Dark Matter- Blake Crouch 

You know when you get an “aha” moment when reading a book and it really starts to make you think that what you read could really happen?!?! Well I had that moment while reading this book and it freaked me out. Not that I was going to become some super smart scientist who can discover groundbreaking material, but just that there are other dimensions within our own. Crazy stuff going on in this book!!

Jason Dessen was once an up and coming scientist with a bright future ahead of him. No one had any doubt about that. When his future changes by getting a girl pregnant and settling down with her, his career takes the backseat. Fifteen years later Jason is a college physics professor and is happy in his average life with his wife and son. One night while leaving a bar he is kidnapped and questioned about his current life which not only scares him but makes him extremely curious. When he wakes up he feels different and his surroundings aren’t familiar. The man who woke him greets him like an old friend and the many people watching him all see incredibly proud. What is happening to him? Is he dreaming? It seems as though he is in a different world, one where he is not a physics professor but a world famous scientist who has accomplished great things. What is he going to do and how is he going to get back to his family?

Dark Matter is 340 pages long and took me three days to read.

I am giving Dark Matter a 4.5 out of 5 because this might be one of my favorite books of all time. With its ingenious plot and constant turning of the road to the finish, I was completely hooked. I highly recommend this book to anyone who will listen. It is fascinating and truly is a unique story!

Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey

Dear Amy- Helen Callaghan

I very rarely find that a book leaves me without a sense of who the author is. Dear Amy is no different. Helen Callaghan has a unique story to tell and I look forward to reading her future works.

Margot Lewis has a dark past. In the new life she has made for herself she is now a high school teacher that gives advice in a “Dear Amy” column. When she gets a letter from someone who is writing as a missing girl from 15 years prior seeking help from her captor,Margot is unsure of what to make of them. Is this a joke? She’s had prank letters sent to her before. This feels different, it feels real. When she goes the police they initially laugh her off but after taking a closer look , they start to believe Margot.

Dear Amy is 340 pages long and took me 3 days to read.

I give this novel a three out of five for keeping me intrigued throughout the story. Thanks to Harper Collins for sending me a copy of this great story.

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Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey

The Couple Next Door- Shari Lapena

While wedding planning I started reading this book and let me tell you, it got me second guessing getting married! Just kidding, but this book is so well written that I started double checking that, yes, I do actually know the person I’m going to marry!!

Anne and Marco Conti just had their first child. They are going through a bit of a rough patch since Anne had the baby as she has postpartum depression. When  their babysitter cancels at the last minute they decide to still go to their neighbors for the first time in months. They bring the baby monitor along and plan to check on the baby every 30 minutes. After doing as they promised and checking on the baby, they leave their neighbor’s house at 1 AM and arrive home to find an empty crib. When the police arrive, the police immediately suspect Anne and Marco. What could they have gained by hurting their baby? How well do they really know each other? Where is their daughter?

The Couple Next Door is 308 pages long and took me three days to read.

I give this novel a four out of five for it’s intriguing plot and twisty-turny story line! I highly recommend reading this book if you haven’t already!

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Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

I See You- Clare Mackintosh

I’m back in my groove, y’all! Hopefully I’ll be able to start cranking out reviews like I’ve been wanting to! I’m very excited to share my thoughts on Clare Mackintosh’s “I See You” with you.

Zoe Walker is just your average, everyday woman that travels to home and work by train.  When she browses the newspaper on her way home she sees a familiar picture in the personals section with a phone number and a website “findtheone.com”. After looking closer she realizes that the picture is of herself. She is, naturally, freaked out about her picture being used in the paper without her consent. When Zoe recognizes another picture in the personals section dated a a few days before her own she tries to recall how she knows her. When she realizes that she knows this woman from an article about her keys being stolen on the train while she slept, Zoe calls the police.  Zoe becomes increasingly concerned that there is a connection of crime to the personals advertisement.  Is she next in line to get robbed or hurt?

I See You is 372 pages long and took me four days to read.

I give this novel a four out of five because it kept me completely on the hook! The excitement of this novel literally doesn’t stop until the last page. I highly recommend this book!!

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Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey

 

Still Mine- Amy Stuart

I finally finished a book! For the first time in over a month I have taken a book off my to be read pile and now am able to put it on the shelf. This book made it possible and hopefully jump start my new years resolution of reading a book a week!

Clare isn’t her real name but that’s what the folks of the small town Blackmore call her. She will only be in Blackmore a week and in that time she needs to find out what happened to Shayna Fowles, the missing local. Clare is running from her own past but in order to do so she needs to move forward. By finding where or what happened to Shayna will be lucrative for her and she needs money now more than ever. When she starts to lose herself in what feels like home (and not in a good way) she obsesses about finding Shayna before its to late for herself to get out.

Still Mine is 305 pages long and took me 4 days to read.

I give this novel a three out of five because I really enjoyed reading this story. It wasn’t a difficult read and was exactly what I needed to get back into my reading groove.

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Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey

The Fever- Megan Abbott

I’m pulling this book out of my “previously read” vault to review because it’s my last semester is school and I’ve been slacking on reading. This was the first Megan Abbott that I had the pleasure reading and since reading I’ve added many of her books to my to be read list.

The Fever takes place in a small town where Deenie, a young high school girl, suddenly has a seizure in the middle of class. When other female students start having unexplained seizures as well the entire town becomes increasingly paranoid to the point of hysteria.

The Fever is 303 pages long and took me 3 days to read.

I really enjoyed this book. I always find myself drawn to mysteries and this book is no different. I give The Fever a 3 out of 5 for the anxiety it gave me throughout the story.

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Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey

Her Every Fear- Peter Swanson

I have been reading very slow here lately as it’s my last semester of school before I’m done! Yessss! That being said, I’m finding that I’m reading more than studying so I won’t be posting as often until I’m done.

This is my first Peter Swanson novel and I really enjoyed it. I’ll start by saying there are a lot of creepy characters in this boon but Kate Priddy, our main character, is worth it.

Kate has a traumatic past. After being nearly killed by her ex-boyfriend, she reluctantly agrees to get out of London and swap apartments with her second cousin in Boston. Because of her traumatic past she suspects the worst out of every situation. When she arrives at her cousin’s apartment and finds that his neighbor has been murdered her first instinct is flight. But she is determined to make this work and to prove to herself that she can do it. Then she finds that her cousin was intimately connected to the girl next door. Did her cousin that she hardly knows kill this girl? What did she get herself into?

Her Every Fear is 329 pages of suspense and took me 3 days to read.

I give this book a 3 out of 5 for its wonderful character development.

Thank you so much to HarperCollins Publishing for sending me this great book!

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Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey 

The Trespasser- Tana French 

Goodness gracious, I love Tana French. Every one of her books is a page turner and I can’t help but get giddy picking up her newest book because I know it will be unique.

The Trespasser is a story of the Irish Murder Squad detective Antoinette Conway. Like all of French’s novels, she has us following a highlight case of a detective’s career. Detective Conway is the only female detective in the Murder Squad. Due to a previous disagreement with another detective, she feels shes been labeled as the black sheep of the squad. Feeling out of place has taken its share on Conway and she is feeling less and less useful on the squad. When a case comes in that feels slightly fishy, she latches onto it and it turns her life upside down.

449 pages long and addicting as ever. It took me awhile longer to finish this book (5 days) but it is well worth the commitment!

I give The Trespasser a 4 out of five because Antoinette Conway may be one of my favorite characters of all time. Tana French really knows how to bring these complex characters to life.

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Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey