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The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potter (RIP)

The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potter (RIP)

A/N: I seem to be on a paranormal mystery roll lately.  Before I begin my review proper, let me just say that The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potter (RIP) reminds me so much of Sophie Kinsella’s Twenties Girl; it has the wit and humour. The premise of The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potter (RIP) sounds morbid, but in reality, it’s lighthearted, hilarious (at one point, Rosie the ghost got her head stuck in the toilet bowl) and very charming. It’s perfect for readers who have an appreciation for British dry humour. […]

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Lowcountry Boneyard: Review + Tour Stop

Lowcountry Boneyard: Review + Tour Stop

“Veronica Mars meets Ghost Whisperer” is the phrase I would use to describe Lowcountry Boneyard. It’s a paranormal mystery that tells the story of Liz Talbot, a modern Southern belle and Private Investigator, and the disappearance of Kent Hayward, a 23-year-old heiress. “My roots are here. My family is here — and family’s important to me. And I have a responsibility to this town.” She joins forces with Colleen, her dead best friend who has the ability to read minds. Lowcountry Boneyard does not stand out. It’s generic and I find most of […]

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The Great Dragon Warrior: Review

The Great Dragon Warrior: Review

Epigram Books has done it again. If you’re an avid follower of this blog, you should know that I’ve been blogging about their books for quite some time now. This time round, the independent publisher is back with another endearing children’s book, The Great Dragon Warrior. Before reading the book blurb, I was expecting a human dragon warrior. Imagine my surprise when I found out the dragon warrior is none other than Basmi (a dragon!) himself! It’s easy to delve into the magical world of dragons. The writing is engaging, […]

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The Case of the Invisible Dog: Review + Tour Stop

The Case of the Invisible Dog: Review + Tour Stop

If there’s a Nobel Prize for the kookiest fictional character, it’s Shirley Holmes; she’s a smart aleck and a pain in the ass. The private investigator believes she’s the great-great-granddaughter of Sherlock Holmes; she aims to pick up where he left off. She’s deluded and her antics are downright ridiculous.  I wondered how I could have been so dense as to not have seen it right away — that my boss was indeed a nut job, and believed herself to be some sort of modern Sherlock Holmes. After securing a new case, […]

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Pretty Thing: Review

Pretty Thing: Review

John Green better watch his back. Why? Because I think Jennifer Nadel is a serious contender in the young-adult world. Sometimes not doing something could make you guilty of a crime. Becs have too many things on her plate. There’s a nutter on the loose. Some barf bag is loitering around town and assaulting young girls. Her best friend, Mary Jane is one them. Grown-ups made it sound like it was so easy to lose your virginity. Like it was the kind of thing you could discard by accident. Well, not […]

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L.A. Rotten: Review + Tour Stop

L.A. Rotten: Review + Tour Stop

I can tell exactly how he died just by looking at the splatter. Sounds epic, doesn’t it? Just this sentence alone shows you how good Thomas Tanner is at his job.  Something sinister is brewing at the motels, and Tanner is here to solve it. It’s gory, foul, and not for the faint-hearted. Although, interestingly enough, there are a couple of funny bits in L.A. Rotten. Leave it to the author to create a story that’s violent and comical. “The Bible… with the condom tucked into this exact page. I’ve found […]

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