Thursday, September 29, 2022

What Storm, What Thunder

 

Title: What Storm, What Thunder

Author: Myriam J.A. Chancy

Publisher: Tin House
 
ISBN: 9781951142766
 
Thoughts:  Each chapter looks at the 2010 earthquake in Haiti through the eyes of a different yet interconnected character, some of which are easier to connect with than others.
 
Rating: 3/5

Only a Monster

 

Title: Only a Monster

Author: Vanessa Len

Publisher: HarperTeen
 
ISBN: 9780063024649
 
Thoughts: So many plot holes and loose threads, plus the world-building, while unique, had a very weak foundation.
 
Rating: 2/5

The Final Revival of Opal & Nev

 

Title: The Final Revival of Opal & Nev

Author: Dawnie Walton

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
 
ISBN: 9781797118505
 
Thoughts: Even though this was done with a full-cast, which is perfect for this mockumentary, I had a hard time keeping the characters straight, which sometimes caused me to loose the plot line.
 
Rating: 3/5

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Any Other Family

 

Title: Any Other Family

Author: Eleanor Brown

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
 
ISBN: 9780593328545
 
Thoughts: Character-driven novel about a nontraditional family learning what family really means.
 
Rating: 3/5

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Take My Hand

 

Title: Take My Hand

Author: Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Publisher: Penguin Random House
 
ISBN: 9780593552247
 
Thoughts: Very powerful story about a topic that is not often covered but should be brought to light.
 
Rating: 5/5

The Trouble with Bachelors

 

Title: The Trouble with Bachelors

Author: Caitlyn Blue

Publisher: Sassy Muse
 
ISBN: n/a
 
Thoughts: Typical contemporary romance with fun characters.
 
Rating: 3/5