Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Super Short Reviews 7

Happy May Day! And a happy birthday to author Susane Colasanti!

Short explanation of Super Short Reviews: life got in the way of blogging--and reading. I'm doing the best I can. The primary reason I started this blog was to keep track of everything I've read, and to be able to recall if I liked it or not. So these super short reviews are for you, but also just a quick reminder of the books I've read. Enjoy!

All links go to Goodreads, and all books were borrowed from the library, unless otherwise 

The Night She Disappeared by April Henry: Another great mystery from April Henry! This one will have you guessing all the way through, with the bonus factor of different points of view, so you definitely have more than one way to view things!

Kill Switch by Chris Lynch: I just could not get into this story. I wanted to love it, really, I did, I just couldn't be bothered to care. Is Da a retired mercenary and/or assassin, or is he just an elderly gent with a muddled mind? I love the relationship between Da and his grandson, Daniel, but I felt that the story just dragged on. Most of the reviews I've read of this one are positive, though, so I'm betting that I just wasn't in the right mood for this story. I do love Chris Lynch's work, but this one wasn't my favorite. 

Stolen by Lucy Christopher: I actually broke down and bought this book, as it's been on my to-read list forever, the high school is adding it to their Summer Reading list this year, and for some strange reason my library just wouldn't purchase it. So what happens on the day after I buy it? It comes in to the library via UPS for me to process and put on my shelf. Ah, such is life. At least now I'll have an honor copy for a student this summer! Having said all that, for waiting over two years to read this book, I...really didn't enjoy it. I felt that it moved waaaayyyyy too slowly, and the evidence of Stockholm Syndrome really didn't come into play until the very end of the story. Spoiler alert: she tries to run away, gets sunstroke, he rescues her. Rinse and repeat. Wasn't as great as I'd hoped it would be.

Did you love Stolen? What about Kill Switch? What am I missing?
Enjoy your reading!

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