Book Review | The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan

Authour: Amy Tan Format: Advance Reader Copy, 589 pages Publication date: November 5th 2013 Publisher: Harpercollins Source: Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: Moving between the dazzling world of courtesans in turn of the century Shanghai, a remote Chinese mountain village, and the rough-hewn streets of nineteenth-century San Francisco, Amy Tan’s […]

Book Review |The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness

Authour: Patrick Ness Format: Advance Reader Copy, 310 pages Publication date: January 27th 2013 Publisher: Penguin Press (USA), Harpercollins (Canada) Source: Received from publisher for book club promotion. Synopsis: The extraordinary happens every day… One night, George Duncan – decent man, a good man – is woken by a noise in his garden. Impossibly, a […]

Waiting On Wednesday #16 – Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme that highlights upcoming titles that we’re looking forward to/dying to read. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine Synposis: Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves […]

Mystery Mondays | The Red Queen Dies by Frankie Y. Bailey

Mystery Mondays is a sometimes weekly, sometimes biweekly and sometimes monthly review feature here on Words of Mystery that showcases books in the mystery (and on occasion thriller) genre that we are currently reading and our thoughts on them. Feel free to comment and leave suggestions as to what we should read and review next. […]

Book Review | Bombay Wali and Other Stories by Veena Gokhale

Authour: Veena Gokhale Format: Paperback, 217 pages Publication date: March 31st 2013 Publisher: Guernica Editions Source: Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: Twelve stories that provide startling glimpses of contemporary life in Bombay, and elsewhere. An innocuous jazz concert that awakens painful memories for a middle-aged caregiver, a wealthy business woman […]

Waiting On Wednesday #15 – Born of Deception by Teri Brown

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme that highlights upcoming titles that we’re looking forward to/dying to read. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine Synposis: Budding illusionist Anna Van Housen is on top of the world: after scoring a spot on a prestigious European vaudeville tour, she has moved to London to […]

Mystery Mondays | Something Borrowed, Someone Dead by M.C. Beaton

Mystery Mondays is a sometimes weekly, sometimes biweekly and sometimes monthly review feature here on Words of Mystery that showcases books in the mystery (and on occasion thriller) genre that we are currently reading and our thoughts on them. Feel free to comment and leave suggestions as to what we should read and review next. […]

Book Review | Whirl Away by Russell Wangersky

Authour: Russell Wangersky Format: Paperback, 224 pages Publication date: March 17th 2012 Publisher: Thomas Allen Publishers Source: Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: Short story collection examines when coping skills slip – denial, pragmatism, or delusion. A caretaker of a prairie amusement park, the lone occupant of a collapsing Newfoundland town, […]

Early Book Review | Cress by Marissa Meyer

Authour: Marissa Meyer Format: Egalley, 407 pages Publication date: February 4, 2014 Publisher: Macmillian –Imprint: Feiwel & Friends Source: Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: Rapunzel’s tower is a satellite. She can’t let down her hair—or her guard. In this third book in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain […]