The Ariadne Connection by Sara Stamey

Guess what came out today! It's currently sitting on my nightstand for great late night reading and I can't wait until I can take some time off to keep on reading!

It's The Ariadne Connection by Sara Stamey! I will have a review up soon--once I finish it! So far, its been a total page turner, I just always run out time! It's Sci-Fi and has a great mystery opening and hooks you in! It's getting some great press already. 

The Ariadne Connection, a thriller set in the Greek islands. Technology triggers a deadly new plague. Can a healer find the cure?

The Ariadne Connection has earned the CYGNUS Award, First in Category — now in the running for the Grand Prize. 

“Pulses with admirable energy.”- William Dietrich, New York Times bestselling author. Well said Mr. Dietrich! I can't wait to finish it! In the meantime, here are is a link to Sara's website and check out that cover!

Sara’s novels published by Berkley/Putnam of New York received praise from Publishers Weekly and a “Best New Novelists” listing from Locus. Her recent novel Islands was a Foreword Book of the Year finalist. A new ebook edition of Islands was released in 2014 from Book View Cafe publishing. In March 2015, BVC published in print & ebook her new novel The Ariadne Connection, A CYGNUS Award Winner.Senior Instructor of Creative Writing at Western Washington University, Sara also offers professional editing services as a “book doctor.” She received her M.A. in English and Writing from WWU.  Her diverse background also includes teaching scuba diving in the Caribbean, operating a nuclear reactor, backpacking around Greece, South America, and New Zealand, and owning a farm in Southern Chile.

Sounds snazzy right? Check out her other novel, Islands and more!

Dance Party with some Great Books

Woot woot! It's no secret I'm a Seahawks fan (not a crazy one, I swear), and it's epic that the Hawks are going back for another Superbowl! Crazy! Everyone was out celebrating and it was totally insane but in the most team spirited way it could be. Go Hawks! Hence why the title of this post is titled Dance Party!

In other news, I've got three books I'm recommending if you're down about reading lately. I certainly can't imagine that anyone's TBR (to be read) is getting low but by chance it is, I highly recommend these three unique reads!

1. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (she also wrote the story about Seabiscuit). The movie came out on Christmas day and I read this entire one in ONE sitting. This is a 400 page non-fiction story about Louie Zamperini who survived incredible things. It was masterfully written and I couldn't put it down, hence why I was reading it in one sitting. Yes, I also went and saw the movie and surprisingly, the movie was pretty good!

2. Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link. If you're in short story fictional pieces, she's got some wit and unique magical realism stories. So far, The Faery Handbag is my favorite. Totally had me hooked into the story about a village that lives inside a handbag. It sounds weird but it's totally brilliant.

3. ISLANDS by Sara Stamey. If you haven't read this mystery/suspense/romance, then get to it! It was Foreward Book of the Year and let me tell you, the story that is told is incredible. Especially the details. I felt like I was on the adventure! It's about an anthropologist who travels to the Caribbean to uncover the mysterious death of her brother and encounters romance, danger, and many secrets. That's all I'm going to say. It's just too good to give anything away.

What are you waiting for? Get to reading!