Horror, Magical Realism, Mystery/Thriller

Kayla’s Tantalizing Thursday: THE DROWNING KIND

After reading McMahon's Promise Not to Tell and (my personal favorite) Don't Breathe a Word, I just had to request a copy of her newest book from #netgalley, and to my great surprise, I was approved! McMahon has a way of writing that is hauntingly beautiful. She can take a story of pain and triumph,… Continue reading Kayla’s Tantalizing Thursday: THE DROWNING KIND

Fiction, Magical Realism

Becky is Enchanted with the Magic of SOUTH OF THE BUTTONWOOD TREE

★★★★★ As I try to write this review my words are coming out all jumbled because of the emotions this book evoked. How does a book seem as good as a previous book and yet even better except you loved the first one so much you just knew this one couldn’t compare, yet it does?!!!… Continue reading Becky is Enchanted with the Magic of SOUTH OF THE BUTTONWOOD TREE

Fiction, Magical Realism

BEASTS OF EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCE is too good to be true

★★★★★ Ruth Emmie Lang’s first novel is one that every first time novelist should envy. As an English teacher, I can assure you that Lang’s use of imagery, allusion, parallelism and her overall prose is absolutely intoxicating. I’ll probably be quoting this book for a while! To say that this is a novel about a… Continue reading BEASTS OF EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCE is too good to be true

Fiction, Magical Realism

MIDNIGHT AT THE BLACKBIRD CAFE hit Kayla right in the feels

★★★★★ First of all, I don’t often read this genre of “women’s lit,” mostly because it doesn’t include murder, but I’m trying to expand my repertoire. Also, my mother-in-law practically shoved the book at me after she’d finished it, and I’m so glad that she did. I have never before read a book that made… Continue reading MIDNIGHT AT THE BLACKBIRD CAFE hit Kayla right in the feels