Publisher: Atria Books


Jun 17
Review: The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

Review: The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

I kept waiting and waiting to like The Sea of Tranquility.  It has one of the highest ratings on Goodreads I’ve come across, with thousands of reviews, along with an overall 5-star rating on Amazon.  But it never happened.  I slogged through because of all the praise, but I was ultimately disappointed. The main source of my disappointment was one of the two main characters/narrators, Nastya.  Throughout the book, she references a horrible trauma without providing details.  This trauma led… Read more »


May 22
Review: Impossible Odds by Jessica Buchanan

Review: Impossible Odds by Jessica Buchanan

If you weren’t aware of Seal Time Six before the successful operation that took out Bin Laden, you certainly are now.  Another less well-known mission took place in Somalia in 2012 when the Seals rescued an American woman held captive by Somali pirates for three months.  Jessica Buchanan’s desire to help African children led her and her husband to Somalia, where she also instructed locals how to avoid landmines.  On October 25, 2011, Jessica and her Danish colleague, Poul Thisted,… Read more »


May 07
Review: Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Review: Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

As with the execrable Ten Tiny Breaths, I read Hopeless after seeing many glowing reviews, and I was left feeling disgusted by the behavior of the main characters.  I can only believe that people who love books featuring stalkers have never been stalked themselves, and that is a wonderful thing.  However, it distresses me whenever stalking and violence are portrayed to girls and women as some kind of manly ideal.  I, unfortunately, was the victim of a stalker (threats to… Read more »


Apr 18
Review: Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker

Review: Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker

I think this book takes the award for most ridiculous and jaw-droppingly insulting twist I’ve ever read.  But let me back up for a moment.  I don’t read a lot of New Adult, primarily because the female main characters are typically weak and insipid, and the men are often boorish, creepy stalkers.  But when I read the synopsis for Ten Tiny Breaths, I thought it would bring something new to the table.  I was wrong.  Very wrong. For something a… Read more »