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Book Review: The Power by Naomi Alderman

Anissa Annalise

Tags book reviews, british fiction, dystopian, science fiction

The Power by Naomi Alderman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Any book that gets me so emotionally invested that when I read the last sentence I actually say to a character, out loud "Go to hell!", it's been a pretty good read. The Power, did that. I don't want to give away too much because I think this is one of those books that is so experiential in the individual reading as to what most resonates.

That...

Book Review: A Broth of Betrayal (Soup Lover's Mystery #2) by Connie Archer

Anissa Annalise

Tags book reviews, book series, cozy mystery, mystery

A Broth of Betrayal by Connie Archer
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Publisher:  Berkley

Summary:  Even a town called Snowflake, Vermont, has a summer season. In August, Lucky Jamieson’s By the Spoonful serves chilled soups—celery and green onion, cream of asparagus—and salads. The shop also serves as a gathering place to talk about cold-blooded murder… 

A protest to stop the construction of an ugly car wash...

Book Review: Girl In Snow by Danya Kukafka

Anissa Annalise

Tags book reviews, mystery/thriller, netgalley & arcs

Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Publisher:  Simon & Schuster

Summary:  Who Are You When No One Is Watching?

When a beloved high schooler named Lucinda Hayes is found murdered, no one in her sleepy Colorado suburb is untouched—not the boy who loved her too much; not the girl who wanted her perfect life; not the officer assigned to investigate her murder. In the aftermath of the...

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

Anissa Annalise

Tags book reviews, mystery/thriller

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA

Summary:  One night, Mia Dennett enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. At first Colin Thatcher seems like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life. 

When Colin decides to...

Book Review: Red Mars (Mars Trilogy #1) by Kim Stanley Robinson

Anissa Annalise

Tags book reviews, book series, science fiction

Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher:  Spectra

Summary:   In his most ambitious project to date, award-winning author Kim Stanley Robinson utilizes years of research & cutting-edge science in the 1st of a trilogy chronicling the colonization of Mars: For eons, sandstorms have swept the desolate landscape. For centuries, Mars has beckoned humans to conquer its hostile...