[ARC Review] The Last Kid Left by Rosecrans Baldwin

51f9eic3bhl-_sx331_bo1204203200_Title: The Last Kid Left
Author: Rosecrans Baldwin
Genre: Fiction, literary fiction, crime

Publisher: MCD, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release date: June 6th, 2017

Where I got the book: I received a free e-ARC from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

My rating: ★★☆☆☆

Summary (modified from Goodreads): Nineteen-year-old Nick Toussaint Jr. is driving drunk through New Jersey on his way to Mexico, with the dead bodies of Toussaint’s doctor and his wife in the backseat. When Nick crashes the car, police chief Martin Krug becomes involved in the case. Despite an easy murder confession from Nick, something doesn’t quite add up for the soon-to-be retired Krug. Nick is extradited to his hometown of Claymore, New Hampshire, where the local scandal rocks the residents. Meanwhile, his girlfriend, sixteen-year-old Emily Portis, rallies behind her boyfriend. This story charts the evolution of their relationship and of Emily’s own coming-of-age in the face of tragedy and justice.

Continue reading “[ARC Review] The Last Kid Left by Rosecrans Baldwin”


[ARC Review] Void Star by Zachary Mason

51t1pescipl-_sx329_bo1204203200_Title: Void Star
Author: Zachary Mason
Genre: Fiction, science fiction, dystopian

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release date: April 11th, 2017

Where I got the book: I received a free e-ARC from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

My rating: ★★★☆☆

Summary (modified from Goodreads): In the not-so-distant future, the seas have risen, the central latitudes are emptying, and in San Francisco weapons drones patrol the skies. Irina has an artificial memory that gives her perfect recall and lets her act as a medium between her various employers and their AIs. Now, she has unwillingly discovered a secret belonging to one of her employers. Kern is one of the many refugees living in the drone-built favelas on the city’s periphery, where he trains in the martial arts and scrapes by as a thief and an enforcer. Now, he’s on the run after robbing the wrong mark. Thales is the mathematically inclined scion of a Brazilian political clan, and he has fled to L.A. after the attack that left him crippled. Now, a mysterious stranger demands to know how much he can remember. None are safe as their journeys are pushed together by subtle, unseen forces.

Continue reading “[ARC Review] Void Star by Zachary Mason”

[ARC Review] Gray Places by Julia Byrd

516svjbjmhlTitle: Gray Places
Author: Julia Byrd
Genre: Fiction, romance, gothic

Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing
Release date:
April 5th, 2017

Where I got the book: I received a free e-ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

My rating: ★★★★☆

Summary (from Goodreads)1790s Yorkshire, England – Katherine Gilbert sets out for Wainforth Manor in North Yorkshire to fulfill her father’s last request. The master of Wainforth, Thomas Norcliffe, does not welcome her unannounced arrival, so Katherine must tread carefully around his dark moods while attempting to unlock the history buried in his ancestral home. After she receives more than one whispered warning from the townspeople in Wainforth Village, Katherine’s initial audacity begins to waver. Deadly secrets from the Norcliffe family’s past are resurfacing, and Katherine begins to realize that the biggest danger lies within herself – the wisest course is to leave, but she wants to stay at Wainforth Manor and uncover the truth about Thomas Norcliffe.

Continue reading “[ARC Review] Gray Places by Julia Byrd”