A Brief Hiatus…

Hello dear readers, this is just an announcement that the Words of Mystery blog will be on hiatus for four weeks. We will be back the week of July 28, thank you to everyone who has followed and supported the blog so far. I hope you will all join us in four weeks for more […]

Book Review | Laughing All the Way to the Mosque by Zarqa Nawaz

Authour: Zarqa Nawaz Format: Advance Reader Copy, 237 pages Publication date: June 24th 2014 Publisher: HarperCollins Canada Source: Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review: Back in high school, I discovered and fell in love with a Canadian television show called Little Mosque on the Prairie. It was so different from all […]

Book Review | The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson

Authour: Jonas Jonasson Format: Advance Reader Copy, 387 pages Publication date: April 29th 2014 Publisher: Harper Collins Source: Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review: “Nombeko had no intention of being more cooperative toward the smarmy man than she had been in the shower the day before. So she replied that, as […]

Early Book Review | Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Authour: Rainbow Rowell Format: Egalley Publication date: July 8th 2014 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Source: Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review: I haven’t had much luck with Rainbow Rowell’s books; I disliked and did not finish Eleanor and Park. And while I found both Attachments and Fangirl okay, I wasn’t truly […]

Blog Tour | Mating For Life by Marissa Stapley Book Review

Authour: Marissa Stapley Format: Advance Reader Copy, 312 pages Publication date: June 24 2014 Publisher: Washington Square Press Source: Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review: Marissa Stapley’s debut novel, Mating for Life is both an interesting and a touching story about the relationships women have with each other in addition to […]

Book Review | The One & Only by Emily Giffin

Authour: Emily Giffin Format: Hardcover, 400 pages Publication date: May 20th 2014 Publisher: Ballantine Books Source: Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review: “Then again, I know it’s not the win itself, but everything that went into the victory.” (p. 413) Emily Giffin is such an amazing authour and I have always […]

Blog Tour | Prototype by M.D. Waters Book Review

Authour: M.D. Waters Format: Advance Reader Copy, 375 pages Publication date: July 24th 2014 Publisher: Dutton Adult Source: Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review: While I did enjoy the first book, Archetype I found that it was lacking something. In particular, I found Emma to be a bit too passive, although […]

Waiting On Wednesday #24 | Mãn by Kim Thúy

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 Authour: Kim Thúy Publication date: August 26th 2014 Publisher: Knopf Random Vintage Canada Synposis: Mãn has three mothers: the one who gives birth to her in wartime, the […]

Top Ten Tuesdays…Summer TBR list

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR list. Here are ten books I am planning to read this summer, they’re a mix of review books and books that have been sitting on my shelf for a while. 1. Somewhere in France […]

Book Review | Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Authour: Alyssa B. Sheinmel Format: Advance Reader Copy, 248 pages Publication date: May 13th 2014 Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Source: Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review: I love a good classic or fairytale retelling like the Lunar Chronicle series by Marissa Meyers which I adore or Danielle Paige’s Dorothy Must […]