Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Review: The Wolf Road

The Wolf Road The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Absolutely LOVED this audiobook. I wanted to keep driving in order to listen, which is always a good sign! The production was amazing, the narrator perfect, and, once I got past the poor grammar of the main character, I was sucked into the woods and Elka's story. It's a bit twisted, which I like, but redemption is available, which I like, too.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Review: Burntown

Burntown Burntown by Jennifer McMahon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Great combination of magical realism, paranormal, fantasy, contemporary heartache, family love, and all around mess of every genre. Don't give up when it gets weird--it's worth it.

Review to come in SLJ AB4t.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Review: Saints for All Occasions

Saints for All Occasions Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan
My rating: 0 of 5 stars

I stopped on Disk 4 of the audiobook, and I think it's the production's fault. The narrator was just speaking too slowly and carefully for me--I was bored silly while I was driving. I usually love historical novels about the Irish, but this would be better for me in print so I could skip past the slow parts.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Review: I See You

I See You I See You by Clare Mackintosh
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Scary to think that there might be crazies out there watching you and keeping track of your commute on a website so that nasty men can track you down and ask you for coffee. Or rape you. Or kill you. I did find the premise of this novel fascinating (and scary), but the way it was told was a bit slow for me. The ending sped up like crazy though! Make sure you stick with it until the epilogue.

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Review: Flame in the Mist

Flame in the Mist Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ooo...I think all the reading of Laurence Yep when I was younger means that I'll always like any kind of action novel with samurais. And this novel didn't disappoint! Mariko's bridal party is attacked on the way to the emperor's palace, and she must try to survive and find her attackers. That means pretending to be a boy, of course, learning to fight, and using her wits to survive. I was reminded of Mulan when reading this, as well as Hearn's Across the Nightingale Floor, but those aren't bad things. Lots of action, a tad of romance, and the ending will have you wanting the sequel right away!

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