Thursday, June 20, 2019

Dear Jane

Title: Dear Jane

Author: Marina DelVecchio
Publisher: Black Rose
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: Early Review
 
Thoughts: Too many parts of this highly dreary novel just did make sense, including the premise of writing diary entries to Jane Eyre, which actually has very few parallels, and all in the very beginning.  Also, there was one chapter that I could have excused for its indecency if it further the plot or even had any bearing on the rest of the story.

Rating: 1/5

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Burn Down the Night

Title: Burn Down the Night

Author: M. O'Keefe
Publisher: Loveswept
ISBN: 9780399593949
Why Read?: Fresh Fiction
 
Thoughts: The suspense was fine, but the characters and their relationship were not my cup of tea.

Rating: 2/5

Vivian Apple at the End of the World

Title: Vivian Apple at the End of the World

Author: Katie Coyle
Publisher: Dreamscape
ISBN: 97816337995273
Why Read?: For Fun
 
Thoughts: A semi-dystopian that seems all-too-plausible and really makes your think and question.

Rating: 4/5

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Find Our Forever

Title: Finding Our Forever

Author: Branda Novak
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781488014116
Why Read?: For Fun
 
Thoughts: Rather sweet, but probably unrealistic, romance about family.

Rating: 3/5

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Oh Crap! Potty Training

Title: Oh Crap! Potty Training: Everything Modern Parents Need to Know to Do It Once and Do It Right

Author: Jamie Glowacki
Publisher: Touchstone
ISBN: 9781501122989
Why Read?: For Fun
 
Thoughts: There is some good advice in here, but I do not like how it is aimed solely at moms, and mainly at stay-at-home moms (despite the chapter on caregivers).

Rating: 2/5

Monday, June 10, 2019

The Tea Dragon Society

Title: The Tea Dragon Society
Author: Katie O'Neill
Publisher: Oni
ISBN: 9781620106365
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Sweet, beautifully drawn and imagined story of friendship and lost arts.

Rating: 4/5