Book Reviews

Here you will find a complete and updated list of all my book reviews, Updated monthly or bi-weekly depending on my reviewing pace.


Below are links to posts in the genres I read. The links don't necessarily include the reviews, but entail blog posts, stories, and poetry by me, or other related posts by authors I feature on my blog.

(If this is confusing for you, let me know and I'll remove it).

Other categories for books: 5 stars, 4.5 stars, 4 stars, 3 stars. (Book reviews only)


My Genres: 

Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal, Action/Adventure, Dark Fantasy, Paranormal Romance (sometimes), Historical Fiction (sometimes), Mystery, Thriller, Cozy Mystery, and Children's Books. On rare occasions, I review science fiction and self-help/development books. 
Books on writing and improving writing are welcome.

Check out my Top Book Lists by year:

Nadaness In Motion's Top Books of 2020

Newest Book Reviews:

Ellery's Magic Bicycle by Maria Monte  (Children's book)
The Double Exposure Murder by Jeanne Quigley 
Witches at the Wedding 
by Alison Golden

Killer at the Cult by Alison Golden 

The Writer's Body Lexicon by Kathy Steinemann

Coming Soon Book Reviews 

The Little Grave by Carolyn Arnold 
Justified by Carolyn Arnold 
The Case of the Missing Letter by Alison Golden
The One-Page Marketing Plan by Allan Dib
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling 
The Ickabog by J. K. Rowling

New! Non-Fiction Book Reviews:

The Writer's Body Lexicon by Kathy Steinemann
The Writer's Lexicon: Descriptions, Overused Words, and Taboos by Kathy Steinemann
Witches at the Wedding by Alison Golden 
Killer at the Cult by Alison Golden 

The Beast and the Bethany: Revenge of the Beast by Jack Meggitt-Phillips

The Case of Sampson's Leap (Inspector David Graham Mystery, Book 8) by Alison Golden

Enter a Wizard, Stage Left by Connie di Marco

The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait by Cleo Coyle (Book 7 in the Haunted Bookshop Mysteries Series)

One Poison Pie by Lynn Cahoon (Book 1 in The Kitchen Witch Mystery Series)

Egg Shooters by Laura Childs (Book 9 in The Cackleberry Club Mystery Series)
Crime Scene Connection by Deena Alexander
Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston
Peppermint Cream Die by Carol E. Ayer
Bren's Blessing by Pearl Tate
The Wolf and the Water by Josie Jaffrey 
What We Bury by Carolyn Arnold (Detective Madison Knight Mystery Series Book 10)
On Borrowed Crime by Kate Young 
Trending Topic #Murder by Sarah E. Burr (includes an exclusive interview)
Horror in the Highlands by Alison Golden 
The Beast and the Bethany by Jack Meggitt-Phillips
Death at the Cafe by Alison Golden
The Legend of Gasparilla and His Treasure by Carolyn Arnold 
The Case of the Broken Doll by Alison Golden
The Case of the Hidden Flame by Alison Golden
No Longer Safe by A.J. Waines
The Case of the Screaming Beauty by Alison Golden
Madam Tulip and The Serpent's Tree by David Ahern
Lavender Blue Murder: A Tea Shop Mystery by Laura Childs 
Past Deeds by Carolyn Arnold (Book 8 in the Brandon Fisher Thriller Series)
Fountain Dead by Theresa Braun 
Exercise Is Murder by Carolyn Arnold
Buried in the Stacks by Allison Brook (aka Marilyn Levinson)
Money Is Murder by Carolyn Arnold
Clarissa's Warning by Isobel Blackthorn
Leg Up by Annabelle Hunter (Book 1 in the Lark Davis Mystery Series)
The Knight's Secret by Jeffrey Bardwell
2 Officers by Essam Youssef (English Review) - Arabic Review
TwoSpells by Mark Morrison
Death by Committee by Alexis Morgan

On the Count of Three by Carolyn Arnold
Back Stabbers (Book 8 in The Country Club Murders) by Julie K. Mulhern
The Children of Hurin by J.R.R. Tolkien 
The Language Thieves by Marc Remus
The Tides Between by Elizabeth Jane Corbett
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Disappearing Diva by Gemma Halliday and Kelly Rey
Tales from the Forest by Johanna Sarah Aldridge
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Mass
An Early Wake by Sheilla Connelly
The Secret of the Lost Pharaoh by Carolyn Arnold
Academia of the Beast by K.N. Lee (novella, Beauty and the Beast retelling)
Looking for Dei by David Willson
Madam Tulip by David Ahern
Breathe. Breathe. by Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi (poetry and short story collection)
Odinsmal (The Rise of Jotenheim) by Sammy Zakaria
Ronaldo: The Reindeer Flying Academy by Maxine Sylvester
The Negative Trait Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi
Magora: The Uprising (Book 4) by Marc Remus
The Die-Fi Experiment by M.R. Tapia
Cookies, Corpses, and the Deadly Haunt (Halloween Cozy Mystery)
Puppy, 12 Months of Rhymes and Smiles by Patricia Furstenberg
Halloween Is Murder by Carolyn Arnold  
Riker's Calling by Rico Lamoureux 
Magora: The Bridge in the Fog by Marc Remus 
Lies She Told by Cate Holahan (Psychological thriller)
Monsters Exist by Various authors (Horror anthology) 
Crazy Crab by Mark C. Evans (Illustrated children's book)
Romancing Dr. Love by Rebecca Heflin
Nail Your Novel by Roz Morris
The Steps by Iveta Redliha
Joyful Trouble by Patricia Furstenburg (Children's historical fiction novella)
Dead Air and Double Dares by Janis Thornton 
Around the World in 80 Tales by Dave Tomlinson 
Lady Blackwing by Devorah Fox (mini novella)
Magora: The Gallery of Wonders by Marc Remus (Book 1)
Magora: The Golden Maple Tree by Marc Remus (Book 2)
Writing Fight Scenes by Rayne Hall
Something (Wisteria book 1) by Shelby Lamb
Building Your Author Platform by Tiffany Shand 
Hero (Book 1 of The Hero Rebellion) by Belinda Crawford
Magic & Mayhem by Sharon Pape 
Chergui's Child by Jane Riddell 
Betrayed By Blood by Tiffany Shand (Book 1 in The Amaranthine Chronicles)
Zoey's Post-It Notes by Zoey and Jeff Steiner
Pressed to Death by Kirsten Weiss
When the Black Roses Grow by Angela Christina Archer 
Murder by the Book by Devorah Fox (short story/novella review)
Dead over Heels by Theresa Braun  (short story/novella review)
Not My Life by Bob Kat 
The Drago Tree by Isobel Blackthorn
The Stake Out by Lily Luchesi
Key to a Murder by Vicki Vass
Raven's Peak by Lincoln Cole
The Book Club Murders by Leslie Nagel
Dreams of Her Own by Rebecca Heflin
Kings or Pawns by J.J. Sherwood 
Set Me Free by London Setterby
Be Still My Beading Heart by Janice Peacock (Cozy mystery novella)
Nothing Is Strange by Mike Russell (Short story collection)
Big Hair and Buttermilk Pie by Lori Stacy (Cozy mystery novella)
Black Water Tales: The Unwanted by Jean Nicole Rivers 
The Story of Lucius Cane by Vanya Ferreira (short story/novella)
Ninja and Bunny's Great Adventure by Kara S. Tyler (Children's)
The Grey Forest by Maureen A. Griswold (Short story collection)
Writing about Magic by Rayne Hall
Twice Upon a Time by Hope Irving (Book I in the Black Angel Book Series
Initiated to Kill by Sharlene Almond
Evanescent by Gabriella Lepore
That Other Me by Maha Gargash
Jess Under Pressure by E. Graziani (novella)
Metamorphosis by Jennifer Carole Lewis
Children of Lightning by Annie K. Wong
High Strung by Janice Peacock 
Bound by Prophecy by Stormy Smith (Book III in the Bound Series)
Beyond the Words by Various (A Scripting Change antholgoy of short stories & poetry)
The Memory Chair by Susan White 
Revelations (Book 1 of The Lalassu) by Jennifer Carole Lewis
Ship of Dreams by Rebecca Heflin
The Witches of Blackbrook by Tish Thawer
Wish for Me (Djinn #1) by A. Star (18+)
A Charming Fatality by Tonya Kappes
The Huntress: The Beginnings by Nadja Losbom 
Bubbles: Big Stink in Frog Pond (Children's) by Bob Woodward
Shadow, Shadow by V.B. Marlowe 
The Enchanted Rose by Nadia Nader 
Family Secrets by Kat Nichols
Coffee Is Murder by Carolyn Arnold
Moon Mail and Star Kisses by Amanda Salisbury (Children's)
The Sham by Ellen Allen
Just Pru by Anne Pfeffer
Seasons of Time by Miriam Khan
Bound by Spells by Stormy Smith
The Outcast Star (Children's) by I. M. Tu.
Of Sea and Stone by Kate Avery Ellison
Chronicles of Steele: Raven by Pauline Creeden
Bound by Duty by Stormy Smith
The Duality Principle by Rebecca Grace Allen
Krymzyn by BC Powell
Hand of Fire by Judith Starkston
Hunters by Aoife Marie Sheridan
A Fistful of Evil by Rebecca Chastain
Dreams of Perfection by Rebecca Heflin
The Money Tree by Helen Yeomans
Elven Jewel by Kasper Beaumont (Book I in The Hunters of Reloria trilogy) 
Take Life with a Grain of Zen by H.J. De Boy (collection of thoughts, poetry, poetic prose and quotes) 
Merlin: The Lost Years by T. A. Barron 
Ghost by Mike Worley (The Angela Masters Detective Series)
Her Knight's Quest by Alexis Morgan (The Warriors of the Mist - Book II)
Wolf-Speaker by Tamora Pierce (Book II of The Immortals Quartet)
Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce (Book I of The Immortals Quartet)
Entitlement by Mike Worley
Shiri by D. S. Taylor
Blue into the Rip by Kev Heritage
The Scribe and the Lotus by Bakr Fahmy
Cache a Predator by Michelle Weidenbenner (Check out our interview here)
My Lady Mage by Alexis Morgan (The Warriors of the Mist - Book I)
Wuthering Heights by Charlotte Bronte 

Short Story Collections:

Silent Lips, Speaking Hearts by Tarek Hassan Refaat (English book review)
شفاه صامتة وقلوب تتحدث للكاتب طارق رفعت 
Love, Pride, Virtue, Fate by Bharat Krishnan (short story collection about Hindu Mythology)
The Sea Was a Fair Master by Calvin Demmer (short story collection)
Miss Marple's Final Cases by Agatha Christie (short stories) 
Breathe. Breathe. by Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi (poetry and short story collection)
Nothing Is Strange by Mike Russell 
Rusticles by Rebecca Gransden 
Immortalized in Ink by Aria Glazki 
Hardened Hearts Short story anthology - published by Unnerving
The Grey Forest by Maureen A. Griswold
Beyond the Words by Various (A Scripting Change anthology of short stories and poetry)
Anger's Children by K.D. Rose (a collection of three short stories)
Strings by Darren Gallagher
The Colour of Dishonour by Rayne Hall
Mapping Me: A Landscape of Women's Stories (Edited by Tamara Azizian; written by Various)
Seeing Past Sickness by Various (A Scripting Change anthology of short stories and poetry)
Makan by Various (Arabic and English collection of short stories)
Thirty Scary Tales by Rayne Hall


Costumes and Cadavers by Katherine Brown (includes an author interview)

Enter a Wizard, Stage Left by Connie di Marco

Trick or Thief by D. E. Haggerty 

Arrival, book 1 in The Black Bear Brotherhood series by Henry Bassett (novella)
Be Still My Beading Heart by Janice Peacock (Cozy mystery novella)
Big Hair and Buttermilk Pie by Lori Stacy (Cozy mystery novella)
The Story of Lucius Cane  by Vanya Ferreira (Short story/novella)
Ninja and Bunny's Great Adventure by Kara S. Tyler (Children's)
Jess Under Pressure by E. Graziani (novella)
Paulie by M. A. Myers (short story)
Lost Haven by Sabrina A. Fish
Eden Forest by Aoife Marie Sheridan (Saskia Trilogy part I)
Doppelganger by Shawn Stern
Tutankhamen Speaks by Cheryl Carpinello (Middle Grade/Children's)
Twin Magnolia: A Soul Call by Victoria Popescu
Ghosts of the Falls by Sarah Gilman  
Dragon's Bait by Vivian Vande Velde 
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka 


The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur 
A Collection of Dreamscapes by Christina Sng 
Fire Molten and Ash by Clarence Barbee 
The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace 
The Day My Kisses Tasted Like Discord by Emmanuella Hristova 
On a Moonlit Night in the Antilles by Sophie Schiller 
Lost in a Quatrain by Adiela Akoo 
Invitation to Poetry by Mihai Brinas
Purple Kisses by Priya Prithviraj (Illustrated poem in a book)
Impulsive Bones by Molly Madd
Breathe. Breathe. by Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi (poetry and short story collection)
Tales of the Rose Rabbit by Kirsten Weiss (Poetry Chapbook)
Lyrics and Such by Layden Robinson 
Beyond the Words by Various (A Scripting Change anthology of short stories and poetry - proceeds go to charity) 
Subterranean Summer by Joe Maldonaldo
Life Under Examination by Aria Glazki (Check out our interview here)
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by J. R. R. Tolkien
Through a Mother's Eyes by Jackie Barreau

Arabic Book Reviews:

2 Officers (2 ضباط) by Essam Youssef

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