Book Reviews

Cold Black EarthCold Black Earth by Sam Reaves
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Cold Black Earth is a sleeper: it starts out slow, becoming a nail biting thriller at the very end. After the halfway point, the book was almost impossible to put down, but I had to force myself to continue reading the book until I made it that far. Call me impatient, or someone who doesn't appreciate character development, but slow moving drama is not for me. Still, the ending does make up for the beginning - I give Cold Black Earth 3 stars.

View all my reviews ZooZoo by James Patterson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Zoo by James Patterson met all of my expectations of what I consider a 'great read': It held my interest, the story was suspenseful, thrilling, and enjoyable. That being said, Zoo is NOT a typical James Patterson novel. Zoo belongs more to the sci-fi genre and it is not a murder mystery. It's still a thriller, but with a 'Planet of the Apes' flavor. So consider this fair warning: Zoo may not appeal to non sci-fi fans, and it may throw readers expecting an Alex Cross like mystery for a loop. The dialogue is simple, but my life is busy and I enjoyed the simple easy-to-follow dialogue. Reading for me is entertainment, not homework. The five year jump in the middle of the book was the major thing that did not seem to fit with the flow of the story. I give this book 4 stars!

View all my reviews Asylum (Asylum, #1)Asylum by Madeleine Roux
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The book captured my attention and held it from beginning to end. I did enjoy the read. It's an easy read and geared toward the teen / tween audience. My only issue was towards the ending. I don't want to spoil anything for readers, but there are just several unanswered questions that I have, and I feel that several pieces were missing from the story at the end. My brain always seeks some kind of resolution and I had a hard time finding it. I understand there is a sequel, so maybe we'll get more answers there.

View all my reviews The Morning After (Savannah #2)The Morning After by Lisa Jackson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Morning After is an easy, fast suspenseful read. The author did a great job presenting multiple points of view and in creating a monster of a villian. Some events were predictable, and some of the romance lines seemed a bit corny. Otherwise, a nice book to read for summer vacation.

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