Review of ‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine’

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is a witty and thought-provoking read that explores the ups and downs of life with equal parts honesty and humor, sweetness, and suspense. Continue reading Review of ‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine’


A Tale Perfect for a Spooky Night | Review of ‘The Fifth Petal’ (The Lace Reader #2)

By Cynthia Ayala

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The Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry
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Salem’s chief of police, John Rafferty, has been dragged into a 25-year-old triple homicide dubbed the “The Goddess Murders.” After another incident occurs that once again points to Rose Whelan, a once respected local historian, niece Callie Cahill, daughter of one of the victims comes back to exonerate her. Together John and Callie look back on the past and delve into Salem’s darker side.

Published January 24, 2017 by Crown, The Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry is the second in her contemporary/mystery Lace Reader series.
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Weekly Reading List #73

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers I hope that everyone is having a wonderful weekend. For me it has been a calmer week, I’ve had some time to edit my novel and catch up on some of my reading. I injured my hand though. I either have a pinched nerve in my center of both my palms or I have tendonitis. Plus, my anemia isn’t doing too great. Oh well, such is life. At least I have my books so check out what’s on the table this week.
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Weekly Reading List #72

By Cynthia Ayala

Hello there avid readers! So I finally got my Christmas present from my fiancé. What is it? I’m typing on it. It’s a new LAPTOP! And let me just say it works like a charm, I’m not yelling at my laptop to open up my files anymore. It’s a beauty. And I was able to visit my family in Illinois. My god it was cold there. But it was bunches of fun and I love my family. And we had tons of Mexican food. It was a lot of fun being with my family. And I was able to get a lot of reading done.

Which brings me to this! Check out my latest weekly reading list and see what’s up for me.
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Poignant and Beautifully Written | Review of ‘The Dollhouse’

By Cynthia Ayala

The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis
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Back in 1952, the Barbizon Hotel was a hotel for women, Darby McLaughlin went there to become a secretary, but more happened, more than she ever thought possible. Years later, the Barbizon has gone condo and now Rose Lewin is living there, listening to the ghosts of the past as she hunts for a story that was long dead.

The Dollhouse published on August 23, 2016, by Dutton, is the debut novel of Fiona Davis about what it means to be a woman in the 50’s and today.
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Weekly Reading List #53

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there readers I hope that everyone is having a wonderful weekend. Got my eyes checked out last weekend. Luckily, I’m not totally as blind as a bat, but as it is, I’ve spent my time reading and writing as usual. And as I read I find that my current reading list is dwindling! Can you just imagine the horror! I’m gonna have to go through my Goodreads list and my shelves sort through what I want to read next. I still have to finish the Pretty Little Liars series and I’m utterly hooked on the Dorothy Must Die series after the first novel, so there’s something. And I have tons of books to read on my Kindle and Nook, because yes, I have both.

In the meantime, check out this weeks’ reading list. Happy reading! Oh, and if you have any suggestions for me leave them in the comments section. Continue reading “Weekly Reading List #53”

The (Unsympathetic) After Party |Review of ‘The After Party’

By Cynthia Ayala

The After Party by Anton DiSclafani
Riverhead Books
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Cece is devoted to Joan, has been since they were children, being either her chaperone or her partner in crime. But when Joan leaves without a word, leaving Cece heartbroken, Cece is forced to finally become her own person…that is until Joan returns with radical behavior that only escalates. Now Cece has to make a choice, but a life without Joan — can she handle it?

Published on May 17, 2016 by Riverhead Books, The After Party, by Anton DiSclafani, is a historical fiction tale about two girls and their strong friendship that borders on toxic, leaving for somewhat interesting yet disappointing read.
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A Little Too Commercial | Review of ‘Dexter’s Final Cut’ (Dexter #7)

By Cynthia Ayala

Dexter’s Final Cut by Jeff Lindsay
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Hollywood has come to Miami and is shadowing one Dexter Morgan. But one of the stars has her own murdering stalker putting Dexter in a precarious situation, one that only gets worse as his family life starts to dissipate.

Published on September 17, 2013, by Doubleday, Dexter’s Final Cut by Jeff Lindsay is the seventh novel in the critically acclaimed series that follows Dexter Morgan and his dark deeds.
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