Deep Within by Heather Mullins
When bodies start popping up all over Detroit, Angelo and Bobby are sent to solve a new string of murders. But things are not always what they seem, and Angelo is put into a position that forces him to step out of the box. Trying to save his best friend’s career and life he does the only thing he can think of to get to the bottom of the grave.
Having to go deep undercover to catch a killer tests everything Angelo has ever believed in. Will he be able to keep his identity hidden and his sanity intact or will he end up sleeping with the fishes?
Review - 4 stars
Damaging Secrets by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
New to town and a little rough around the edges, Detective Rachel Ryder finds herself on the receiving end of a suspicious person’s call in Hamby, Georgia. When the call turns out to be a dead body, the medical examiner is quick to rule the death a suicide. But was it something more sinister?
Everyone in the small department believes the case is closed—except for Rachel. The sudden passing of a local politician during the mayor’s run for Congress strikes her as a little too coincidental, and Rachel is eager to follow her instincts. Her partner, Rob, a 30-year veteran, isn’t the type to disobey his boss or ruffle any feathers, but he can’t convince strong-willed Rachel to let it go.
Obsessed with finding out the truth, Rachel begins to examine the evidence and drags her reluctant partner along for the ride. But the clues are confusing. Nothing is adding up.
Puzzled and running out of time, Rachel and Rob rush to work every angle and bring the elusive killer to justice before someone else ends up dead.
Review _ 5 stars
Fake Nora by Kelly Martin
Mirrors reflect what is in front of them, but what happens behind the glass-to the reflections themselves? Nora finds out when her own reflection, aka Fake Nora, changes places with her one night. Nora is shoved in a place that looks exactly like her house with no echoes, dull lights, and muted sounds. It isn’t her home at all, simply a shell of a place she loves.
Fake Nora is living her best life in Nora’s house, feeding on the fear of her little brother while no one else at the house knows anything is wrong.
Inside “reflectionland,” Nora meets thirteen-year-old Jesse, who has been stuck in his mirror since the forties, and he warns her that they aren’t alone in the house. There are others sneaking around, known as the bad ones-spirits of people who gave up after vanishing in the mirror.
Refusing to stay a reflection forever, Nora conjures a plan to escape, but Fake Nora isn’t about to give up her life in Nora’s home. And Jesse? He could become a bad one forever.
Review- 5 stars
If Stephen King wrote MG horror, I imagine it would go something like this.
Martin has wowed fans for years with her spooky, creeptastic chills for adults, and now she is ensnaring the preteens too
The Sidekick Chronicles - Sixx & The Beginning by Becca Vincenza
The guys fawn over her.
The girls hate her.
I’m just trying to get through the day.
That last part proves to be a challenge when I have a run-in with an enormous wolf. I would have been a goner, had Anastasia not swooped in to save my life with her superhuman abilities. In true bumbling dork fashion, I returned the kindness by ruining hers.
Strap in, and hold on tight, for the epic tale of how I became Sixx Reynolds - begrudging sidekick.
Review - 5 stars
This new series has all my favorite things - fae, werewolves, hot guys, kick-butt hero - and that is just the prequel!
Sixx is amazing as Ana's sidekick. Seriously, most of us could totally be Sixx in this situation. Love her!
Harper by Jo Cassidy
Sixteen-year-old Harper Chandler is one of DPS’s biggest assets. She’s small, nimble, cunning, and willing to break a few laws to stop an attack. Like breaking into a classmate’s house where he catches her, almost blowing the vigilante operation wide open.
In order to keep things under wraps, Harper is forced to get close to Akiro—who just so happens to be extremely hot and very into Harper. As she and Akiro grow closer, Harper must continue to spy on his father to figure out why he keeps showing up in the DPS database, all while working a stalker case for the most powerful woman in San Diego.
As she draws nearer to answers, Harper realizes the stalker will stop at nothing to keep her from uncovering the catastrophic truth.
If Harper can’t piece everything together in time, lives—and her relationship with Akiro—will be lost.
For fans of Batman and Marie Lu.
Review - 5 stars
Daphne's Questionable Bet by Sara Jo Cluff
Sara will be my guest on #FangirlThursday, February 4th at 7:30 PM EST.
When sixteen-year-old Daphne Richards moves from Utah back to California, she's excited by the prospect of being reunited with her childhood best friend. But her excitement quickly dies when she learns her mom's high school rival lives next door-with a daughter the same age as Daphne.
Sierra Winters is a chip off the old block. Eager to redeem her mother's name, Sierra offers Daphne a simple challenge: Who can get the gorgeous and charming Bentley Anderson to ask her to prom?
Confident in her ability, and unable to turn down a challenge, Daphne takes the bet. Both girls quickly go to work, doing everything in their powers to woo Bentley-while sabotaging the other. Only, another guy at school quickly catches Daphne's eye, and her ever-building anxiety mounts when a picture involving Care Bear underwear risks getting out.
If Daphne can't sift through her emotions and figure out how to handle the bet, she'll not only risk social suicide ... but the chance at true love.