Saturday, July 18, 2020

Title:  The Well House

Author:M.S. Matassa
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Available: Now
Rating: 4 stars

20961995The Well House: A man's incredible journey to save his pregnant wife from the ultimate evil. The dream is back and Ben Carson is terrified. His pregnant wife, Anne, is locked in a coma and Ben is the only person who can save her but he has no idea how to accomplish this. His dreams contain clues but they make no sense. Ben can't figure what a small white well house and black flying creatures have to do with Anne. Then he meets a mysterious woman named Thelma Grippe. What he learns from Thelma shakes him to the core, but gives him the knowledge to free Anne from the force keeping her in the coma. Once he locates the well house, Ben finds a passage to another dimension, where he searches for Anne. After a long, arduous journey, Ben faces the ultimate evil that holds Anne captive. The Well House is an exciting, unique and thoughtful story of a man's fight against unbelievable odds to save his wife. Part drama, part fantasy and part parable, The Well House is a multi-layered tale that takes you on an amazing journey, from the mountains above Boulder Colorado to the depths of the dark zone.

I love a good horror and this one hit the spot! There is a sense of dread from the first chapter that just builds as the books evolves. I knew from the beginning it would be a good vs. evil play but it was well built throughout the book. There were some times when I felt Ben was rather naive, but it played into the story. If you are looking for a horror story without a lot of gore but still want to be kept on the edge of suspense I'd pick this book up!

Friday, July 17, 2020

Title: Masters of the Broken Watches
Author: Razi Imam
Rating:  4 Stars
Available:  Now

Masters of the Broken Watches
When you’re in a near-death experience, people say time slows down. What if time does actually slow down? Or when people experience being at the right place at the right time. What if one could predict with certainty that right time and place?

Sebastian Miles, an adventure loving, risk-taking marine biologist accidentally discovers a new species that has the power to change the way we humans experience time. While performing research, he and his team are shocked by a logic-defying phenomenon–where during one experiment the world outside their lab jumps ahead by twenty-two hours.

News of this discovery soon reaches the heads of powerful governments and inadvertently triggers a global hunt to capture and control Sebastian and his team, their research and the species.

These leaders know that this one discovery would pivot the power equation and the group that control this species will have access to the greatest resource mankind has ever seen – Time. Sebastian and his team attempt to stay one step ahead of their pursuers, but are they willing to risk their lives—in order to share their discovery with all mankind?

This book started one way and ended in a way I never saw coming. I wasn't sure what to expect and that is always a high point for me in reading! I loved the fact we had multiple viewpoints and characters came from all aspects of life. I couldn't put this book down because I did not know what or who the next page might bring. As any good science fiction it made me think about the real world and what is really out there in the deep blue seas! I recommend if you like your sci fi with a little of scare as well as a lot of speculation about the world around us! I received an e-copy from Netgalley for my honest opinion.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020


Name Tags and Other Sixth-Grade Disasters

Rating: 4 Stars
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
Available: September 1st, 2020
Source: Netgalley

Twelve-year-old Lizbeth always has a plan, and those plans have usually worked--until now. No matter what she tries, she can't get rid of her dad's new girlfriend, Claire. And when she and her mom move, Lizbeth has to join a sixth-grade class already in progress, where her teacher makes her wear a name tag and she's seated with three notorious weirdos.


This was a book about learning about yourself, even when you think you know yourself well. It is a realistic fiction middle grade read that will have you trying to help Lizbeth and her new situation in life. There are some great hidden gems of quotes throughout this book that I thoroughly appreciated.

Being a person who doesn't always get the laughs that I think I should, I totally got Lizbeth and wanted her to learn about friendship and family and differences and all the things!

Finding your way in a group, be it a family or friends is always hard for anyone, but especially those in the 6th grade. Highly recommend this book for all middle graders and anyone else who wants a feel good story!

Thanks Netgalley and the publisher for the review copy!

Ginger Garrett is the author of the middle grade titles Name Tags and Other Sixth Grade Disasters (Carolrhoda Press) and The Last Monster (Delacorte Press/Random House) as well as other titles for women.