Book Reviews

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  • Book Review: After by Francine Prose

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: After Author: Francine Prose Published: 2003 Publisher: HarperCollins Pages: 330 From: Barnes and Noble This novel by young adult writer Francine Prose is very similar in theme to Todd Strasser’s novel The Wave. Where Strasser’s novel looks at a social experiment based on the actions of the Nazis, Prose’s novel looks at the […]

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  • Book Review: The Kiss by Kathryn Harrison

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: The Kiss Author: Kathryn Harrison Published: 1997 Publisher: Random House Pages: 207 From: Drake Public Library While I was reading Kathryn Harrison’s disturbing memoir, The Kiss, I was also reading several other books. Those books were a lifesaver. They broke up the dark themes woven throughout the memoir I picked up at a […]

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  • Book Review: Allegiant by Veronica Roth

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: Allegiant Author: Veronica Roth Published: 2013 Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Pages: 544 From: Barnes and Noble What I’ve failed to give author Veronica Roth credit for in previous reviews is her ability to delve into the human mind and seek out a person’s character, then be able to show that character to her […]

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  • Book Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: Insurgent Author: Veronica Roth Published: 2012 Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Pages: 525 From: Barnes and Noble “One choice can destroy you.” The quote on the cover of Veronica Roth’s second novel Insurgent is the perfect lead into the second installment of the author’s Divergent trilogy. Insurgent is a continuation of the first novel […]

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  • Book Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: Divergent Author: Veronica Roth Published: 2011 Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Pages: 487 From: Barnes and Noble The first thought I had when I heard about Veronica Roth’s debut novel Divergent was, “Oh, God. Not another one.” I have a natural hate toward anything paranormal, science fiction or fantasy written after the year 2005, […]

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  • Book Review: Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: Son of a Witch Author: Gregory Maguire Published: 2005 Publisher: Regan Books Pages: 329 From: Barnes and Noble The second in a saga of four novels, Gregory Maguire’s book Son of a Witch takes the life of Liir, the supposed son of the Wicked Witch of the West, and follows his life after […]

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  • Book Review: Wicked by Gregory Maguire

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: Wicked Author: Gregory Maguire Published: 1995 Publisher: HarperCollins Pages: 432 From: Barnes and Noble Everyone knows the story of the Wicked Witch of the West, but what I like about Gregory Maguire’s version is it’s not so simplified to good and evil. Shades of grey are part of reality, and the Witch is […]

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  • Book Review: Faithful Place by Tana French

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: Faithful Place Author: Tana French Published: 2010 Publisher: Penguin Group Pages: 416 From: Barnes and Noble It’s hard to imagine giving up someone you love, but Frank Mackey managed to do just that in Tana French’s third novel, Faithful Place. The novel, published in 2010, focuses on the undercover cop from her novel […]

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  • Book Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: Gone Girl Author: Gillian Flynn Published: 2012 Publisher: Crown Publishing Group Pages: 432 From: Barnes and Noble “Marriage can be a real killer.” This first sentence to the inside cover summary of Gillian Flynn’s most popular novel Gone Girl describes the novel, and marriage within the novel, to a T. Nick Dunne and […]

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  • Book Review: The Likeness by Tana French

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: The Likeness Author: Tana French Published: 2008 Publisher: Viking Penguin Pages: 512 From: Barnes and Noble One of my favorite mysteries is In the Woods by Tana French, so I bought her second novel, The Likeness. I wanted to like the second one as much as the first, since she had some experience […]

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