Pretty, pretty covers…. but there’s a reason for the cliche. How did these books get to be part of a long series? The Dreamer’s Song (Nine Kingdoms #11) by Lynn Kurland The Queen of Storm and Shadow (The Elven Ways #4) by Jenna Rhodes The Cruel Ever After (Jane Lawless #18) by Ellen Hart … More On Judging A Book by It’s Cover…
What a beautiful cover, but you know the old adage about judging books…
Recommended by the “Someone Else Is Reading It” Club. Couldn’t even finish it.
If you enjoyed “What Alice Forgot” you might enjoy this book, too. Or you might not.
30 pages in, I give up. Story takes place in Albion, a common name for Merrie Olde England. Plot: Manly men fight, women are arm candy. I’ve met this plot before in The Last Kingdom (The Saxon Stories, #1) by Bernard Cornwell (my 5 star review here: https://bookcarouselblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/25/the-last-kingdom-by-bernard-cornwell/) I thought I’d love the book, … More The Wolf by Leo Carew
We’re putting the band back together… not the musical band. The war band. Why? Because one person’s daughter took up the warrior’s road and got well and truly trapped by a siege. Slogged through ~145 pages. Most boring book I’ve read in a long long time.
Songwriter as solver of mysteries? Fun concept. Beauty-and-weight-obsessed mom, bored kid, and two pageant moms trash talking each other before I’m actually interested in the story? Pass. Read two chapters. I’d rather watch grass grow.
I thought a book about middle-aged women tap-dancing on a cruse ship would be fun, but the writing was so bad I didn’t get as far as the ship. Sigh. View all my reviews
What an amazing cover! How could I resist? But the story is about as bad as the cover is good. The personal dynamics are boring. Meg never makes it to work, how is she making a living? The dead person is someone we basically never met, and the murderer – I flipped to the back, … More Mother’s Day, Muffins, and Murder by Sara Rosett
This isn’t a review of the story so much as a complaint about the basic premise: Someone we like[tm] in the knitting community has a son who was accused of sexual assault and Obviously Didn’t Do It [tm] because a) we like his mom! b) the plot setup is really obvious. I hate the meme … More Purl Up and Die by Maggie Sefton