Month: December 2016

REVIEW: SALT TO THE SEA By Rut..

Posted December 23, 2016 by itsbookt in Historical Fiction, Thriller / 22 Comments
REVIEW: SALT TO THE SEA By Ruta Sepetys & MERRY CHRISTMAS

Winter, 1945. Four teenagers. Four secrets. Each one born of a different homeland; each one hunted, and haunted, by tragedy, lies…and war. As thousands of desperate refugees flock to the coast in the midst of a Soviet advance, four paths converge, vying for passage aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff, a ship that promises safety and freedom. […]

FIRST CHAPTER FIRST PARAGRAPH ..

Posted December 20, 2016 by itsbookt in Historical Fiction / 17 Comments
FIRST CHAPTER FIRST PARAGRAPH TUESDAY INTRO: SALT TO THE SEA By Ruta Sepetys

I thought I’d try something new today as my reviews have become sporadic due to the busyness of the holidays although I promise to get back on track with reading and reviewing very soon:) In the meantime, Tuesday First Chapter/First paragraph is hosted by Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea and highlights the first paragraph (or 2) […]

STANDALONE SUNDAY: THIS IS WHE..

Posted December 18, 2016 by itsbookt in Contemporary Fiction / 16 Comments
STANDALONE SUNDAY: THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU By Jonathan Tropper

Standalone Sunday is a fun feature created by Megan at Bookslayerreads where each Sunday you feature a standalone book (not part of a series) that you loved or would recommend. There’s so much focus on books that are part of a series… she thought it’d be nice to focus on some standalone novels, too! Feel free […]

REVIEW: THE ICE PRINCESS By Ca..

Posted December 17, 2016 by itsbookt in Mystery / 15 Comments
REVIEW: THE ICE PRINCESS By Camilla Lackberg

Returning to her hometown of Fjallbacka after the funeral of her parents, writer Erica Falck finds a community on the brink of tragedy. The death of her childhood friend, Alex, is just the beginning. Her wrists slashed, her body frozen in an ice-cold bath, it seems that she has taken her own life. Erica conceives […]

REVIEW: THE RIVER AT NIGHT By ..

Posted December 13, 2016 by itsbookt in Thriller / 22 Comments
REVIEW: THE RIVER AT NIGHT By Erica Ferencik

From Goodreads A high stakes drama set against the harsh beauty of the Maine wilderness, charting the journey of four friends as they fight to survive the aftermath of a white water rafting accident, The River at Night is a nonstop and unforgettable thriller by a stunning new voice in fiction. Winifred Allen needs a […]