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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

The Story: Amy Elliot Dunne has disappeared.  Every shred of evidence points to her husband Nick.  The problem?  He didn’t do it.  Or did he? This book has two unreliable narrators leading you all over the place and I have so many feelings about this novel.  I feel like I’ve been pushed off a building, drawn and quartered, then run over by a steamroller for good measure.  Good God, y’all. The World: The difference between New York City and Missouri in this book is like the difference between happiness and fear.  Gillian Flynn uses the world to show the break in […]

Posted December 15, 2017 in Reviews // 7 Comments //
Teardrop by Lauren Kate

Teardrop by Lauren Kate

This isn’t a mermaid book. I guess that shouldn’t come as a big surprise to me since it never explicitly promises mermaids?  I think I read a couple reviews that implied there would be mermaids…  but I just want to get this out of the way in case anyone else is wondering – nope, no mermaids in this book.  Also, that wasn’t a bad thing. What this book is about, is a myth about Atlantis. Therefore, this review will require GIFs from Atlantis: The Lost Empire. Which also has no mermaids. Teardrop starts with a car accident. In this accident, Eureka loses her […]

Posted December 10, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews

Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews

Kate’s just a mercenary. She dropped out of school, and is living her own life, relying on odd jobs to make her ends meet.  At the beginning of the story, she only has about $1500 to her name, but that’s okay.  Why?  Because she’s good at her job even if she’s a little cheeky, and things always work out in the end. When her mentor is killed, Kate is brought in to investigate the case by one of the three magical law enforcement factions.  Her search leads her to the underbelly of the city, where she meets and befriends the […]

Posted December 9, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel

The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel

Hitler is claiming the great works of history. As World War II booms, mens lives are ripped away and the world hangs on the edge, wondering if the world of Nazism has yet been destroyed.  One of the most notorious aspects of the German Reicht has been its dissolution of cultures – most famously and horrifyingly seen in its “death camps”.  As terrible and tragic and unforgivable as this is, there is another aspect of culture that the Germans are gobbling up:  art.  The great works of the masters are being torn from walls, brought to the Reicht headquarters.  Sometimes, […]

Posted December 8, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck

A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck

Joey and Mary Alice are being shipped off to their grandmother’s house. Every year during summer break, Joey and his little sister Mary Alice are packed off and set on a train to go visit their grandmother.  She lives in a small town a good ways off from the wild Chicago life that the kids are used to, and so it takes them a little while to adjust.  Every year, though, is a new adventure. From dead bodies to the oldest living settler, every summer is filled with surprises for the kids, who never quite know what their grandmother is […]

Posted December 7, 2017 in Reviews // 4 Comments //
The Bone House by Stephen R. Lawhead

The Bone House by Stephen R. Lawhead

Thanks to Mina, Kip and Giles narrowly escape death. They leave their benefactors behind and race against time (or towards it?) to outwit the Burleymen chasing them.  Mina, fortunately, has a plan.  Actually, Mina seems to really have it all together when it comes to this ley travel business, something Kip himself cannot claim.  Down to three, they continue their search for the pieces of the skin map, hoping to find them all before the nefarious Burley. Meanwhile, in other timelines, we learn a bit more about Burley’s unfortunate past and about Arthur Flinders Petrie, the man who wear the […]

Posted December 6, 2017 in Reviews // 6 Comments //