A few quick reviews for some of the books that have been piling up…The House at Riverton by Kate Morton, Where She Went by Gayle Forman, and Blood Red Road by Moira Young. Happily, my pile of to-be-reviewed is finally getting smaller.
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Until a few weeks ago, I had never heard of Kate Morton. And then I read a few engrossing reviews of The Distant Hours by various other Cannonballers, and now I can’t imagine not reading everything that Kate Morton has ever written.
You can read my review and find out more here.
Yup, another Kate Morton. Next up will be a fluffy romance novel, followed by a wrap up of all 5 Song of Ice and Fire books. I’ve been reading, just not reviewing!
I signed up for the Quarter Cannonball and complete the required 13 reviews with this entry, but I’ll keep going and see how far I can get!
Review #11: Die For You by Lisa Unger
I would consider this my first “summer read” for the year. I got what I was looking for – a fast-paced quick read full of high drama and intrigue.
Review #12: Otherwise Normal People: Inside the Thorny World of Competitive Rose Gardening by Aurelia C. Scott
Aurelia Scott brings to life the enchanting world of competitive rose gardening through her portrayal of those who have fully committed themselves to following their passion.
Review #13: Twilight Forever Rising by Lena Meydan
Twilight Forever Rising takes place in a world of vampires that is dominated by family “Houses” that imbue their members with skills and magic specific to their vampire lineage.
Review #14: The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
Kate Morton’s second novel, The Distant Hours explores the unearthing of hidden histories within the faded fairytale setting of Milderhurst Castle.
Review #7: Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse #11) by Charlaine Harris
My one wish for this series is that I had found it after it was complete. Like all series with more than a few volumes, it is so much better when you can read them in rapid succession so all of those other things you’ve read in between and time that has distanced you from the immediacy of the last story don’t get in the way.
Review #8: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Neverwhere has a bit of the feel of Alice in Wonderland if Edward Gorey had a hand in it and made the protagonist an oblivious twenty-something named Richard. It explores the world of London Below, a darkly magical realm only open to those that London Above has forgotten or chosen to ignore.
Review #9: What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption by Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers
The idea of Collaborative Consumption is an interesting one as outlined in What’s Mine is Yours. It explores the many ways that people have used the power of the internet to build communities that can share space, products and time to the mutual benefit of all.
Review #10: The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
I probably would have enjoyed Kate Morton’s debut novel The House at Riverton more if I had not already experienced the greater expression of her writing talent in The Forgotten Garden. Riverton shares many of the themes of her later work, but with the narrator at a greater remove from the focus of the story that tends to make her characterizations a bit flat.
LOVE HER! Expect to see more Kate Morton in my future. Next review, when I get to it, will be for Game of Thrones. Maybe I’ll be timely and get that done in time for the series to start airing on that channel I don’t get…