Tag: contemporary

The Hell You Say by Josh Lanyon

Posted August 19, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Hell You Say by Josh Lanyon

The Hell You Say is aptly named. Getting through this book was sheer torture – not because the content or writing was lacking – but because the characters were really put through the ringer. I had heard prior to reading this book that the angst levels were greatly increased but that warning did not prepare me for just how emotional I felt when I finally put down this book. Bravo Josh […]

A Dangerous Thing by Josh Lanyon

Posted August 17, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
A Dangerous Thing by Josh Lanyon

A Dangerous Thing was a really strong follow-up to Fatal Shadows. The mystery was clever and involving and I really liked the (slowly) developing relationship between Adrien and Jake. The beginning of the book kicks off several months after the events in Fatal Shadows. Adrien has been spending a lot of time with Jake Riordan, the closeted cop from the first book who saved his life. They are currently involved in something of […]

Fatal Shadows by Josh Lanyon

Posted August 17, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 1 Comment
Fatal Shadows by Josh Lanyon

This book caught me totally unawares. I’m not even sure how I ended up reading this but the synopsis sounded interesting so decided to give it a try. Well I ended up being totally sucked into the story and (more importantly) the characters. Adrien English was a delightful main character and I really enjoyed being in his head. The mystery was interesting and kept me guessing, but it was Adrien […]

The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller

Posted August 11, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller

The Summer I Became a Nerd was a cute, fun read from debut author Leah Rae Miller. Being a bit of a nerd myself, I found myself caught up in this story about a girl called Maddie – a ‘closeted’ nerd – who over the course of a summer learns to embrace her inner-geek and accept herself for who she really is, not the image she has been trying to project […]

Naked by Kevin Brooks

Posted August 11, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Naked by Kevin Brooks

Naked is the first Kevin Brooks book I’ve read but it will definitely not be the last. This was a raw, exciting novel set in the burgeoning world of punk. The main character is Lili, a young classically trained musician who finds herself swept into this dirty, unglamorous music scene that began sweeping its way through 70’s-era England. She finds herself becoming the bassist of a group called ‘Naked’ but […]