A Reviewer’s Confession

I have a serious failing—the backlog of reviews I need to do is, well, kind of staggering. How did I get in such a state? Easy. I finish one book and pick up the next one right away, telling myself I’ll write that review after I read just a little bit. Uh huh, you see how well that works. My only consolation is that I know every avid reader out there will understand.

So, my New Year’s resolution is to get caught up on the reviews that need to be written (are you holding your breath?) but, in the meantime, here’s a sampling of what’s to come and this is only about half of the leaning tower 😉

Not a Drop to DrinkNot a Drop to Drink
Mindy McGinnis
Katherine Tegen Books, September 2013
ISBN 978-0-06-219850-1

Young Adult post-apocalyptic, will be on my Best of 2013 list


Spies and PrejudiceSpies and Prejudice
Talia Vance
Egmont USA, June 2013
ISBN 978-1-60684-260-7

Young Adult humorous mystery


Matt Goldblatt
Random House Children’s Books, May 2013
ISBN 978-0-375-97142-6

Middle Grade/Young Adult friendship and bullies, almost historical


Multiple Exposure AudioMultiple Exposure
A Sophie Medina Mystery
Ellen Crosby
Scribner, August 2013
ISBN 978-1-4516-5928-3
Blackstone Audio
Narrated by Caroline Shaffer
Unabridged Downloaded Audio Book

Mystery, thriller, photojournalist, espionage, Russia and DC


Michelle Gagnon
Soho Teen, April 2013
ISBN 978-1-61695-137-5

Young Adult, science fiction


The Cat That God SentThe Cat That God Sent
Jim Kraus
Abingdon Press, April 2013
ISBN 978-1-4267-6561-2
Trade Paperback

Christian fiction, small town, cat


Jessi Kirby
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, May 2013
ISBN 978-1-4424-5216-9

Young Adult, mystery


Bubble WorldBubble World
Carol Snow
Henry Holt and Company, July 2013
ISBN 978-0-8050-9571-5

Young Adult, science fiction


The TestingThe Testing
Testing Trilogy, #1
Joelle Charbonneau
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, June 2013
ISBN 978-0-547-95910-8

Young Adult, post-apocalyptic, will be on my Best of 2013 list


The Providence of DeathThe Providence of Death
Bronson L. Parker
Lulu, 2010
ISBN 0557390745
Trade Paperback

Ex-detective (chief of detectives), widower, mystery


Discord's AppleDiscord’s Apple
Carrie Vaughn
Read by Luke Daniels and Angela Dawe
Brilliance Audio, 2010
ISBN 978-1-4418-7600-3
Unabridged Audio Book

Urban Fantasy, mythology, magic


Getting Old Is the Best RevengeGetting Old Is the Best Revenge
Rita Lakin
Dell, 2006
ISBN 0-440-24259-2
Mass Market Paperback

Mystery, senior citizens


Cherie Priest
Read by Natalie Ross
Brilliance Audio,
ISBN 978-1-4418-9085-6
Unabridged Audio Book

Urban Fantasy, mystery, vampires, no sparkles but some humor


In the WoodsIn the Woods
Tana French
Read by Steven Crossley
Penguin Audio, 2007
ISBN 9780143142188
Unabridged Audio Book

Mystery, police procedural, Ireland, will be on my Best of 2013 list


The Christie CurseThe Christie Curse
Victoria Abbott
Berkley Prime Crime, 2013
ISBN 978-0-425-25528-5
Mass Market Paperback

Mystery, rare book hunter


Taliesin AscendantTaliesin Ascendant
The Children of the Blood Book TwoMegan Joel Peterson
CreateSpace, August 2013
ISBN 978-1490912219
Trade Paperback

Young Adult, urban fantasy, wizards, magic


Forty NightsForty Nights
Neila’s Ark: Book Two
Stephanie Parent
Stephanie Parent, October 2013

Young Adult, apocalyptic, biblical


The CreepsThe Creeps
A Samuel Johnson Tale
John Connolly
Emily Bestler Books/Atria, October 2013
ISBN 978-1-4767-5709-4

Dark fantasy, horror, humor, England


What We Saw At NightWhat We Saw at Night
Jacquelyn Mitchard
Read by Rebecca Gibel
AudioGo, January 2013
ISBN 978-1-62064-712-7
Unabridged Audio Book

Young Adult, mystery, thriller

3 thoughts on “A Reviewer’s Confession

  1. Leila, we are so grateful, we writers, for the platform that you offer us. I at least had my say on your blog. And, oh yes, I’d love to have you review Murder at the P&Z if ever you find the time, which I realize will be perhaps after my next book is published! I do a little reviewing myself and know you have to read the whole book, it seems only fair to the writer, so I am amazed at all you do.
    Also, sorry I’ve been MIA with my comments, was ill and then a death in the family, as well as Christmas.
    Happy Holidays, and have a lovely New Year!


  2. Quite the reading list there. I hope you enjoy the majority of them. The only one I’ve read is The Creeps which I found a lot of fun.
    Happy New Year!


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