Tuesday, December 06, 2011
My November Reads
And now we are up to date with November.
All ratings are on a scale from 1 (bad) to 5 (great).
NO PLACE LIKE HOLMES by Jason Lethcoe - 4
A kid's mystery that focuses on Sherlock Holmes' lesser known neighbor who might finally get his big change when he nephew comes over from America for the summer. I found some of the characters stuff predictable, but overall I enjoyed this fresh take on the Holmes universe.
THROWN OUT: STORIES FROM EXETER by Jennie Coughlin - 4
Four short stories set in a small, college town in Massachusetts that focus on the characters who live there. I really enjoyed meeting them and look forward to getting to know them better in the novels she is also setting there. NOTE: I was sent this book in exchange for my honest review.
THE CHOCOLATE CASTLE CLUE by JoAnna Carl - 5
Lee Woodyard finds herself in another case when a reunion of her aunt's old high school singing group leads to a murder. As always, I love these characters and the plot moves forward very quickly. The definition of a light but fun mystery.
THE LAST MUSKETEER by Stuart Gibbs - 4
Greg Rich finds himself sucked back through time to early 1600's Paris where he must unite teenage musketeers to save his parents. A kids book that combines elements of fantasy with historical fiction, I enjoyed it, although I did find the set up a bit too long.
THE ALBUQUERQUE TURKEY by John Vorhaus - 4
Conman Radar Hoverlander isn't sure if he can trust his dad, who has walked into his life after over 20 years and saying he desperately needs money to pay off a man in Vegas. Once again, this is a wild ride that seems a bit too complicated and leaves the reader in a dark a bit much in the name of twists. Still, it was a fun ride