Jee reviews a stunning and enchanting #GothicFiction #ThingsInJars by @JessKiddHerself @AtriaBooks @NetGalley #NetGalley #eARC

Title/Author: Things in Jars by Jess Kidd Publisher: Atria Books Pages: 381 In a nutshell (Publisher): Bridie Devine—female detective extraordinaire—is confronted with the most baffling puzzle yet: the kidnapping of Christabel Berwick, secret daughter of Sir Edmund Athelstan Berwick, and a peculiar child whose reputed supernatural powers have captured the unwanted attention of collectors trading…

Jee reviews a story of loss and survival, hope and humanity: #DearEdward by Ann Napolitano #NetGalley #eARC @RandomHouse #TheDialPress #literaryfiction #womenfiction

Title/Author: Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano Publisher: The Dial Press of Random House Publishing Group In a nutshell (Publisher): What does it mean not just to survive, but to truly live?  One summer morning, twelve-year-old Edward Adler, his beloved older brother, his parents, and 183 other passengers board a flight in Newark headed for Los…

Jee reviews #psychologicalthriller ‘The Family Upstairs’ by Lisa Jewell @lisajewelluk #TheFamilyUpstairs @atriabooks #NetGalley @netgalley #eARC

Title/Author: The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell Publisher: Atria Books In a nutshell (Publisher): From the New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone comes another page-turning look inside one family’s past as buried secrets threaten to come to light. Be careful who you let in. Soon after her twenty-fifth birthday, Libby Jones returns home from work…

Jee reviews #TheDollFactory by Elizabeth McNeal @esmacneal #eARC #NetGalley @EmilyBestler @AtriaBooks #Fiction #Debut #gothicFiction #psychologicalthriller

Title/Author: The Doll Factory by Elizabeth McNeal Publisher: Atria Books/Emily Bestler In a nutshell (Publisher): Obsession is an art. In this “sharp, scary, gorgeously evocative tale of love, art, and obsession” (Paula Hawkins, bestselling author of The Girl on the Train), a beautiful young woman aspires to be an artist, while a man’s dark obsession may…

Ever heard of an African Samurai? Neither have I, until now! Jee briefly reviews #AfricanSamurai : The True Story of Yasuke, a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan by #ThomasLockley & #GeoffreyGirard @Hanover_Square #NetGalley #eARC #MedievalHistory #biography

Title/Author(s): African Samurai: The True Story of Yasuke, a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan by Thomas Lockley & Geoffrey Girard Publisher: Hanover Square Press In a nutshell (Publisher): The remarkable life of history’s first foreign-born samurai, and his astonishing journey from Northeast Africa to the heights of Japanese society. When Yasuke arrived in Japan…

Jee reviews #HowWeDisappeared by #JingJingLee @Hanover_Square #HistoricalWW2Fiction #literaryfiction #Singapore #eARC #NetGalley

Title/Author: How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee Publisher: Hanover Square Press In a nutshell (Publisher): A mesmerizing novel of World War II Singapore, “a story about memory, trauma, and ultimately love” (New York Times)—for fans of Pachinko and We Were the Lucky Ones Singapore, 1942. As Japanese troops sweep down Malaysia and into Singapore, a village is ransacked,…