Genre: Psychological Thriller

ARC Review: The Last One Home – Victoria Helen Stone

ARC Review: The Last One Home – Victoria Helen Stone

The Last One Home is a rollercoaster of a psychological thriller, where the narrators make you doubt them with almost every step they take, and every thing they say. I was already a huge fan of Victoria Helen Stone when she wrote romance novels under the name Victoria Dahl. But I have to say, her psychological thrillers are even better than her romances. I’m not sure how that’s possible, but The Last One Home had that creepy feeling from the very start. In The Last One Home, the readers follow Lauren, 35, in the present, and her mother, Donna, in the past – when Donna was 35. The back-and-forth works perfectly well for the story. And with each thing I […]

Posted 23 February, 2021 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 3 Comments
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Review: Driven – Rebecca Zanetti

Review: Driven – Rebecca Zanetti

Driven is the perfect culmination to the Deep Ops series! It had even more suspense than the prior books, and I have to say that the way the mystery unfolded left me surprised and satisfied at the same time. Driven is fast-paced and filled with danger. Not only for Angus himself, but also for his whole team of misfits. I loved how the plot thickened in this final novel in the series, and the mystery became even more difficult to decipher. At the beginning of the novel, the HDD disbanded Angus’ team, and things were looking extremely dire for all of them. In Driven, there is also an amazing redemption arc for Angus, and of course, he needed that, but […]

Posted 15 January, 2021 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 5 Comments
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Jax Reviews ~ The Secret History ~ Donna Tartt

Jax Reviews ~ The Secret History ~ Donna Tartt

My son, Jax, reviewed books from time to time on my previous blog. As a Mother’s Day gift, he wrote this review for me. I hope he’ll do more over the summer. 😉   **Jax Reviews** I enquire now as to the genesis of a philologist and assert the following: 1. A young man cannot possibly know what Greeks and Romans are. 2. He does not know whether he is suited for finding out about them. –Friedrich Nietzsche, and the opening lines of The Secret History. It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these reviews. I think my last review was on a book about solar eclipses or something along those lines. I had read Tartt’s The Goldfinch about […]

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Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Over the Edge ~ CD Reiss

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Over the Edge ~ CD Reiss

Lexxie and I read CD Reiss’ The Edge series for the Can You Read a Series in a Month? Challenge. Yep. We finished the series! Yay!! In our chat, we’ve tried to be as vague as possible so as not to spoil anything. 😉 There seemed to be no limit to what Greyson would do for Caden – for love. What I appreciated about this one act is how Reiss used it to create a role reversal of sorts. I loved that Caden had to step into Greyson’s shoes, protect her, fight for her, help her. And he felt inept at times but he continued because he loved her. How did you feel about Greyson’s act and how it affected […]

Posted 12 December, 2018 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 7 Comments
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Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Broken Edge ~ CD Reiss

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Broken Edge ~ CD Reiss

Lexxie and I are reading CD Reiss’ The Edge series for the Can You Read a Series in a Month? Challenge. We’re trying to be as vague as possible in our discussions so as not to spoil anything. 😉 Wow! In Broken Edge the tension continues to rise with the stakes getting higher. My instinct not to trust certain people was validated but with more people introduced, I don’t know who can be trusted. And that ending left me hanging from the broken edge. Oh my gosh! Yes, the stakes keep getting higher. I didn’t even know that was possible. There is nobody I can trust at all – I’m not even sure Greyson and Caden can be trusted at […]

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Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ On the Edge ~ CD Reiss

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ On the Edge ~ CD Reiss

Lexxie and I are reading CD Reiss’ The Edge series for the Can You Read a Series in a Month? Challenge. We’re trying to be as vague as possible in our discussions so as not to spoil anything. 😉 On the Edge too me out onto the ledge and left me there. I honestly don’t know how Reiss took it up a notch but she totally did. It was an edge-of-my-seat read, keeping me guessing and turning in circles trying to figure it all out. And I’m still working on it, wifey. I agree, there was so much going on, and it was impossible to try to figure anything out. I just felt so bad for both Caden and Greyson. […]

Posted 28 November, 2018 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 3 Comments
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Review: Face Off – Brenda Novak

Review: Face Off – Brenda Novak

Face Off was a good story, but I have to admit I’m starting to think Evelyn will never ever find any peace. And it took quite a bit of suspension of disbelief to get that she could go through so much and still be sane. I really enjoy Evelyn and her thoughts on what makes a psychopath a dangerous person. However, in Face Off, I just started to feel a bit tired because Evelyn can never catch a break! She never had a moment of peace, between her one-time boyfriend from her youth, and Amarok’s ex who was trying to get to Amarok any way she could. The overall story in Face Off was very exciting, especially because I as […]

Posted 28 August, 2018 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 3 Comments
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Review: Five Fights – Belle Brooks

Review: Five Fights – Belle Brooks

Five Fights is the intense, action-filled, and amazing end to Belle Brooks’ The Game of Life series. It left me breathless! Story: There is still a lot going on in Five Fights, and I was unable to figure out who the Wolf was until it was finally revealed. I had suspected this character, but then thought I was wrong… Basically, I had more or lest suspected every single character there was. And I was completely blown away when it came to who it was that was helping the Wolf. I would have never, ever thought it was that character 😉 Five Fights was incredibly intense, and I am still reeling after reading it. The way the story unfolded was so […]

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Review: The One – John Marrs

Review: The One – John Marrs

The One shows us a different reality, where people find their soulmate thanks to their DNA. Easy, right? No need to stay alone if you don’t want to, only, things don’t work out exactly as planned. Story: The story follows several characters on their quest to find the one. Their soulmate. The person who will make everything right in their world. The One is also filled with secrets, most of them dark. There are also lies, disloyalty, and downright murderous intent. The One has a great plot, but following so many characters was exhausting. Especially because I didn’t find all their voices to be distinctive enough. However, the ethical perspective on what would happen if we truly could find our […]

Posted 20 February, 2018 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 8 Comments
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Review: Three Breaths – Belle Brooks

Review: Three Breaths – Belle Brooks

Oh my goodness! I don’t even know where to start with my praise for Three Breaths! The suspense is killing me! And I want to know who the Wolf is! Story: This series of mystery and suspense is just so well done! Morgan is still fighting for her life, but barely. Her Husband Reid is almost worse off than she is – with the uncertainty, the fear, and trying to stay strong for their two children. And the way the Wolf is still chasing Morgan, playing with her, toying with her emotions… It is both maddening, scary and incredibly suspenseful. Characters: Morgan is the kidnapped woman. Reid, her husband at home. Wolf, the kidnapper… and he has help. Linda, Morgan’s […]

Posted 19 February, 2018 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 6 Comments
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