Thursday’s Mystery Book Club discussed The Chalk Girl by Carol O’Connell. This book involves rats running through New York, an orphaned fairy-like girl in the park, dead bodies in trees, bullying at a private school, a fifteen year old murder, a cover up, all kinds of power plays, and a detective on a mission.
Do you want to read a great book whose main character is brave, witty, and intelligent? If you do, you will enjoy reading Throne of Glass by Sarah Maas.
Celaena is an assassin serving time in a prison camp. She’s offered a second chance as the King’s Assassin, but she has to make it through the competition in order to win her life back. As her fellow competitors begin to be mysteriously eliminated, she realizes she faces some other obstacles.
For the March meeting, the Monday Mystery Book Club read Heartbroken by Lisa Unger. The beginning of this book is very dull and slow. It jumps around between Emily, Kate, and Birdie randomly. Not by chapter. Many found themselves reading along and suddenly getting lost because of a character switch within the chapter. It stops the flow for the reader.
Don’t you love that title? It fairly reeks of mystery and danger. Though, nowadays, we’re much less superstitious about them; combining the words "wolves" and "tenderness" in the same sentence can’t help but intrigue.
Learning colors is fun when you read One Rainy Day by Tammi Salzano. Duck wears red boots, carries an orange umbrella, and jumps in blue puddles. He meets worms, frogs, and bugs, and sails a boat while playing in the rain. In the end, he finds a colorful rainbow.
I loved watching martial arts movies as kid growing up, which is probably one reason why I have read several YA books based in Japan with a martial arts theme. This story is about an American teen as an exchange student to Japan, who is having a hard time fitting in because of the language barrier and cultural differences. He's just an exchange student going to school in a different country; he doesn't set out to learn martial arts or to be a samurai. He is accidentally killed trying to protect someone during a ritual and then brought back to life/possesse
Thursday’s Mystery Book Club discussed The Watchman by Robert Crais. This is the first book in Crais’ Joe Pike series. For years Pike was Cole’s sidekick in Crais’ popular Elvis Cole series, and in 2007, he gave Pike his own series. In this one, Pike is hired to look after a spoiled rich girl, Larkin, who saw the wrong man running from an accident scene and now has someone trying to kill her.
Pure Dead Bizarre! Meet the Addams Family of Scotland
Do you remember the television show The Addams Family? Or, maybe you saw one of the movies? For those unfamiliar with the series, the show told the story of a most unusual family that included: a tremendously large butler, a decapitated hand called "Thing," and an extremely hairy cousin named "Itt." Not to mention the assorted animal occupants that ranged from an octopus to a man-eating plant. Well, if you enjoyed that wild family, there is another you might love just as much. Let me introduce you to the Strega-Borgia clan of Scotland.