Best Writer Meme of the Week:
This book was cute. Like, super cute. As in sugary sweet, warm and toasty hugs cute. I’m not usually big on cozy mysteries, but this one kept my attention with its feisty preteen characters and heavy dose of humor.
The main character was extremely well developed – the author had a true sense of who this girl was, her motivations, her fears, her worries – so I wasn’t surprised to discover that this is a reoccurring character in this author’s books. Very good news for the next time I’m looking to read something quick, cute, and maybe even a bit uplifting.
4 stars and a recommendation for fans of cozies without cats!
This one was a tasty little thriller. I don’t know if I would call it a mystery or not – certainly there were mysteries within the story, and the outcome was unknown – but the suspense and tension in this book were created more by what the reader did know than what they didn’t.
There were a couple of aspects that were a bit unlikely, and some that were downright obvious to the reader but not the oblivious main character, but I’ve found that true with most stories I’ve read lately, and it is a work of fiction, after all. Suspending belief is part of the fun.
I had a hard time putting this book down during certain parts of the fast paced plot. It was a pleasure to move this story from the ‘unread’ to the ‘read’ collection on my Kindle after it sat there, ignored, for so long. 4.5 stars!
This book has been described as a cross between Shutter Island and Momento. I’m not sure if I’d go that far with the accolades. It was a good read – suspenseful and twisty.
But – the amnesia trope gets annoying. It’s like a license to fill up space with repetitiveness. I understand the difficulty in dealing with a character who has lost their memory without being a bit repetitive, but is slows down the pacing and creates an underlying dullness. I’ve read books that have carried it off better.
And – you have a character that can’t remember anything, yet the plot is still a touch on the predictable side. I didn’t know exactly what was going to happen, but it was obvious that it was going to go in one of several directions, which it did.
Despite all this, the writing was good, and as a whole, I enjoyed the book. 4 stars, and another book that’s been sitting on my Kindle forever crossed off the list.