Tag: book review 2017

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

Posted April 25, 2017 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman has a very interesting premise, a couple who run a lighthouse find a baby and raise it as their own. I was intrigued and looked forward to reading of the consequences this act would invoke. I enjoyed the sections of the book that described Tom and Isabel’s courtship. […]

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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Posted April 21, 2017 by Whitney in Review / 4 Comments

I typically don’t read young adult unless it is in the form of Harry Potter. However, a new-to-me young adult book usually gets me out of a reading slump and A Monster Calls was my pick up of choice. It is a depressing book, dealing with the impending death of a child’s mother, but “happy […]

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Mischling by Affinity Konar

Mischling by Affinity Konar

Posted March 28, 2017 by Whitney in Review / 2 Comments

Mischling by Affinity Konar is a historical fiction novel on a subject that is rarely touched in this genre — Josef Mengele. The Holocaust is filled with many, unimaginable horrors but “the zoo” in Auschwitz is repulsive. The “experiments” preformed were enough to make one ill. However, the main story is not of blindness but […]

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The Enemies of Versailles by Sally Christie

The Enemies of Versailles by Sally Christie

Posted March 22, 2017 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound | Kobo   Review I am always looking for one more historical fiction author who can transport me to another time and Sally Christie has filled that slot. With The Enemies of Versailles she has taken me to a time a place that is not typically on my […]

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The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff

The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff

Posted March 8, 2017 by Whitney in Review / 2 Comments

The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff could easily have been yet another novel about surviving WWII. At first, I was nervous as it seemed to mirror Water for Elephants and while that in itself is a good story I found the ending to be disappointing. Therefore, I hoped for a different result. Fortunately, I was […]

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The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Posted February 22, 2017 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

The best way to describe the novel The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney is to compare it to The Royal Tenenbaums but without the understated humor. The Plumb children were self-absorbed, entitled and while adults acted like children. In short, the characters were all unlikable and were not the reason I became invested in the […]

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The Girls by Emma Cline

The Girls by Emma Cline

Posted February 18, 2017 by Whitney in Review / 1 Comment

I am a lover of true crime and have reread the disturbing true crime novel Helter Skelter several times. Therefore, when The Girls by Emma Cline was released I knew I had to read it. I will admit, that I was a bit skeptical at first as both of Cline’s parents are in the publishing […]

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Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon

Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon

Posted February 7, 2017 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

The first thing that came to mind upon starting Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon was the 1997 film Titanic.  Both are media based on an iconic means of travel that ended in disaster and chronicle the last days of the passenger’s lives. Fortunately, Flight of Dreams delivers an amazing look at the occupants onboard […]

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Victoria by Daisy Goodwin

Victoria by Daisy Goodwin

Posted January 28, 2017 by Whitney in Review / 1 Comment

Outside of Emily Blunt’s performance of Queen Victoria she is a monarch I know very little about.  Daisy Goodwin has created a tapestry in sharing this young Victoria’s early reign. At first, her ascent to the throne read like something out of a Tudor novel with constant conniving and scheming to reach the top and […]

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Hello From the Gillespies by Monica McInerney

Hello From the Gillespies by Monica McInerney

Posted January 6, 2017 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

I thought Hello From the Gillespies by Monica McInerney would be a cute Christmas read with a slice of drama. In that regard, it certainly met my expectation; each character had their own story that intertwined with one another accordingly, and it held a premise that was unique to the genre of holiday stories. However, […]

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