The Ghost Tree–Book Review

The Ghost TreeThe Ghost Tree by Christina Henry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this–definitely stayed up too late the last two nights reading it. The small town setting was right on. I feel like I’ve been to that town. I would have liked more direct interaction with the monster, or at least more direct menace from the monster, but that’s a pretty minor complaint. I feel like the end set up a possible sequel, and if there is one I’ll definitely be reading it.

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The Gathering (Kelley Armstrong) Review

The Gathering (Darkness Rising, #1)The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong

I felt like the story was just getting started all through this book. Then, there was an incredibly abrupt ending, basically in the middle of a scene. I was actually startled when the “you’ve finished this book” page popped up, because I was expecting the next page of the scene. There were some really good parts, and I loved the descriptions of small town living, but I was left feeling like I didn’t get a full story.

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The Lost Girls–Book Review

The Lost Girls: A dark and twisty supernatural thrillerThe Lost Girls: A dark and twisty supernatural thriller by Sarah Painter
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I’m only giving this three stars because it was really disjointed in the beginning. There were a lot of jarring jumps between scenes throughout, but they started making more sense later in the book so weren’t quite as bad, but it was hard to track what was happening. I had to work a little harder than I usually like to keep going. That said, I really enjoyed the characters and the premise and the undercurrent of magic in modern places.

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The Silver Mark

The Silver Mark (Crow Investigations, #2)The Silver Mark by Sarah Painter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another fun story. I love how fast these are even if it makes them really hard to put down so going to bed at a reasonable time is out of the question. The ending was a little abrupt and left a couple of cliffhangers (I really don’t like cliffhangers!), though, but at least the next book is out so I can jump right in and see what’s happening next.

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