Tag: Book review

  • Book Review: The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

    Title: The Death of Mrs. WestawayAuthor: Ruth WareSeries: NonePublished: May 2018Publisher: Gallery/Scout PressPages: 368From: Wal-MartRating: 9/10 The Death of Mrs. Westaway is not Ruth Ware’s first novel, but it is my favorite that the author has written so far. The book, about a young woman who receives a letter claiming she has an inheritance waiting […]

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  • Book Review: The Secret Place by Tana French

    Title: The Secret Place Author: Tana French Series: Dublin Murder Squad #5 Published: January 2014 Publisher: Viking Penguin Pages: From: Barnes and Noble Rating: 9/10 I’ve read every single novel by author Tana French, ever since she came out with her debut In the Woods back in 2007. Then, I heard French came out with […]

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  • Book Review: Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer

    Title: Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox Author: Eoin Colfer Series: Artemis Fowl Published: July 2008 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Pages: From: Barnes and Noble Rating: 7/10 Finally, after months and months of failing miserably and being distracted by so many other adventures, I finally finished Eoin Colfer’s sixth Artemis Fowl novel, The Time Paradox. The Time Paradox […]

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  • Book Review: Dark Eden by Chris Beckett

    Title: Dark Eden Author: Chris Beckett Series: Dark Eden Published: 2012 Publisher: Corvus Pages: 441 From: Barnes and Noble Rating: 9/10 Imagine a world with no sun. The air is chilled, everything is dark. But, thanks to the darkness, creatures and plants have developed amazing ways to light the way. Then, imagine living on that […]

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  • Book Review: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

    Title: The Hobbit Author: J.R.R. Tolkien Series: None Published: September 21, 1937 Publisher: George Allen and Unwin Pages: From: Walmart Rating: 8/10 As many already know, J.R.R. Tolkien was a master of the written word. He was a master of prose, fantasy, poetry and creating a picture within the mind of the reader. This was […]

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  • Book Review: Rebel Angels by Libba Bray

    Title: Rebel Angels Author: Libba Bray Published: 2005 Publisher: Random House Pages: 548 From: Barnes and Noble Rating: 9/10 The second installment of American author Libba Bray’s Gemma Doyle trilogy, Rebel Angels takes on the next phase of lead character Gemma Doyle’s life in England after her mother dies in India and Gemma realizes she […]

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  • Book Review: The Blessing Stone by Barbara Wood

    Title: The Blessing Stone Author: Barbara Wood Published: 2004 Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffith Pages: 464 From: Barnes and Noble Rating: 8/10 The first time I read Barbara Wood’s epic novel The Blessing Stone, I had kidnapped it from my aunt Kathy Vonnahme one holiday weekend, and finished it before we left Sunday. Needless to say, […]

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  • Girl on Fire: Challenge accepted

    [As seen in Creston News Advertiser, June 5, 2014] Recently, Kate Padilla, a friend of mine who is also a staff reporter for Spencer’s newspaper Spencer Daily Reporter, started an all-things blog (www.katepadilla.net) that includes do-it-yourself projects, recipes and notes about her life with her husband in Iowa. I was perusing the site, looking at […]

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