Let’s see how far I can get with this today…. Week 8 covers February 19 – 25. As always, your feedback is encouraged.
The Wildling Sisters by Eve Chase – I received this as an e-book from the publisher via NetGalley. This one was pretty stunning. The Wilde sisters are being sent to their aunt and uncle’s country home. Their cousin (their only daughter) has been missing for several years. Margot is determined to find out what happened to her cousin. In the present, Jesse is trying to find a house outside of London to make a new life with her family. They are dealing with their own set of issues. I like this type of book that tells a story in the past and one in the present. Both of the story lines are really good and the author successfully draws you into both. I’m giving it 4 stars.
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders – I borrowed this as an e-book from the Boston Public Library. I honestly don’t remember this one all that well. I think it’s either dystopian or the characters are all witches or something. One character is mad for science and creates a two second time machine. Because he can. I’m pretty sure that they are either trying to destroy the world or to save it. How obscure is that for a description? I’m giving it 3 stars. It was solidly ok. That’s not exactly high praise in my mind.
The Feathered Bone by Julie Cantrell – This was an actual book and I have no record of where it came from. It came in the mail. That’s all I’ve got. This was a great story. At times it is very sad. But it draws you in completely. I would have given it a better rating if there wasn’t quite so much religion in this. It’s sort of full of it. But the story is so good that I found myself reading it anyway. Amanda is chaperoning a field trip in New Orleans with her best childhood friends. When one has to leave, Amanda is left in charge of her friend’s daughter. Who is then kidnapped. This also deals with Katrina and surviving the suicide of a loved one and recognizing abuse when it is happening to you (not just to others). This book has some really powerful themes. The story was amazing. I’m giving it 4 stars.
P.S. from Paris by Marc Levy – I borrowed this as an actual book from the BPL. This was actually a really cute book. It caught my eye because of my planned trip to Paris. In this, Mia is an actress looking to take a break from real life and her cheating husband. She goes off to Paris to stay with her friend that owns a restaurant. Paul is an American author and the two meet when a friend makes a profile for Paul on a dating website. The two become friends. My favorite part is when he takes her to the Palais Garnier for a special tour. The famous opera house has been on my to visit list since I found out that there is a mural by Marc Chagall on the ceiling of the theater. This is a light, quick read and I definitely recommend it. I’m giving it 4 stars.
And that’s it for week 8. Let me know what you think or if you have any recommendations.