Mayhem series



Tale of Two Goblins, The by H.P. Mallory : Book 2 in the Dulcie O’Neil series

Tales from the Gas Station Vol. 1 by Jack Townsend

Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow : Review by Kim

Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E Harrow : Review by Jess

Tent, The by Kealan Patrick Burke

Terrans, The by Jean Johnson : Book 1 in the First Salik War

The Thing Is by Kathleen Gerard

Time for Murder is Meow, The by T.C. LoTempio : Book 1 in A Purr ‘N Bark Pet Shop Mystery

To Helvetica and Back by Paige Shelton : Book 1 in A Dangerous Type Mystery series

To Kill a Warlock by H.P. Mallory : Book 1 in the Dulcie O’Neil series

Tower Lord by Anthony Ryan : Book 2 in A Raven’s Shadow series

Toxic Trousseau, A by Juliet Blackwell, : Book 8 in the Witchcraft Mystery series

Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich : Book 22 in the Stephanie Plum series

Troop, The by Nick Cutter

Truth and Other Lies, The by Sascha Arango

Turbo Twenty-Three by Janet Evanovich : Book 23 in the Stephanie Plum series

Turn of the Key, The by Ruth Ware : Review by Kim

Turn of the Key, The by Ruth Ware : Review by Jess

Twice Sold Murder by Margaret Evans : Book 1 in the Second Treasure Mysteries series

Two Bites Too Many by Deborah H. Goldstein : Book 2 in the Sarah Blair Mystery series


Unkindest Tide, The by Seanan McGuire : Book 13 in the October Daye series

Unraveled by Jennifer Estep : Book 15 in the Elemental Assassin series

Uprooted by Naomi Novik



V’Dan by Jean Johnson : Book 2 in the First Salik War series

Vanilla Beaned by Jenn McKinlay : Book 7 in A Cupcake Bakery Mystery series

Vegetarian, The by Han Kang

Viscount’s Christmas Temptation, The by Erica Ridley : Novella to introduce The Dukes of War series



Waking Fire, The by Anthony Ryan : Book 1 in the Draconis Memoria series

Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson 

Warlords of Llantatis by Dominic Green

Wedding Pact, The by Katee Robert : Book 2 in the O’Malleys series

Wedding Pearls, The by Carolyn Brown

Well Read, Then Dead by Terrie Farley Moran : Book 1 in the Read ‘Em and Eat Mysteries

What Happened That Night by Deanna Cameron

What the Duke Desires by Sabrina Jeffries : Book 1 in The Duke’s Men series

When Love Happens by Darcy Burke : Book 3 in the Ribbon Ridge Series

When We Kiss by Darcy Burke : Book 5 in the Ribbon Ridge Series

Where the Heart Is by Darcy Burke : Novella to Introduce the Ribbon Ridge series

Where the Sun Shines Out by Kevin Catalano

Whisper Man by Alex North

Whispered Tales of Graves Grove edited by J.S. Bailey and Kelsey Keating

White Peak by Ronan Frost

Wine’s Up? by Wendy Meadows : Book 1 in the Rosemary Harbor Mystery series

Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

White Chocolate Fudge by H.Y. Hanna : Book 2 in the Bewitched Chocolate Mysteries series

Witches of Echo Park by Amber Benson : Book 1 in the Echo Park Coven series

World in 80 Tales by Dave Tomlinson



Yours to Hold by Darcy Burke : Book 2 in The Ribbon Ridge series

Zed by Jason McIntyre : A Dovetail Cove Novel


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