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review 2018-06-21 16:18
Definitely Women's fiction
The High Season - Judy Blundell
THE HIGH SEASON by Judy Blundell 
 
 
This is definitely “women’s fiction.” 
 
 
The writing is okay. The characters are okay. The plot is slow moving and heavy on feelings. The house plays a big part in both the feelings and the plot.
 
 
You will figure out the ending as soon as Adeline shows up.
 
 
Not much here. If you like to read for immediate pleasure and don’t mind stock characters and stock plot, you will like this book. If you are looking for a “mind stretch”, this one is not for you. It is a little long.
 
 
3 of 5 stars

 

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review 2018-06-15 18:35
Book Review: The Haunted Season
The Haunted Season: A Max Tudor Mystery (A Max Tudor Novel) - G.M. Malliet

Book: The Haunted Season

 

Author: G.M. Malliet

 

Genre: Fiction/Mystery

 

Summary: Agatha Award-winning author G.M. Malliet has charmed mystery lovers, cozy fans, and Agatha Christie devotees everywhere with Wicked Autumn, A Fatal Winter, Pagan Spring, and Demon Summer, the critically acclaimed mysteries featuring handsome ex-spy-turned-cleric Father Max Tudor. Something sinister is stirring at Totleigh Hall, the showcase of the English village of Nether Monkslip. Usually, the lord and lady of the manor are absent - high tax rates, it is murmured with more than a trace of envy, force them to live on the continent for most of the year. But Lord and Lady Baaden-Boomethistle have been in residence for some weeks now, and the villagers are hoping for a return to the good old days, when the lord of the manor sprinkled benefits across the village like fairy dust. Father Max Tudor's invitation to dinner at the Hall comes as a welcome novelty; it will be his first time meeting the famous family that once held sway in the area. But before he has time to starch his clerical collar and organize a babysitter, a sudden and suspicious death intervenes, and the handsome vicar's talent for sorting through clues to a murder is once again called into play in this charming and clever novel. -Minotaur Books, 2015. 

 

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review 2018-06-13 18:03
Review: “The Flesh Cartel #3: Choices (The Flesh Cartel Season 2: Fragmentation)” (The Flesh Cartel, #3) by Rachel Haimowitz & Heidi Belleau
The Flesh Cartel #3: Choices (The Flesh Cartel Season 2: Fragmentation) - Heidi Belleau,Rachel Haimowitz

 

~ 4 stars ~

 

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text 2018-06-03 23:25
Reading progress update: I've read 72 out of 529 pages.
The Mime Order - Samantha Shannon

Wonder if or when we get to see  the Warden ...
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review 2018-05-20 22:35
THE BONE SEASON by SAMANTHA SHANNON
The Bone Season - Samantha Shannon
Maybe it's me but I've been reading/listening to underwhelming books lately and this one was one of them. Some people were born with powers (reading cards, going into dreams, calling ghosts, etc.) and they are heavily discriminated against to the point that most are put to death. Paige is a dream walker working in the underground who is caught and finds out that some of the gifted are sent to a camp/prison in Oxford that is run by aliens/parallel universe beings that save them for their own uses. 

Alana Kerr is the narrator and her delivery is so quiet and teenager-disinterested that she makes every character sound the same blase "who cares" kind of voice. It works with Paige but I don't think it worked with some of the other characters. Maybe that's just the American in me but if the main character sounds bored, how am I supposed to not be too?

I am not planning on reading any more of this series although my 19 year old daughter might enjoy it.

 

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