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Bearing an Hourglass
Piers Anthony
Peter the Great: His Life and World
Robert K. Massie
A Curse Dark As Gold - Audio Library Edition
Elizabeth C. Bunce
The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel
Neil Gaiman
Les Misérables
Victor Hugo, Isabel Florence Hapgood
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
Erik Larson
Healing Trauma
Peter A. Levine
Tess Gerritsen's Rizzoli & Isles 8 Book Bundle: The Surgeon, The Apprentice, The Sinner, Body Double, Vanish, The Mephisto Club, The Keepsake, Ice Cold
Tess Gerritsen
The Mephisto Covenant: The Redemption of Ajax - Trinity Faegen I really hate to be negative about someone's book, but there's no way I can give this book a positive review. With the gatekeepers in the publishing houses being as tough as they are, I've come to expect a certain level of writing competency that was completely lacking in this book. Within the first 5% (yes, I was reading on my Kindle) there was a four page info dump. And no, it does not escape being an info dump if you put it in quotation marks and pretend that characters would actually have continuous conversations like that. The characters make no sense, either painted with such a broad brush that they're caricatures or they are narratively inconsistent. It got to the point that I couldn't identify the main characters viewpoint unless the author specifically said what the character was thinking and feeling, instead of being able to intuit it from the characters actions and speech. On top of that, the main character was almost as pedantic as I can be which was a little unlikely considering she's supposed to be a popular teenage girl. I'll leave the review here, but let's just say that I hope Ms. Faegen's next book is very different then this one. I won't know, because I won't be reading it.