Thursday, May 25, 2017

NetGalley Review of Bad Housekeeping by Maia Chance

I love this author from The Fairy Tale Fatal series and was not disappointed in this first book with a brand new premise and set of very likable characters. The highlight has to be the humor - I have a friend who can't wait to read it when it comes out because I've constantly told her how funny this book is. I'll definitely be watching for more.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

NetGalley Review of New Boy by Tracy Chevalier

3/5 stars
A skillful reworking  of Shakespeare's Othello with accurate character, plot, and tonal elements. The thing that bothered me throughout was the age of the dramatic players; I feel like they should be just a couple years older.  Having 11 year-olds in sexually and socially volatile circumstances was disturbing, and not in an artistically plausible way. A fatal flaw for me.

NetGalley Review of Goblin by Ever Dundas

3/5 stars

Not really my favorite genre, but I think this one would appeal to millennials who like their stories a bit on the dark side. Mystery and psychological realism give a new angle on the usual WW2 survival story.

Friday, May 12, 2017

NetGalley Review of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

4.5/5 stars

A character study that will stay with you for a long time, alongside Ove, CeeCee Honeycutt, and Queenie Hennessy. It may be Gail Honeyman's first novel, but I certainly hope it isn't her last. An incredibly satisfying read.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon Checking In

Just posting here since I haven't for awhile. I have spent more time at the book sale, reading posts, and doing Mini Challenges than actual reading, but I am still feeling good and getting close to finishing News of the World.

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