A beautiful history of race relations, forbidden love, and a cursed family in early 1900’s Maryland. Read my review here.
Lisbeth Salander was shot in the head and buried alive last time we saw her. This thrilling conclusion to the Milennium series delivers on conspiracies, danger, and answers– with a satisfying, if not althogether happily-ever-after ending. Read my full review here.
Even if you’re not a true Nora Roberts fan, such as me, there is a lot to like about The Witness. More thriller than romance, the book is filled with rich characters, a great little community, believable
family dynamics, and some heart-pounding moments.
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This thriller concerns a 13 year old boy who is kidnapped and forced to commit crimes. It’s not often that I disagree with the majority of book reviews on Goodreads. This is an exception- largely positive feedback gets 2 stars from me. Read why here.
I’m not really into reading about paranormal stuff, but this book (and title character) latched on to my heart. Jaden exemplifies the will to survive and holding on to your innermost self. Highly recommended. My full review (without spoilers- very difficult!) can be found here.
The Messenger’s Handbook was not my first voyage into YA fiction…but it wasn’t my favorite, either. Read why bad form overshadowed good substance in this case– http://reflectionsbyrebekah.blogspot.com/2012/06/book-review-messengers-handbook-by.html
This book comes close to “really good” in so many ways- interesting characters with interesting pasts, relationship conflict, jealousy, passion… but none of these elements are developed enough to fully engage the reader. However, I can’t bring myself to call it “terrible”- read the pros and cons at my blog.