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review 2017-10-02 15:45
The Bottle Stopper (The Paper Duchess #1)
The Bottle Stopper (The Paper Duchess Book 1) - Angeline Trevena

 

 

An excellent story and a creative world dreamed up by author Trevena. The reader can't help but empathize with the main character, Maeve, and her dire circumstances dealing with her evil Uncle Lou. Her tribulations are many, but so is her quick thinking. Maeve takes the cruelest acts against her and tries in her way to make them right. Revenge, but in a unique and twisted way. The descriptions of the people she meets, her friend, and the places she visits are deeply cultivated within the rich world that the author ables us to see and feel. The stairs leading up to a better place may not be the stairway to heaven after all. The winding plot gets thicker, as more revelations push Maeve into drastic situations requiring extreme measures. There is a lot of bad happening in this dystopian world, not only for Maeve. Still, there is hope, and the twist, in the end, will give hope. It also leads well into the next story. You'll want to pick up the next in the series. Well written and provoking book, I recommend you read the series.

 

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review 2017-07-21 00:00
Terror at Bottle Creek
Terror at Bottle Creek - Watt Key Terror at Bottle Creek was a random grab from the kid's section of the library. I didn't even read the back. Just look at it, thought "Ooh, kid's horror!" and stuffed it into my bag. It wasn't until I was halfway through the book, and had realized this probably wasn't what I was thinking it was, that I bothered to read the back.

Watt Key spins a gripping, believable tale of three kids' fight for survival in the midst of a hurricane. I have never been in a hurricane (one of the benefits of living far inland) but I was definitely caught up in the kids' tale. It seems like sometimes no matter how much you prepare, whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.
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As Cort struggled desperately to keep Liza and her kid sister Francie safe, I was mentally cheering him on. When they were trapped in the elevated position (trying not to give anything away here), my skin was crawling! I was right there with them, freaking out at the idea of dealing with what Cort was dealing with. And the hogs? Don't even get me started!
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This wasn't a horror, but it was a horrible situation in it's own right. Terror at Bottle Creek is a drama-filled kid's thriller that had me on the edge of my seat. While not normally the type of book I would pick out, I was unable to tear my eyes away from the story. 

Terror at Bottle Creek is a adventure-thriller that I would recommend even to adults. A solidly told, engaging tale that is the perfect quick read on a rainy day.
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text 2017-04-23 01:58
The Devil in the Bottle - Carol Buchanan

 

Based on true accounts of the life of Joseph Alfred Slade.

I'm not sure how I managed to get a hold of book 3 but not the first 2, so some of it was a bit confusing.

 

The main character is a lawyer from NYC who moved west and became part of the vigilante group patrolling (near as I could figure) what is now southern Montana down to Northern Nevada during the Civil War. There were no official courts as yet, so they basically policed their own.

 

 

Worth the read if you are interested in the old west, but I would suggest starting with book 1.  :  )

 

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