Book Review: The Escape Artist by Brad Meltzer

Clever and accurate title. Well-written thriller, plot-wise. But it's entirely a book written by a man that is supposed to be about a woman but is actually about a man instead.

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Book Review: The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon

The Story of Beautiful Girlby Rachel Simon9780446574464, Grand Central Publishing, $24.99Quietly enthralling. That's the first thing that comes to mind when trying to describe this book. The basic facts - the lives of 4 people interwoven over a period of 40 years - don't do justice to the elegant and simple way this novel unfolds … Continue reading Book Review: The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon

Waiting on Wednesday: Saints Astray by Jacqueline Carey

Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly meme hosted byBreaking the Spine.My first and second WoW posts were about my guilty pleasure reading - romantic (often paranormal) paperback/mass market novels. My third and fourth WoW posts were YA (young adult) titles. My fifth and sixth WoW posts were about adult literary fiction. My middle grade … Continue reading Waiting on Wednesday: Saints Astray by Jacqueline Carey

Book Review: Naamah’s Kiss by Jacqueline Carey

Naamah's Kiss by Jacqueline Carey Hardcover: 9780446198035, $26.99, Grand Central Publishing (Hachette)Paperback: 9780446198042, $7.99, Grand Central Publishing (Hachette)Naamah's Kiss is the first book in the third trilogy in the fantasy world created by Jacqueline Carey. The first trilogy followed the as yet unsurpassed story involving Phedre and Joscelin, Terre d'Ange, Kushiel's blessing/curse, and the fate of the … Continue reading Book Review: Naamah’s Kiss by Jacqueline Carey