Category Archives: Fiction

By The Time You Read This by Lola Jaye

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 346 pages, 2008 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: A summer read that had some buzz around it. Synopsis: Lois barely remembers her dad, who died when she was only five, but when she turns thirteen, she … Continue reading

The Fidelity Files by Jessica Brody

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 422 pages, 2008 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: Summer reading. Synopsis: Jennifer Hunter gets paid well for a job she doesn’t want anyone to know about – she’s a ‘fidelity inspector,’ which means women hire her … Continue reading

The Romantics by Galt Niederhoffer

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 277 pages, 2008 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: I was drawn to the cover – the taped-up rose combined with the title made me think this was the sort of love/hate story I was in the … Continue reading

Close by Martina Cole

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 500 pages, 2006 Rating: 10/10 Reason for Reading: I read comparisons to the HBO show The Sopranos and I was ridiculously thrilled to have something to read in a similar vein. Synopsis: Close is the story … Continue reading

Say You’re One of Them by Uwem Akpan

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 364 pages, 2008 Rating: 10/10 Reason for Reading: I love reading books set in India and Africa and this met the latter requirement. Synopsis: In this collection of five short stories (though I’d make the argument … Continue reading

Sail by James Patterson and Howard Roughan

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 388 pages, 2008 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I’ve read a few of Patterson’s books a number of years back but took a break when they seemed to be getting a little too fluffy for my … Continue reading

How the Other Half Hamptons by Jasmin Rosemberg

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 320 pages, 2008 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: Remember that episode of Sex and the City where the women get a place in the Hamptons and craziness happens, especially with Charlotte pretending to be younger in … Continue reading

Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 439 pages, 2008 Rating: 10/10 Reason for Reading: Always happy to try out a new thriller author – especially one who had a big-name director (Ridley Scott, American Gangster) attached to the movie adaptation a year … Continue reading

Madapple by Christina Meldrum

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 404 pages, 2008 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I like to check out the occasional ‘aimed at teens but also for adults’ type of novel. Synopsis: 16-year-old Aslaug’s mother has mysteriously passed away and she finds … Continue reading