Book Reviews

By Jo Michaels | A collection of book reviews by bloggers across the internet. Don't waste time searching all over for the best reads; find them here!

Your Favorite Books of 2016 so far

Happy Monday, good people of the blogosphere! Today, I'm gonna talk about my favorite reads of 2016 so far, and I wanna hear all about yours! These …

GOOD COVERS vs UGLY COVERS

Emancipation Earns TWO Five Star Reader's Favorite Awards

Happy Thursday, everyone! Today, I'm completely bragging on myself. Not often that I do this, but this book has been such an amazing experience, I …

Book Review - Dark Bishop

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I'm gonna regale you all with another book review today! I know how freaking excited you must be. You guys. This book! …

Book Review - The Adventures of Sir Edric - Volume One

Happy Tuesday! It's time for a rash of book reviews! How excited are you? Today, I have a review for the second part of a book I loved, <i>Sir Edric's</i> …

Now in My Bookbag: Enchant Me, by Anne Violet

This is an interesting story about family secrets, magic, a scary stalker, and falling in love. The basic premise is a little familiar. Alexis, the …

Now In My Bookbag : Perfekt Balance, by S.T. Bende

What would happen to all of the realms if the Unifier-in-training couldn’t figure out how to keep everything in perfekt balance?<p>Elsa has no one to …

Now in My Bookbag: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, by Phaedra Patrick

I received an advanced copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for providing honest feedback to the publisher.<p>This book elicits a wide range of …

LYING CHEATING HEART Review and Excerpt Tour

<b>LYING, CHEATING HEART, the long awaited second book in Mindy Ruiz’s Game of Hearts Series is finally here! Be sure and grab book 1, ENCHANTED HEART</b> …

THE NATURAL HISTORY OF US Excerpt & Review Tour

Rachel Harris’s THE NATURAL HISTORY OF US is already getting swoons from readers everywhere! We can’t wait for you to get your hands on it. Known for …

YOU CAN’T CATCH ME by Becca Ann Review

You Can’t Catch Me<p>By Becca Ann (Cassie Mae)<br>Published: March 28, 2016<p>**I received an ARC of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest …

TICK TOCK: SEVEN TALES OF TIME Release Day Review

Hi everyone! Congratulations to the authors at Wicked Ink Books: Shawn McGuire, A.G. Henley, Corinne O’Flynn, Sue Duff, Wendy Terrien, Rebecca …

Book Review: Fishing Hole by Hillary DeVisser

Newly divorced Jesse moves back to her hometown for a fresh start. However, with three sons in tow, romance isn’t a top priority for her. But life is …

Now in My Bookbag: Behave, by Andromeda Romano-Lax

I received a copy of this book through Netgalley, for the purpose of providing feedback for the publisher and an honest review.<p>This book reads as …

Now in My Bookbag: Franny and Toby – The Mystery of the Kidnapped Cat, by Tetman Callis

I received an advanced copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for honest feedback for the author and publisher, and an honest review.<p>This is …

Book Review: An Unforgivable Love Story by B.L. Berry

Compelling. Unique. Suspenseful. Tragic. Infuriating.<p><i>An Unforgivable Love Story</i> is all of these things and more. And the title is spot-on. The …

Now in My Bookbag: Love is Come, by Heather B. Moore

I am lucky to have received an advance copy of this book, and was asked only for an honest review in return. The opinions expressed here are my own.<p>I …

Now in My Bookbag: Catalyst, by Author Casey L. Bond

This is a moving and very enjoyable book. I feel that author Casey Bond does a great job of weaving together the many elements of this story into a …

Book Review: Shelter by Jung Yun

<i>Shelter</i> is a well-constructed, slow-paced novel that focuses on one family’s painful secrets and the tragic event that forces truths to be revealed. …

Now in My Bookbag: Lorelai, You'll Never Die, by Laura Konrad

I was taken in by Lorelai’s gritty journey. The collection of short stories combined to provide a mostly cohesive book. I developed a respect for the …

Short Stories

Book Review: City Beautiful by CM Foss

<i>City Beautiful</i> offers a captivating mix of romance, humor and drama, and there are even a few moments that had me on the edge of my seat dying to …

Now in My Bookbag: The Replacement Bride, by Cynthia Woolf

It was so nice to visit Hope’s Crossing again. I loved finding my old friends Sam and Jo Longworth, and it was wonderful to meet Clare and Jesse …

Now in My Bookbag: The Other Side of Gravity, by Shelly Crane

It was so easy to get drawn into this book. Sophelia’s story was very interesting and engrossing, her journey was extremely heart-wrenching and …

Now in My Bookbag: Crime and Poetry, by Amanda Flower

This story is charming, magical, and a little bit quirky. I truly enjoyed this read and feel very comfortable recommending it.<p>Most of the book flows …

Now in My Bookbag: Heroes, by Ednah Walters

Heroes is the second book in the Eirik Series, a companion to Walters’ wildly popular Runes Series.<p>Author Ednah Walters continues to work her magic …

Now in My Bookbag: Before the Fall, by Noah Hawley

I was given a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.<p>This book is very interesting. It is a study of the way that even …

Now in My Bookbag: Waking Olivia, by Elizabeth O’Roark

This exceptional, contemporary novel has elements of romance, mystery, and suspense.<p>The main characters are complex and relatable. Olivia is both …

Book Review: The Passenger by Lisa Lutz

<i>The Passenger</i> is perfect for readers who enjoy a good mystery. However, if you prefer concrete clues that help you piece together a book’s big …

Now in My Bookbag: Clockwork Princess, by Cassandra Clare

This is one of my favorite ugly cry books. It is also an exemplary novel and a perfect ending to the Infernal Devices Trilogy.<p>The story is full of …