Monday, February 24, 2020

February Book Review

Just a couple of books this month:

First up was The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda.

This was a quick read and kept me turning pages.  It is about a small tourist town in Maine told from the perspective of a local.  It kind of reminded me of The Affair (the show, although we haven't seen the last couple of seasons).  At the end of season party a girl is found dead on the beach.  The story goes back and forth between the night of the party and the next year when the main character starts to realize the death may not have been an accident or suicide like originally believed. 

I would recommend this for a good beach/airplane read.  It's not too complicated but entertaining enough.

The next book was More Than Words by Jill Santopolo.

I read her other book, The Light We Lost, last year.  I thought that book was pretty good, and so I thought I would pick up this one when I saw it on the shelf at the library. In this book, the main character is an heiress to a hotel business.  She has always been intended to take over the business but is currently working as speech writer for the NY mayoral candidate.  The book is pretty predictable, which I kind of felt about her last book as well, but still a good read.  This was another quick one and I read it in a couple of days.   

I am cheating by adding this on to this post, since I'm not done yet, but I will probably finish it this week, so still within the month of February.   This one is The Huntress by Kate Quinn.

I read her other book last year too, The Alice Network, and loved it.  I took a little break though since I didn't want to read another World War II book right away, but when I needed a book the other day this was on the Best Bets shelf at the library so I decided it was time to read it. I am glad I picked it up, it's really good, and I don't see that changing to the end.  There are three different stories going on throughout the book, and we are learning how they are all connected.  The thing I like about this book is that much of it is set in Russia, which is a part of the war I don't know as much about, and in particular the female pilots that flew for Russia.  I know there will likely be a twist, so I'm sorry I can't give you a full review yet, but I have no doubt this book will finish strong and I can definitely recommend it to you.

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