Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Review: Evergreen

Evergreen by Brenda Pandos

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the second book in the Mer Tales series. Most second books in a series are not as exciting as the first one. They usually set the story up for the grand finale. Evergreen was exactly that. There were good action sequences and some important elements of the story were revealed.

This is a nice light reading.

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Review: The Canary Room

The Canary RoomThe Canary Room by Edwin F. Casebeer
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. I got to page 54 and just could not continue this novel. The different font treatments are aggravating and sometime the font is so small it is hard to read the text. The story just did not grab me enough to continue. Although this novel was not for me; it doesn't mean that it is not for you. This novel is about the life of a 12 year old whose parents are divorced and he is asked to live with another family during the months that follow the attack on Pearl Harbour. It deals with Herman's way to adapt to the separation, to the repercussions of the war and more.

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Review: The Sleuth Sisters

The Sleuth Sisters
The Sleuth Sisters by Maggie Pill

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a fantastic book!!!! I particularly liked that the main characters are women in their late forties, early fifties, and that they are portrayed as strong, intelligent and witty. This is a great detective story with all the right elements. The dynamic between the three sisters is well depicted and anyone coming from a family made of many siblings of the same gender would relate to the relationship complexities and clashing of personalities. The book has also a fun side story which made me chuckle. I am looking forward to reading the next book.

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Monday, February 9, 2015

Review: Carrots

Carrots by Colleen Helme

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I got Carrots for free through Book Bud (www.bookbud.com). It was the perfect book after reading a long, very involved and deep novel. I love Colleen Helme's light writing style. The book plot is fun and full of ups and downs in the action department. I like that the author did not polish the main characters and that she even succeeded to make you like the worst of them.

This is the first book in a series. I suggest you read it before any other book because it sets the foundation for all the other stories.

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