Thursday, July 23, 2015

Rebel Thirds by Jillian Torasso

Product DetailsIf you'd asked me a few years ago if I'd enjoy reading a book like Rebel Thirds, I probably would have said no. But with the popularity of Hunger Games and Divergent, I've been a huge fan of dystopian novels. And this one was no exception.

Jade Doe was born a Third and removed from her parents to at an early age. Third class citizens were doomed to a life of slavery. But Jade and a few others, Seconds and Thirds, thought they could change the world into a better place for everyone, regardless of their status.

I hate doing spoilers, so I'll leave it at that. The only complaint I would have is that I would have preferred a more resolved solution. The ending wasn't really an ending at all. Readers will have to read future books to find out what happens. Will I read them?  Most likely. I'm hooked.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Melody Lingers On by Mary Higgins Clark

The Melody Lingers OnI read a few of the bad reviews of this book before writing one of my own. There were a few people who gave this book a one or two star Amazon rating. I disagree. While it wasn't as suspenseful as some of her others, Clark still delivers a great story. Since we (or at least I) didn't know who the guilty parties were, I did feel there was enough suspense to hold my attention. The only bad thing I'll say about this book is that I did feel the ending was wrapped up a bit too easily.

Would I buy another book by my favorite author?  You bet. She's still the queen.