This one started very slow for me. But once it got going, I devoured it. It had everything I was wanting that week – easy to read storyline, nothing too heavy, and some good ol’ fashion escapism. But I did knock off a half star because the cliff-hanger ending bugged me. Hate it when they do that! So if you like YA magical fantasy, action, heists, and a motley crew of characters, I think you will like this one. And yes, I will be picking up the next one in the series – Crooked Kingdom 3.5/5 stars
This was a great listen! The main character is Ella, who finds herself waking up in the hospital after an accident to find her loving husband standing next to her – except Ella has never been married. Can’t say much more than that. The narrator was really good and I was completely surprised by the ending. The only reason that I am not giving it a higher rating is that it took me a while to really get into it. 3.5/5 stars
A Fatal Grace is the second book in the Inspector Gamache Three Pines mystery series. There is just something about this series that feels warm, cozy and quirky and I love it. Earlier this month, I was trying to explain this series to my mom and the best I could do was this – It is Northern Exposure meets Sherlock Holmes/Agatha Christie. The unique characters are rich and complex, the setting of Three Pines is picturesque and the mysteries are so creatively woven. So even though I gave this specific book only 3 stars, I will absolutely be picking up the next book – The Cruelest Month. 3/5 stars
I had such high hopes this book. The premise seemed solid – A strange bursts into the door carrying a lifeless child in his arms. Hours later, the girl awakens and returns to life. Is it magic or something else? I absolutely loved The Thirteenth Tale by the same author and was really excited to read another magical story by her. I envisioned this storyline to have a Canterbury Tale feel to it. But for me, Once Upon A River just fell flat. I kept waiting for a big “aha” moment, but it never came. 2.5/5 stars
As always, you can see a consolidated list of all my book reviews HERE.
Okay, one last thing... WHAT ARE YOU READING RIGHT NOW? I don't know about you, but I need some solid book recommendations for November. Something that will pull me in immediately and keep me going through to the very last page. So tell me in the comments what you are reading, what you are loving, and what book recs you have for me.
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