Hello again. Here's what I read this past week...
The Secret Poison Garden by Maureen Klovers (6/15/18) - Mystery*# - 5 stars - New to me and underappreciated author. Since this book is a new release, mine was the first review on Goodreads and Amazon. It may not be underappreciated for long.
out, I wasn't sure I liked the main character enough to keep going. She
reminded me too much of someone I once knew and disliked terribly. But I
forged ahead and , I did enjoy the mystery and I loved the wrap-up. And
while I probably wouldn't want Rita as a long term friend, she pretty
much redeemed herself along the way. It turned it to be a lot of fun!"
Alchemy's Child by DJ Salisbury (6/14/18) - Fantasy* - 5 stars - Not new to me, but definitely underappreciated. If you like fantasy and want something different, give this series a try. This is the fifth book. I've loved them all. I have #6 and #7 on my Kindle, but I don't like to read series straight through.
Review: "Another fun installment of
The Mindbender's Rise series. I can't wait to see what happens to Viper
and his crew next. Or will it just be Viper next time? Argh."
Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters (6/10/18) - Historical Mystery - 5 stars - New to me but not underappreciated.
Not quite like any mystery I've read in a while. As a standalone, it
worked quite well - even if it did take a while to get to the mystery
portion of the story. Loved the end. I'm not sure if I can picture this
as a series, though. I guess if I stumble across the second book at some
thrift store, like I did with this one, I'll see."
I'm only one book behind on my reading goal now - 30 books so far this year. I started another one last night and I should have that finished in a couple days. Which will either put me on track or, with the new week's expectation added, only a book behind again. And I'm okay with that.
Did you read anything interesting last week?