BOTM, Fiction, Lists

January 2023 BOTM Predictions Everyone in my Family has Killed Someone Buy Written by a stand-up comedian, blurbed by BOTM alums Karin Slaughter and Jane Harper, so of course this should be a choice! The Davenports Buy In 1910, the Davenports are one of the few black families of enormous wealth in the United States. Point for exploring… Continue reading January 2023 BOTM Predictions

BOTM, Fiction, Mystery/Thriller


★★★★★ GENRE: Thriller BUY SUMMARY: Emily is having the time of her life—she’s in the mountains of Chile with her best friend, Kristen, on their annual reunion trip, and the women are feeling closer than ever. But on the last night of the trip, Emily enters their hotel suite to find blood and broken glass… Continue reading Kayla Reviews WE WERE NEVER HERE

BOTM, Coming-of-age Story, Fantasy, Fiction


★★★★ Genre: Fantasy Buy SUMMARY Neither here nor there, but long ago . . .  Loulie al-Nazari is the Midnight Merchant: a criminal who, with the help of her jinn bodyguard, hunts and sells illegal magic. When she saves the life of a cowardly prince, she draws the attention of his powerful father, the sultan,… Continue reading Kayla Reviews THE STARDUST THIEF

BOTM, Fiction, Mystery/Thriller


★★★★★ Genre: Thriller Buy SUMMARY ONE ISLANDBeautiful, wild, and strange—Meroe Island is a desolate spot in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with a mysterious history of shipwrecks, cannibalism, and even rumors of murder. It’s the perfect destination for the most adventurous traveler to escape everything... except the truth.SIX VISITORSSix stunning twentysomethings are about to… Continue reading Kayla Reviews RECKLESS GIRLS

BOTM, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Scout and Cellar Wine

Kayla Reviews WHITE HORSE ★★★★ Genre: Horror Buy SUMMARY Kari James’s Native American mom disappeared when Katie was just two days old. In his grief, her father became an alcoholic, leading to a terrible car accident that left him with brain damage. Instead of being cared for by a loving father, Kari was forced to grow up caring… Continue reading Kayla Reviews WHITE HORSE

BOTM, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Humor

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★★★★ SUMMARY Peyote Trip has a pretty good gig in the deals department on the fifth floor of Hell. Sure, none of the pens work, the coffee machine has been out of order for a century, and the only drink on offer is Jägermeister, but Pey has a plan—and all he needs is one last… Continue reading Kayla Reviews SIGN HERE

BOTM, Lists

BOTM Hopefuls for December 2022

We know November just got here, but we have high hopes for December. Here are the books we're hoping to see in our little blue boxes this month. Literary Fiction Amazon I know it's already a book club pick elsewhere, but we can hope. Mystery/Thriller Amazon This one makes me think of Flicker in the… Continue reading BOTM Hopefuls for December 2022