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Book Review: The Feed by Nick Clark Windo


The Feed by Nick Clark Windo
My rating: 2 stars (🌟🌟)
Publisher: Headline

It's been a while since I've read a post-apocalyptic book that I didn't much enjoy but here it is. I enjoyed the idea of The Feed and how most people were users to the detriment of face to face human interaction, the ability to read and write and all kinds of other things. So much dependency and then one day, it crashes and so does civilization. Perfect set up. All of that was fascinating.

Book Review: Girl in the Rearview Mirror by Kelsey Rae Dimberg


Girl in the Rearview Mirror by Kelsey Rae Dimberg
My rating: 3 stars (🌟🌟🌟)
Publisher: William Morrow

I had high hopes for this one but alas it wasn't a stunner. This also had the hook of a political family, so I was really excited. I've been having bad luck with the thriller end of mysteries of late. My expectations are high and there are so many that I'm running into more middling than magnificent. Here, the biggest problem was the main character, Finn. She was the sort of character that often did things that made no sense and it became quite clear early on that the story needed her to do that for there to be a story. Without her withholding info and making incomprehensible decisions for "reasons" this would have been a novella. Still, I persisted reading because I kept thinking it'd turn around.

Book Review: The Hollow (Hercule Poirot #26) by Agatha Christie


The Hollow by Agatha Christie
My rating: 4 stars (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
Publisher: Harper

I love mysteries. I read them and watch them and one of my favourite things about them is when you're introduced to the characters and one is so awful or has riled up so many people that you just know, there's your murder victim. Dr. John Christow, upon introduction, came screaming off the pages that he was that guy and it was all I could do not to skip forward to his demise (very end of chapter 10) to see how it was going to be done and who among the characters would be the one to send him on his way (preferably to cheers & accolades).

Book Review: Alliance Rising (Alliance-Union Universe #1) by C.J. Cherryh


Alliance Rising (Alliance-Union Universe #1) by C.J. Cherryh
My rating: 5 stars (🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟)
Publisher: Tor

Five star read. I said that. Five. Stars. I'm not even put off that this ends on a cliffhanger that has me anxiously awaiting the sequel.

Book Review: One Night Gone by Tara Laskowski


One Night Gone by Tara Laskowski
My rating: 4 stars (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
Publisher: Graydon House Books (October 2019)

What I thought was going to be a mystery ensconced in a beach community turned into much more and I quite liked it. I'm going to keep this spoiler-free but will say that the dual timeline served the story well.

Book Review: In the Shadow of the Glacier (Constable Molly Smith #1) by Vicki Delany


In the Shadow of the Glacier by Vicki Delany
My rating: 2 stars (🌟🌟)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press

I came across this series during the winter due to one in the series taking place during the winter. I don't like to read out of order so I decided to give the series a try. The setting is Trafalgar B.C. (really incognito Nelson) in the West Kootenays and I found that to be pretty cool. So, I was basically here for the setting and have to admit that's mostly why I stayed.

Book Review: The East End by Jason Allen


The East End by Jason Allen
My rating: 🌟🌟🌟(3 stars)
Publisher: Park Row

This was quite the page-turner and I liked it but when I finished, I felt that something was lacking.