Book Reviews

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2011) by Ransom Riggs; Publisher:  Quirk Books

I love this series.  I’ve been a fan of the use of old pictures while telling fictional stories, so when I found this series at the bookstore, I snatched it up.  The pictures add sometimes a somber, melancholy, even a intense atmosphere to the story’s focus.  One of my favorite parts actually comes from the final book in the series, when Jacob is rescued.  I found the initial aspects of the series:  the question of madness or reality, perception and illusion, incredibly riveting.  Great to read.  I haven’t watched the film, but I’m very curious indeed.

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Curiousity Thrilled the Cat; Magical Cats Mysteries by Sofie Kelly; Publisher:  Berkley

I found this series by accident when rummaging around library shelves–some of my favorite places to find new writers and books to read–especially with incurrent pay.  Sofie Kelly is delightful.  I love reading about the antics of the cats.  This is a cozy mystery series, so there’s plenty to thrill and enjoy for anyone who loves mysteries and interesting characters.  Although I have been reading via library subscription, I will be adding these treasures to my personal library very soon.  I heartily recommend them to anyone who likes cozy mysteries and cats.  Hercules and Owen are cuties, and the main character Kathleen is interesting.  I won’t reveal twists and turns, because each book is different, but I’ve read books 1-7 in less than a week…Thank you Sofie Kelly!  Keep writing, please!

Curiosity Thrilled the Cat

The Anatomist’s Wife; Lady Darby Mystery by Anna Lee Huber; Publisher:  Berkley

I recently branched out into historical murder mysteries, although I have read plenty of historical romances and such.  The Lady Darby Mysteries are very interesting, not only because of the rich historical details, but because of the nicely fleshed out historical moments and strife of the time.  It’s not a rosy view of history, but more real and practical–grounded in concerns of different groups of people that could cause very real harm to any of the main characters.  Thus far I’ve read books 1-3; 5 and 6 of the series.  Granted, I usually like to read a series in order, but the library didn’t have all of the volumes needed.  Very enjoyable as far as a mystery, and the character development feels nicely paced and continuous.  I look forward to reading more.

The Anatomist's Wife - By Anna Lee Huber

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