Book Reviews

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Sorchia Reviews: Everything We Never Said by Sloan Harlow

I read all the time and often use reading to procrastinate when I should be writing–I’m halfway finished with Birds of a Feather–just need to murder a couple more people and the draft will be finished. To make all this reading in some way useful, as well as to extend my procrastination even further, I sometimes review books at NetGalley—mostly mysteries and fantasies because that’s what we like here. Today’s book is a YA adventure/mystery titled Everything We Never Said […]

Sorchia Reviews Shadow House by Anna Downes

Alex and her two kids are running away from an abusive relationship. Pine Ridge is supposed to be a safe ecovillage, a place where she can settle in with like-minded people and provide a healthy way of life for her kids. But of course, it’s not. In parallel tales set in Australia, Anna Downes tells the story of two mothers: one who loses her son and the other who is trying desperately to save hers. Ok, you’ve got me when […]

Sorchia Reviews Silvers Hollow by Patrick R. Delaney

She can’t remember how she got to the train station in her hometown, but she remembers why she doesn’t want to be there. The place is haunted with bad memories which is why she hasn’t visited in years. She remembers her parents and their distant—even negligent treatment of her and her sister. She remembers how her father would sometimes take her sister into the basement. She remembers her sister begged for help. She remembers so many things that don’t quite […]

Sorchia Reviews Hold My Place by Cassondra Windwalker

Hold My Place by Cassondra Windwalker—what can I say—It’s a 5. Very gothicy, very not normal. I thought I knew where we were going and I was sort of right but not quite and that makes all the difference. I don’t give many books a 5 rating. For me, a book that registers 5 on the Sorchia Scale of Strange has to reach a certain level of creepiness. It has to be edited well because I’m distracted by improperly positioned […]

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Sorchia Reviews: A Botanist’s Guide to Parties and Poisons by Kate Khavari

I‘ve been reading and calling it research! The only thing to do is post the reviews so I can justify all the time I’ve spent sitting in the dark with only the flickering light from my trusty Kindle and a cup of cinnamon tea with honey. This book will not be released until June of 2022 but you can pre-order Here. I got a copy from NetGalley and appreciate the opportunity to take a sneak peak. If you are a […]

A cat watches a full moon--very noir.

Novel Magic: Sorchia’s Book Reviews

Four Book Reviews! If I’m going to read, I figured I might as well write reviews. I’m happy to report that every book I’ve picked has been a solid 4 or better. This has not always been the case. Spoiler Alert: One of these books got my first 5-Star rating on NetGalley. You won’t see this very often. Fantasy, Mystery, and Magic Abound! Take a peek at my reviews. Every one of these is well-worth a read! My scale is […]