~ Jamie Ford
This was a great book. It says that it is written for a younger audience. I didn't even know that there was an adult version of the book. I had heard about the dropping of candy during the Berlin Airlift following WWII, but I didn't know that it was started because the children would rather go without than give up their freedoms. The stories of some of the kids holding onto parachutes because to them it represented freedom. What an awesome story and such an uplifting story. Definitely good for the children, but also good for adults who just want a quick read on what happened that might prompt them to read the adult version.
Mountain Man Candy by Frankie Love is fairly short, a great choice for those with limited time for reading. This book may be short but Clive and Hazel’s story is packed with drama, action, humor and sizzle. I enjoyed this fun book and look forward to reading more from Frankie Love in the future. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.
After Bailey King gets a phone call from her grandmother that her grandfather is ill, she rushes from the hustle and bustle of New York City to the quiet and quaint Harvest, Ohio. On her first night staying with her grandparents above their candy shop, Bailey discovers that body of Tyson Colton in the shop's kitchen with her grandfather's chocolate cutting knife sticking out of his chest. After it is discovered that only Bailey's fingerprints are on the knife she is ordered not to leave town since she is now the prime suspect in the murder. Bailey takes it upon herself to clear her name by helping the sheriff's department with the investigation. The author uses plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing as to who committed the murder, while using humor to help keep things light and entertaining. I got an advanced copy of this book from netgalley.com and Kensington Books.
Drat, barely a vampire cameo. Will need another book. No matter.
I'm not as invested in Andrea, much less in her hit-me/kiss-me relationship with Raphael, but I had fun. It's inevitable with any of Andrews' books. Fast pace, mythology tie ins, and badass characters all around are always good. And I'm closer in filling in the bits of Kate Daniel's world.