Tell Me You're Sorry by Kevin O'Brien 

Four Stars

This book is so suspenseful and so good. I love that the serial killer is a woman with a flair for revenge. It may be on the longer side, but it's worth the read.

Wrong Side of Heaven by Yolanda Olson:

Five Stars


​​This book is the ultimate battle of Good vs. Evil with a twist. It is dark and full of gore; I like books like that. The Author, Yolanda Olson, really knows how to write with just enough details to keep the story interesting but still have the reader clueless until the very end. It is a simple but complicated story. On a side note, I also love the formatting. It is rather pleasant to look at. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes plots with a flair for the paranormal.

Black Soul by T.J. Brearton

Five Stars

Black Soul is more than just a good story. It is a brilliant, shocking, heartwrenching masterpiece that held my attention from beginning to end. I started reading it on the morning of March 29th and I couldn't put it down until I finished it on this great morning of March 30th. T. J. Brearton has a gift for writing suspense and creating plots that not only pull at your heartstrings but also make your heart skip a beat every once in a while.
As a Shock Value Author, my favorite part was when Brearton was describing a body that had been shot multiple times using such incredible gory details that I could picture the crime scene perfectly. I must also admit that the ending made me bawl my eyes out. This has to be hands down my new favorite book, and I will be sharing/recommending it to all of my readers, supporters, friends, and family members.

Excuse Me Ma'am, Excuse Me Sir: I'm Amina An All-American Girl by Shayma Y Mustafa:

Five Stars


In the midst of a nation consumed by xenophobia and hatred, I found a book— a book that defines what an American girl truly is. The author of this book highlights the issue of discrimination against Muslim women born in the United States and shows that an American girl shouldn’t be defined by her beliefs, appearance, or how her name sounds. I love the message in this book. It is powerful and relevant to this day and age.

Book Reviews by Sterling Emmal

Gone by T.J. Brearton:

Five Stars

This book held my attention from beginning to end. I consider it a dark thrilling masterpiece, and I couldn't get enough. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves books packed with suspense. Truly my favorite book so far.

The Mother of All Things by Gabriel Blake:

Five Stars

Gabriel Blake is to writing as Vincent Van Gogh is to art—a master of his craft. 
The Mother of All Things is a descriptive emotion-packed novel with a horror twist about a woman named Elaine who suffers from depression and other mental health conditions. In the beginning, Elaine lives with her cheating husband, Robert, and her three small children. After the loss of her oldest son, Charlie, to a brutal murderer, she devoices Robert and moves back home with her mother, but things are not always what they seem in Elaine's twisted world. If I say more I would be spoiling too much. 
I absolutely feel that five out of five stars does not come close to giving Gabrial Blake or his book the credit that they deserve. In fact, I wouldn't even think 100 out of 5 stars would be enough. This book touched me on a personal note. As someone who struggles with bipolar depression, I could actually relate to a lot of Elaine's feelings and anxieties about life. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a good chilling—graphic—literary masterpiece.