Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Book Review: February 2017
The Rose & The Dagger by Renee Ahdieh. This is the second book in the series, the first being The Wrath & The Dawn, and I was pleasantly surprised by it. I thought it would be very predictable, and while the ending was predictable, how it got there was not, at least to me. Definitely a good one!
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly. This book was SO GOOD. Just very eye opening. It hits on a very tough subject, the Holocaust, and is told from multiple points of view, which I found super interesting. The book is based on true accounts, although some parts are fiction to add to the story. You get an overview at the end, though, which helps to separate the truth from the fiction.
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley. Another really good read, one I would highly recommend. The book starts off with a private plane that crashed in the ocean, and all but two passengers are killed. The book then goes back in time to give you some background on each passenger killed, leading up to what actually happened. This was a page turner, and although I had an inkling of what did happen, it still really held my interest.
A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams. This book wasn't necessarily my favorite. It wasn't bad, but it doesn't really stand out either. The main characters annoyed me a bit. It's about a girl and her friend, and their respective loves, that then fast forwards some years when they all meet up again. Not a bad read at all, but not one I would say is a must read.
The Secrets of Midwives by Sally Hepworth. This was a fast read! It follows three generations of midwives, and the drama in their life. I feel like it kept me guessing til the end, and I really liked how it all came together. The book is written through the eyes of each generation, which gives you different takes on what is going on in the book. Definitely one to check out!
The Perfect Neighbors by Sarah Pekkanen. I had high expectations for this book, and I thought it was just ok. It's about a neighborhood that is one of the safest in the area, but everyone has "secrets". Another book where I found the characters a bit annoying. If the summary sounds interesting to you, I would check it out, but if not, I don't think you are missing anything great.
I have read some good ones in March already, but am always adding to my list - please sure if you have any recommendations!
Linking up with Steph, Whitney and Lindsay.