FINAL GIRLS by Riley Sager

Final Girls

Final Girls

Riley Sager’s FINAL GIRLS
Release Date: July 11, 2017
Review by: Daniel Boucher

From the cover:

Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie–scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to—a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls. Lisa, who lost nine sorority sisters to a college dropout’s knife; Sam, who went up against the Sack Man during her shift at the Nightlight Inn; and now Quincy, who ran bleeding through the woods to escape Pine Cottage and the man she refers to only as Him. The three girls are all attempting to put their nightmares behind them, and, with that, one another. Despite the media’s attempts, they never meet. Continue reading

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THE GOD’S EYE VIEW by Barry Eisler

The God's Eye View

The God’s Eye View

Barry Eisler’s THE GOD’S EYE VIEW
Release Date: February 2, 2016
Review By: Daniel Boucher

From the cover:

NSA director Theodore Anders has a simple goal: collect every phone call, email, and keystroke tapped on the Internet. He knows unlimited surveillance is the only way to keep America safe.

Evelyn Gallagher doesn’t care much about any of that. She just wants to keep her head down and manage the NSA’s camera network and facial recognition program so she can afford private school for her deaf son, Dash. Continue reading

THE 5TH WAVE by Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave

The 5th Wave

Rick Yancey’s THE 5TH WAVE
Release Date: May 7, 2013
Review By: Daniel Boucher

From the cover:

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother–or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

Ok, I’m a sucker for a good alien story. If it’s about an alien invasion, then even better. I love to read books and watch movies about alien invasions–it’s a personal favorite.
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For Reasons Unknown, by Michael Wood

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Michael Wood’s For Reasons Unknown
Release date: Oct 1, 2015

The Road to Publishing.
Forward by Michael Wood

The road to publishing is incredibly long, full of twists and turns and pot-holes. It’s like driving along a strange road in the middle of nowhere in a mysterious thick fog. That sounds horrible doesn’t it? However, if you believe in your work and you’re determined then it’s also an interesting and wonderful journey. Continue reading

DAY FOUR by Sarah Lotz

DAY FOUR

DAY FOUR

Sarah Lotz’s DAY FOUR
Release Date: June 16, 2015
Review By: Daniel Boucher

From the cover:

Hundreds of pleasure-seekers stream aboard The Beautiful Dreamer cruise ship for five days of cut-price fun in the Caribbean sun. On the fourth day, disaster strikes: smoke roils out of the engine room, and the ship is stranded in the Gulf of Mexico. Soon supplies run low, a virus plagues the ship, and there are whispered rumors that the cabins on the lower decks are haunted by shadowy figures. Irritation escalates to panic, the crew loses control, factions form, and violent chaos erupts among the survivors.

When, at last, the ship is spotted drifting off the coast of Key West, the world’s press reports it empty. But the gloomy headlines may be covering up an even more disturbing reality. Continue reading

HE’S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo

He's Just Not That Into You

He’s Just Not That Into You

HE’S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU
First Printing: 2004
Review By: Daniel Boucher

From the cover:

He’s Just Not That Into You-based on a popular episode of Sex and the City-is tough love advice for otherwise smart women on how to tell when a guy just doesn’t like them enough, so they can stop wasting time making excuses for a dead-end relationship. It’s the best relationship advice you’ll ever receive.

Okay, so I know what you’re thinking: HE’S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU? Uhh, is there something you need to tell us Dan? Continue reading

A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS by Paul Tremblay

A Head Full of Ghosts

A Head Full of Ghosts

Paul Tremblay’s A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS
Release date: June 2, 2015
Review by: Daniel Boucher

From the cover:

The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia.

To her parents’ despair, the doctors are unable to stop Marjorie’s descent into madness. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help. Father Wanderly suggests an exorcism; he believes the vulnerable teenager is the victim of demonic possession. He also contacts a production company that is eager to document the Barretts’ plight. With John, Marjorie’s father, out of work for more than a year and the medical bills looming, the family agrees to be filmed, and soon find themselves the unwitting stars of The Possession, a hit reality television show. When events in the Barrett household explode in tragedy, the show and the shocking incidents it captures become the stuff of urban legend. Continue reading