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Takedown Twenty (Stephanie Plum #20)
I'm a big Stephanie Plum fan, but if you read my review for Notorious Nineteen then you know I was not thrilled with the direction that book was takin ...more
Nov 20, 2013
Nov 23, 2013
Red Mist (Kay Scarpetta, #19)
I used to really enjoy the Kay Scarpetta series, but books 14 - 16 were so disappointing (and somewhat awful)that I was ready to stop reading them. Be ...more
Mar 04, 2012
Mar 04, 2012
The Museum of Extraordinary Things
Alice Hoffman books are always a treat - mythical, mystical, strong women, plots layered with many stories. Unlike most of her novels, this one does n ...more
Feb 27, 2014
Feb 28, 2014
12th of Never (Women's Murder Club, #12)
There is certainly plenty of action in this novel in the series, but it got to be a bit much. (Spoiler alert - read no further if you want to be surpr ...more
Aug 10, 2013
Aug 10, 2013
The Husband's Secret
I need to get off my high horse and just enjoy the book for what it is - a good chick lit beach read that is certainly entertaining, and more edgier a ...more
Mar 15, 2014
Mar 18, 2014
The Devil's Punchbowl (Penn Cage, #3)
Iles writes on such a variety of topics that you never quite know what to expect from him. I liked this book, but I must admit that I am more enamored ...more
Sep 15, 2009
Sep 13, 2009
Finger Lickin' Fifteen (Stephanie Plum #15)
Pure fluff, and I LOVE IT!! I laughed the entire 3 1/2 hours it took me to read this. A whole lot of BBQ and Lula is the center of attention in this o ...more
Jun 23, 2009
Jun 23, 2009
Cross My Heart (Alex Cross, #21)
Patterson's zeal to be the most prolific writer negatively impacts his writing. Not that he ever crafted wonderful lines, but his stories used to be e ...more
Jul 07, 2014
Jul 07, 2014
Project Cain
I'm going to write one review for Project Cain and Cain's Blood since they are companion novels; the former is a YA novel, and the latter is written f ...more
Apr 24, 2014
Apr 27, 2014
Alex Cross, Run (Alex Cross, #20)
I enjoy Alex and his family, and I like that they all feel so real. Yes, I've said in the past that Nana Mama is too old to be as vital as she is, and ...more
Feb 05, 2014
Feb 05, 2014
Top Secret Twenty-One (Stephanie Plum #21)
I really do want the series to end because it's time. Of course, I will keep reading the books because I've invested so much time into the series. And ...more
Jun 26, 2014
Jun 26, 2014
Murderland Part 1:h8
I understand what the author was attempting to do in this book, and I appreciate his need to strip the veneer from our celebrity-obsessed-ambulance-ch ...more
Nov 24, 2009
Nov 23, 2009
What We Saw at Night (What We Saw at Night, #1)
I like Mitchard's books, and even though this is a YA novel, I found it engrossing. I like Allie's voice (she's a precocious teen but still naive abou ...more
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Jan 19, 2013
The Crown (Joanna Stafford, #1)
A decent debut novel which lacks the tension and finesse of a more accomplished writer, the book was entertaining and provided glimpses into Tudor Eng ...more
Mar 31, 2012
Mar 31, 2012
Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum, #19)
Stephanie bumbles here way through another one. In this book, Stephanie's dad actually speaks a few sentences, and Lula uses the name Tallulah - wonde ...more
Nov 21, 2012
Nov 21, 2012
Game (Jasper Dent, #2)
What a cliffhanger of an ending! Of course everything that leads up to the ending is thrilling as well. Jazz continues to struggle with his inner demo ...more
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Jul 01, 2013
Three Graves Full
It's not that this is a bad book; it's just that I expected the book to be something that it was not. The description lured me into thinking it was a ...more
Jul 16, 2013
Jul 16, 2013
Scarpetta (Kay Scarpetta, #16)
I'm sick of this series, so perhaps my review of the book is tarnished due to that. I do feel the serial killer/murder mystery plot of this book is be ...more
Jul 09, 2009
Jul 08, 2009
Reconstructing Amelia
I wonder how Gillian Flynn feels about this book being compared to her Gone Girl. I understand why some might see similarities, but really this book d ...more
Aug 16, 2013
Aug 15, 2013
The Family Fang
I've meant to read this book for over a year now, and once I learned it's been optioned as a movie starring Nicole Kidman, I decided I needed to stop ...more
Sep 02, 2013
Sep 02, 2013
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (Flavia De Luce, #4)
You don't read Flavia De Luce books for the murder mystery elements because the format is simple and obvious. You read the books for Flavia herself. Y ...more
Jan 21, 2012
Jan 21, 2012
The One I Left Behind
McMahon's books all center around young girls, but don't expect them to be YA material. Creepy characters and a creepy plot, this thriller uses past a ...more
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Jan 21, 2013
The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #2)
**spoiler alert** WOW! I loved Zafon's The Shadow of the Wind. This book is even better. It has so many layers to it that the reader is constantly won ...more
Jul 23, 2009
Jul 10, 2009
Mistress of the Art of Death (Mistress of the Art of Death, #1)
This was FABULOUS! I didn't even know it was a ALA notable book when I picked it up. This had absolutely everything in that makes for a good read - hi ...more
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Aug 30, 2008
The Next Time You See Me
Much more of a character study than anything else, this debut novel is knit together with the murder of a small town woman. The author deftly connects ...more
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May 13, 2013
Dark Places
This book made me rethink my stance on trying teens as adults for murder. I still believe teens can appreciate what they are doing when they commit mu ...more
Nov 29, 2009
Nov 27, 2009
Leaving Time
Trademark Jodi with multiple narrators, characters that are so real you want them to be your friends, and a twist at the end. And the twist at the end ...more
Jun 15, 2014
Jun 15, 2014
The Hypnotist (Joona Linna, #1)
You know the saying "less is more?" Well, the authors of this book obviously have never heard of that. Too many physically and mentally ill characters ...more
Oct 26, 2011
Oct 08, 2011
Narrated in a similar fashion to her book Sister (which I really liked), this time instead of a letter written to her sister, Grace narrates the story ...more
Jun 29, 2012
Jun 29, 2012
Visitation Street
This is the kind of book that is better if you read it for a book club so you can spend time dissecting it or for a class so you can analyze it. The a ...more
Feb 27, 2014
Feb 27, 2014
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