Akaela by E.E. Giorgi (Mayake Chronicles #1)

Akaela by E.E. Giorgi

First of all I have to admit that I love everything by Elena Giorgi, so I might be a tad biased in my reviews 馃檪 Akaela is the latest offering by this fast rising author, who started her writing career with her popular Track Presius series. This new book however, the first in the Mayake Chronicles, is catered towards the young adult readership, although I have to say it can be easily read by anyone – and I say this as I聽am聽over the age of 45 already. The author has a knack for writing sci-fi futuristic thrillers with some paranormal […] Read more 禄

Haunted by Lynn Carthage (The Arnaud Legacy #1)

Haunted Armaud Legacy

Haunted is the first book in a new young adult paranormal mystery series by the author Lynn Carthage. I requested it at Netgalley as I liked the premise – a gothic mystery with some haunting going on. A huge dark mansion in England, and a young girl’s search for the truth. An American family is moving from San Francisco to the husband’s family mansion in England, all because of something Phoebe, the older girl did not long ago. Even now that they’re settling in their new home, the parents (mother and step dad) are not quite their usual normal selves […] Read more 禄

Watched by C.J. Lyons

Watched by C.J. Lyons

Watched is a standalone young adult mystery novel by the author C.J. Lyons. While browsing the Netgalley shelves a few weeks ago I came upon this title and the description caught my interest right away: cyber hacking, online security and privacy, all issues that us, people who are spending our time online day after day, are easily threatened with. The premise is really gripping, to say the least – Jesse is a 16 year old normal boy who has a terrible secret. A ruthless online stalker, King, is blackmailing him into doing despicable things on screen, and Jesse goes along […] Read more 禄

The Smiley Killer by Julia Derek (Unnatural Born Killers #1)

The Smiley Killer by Julia Derek

The Smiley Killer is the first book in a new trilogy by the author Julia Derek.聽The story is a young adult (YA) mystery and it was refreshing to read this genre once again. Riley is 17 and she loves watching shows like CSI and similar on TV. She is bright and has a very inquisitive mind. Her sister Cass is 12 years old, which is an age that is quite dangerous at the moment: there is a killer out there targeting 12 year old girls who are relatively similar looking, which makes Cass a possible next target. Her parents no […] Read more 禄

Dream Student by J.J. DiBenedetto (Dreams #1)

Dream Student by J.J. DiBenedetto

The first book in the Dreams series by the author J. J. DiBenedetto, Dream Student is a young adult (YA) mystery with a twist. The author sent me the book with a request to read and review (I will also get the rest of the books in the series, so reviews will come shortly), and I immediately jumped at the opportunity for one main reason: I am interested in dreams, especially lucid dreaming, projecting into astral space from lucid dreams, vivid dreams and learning how the subconscious works in related to dreams. So it seemed like a book after my […] Read more 禄

Phoenix Island by John Dixon

Phoenix Island by John Dixon

What a wonderful book this was! I finished reading Phoenix Island by John Dixon in one afternoon over the weekend. It was so good, I couldn’t put it down. It is one of those stories that will haunt you long after you’ve read it, and it pops up in your head at the most unusual times. I really wanted to read this book when I first heard that it is the base for a new CBS聽TV series called Intelligence, featuring none other than Josh Holloway, the best looking guy in Lost (sorry Matthew Fox). So yes, if anyone is wondering, […] Read more 禄