In a book of this scope, the narrative is inevitably top-heavy in spots, and the plot wears thin toward the end, but this is storytelling at its most seductive, a brash historical adventure.
...while a lot of fun, the book has trouble achieving satiric traction. The chief problem is easy to identify: Why, one wonders, did Coupland choose as his narrator a figure he seems so obviously out of sync with?
In the end, I was okay with how everything wrapped up except for the pieces that felt “too easy.” While Colleen Hoover definitely made me feel a lot of emotions through this book, I’m not sure they were all emotions that I wanted to feel.
Once again, Coben has brilliantly used a current trend, in this case Internet dating, to create a can’t-put-it-down thriller.
Suspenseful yet routine, with oversized bogeymen who seem more menacing than they really are, ethical dilemmas that dissolve under pressure and an ending that tests your tolerance for coincidence. Below average for this splendid yet checkered series.
I love the romance between Mercy and Adam and I think there is a lot of it for romance readers in Night Broken.
Those elements aside, the novel is weighty without being ponderous, and delivers a satisfactory story despite being part of an episodic secondary world fantasy series.
Evening Stars was definitely full of high drama but it was well-balanced by a cute puppy, relatable insecurities, that awesome antique store, and the adorable community of Blackberry Island.
If you have so far enjoyed this series then you will want to read The Chance, but maybe like me you’ll just be waiting for the next installment...
Take a Chance is my favorite thus far from the Rosemary Beach Series and there is a lot of twists and turns that will have you at the edge of your seat. The character development is phenomenal and I absolutely loved Harlow from the beginning to the end.
In this latest crisis, waves of wild magic are flowing from Rachel’s ley-line, causing charms to misfire, often with devastating results...A great ride in and of itself, rather than simply a buildup to the finale, which is sure to be whiz-bang.
The good news, mathematically speaking, is that the stories are pretty much 100% brilliant...Since the stories are also, as always, extremely funny, Moore has come to enjoy the unusual distinction of being just about the darkest light writer around.
Marco is up this time around and it is his job to find a long lost family member. Things don't go as planned and it is mainly due to Basha's life experiences since she went missing all those years ago. The story unfolds slowly with small pieces of information about Basha's past being added along the way.
Fans of smalltown contemporaries will savor this delicious and heartwarming story, a refreshingly realistic romance between two great characters.
All superb storytelling aspects combine to make Concealed in Death another intellectually engaging and emotionally satisfying novel. Loyal readers will finish Concealed in Death eager for volume 39.
Catling taught with Sebald in the last decade of his life, and her flowing translation pays crucial attention to the prosody and contours of Sebald’s sentences.
Weir has created an authentic portrayal of the future of space travel, and Watney is the perfect character to follow as he struggles in an unknown and hostile environment.
“The Counterfeit Agent” is a rollercoaster read and the violent denouement in Istanbul leaves enough loose ends for a sequel. Bring on volume nine.
In a well-balanced narrative that interweaves historical detail with the lives of servant Clara Bell and her employers, Peggy Shippen Arnold and her husband, Pataki successfully captures an infamous act in American history.
COCKROACHES is an impressive early instalment in the Harry Hole series, fleshing out the background about Harry Hole's family life and romantic history that helps make sense of his self-destructive streak and battles with addiction that continue throughout the series.