Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Let's Talk Books for This Month

There are a couple of books released this month that I want to mention! First up is a "chic" book.
"The Glass Wives" by Amy Sue Nathan  is a great read. Evie Glass' ex-husband is killed in a car accident. As she and her children trod through the aftermath they build a friendship and a "family" with her ex-husband's current wife and their son. Though somewhat predictable in the plot I found myself drawn in and invested in the characters. By the end of the book you feel like you know the characters in real life and they are apart of your family. I definitely say read this one.

Then there is a children's book that I have used in our reading "class" with both my elementary age children. "Boris on the Move" by Andrew Joyner.  Kids meet Boris, his parents, and his friends in this first book of a series. Boris and his parents embark on an adventure that does not turn out the way Boris expects. My boys really enjoyed reading this book out loud. And my two year old loved listening to the story.

And last but not least there is the final installment of the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris,  "Dead Ever After". Now I am going to admit that this was probably my least favorite in the series. I feel like in an attempt to tie up all the loose ends, the author moved too quickly and threw together a plot without a lot of thought. And it is definitely not a stand alone book- you have to have read the rest of the series to understand any of it. So if you are a Sookie fan you have to read the book just to know what happens to her but otherwise it is not a book I recommend unless you want to invest in the entire series.

**I received "The Glass Wives" and "Boris on the Move"  through Netgalley for my unbiased opinions. ***

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