(42) The Huntress // Bookish Blurb

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The Huntress by Kate Quinn

This is the same author that wrote the Alice Network which I enjoyed (although I didn’t totally love it) and this book has been getting a lot of love from people so I thought I would give it a shot.

In this book we follow three different story lines all interwoven with the story of “the Huntress” a German Nazi who (among other things) killed six children. The war is over, most people want to forget, but some people need to find and punish those who did wrong.

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(41) The Order of Odd-Fish // Bookish Blurb

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The Order of Odd-Fish by James Kenned

So I may have mentioned before that I’m kind of in a book club. Anyway, someone in the book club mentioned that they were reading this book so I decided to give it a go.

This is a middle grade novel following the adventures of Jo who was left with her aunt as a baby with a note indicating that she is dangerous.

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(38) The Names They Gave Us // Bookish Blurb


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Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

Books and Lala recommended this book on her YouTube channel and I thought I would give it a try. I also read Girls of Paper and Fire on her recommendation but mostly she reads thrillers (which I don’t enjoy). Anyway, back to the book.

This is a teen book following the life of Lucy as her mother deals with cancer and her life feels like it’s falling apart. Instead of spending the summer with her parents at their Christian camp (where her dad is the pastor) her mom sends to be a counselor at the other camp… the camp for kids that are going through a hard time. There Lucy is forced to deal with the real issues in her life and those around her and finally make some good friends.

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(37) The Bookshop on the Corner // Bookish Blurb

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The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan

The library had a list of books about books which intrigued me and this was on it so I picked it up.

This is a British book following the life of Nina who leaves her life in the city and moves to a tiny town in Scotland and ends up selling books from a van. Yep, that’s basically the plot.

And this is where I would put the read more line if I only knew how…

So… I enjoyed this book overall. It was fluffy, it was cute, it was VERY PREDICTABLE. I feel like I should have been frustrated by how predictable it was but it felt almost comforting.. like everything just happened the way it should.

Another thing the author did that I quite liked was to pop in little notes about other characters that Nina wouldn’t know about (or like about their future or something) that helped you understand their perspective and add a little spice I guess. (Something kinda similar was done in Leap Day – although they are obviously very different books).

I think my biggest problem with this book was that their is a foreigner who is kind of portrayed as a bad guy. The one foreigner in the book is bad…

In a weird way this reminded me a lot of Wilde Like me and just that genre I guess. This probably also qualifies as women’s fiction. It’s just kind of fluffy character driven content. And like it’s adult without being graphic.

Ok, that’s all for now.

#37 of 2019

(34) The Forgotten Beasts of Eld // Bookish Blurb

Image result for The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia A McKillipThe Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia A McKillip

This is a high fantasy novel following the life of Sybel, a wizard woman who lives alone in the mountains with the magical beasts she has called. However a child is brought to her and slowly she is brought down from her snowy isolation and involved in the lives of the kingdoms below. Continue reading “(34) The Forgotten Beasts of Eld // Bookish Blurb”

(27)Wilde Like Me // Bookish Blurb

Image result for Wilde Like Me by Louise PentlandWilde Like Me by Louise Pentland

I follow Louise Pentland online (specifically on YouTube) and I thought it was high time to read her first book now that the third one is coming out soon.

This is a contemporary woman’s fiction novel following the life of a single mom (Robin Wilde) as she grapples with feelings of loneliness and self-worth. I recognize that I’m not really the intended audience of this book (seeing as I have no children) but I did ultimately quite enjoy this book. That being said, this book is by no means perfect. Continue reading “(27)Wilde Like Me // Bookish Blurb”

(26) Firefly Lane // Bookish Blurb

Image result for Firefly Lane by Kristin HannahFirefly Lane by Kristin Hannah

Kristin Hannah is the author of the Nightingale (which you should definitely read if you haven’t already) and I realized that I hadn’t read any of her other books so I decided to give this a go.

This is the story of two best friends and it follows their entire lives starting from when they meet in middle school. Kate is the uncool girl with the “normal” family, Tully is the hot popular girl who feels desperately alone. Continue reading “(26) Firefly Lane // Bookish Blurb”