Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Signature of All Things

By Elizabeth Gilbert

Lyrical, engrossing, and entertaining, this book follows the life of extraordinary Alma Whittaker. She has the mind of a scientist, an odd family, and a passion for botany.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Unholy Awakening

By Michael Gregorio
453 pages

Set in Napoleonic times, this is the story about a Prussian Magistrate trying to solve a series of murders. At first glance it seems as though a vampire is walking among the townspeople and killing at will; however, Procurator Stiffeniis doesn't believe in the supernatural.

The plot is clever and intricate. The pacing is slow at first, but it speeds up quickly. The characters are likable and interesting.

It seems to be part of a series, yet it stands on its own. I'm interested in reading other books in the series.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Seal Wife

By Kathryn Harrison

So not worth it. Kind of boring. Light on plot and slow pacing.