A few months ago, right around the time I purchased a few records for the first time, I saw a tweet from Titan Books that highlighted this book. Intrigued, I searched my library’s catalog for it, and was pleasantly surprised when I saw they had a copy.
I really, really enjoyed it. I wouldn’t consider it your typical cozy mystery since there is some language, weed smoking, and a touch of sex, but it’s far from your regular run of the mill police procedural mystery since the protagonist is your average joe, albeit with a great knowledge when it comes to vinyl. What I find interesting is we learn everyone’s name but his. We only know him as the Vinyl Detective, as he calls himself on his business card.
Curse is the third and of course final book in the Blur Trilogy by Steven James. I was hooked on the first two books, reading them back to back. I enjoyed the third book too, but not quite as much.
It’s been a while since I’ve published a book review — about five and a half months. I’ve been in a bit of an unannounced hiatus mixed with a large reading slump, so I’ve been taking a break from book blogging to focus on other things. While I’m still not done with my break, I was recently asked by Kimberly Giarratano if I wanted to review her new YA mystery Dead and Breakfast. Seeing how much I loved her book Grunge Gods and Graveyards as well as her One Night Is All You Need short story, it was a no brainer that I’d be open to doing it! I still need to get around to reading The Lady In Blue by her, but I’ll get to that some other time…
If it isn’t obvious already, Kimberly loves to write young adult stories involving the paranormal. Dead and Breakfast, as you might be able to interpret from the title, is no different. Just like her other stories this one is also all about the paranormal, plus just like One Night Is All You Need the story takes place in Florida, albeit with different characters.
Come Sit By Me is a morbid book. It’s not extremely graphic or anything, it just doesn’t shy away from censoring or keeping things clean. It gives an accurate portrayal of high school and how us human beings can be driven to our breaking point. That’s what I mean.
Alive by Chandler Baker My Rating: Published by Disney-Hyperion on June 9th 2015 Genres: Love & Romance, Mystery, Paranormal, Supernatural, Young Adult Pages: 368 Format Read: eARC Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble […]