FINISHED SINCE THE LAST UPDATE:
Stephanie Garber’s novel is getting a ton of attention right now and for good reason. Her story about a magical game is highly addictive. It is not a perfect novel – the characters are weak, the plot moves at a ridiculous pace, and there are more questions than answers – but I honestly did not care one bit and devoured it in one sitting. I even read this one while the Packers were playing, something that never, ever happens.
Some would call the J. P. Delaney novel a cat-and-mouse thriller. I am calling it the best kind of mindfuck. Two very different women, one exacting house, and one even more autocratic landlord – what unfolds is not something you can predict, nor would you want to do so. Watching the story unfold is half the fun in this new psychological thriller. I found myself wishing my lunch breaks were just a wee bit longer so I could squeeze in a few more pages.
Anna Mazzola’s debut novel is a fascinating glimpse into the unfairness of the criminal justice system of the pre-Victorian era. Based on a very real crime involving James Greenacre and Sarah Gale, Ms. Mazzola blends fiction with fact to bring the reader back to this dirty and harsh world.
I’m making progress. More than halfway now!
So, what are you reading?