Prototype by M. D. Waters (Archetype #2)

Prototype by M.D. Waters

Prototype is the second – and sadly the last – book in the Archetype dystopian thriller series by the author M.D. Waters. In the first book, Archetype, we have Emma Wade waking up from an accident, with her husband Declan sitting next to her with a loving look in his eyes. Her journey takes her through weird territories where she realizes that she might not be who everyone tells her she is. Her dreams and voices in her head tell her another story entirely. In Prototype we meet Emma one year after the happenings in Archetype. When people close to […] Read more »

Antitype M. D. Waters (Archetype #0.5)

Antytype by M.D. Waters

Having just published yesterday my list of favorite books read in 2014, which also included Archetype by M.D. Waters, I remembered that I also have the prequel and the second book in the series. Having liked the first book quite a lot, my next read was instantly decided, so this morning while having my breakfast, I picked up Antitype and started reading. Needless to say, by the time I finished my breakfast, I also finished the short, but very rewarding, novella. Archetype is set in a dystopian world where fertility is a major problem, and where women are sold to […] Read more »

Extraction by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Pendergast #12.5)

Extraction by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Extraction is a short novella in the Special Agent Pendergast series by the famous author duo Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. It is #12.5 in the series and comes right before White Fire, a book that I have reviewed here not so long ago. As the book is less than 50 pages, I read it within 10 minutes or so. Despite the fact that it is such a short novel, the plot is really well tided up with no loose ends, and without feeling that the book was incomplete, as it is so often the case with short novellas in […] Read more »

Serial Killers Incorporated by Andy Remic

Serial Killers Incorporated by Andy Remic

Serial Killers Incorporated is the first book in a new series by the author Andy Remic. Currently it looks like a standalone, however it has big chances of being turned into a supernatural thriller series. To be honest, I find it quite difficult to review it, not even sure where to start. I liked it, could have loved it, but I found it way too strange and confusing for my taste. Even now that I finished the book, I’m not quite sure what exactly did I read and who were indeed the main characters. The story is about Callaghan, a […] Read more »

The Bleiberg Project by David Khara (Consortium #1)

The Bleiberg Project by David Khara

The Bleiberg Project is the first in a new thriller series by the French author David Khara. I enjoy thrillers about WWII so I eagerly started reading it once I downloaded it from NetGalley. Let’s just say that the beginning confused me a lot. It jumped between past and present a lot and since I was not yet familiar with the main characters, I really had to focus to follow the story. Eventually, though things started to come really well together and I found myself tremendously enjoying the book. Jeremy Corbin is a successful Wall Street trader with a mother […] Read more »

The Devil’s Dream by David Beers

The Devils Dream by David Beers

The Devil’s Dream is a standalone novel by David Beers, a book that I received from the author with a request to read and write down my thoughts about it in my blog. The premise is quite interesting: Matthew Brand is a genius, his mind is at a completely different level than that of most humans on this planet. He IS the smartest guys on this planet, period. At a young age he was getting various Ph.Ds while others were still struggling with their first bachelor’s degree. However he was not really getting anywhere with his life, although many had […] Read more »

Downfall by Brian Lutterman (Pen Wilkinson #1)

Downfall by Brian Lutterman

A surprisingly good read. I have never heard of this author before, however now that I finished reading Downfall by Brian Lutterman, I might just pick up his previous novels as well. A tragic accident in the past left Pen Wilkinson in wheelchair for life, killing her niece at the same time. Her life is ruined, her career as an attorney is down the drains (afterall who would want a counselor that takes away sympathy from the client due to her physical situation), so she’s happy when she finds a job at a bank in Minnesota – not quite what […] Read more »

Archetype by M. D. Waters (Archetype #1)

Archetype by M. D. Waters

If there are 10 books that will have blown my mind away for the year of 2014, Archetype by M.D. Waters is definitely one of them. It was so good, I couldn’t put it down until I read it cover to cover. Sadly I will have to wait for the second (and last) book in the two part series, called Prototype, until July. Archetype is not your regular mystery novel. It is really more of a dystopia set in a futuristic world where infertility is a major issue. The way things are going on in our world today, I can […] Read more »

While the Savage Sleeps By Andrew E. Kaufman

While The Savage Sleeps by Andrew E. Kaufman

While the Savage Sleeps is the first of the Andrew E. Kaufman books. I’ve read it after his two novels in the Patrick Bannister series called The Lion, The Lamb, The Hunted and Darkness Shadows, thinking that it is in about the same veins as the books in the series, but boy I was mistaken. While the Patrick Bannister novels are psychological mysteries, the author’s first book is a serious paranormal mystery/thriller and now that I’ve read all three, I can easily choose my favorite: While the Savage Sleeps. I love thrillers with a paranormal slant, and this book really […] Read more »

Hidden by Thomas Hall

Hidden by Thomas Hall

Hidden is a standalone mystery by Thomas Hall and it’s the first book by this author I’ve read so far. Jonathan Allen is having a tough year. Just a few months before his wife was murdered under mysterious circumstances, and now he has to raise his 6 year old son, Eric, on his own. And raising a son who has withdrawn from his dad is not easy. Although things do seem to be just a bit better than before… Right until one day Eric doesn’t come home from school. Upon checking with the school board he learns that Eric was […] Read more »