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Summer Reading & Book Annotations

I have finally found my way back to my blog. Summer reading has descended upon us like a plague of locusts and full book reviews seem unlikely for the next couple of months. So, I've decided to write short annotations of the books I've been reading instead. Leave me a comment to let me know what you're reading this summer!


Magic Marks the Spot by Caroline Carlson

The first book in The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates series by Caroline Carlson is a delightfully exciting romp over land and sea with Hilary Westfield, a young girl proves that she has what it takes to be a pirate. Middle Grade fantasy. 5 Stars

Black Wings by Christina Henry

A fast paced, enjoyable but largely predictable next book in the Black Wings series. Adult Urban Fantasy4 Stars

The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison

A bit slow in the middle but ultimately enjoyable, the 12th book in Kim Harrison's The Hollows series offers readers excitement and satisfaction. Adult Urban Fantasy. 3.5 Stars

Invisible Ellen by Shari Shattuck

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Although a bit smarmy and not terribly well written, Shari Shattuck's Invisible Ellen is a quick, sweet and surprisingly enjoyable story of a woman who learns to embrace the world around her. Adult Fiction. 4 Stars