December 2, 2015

Mini Reviews

In an effort to catch up on some of the books I have read but not reviewed I am going to do some mini reviews.

The Secrets of Attraction by Robin Constantine.

4 chocolate no bakes.

Sweet little romance. Robin Constantine is becoming one of my favorite contemporary YA romance authors.  She has a way of creating chemistry on the page that is amazing!



I Was Here by Gayle Forman

3 frosted ginger cookies.

This one didn't quite have the magic that If I Stay did, but a good mystery/romance/coming of age book.


Complicit by Stephanie Kuehn

3 soft snickerdoodles.

Interesting mystery with some good twists.  Kept me interested, but ultimately unfulfilled.  Stephanie Kuehn definitely writes psychological mysteries where nothing is as they seem!


Shackled by Tom Leveen

4 yummy chocolate chip cookies.

This one probably deserves a longer review but I rad it last spring and want to get some thoughts posted about it.  This was a great mystery.  I felt so much for Pelly who I felt truly believed that she wouldn't heal properly until she solved the mystery of what happened to her friend.  Her friend had been taken from a mall years before, when Pelly was with her (although she didn't see the incident) and it has frozen her.  Her fears and anxieties were so strong she couldn't move forward in her life.  When she thinks she sees her friend at a coffee shop she goes head first into figuring out if the girl is truly her friend.  She does develop a relationship, but not totally romantic, with a guy, David,  she works with at the coffee shop.  This is book moves along at a fast pace and the mystery is very interesting.  You root for Pelly to find Tara through the whole book because if anyone needs to heal, it's Pelly.

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