2022 Book Review: The Cousins

The Cousins by Karen McManus YA Mystery/Thriller, 2020 by Delacorte Press, 337 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: Slow start. This one takes awhile to get going. I wanted that mystery to be introduced right away and the small one just wasn’t enough to keep my interest. I wasn’t fully invested in the beginning. Plot holes. There... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: The Silent Patient

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides A Mystery/Thriller, 2019 by Celadon Books,325 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: There’s definitely “white knight” syndrome running through this one. The treating doctors are male, most of the patients mentioned are female, and the females who work at the facility are treated as sort of hysterical. That all sort... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: The Trial

The Trial by Franz Kafka  A Literary Fiction, 1925 by Der Prozess, 255 Pages What I Didn’t Like: Normally I like endings that leave you wondering but this one is literally unfinished. Kafka died before this one was published. It doesn’t end in a way that made me think. It ended as if it was... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess A Science Fiction, 1962 by William Heinemann LLC, 213 Pages What I Didn’t Like: The slang takes some getting used to. My advice if you’re struggling? Check out the audiobook at least until you get a grip on the voice. The narrator does a great job of using inflection... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: Parasite

Parasite by Mira Grant A Horror, 2013 by Orbit, 504 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: Pacing. This one is basically an Act 1 to what will likely be an interesting story. But this one is a little slow and a little drawn out. Not horror. More like scary science fiction that deals with science we shouldn’t... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: Meddling Kids

Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero A Horror, 2017 by Doubleday Books, 322 Pages What I Didn’t Like: The random screenplay sections did not work for me. They didn’t work on audiobook and they didn’t work in print when I grabbed a copy to see if that would be better. I don’t understand what they were... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: On the Come Up

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas YA Contemporary, 2019 by Balzer + Bray, 464 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: I didn’t connect with Bri like I wanted to. She struck me as spoiled and selfish and it irked me when she continued to hide stuff from the people in her life who obviously love... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: If It Bleeds

If It Bleeds by Stephen King A Horror, 2020 by Scribner, 447 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: Genre issues. These are described as horror but they’re really not as scary as we’ve come to expect from King. They’re paranormal or creepy, sure, but they were calmer than I was wanting. Not all equal. In fact, I’m... Continue Reading →

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