Sweetgirl by Travis Mulhauser

Carletta James is missing again. This isn’t exactly a surprise to her 16 year old daughter Percy. Carletta is a meth addict whose knack for surviving things she shouldn’t is unparalleled. This time, though, Percy is worried. A winter storm of biblical proportions is bearing down on Cutler County, Michigan, and it’s one a strungContinue reading “Sweetgirl by Travis Mulhauser”

The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry

Natalie Cleary wants to enjoy the perfect post high school summer. Only a few things are preventing that, some normal, some not. With a complicated ex-boyfriend, a best friend that’s moving away, and her own impending move to Rhode Island, Natalie is already under stress. When she receives an ominous night visit from her “grandmother”,Continue reading “The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry”

The Revenant by Michael Punke

Based  on the true story of frontiersman Hugh Glass, The Revenant by Michal Punke chronicles Hugh’s rather  charmed life. That’s not to say he didn’t face challenges, because he certainly did, but his ability to survive nearly any situation is what made him lucky. Born into a financially stable family in Philadelphia, Glass went toContinue reading “The Revenant by Michael Punke”

Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett

A wise man* once said “Comparison is the thief of joy.” While I suspect he was talking about peer comparison, it holds true between books as well (if only slightly less meaningful). Comparison is a dangerous thing. When I’m promised a book will be the next Stephen King’s The Stand, I get very, very excited.Continue reading “Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett”

Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt

Mr. Splitfoot* is Samantha Hunt’s latest novel and it’s a strange, intense journey for fans of Gothic fiction. Nat and Ruth are two teenagers living in the Love of Christ! Foster Home, Farm, and Mission. Exclamation point included. The founder of the home, Father Arthur, only wants the most extreme cases of child abandonment. HeContinue reading “Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt”