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The Book of Esther by Emily Barton | Book Review

After seeing all of the glowing reviews for this book, I went into this novel with fairly high expectations. Sadly, I was left underwhelmed. The writing is gorgeous, and Barton knows how to set a scene. The only thing is, there was SO MUCH description that it made reading the book feel like a chore.… Continue reading The Book of Esther by Emily Barton | Book Review

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And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie | Book Review

Another cracking yarn from the Queen of Mystery, And Then There Were None finds ten people drawn to an island by a mysterious figure named U.N. Owen. Once they arrive on the island, though, sinister things start happening and their numbers dwindle... Christie knew how to weave together a mystery, and this is one of… Continue reading And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie | Book Review

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October 2017 Reading Wrap-Up!

https://youtu.be/JillV3hBY9Y Today I discuss the five books I read in the month of October! REVIEWS Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro: https://alycatgeekery.com/2017/10/08/never-let-me-go-by-kazuo-ishiguro-book-review/ The Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry: https://alycatgeekery.com/2017/10/19/the-fifth-petal-by-brunonia-barry-book-review/ Turtles All the Way Down by John Green: https://alycatgeekery.com/2017/10/23/turtles-all-the-way-down-by-john-green-book-review/ Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel: https://alycatgeekery.com/2017/10/27/sleeping-giants-by-sylvain-neuvel-book-review/ Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie: https://alycatgeekery.com/2017/10/31/murder-on-the-orient-express-by-agatha-christie-book-review/  

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Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie | Book Review

WOW. THIS is how you craft a mystery novel. Murder on the Orient Express is the tenth novel in the Hercule Poirot series, but I was able to enjoy this book without having read the previous entries (another sign this is a great yarn). I loved the eclectic cast of characters, and seeing Poirot untangling… Continue reading Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie | Book Review

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Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel | Book Review

I had been highly anticipating reading this novel, and for the most part, I enjoyed my time spent with Sleeping Giants. The narrative is centered around a mysterious piece of machinery that is discovered, and follows a group of people who are assigned to decipher the purpose of this anachronism. The book is formatted in… Continue reading Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel | Book Review

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Turtles All the Way Down by John Green | Book Review

I went into this novel with equal mixtures hope and trepidation. I loved Green's previous novel The Fault in Our Stars, but didn't really care for his past bibliography. I needn't have worried, though. Turtles All the Way Down is a realistic, heartwarming look at a young woman named Aza Holmes who is battling mental… Continue reading Turtles All the Way Down by John Green | Book Review

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The Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry | Book Review

I thoroughly enjoyed The Fifth Petal, even though I had not read the previous novel in the series.┬áTaking place in present-day Salem, this novel follows a murder case involving five supposed witches and a young girl named Callie, who has now grown up and returned to her hometown to find her beloved "aunt", Rose, who… Continue reading The Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry | Book Review