Cannonball Read IV

A bunch of Pajibans reading and reviewing and honoring AlabamaPink.

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rdoak03’s #CBR4 review 27: The Right-Hand Shore by Christopher Tilghman

A beautiful history of race relations, forbidden love, and a cursed family in early 1900’s Maryland. Read my review here.

rdoak03’s #CBR4 Review 26: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson

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.

rdoak03’s #CBR4 Review 25: XVI by Julia Karr

I’m usually a fan of YA dystopian novels, but this one struck a sour note with me. Discover my 3 annoyances here.

rdoak03’s #CBR4 Review 23: Song of Susannah by Stephen King

A disappointing installment in the otherwise amazing Dark Tower series. Find out my biggest peeve about this book on my blog.

rdoak03’s #CBR4 Review #22: The Witness by Nora Roberts

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.

Read more here!

rdoak03’s #CBR4 Review 20: Three Days to Die by John Avery

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.

rdoak03’s #CBR4 Review 19: Jaden Baker by Courtney Kirchoff

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.

rdoak03’s #CBR4 Review #18: The Messenger’s Handbook by Pamela DuMont

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–

rdoak03’s #CBR4 Review 17: Preservation by Rachael Wade

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.

rdoak03’s #CBR4 Review #16: The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

Recently made popular by the hit movie, this book is worth the read. For a run-down of the memorable characters, check out my blog.

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