Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult


I read this book in June, but here I am reviewing it in November. ★★★★★ Genre: Science Fiction Buy SUMMARY Almost everyone in the small town of Splendor, Ohio, was affected when the local steel mill exploded. If you weren't a casualty of the accident yourself, chances are a loved one was. That's the case… Continue reading Kayla Reviews WHEN THE SKY FELL ON SPLENDOR

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, 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

Fiction, Romance


★★★★★ Are there TWO five-start reviews in one week?! What is Kayla thinking?! SUMMARY Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases—a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the… Continue reading Kayla Reads THE KISS QUOTIENT

Fiction, Mystery/Thriller


Buy ★★★ SUMMARY When Paris Peralta is arrested in her own bathroom―covered in blood, holding a straight razor, her celebrity husband dead in the bathtub behind her―she knows she'll be charged with murder. But as bad as this looks, it's not what worries her the most. With the unwanted media attention now surrounding her, it's… Continue reading Kayla Reviews THINGS WE DO IN THE DARK

Fiction, Mystery/Thriller


★★★★ Genre: ThrillerLength: 336 pagesBuy: Amazon Summary: Wealthy Washington suburbanites Marissa and Matthew Bishop seem to have it all―until Marissa is unfaithful. Beneath their veneer of perfection is a relationship riven by work and a lack of intimacy. She wants to repair things for the sake of their eight-year-old son and because she loves her… Continue reading Kayla Reviews THE GOLDEN COUPLE

Lists, Magical Realism, Top Ten

Kayla’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Spring 2022 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. The rules are simple: Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new… Continue reading Kayla’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Spring 2022 TBR