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52 Books in 52 Weeks

52 Books in 52 Weeks, Week 36: The Last Dystopian Future?

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 11.09.2013 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

So, The Bone Season's setting and alternate history are quite imaginative. Shannon has created a new language and history in this book, which she throws the reader right into.

52 Books in 52 Weeks, Week 35: Deathly Secrets

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 11.03.2013 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

Moriarty does a good job of creating distinct characters in this novel. Each has a clear voice, a complete history and a clear crisis that needs to be resolved. And the book moves at a crisp pace, the tightly wound plot moving it forward, forward, forward.

52 Books, 52 Weeks, Week 11: A Storyteller?

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 05.18.2013 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

Part historical fiction, part international mystery, part contemporary romance, part vampire, this book felt like Schindler's List, Bernard Schlink's The Reader, the Twilight Series, Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl and The Book Thief in a blender.