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by Robin Wasserman

Published April 10th 2012 by Random House Children’s Books

 

 

Summary:

 It was like a nightmare, but there was no waking up. When the night began, Nora had two best friends and an embarrassingly storybook one true love. When it ended, she had nothing but blood on her hands and an echoing scream that stopped only when the tranquilizers pierced her veins and left her in the merciful dark.

But the next morning, it was all still true: Chris was dead. His girlfriend Adriane, Nora’s best friend, was catatonic. And Max, Nora’s sweet, smart, soft-spoken Prince Charming, was gone. He was also—according to the police, according to her parents, according to everyone—a murderer.

Desperate to prove his innocence, Nora follows the trail of blood, no matter where it leads. It ultimately brings her to the ancient streets of Prague, where she is drawn into a dark web of secret societies and shadowy conspirators, all driven by a mad desire to possess something that might not even exist. For buried in a centuries-old manuscript is the secret to ultimate knowledge and communion with the divine; it is said that he who controls the Lumen Dei controls the world. Unbeknownst to her, Nora now holds the crucial key to unlocking its secrets. Her night of blood is just one piece in a puzzle that spans continents and centuries. Solving it may be the only way she can save her own life.

 

 

Review:

This book was better than I expected it to be, but not as great as everyone says it is.  The book of Blood and Shadow is full of twists and turns and keeps the reader on the edge of their seat.  It is a mystery, historical fiction, and love story all rolled into one.

Nora is a likable character, but is also a bit dim witted at times.  There are so many things that have been going on around her that she somehow never saw or never realized were happening, it is just insane.  I got annoyed by her pretty quick.

Adriane is not at all likable, she seemed spoiled and obviously thought she could do whatever she wanted and didn’t care who she hurt in the process.

Max- well- I’m not sure how he fooled everyone so well.

All these people, Chris included, were supposed to be Nora’s best friends but yet she knew nothing about any of them in the end.  I wasn’t sure whether to be annoyed at Nora’s stupidity, or sad that she somehow never knew any of her “friends” at all.

Even though this does not seem like a review with flying colors, overall The Book of Blood and Shadow was a good read.  It was both entertaining and fresh.  I have not read anything like it before.  Now it does have similarities to some popular movies and some would say, another well known book, but I saw it mostly as an original work that is worth reading.  I would recommend this book to older high school student through adults.  Both males and female would probably enjoy this book.  There is violence and references to sex, but nothing graphic.

I received this book as an ARC.  I do not get paid to review books; I do so in order to assist you in recognizing books that you might enjoy and also to assist parents and teachers in recommending appropriate books for your kids to read.

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by Sandra Byrd
Published June 5th 2012 by Howard Books

 

 

Summary:

The author of To Die For returns to the court of Henry VIII, as a young woman is caught between love and honor.

Juliana St. John is the daughter of a prosperous knight in Marlborough. Though her family wants her to marry the son of her father’s business partner, circumstances set her on a course toward the court of Henry VIII and his last wife, Kateryn Parr.

Sir Thomas Seymour, uncle of the current heir, Prince Edward, returns to Wiltshire to tie up his business with Juliana’s father’s estate and sees instantly that she would fit into the household of the woman he loves, Kateryn Parr. Her mother agrees to have her placed in the Parr household for “finishing” and Juliana goes, though perhaps reluctantly. For she knows a secret. She has been given the gift of prophecy, and in one of her visions she has seen Sir Thomas shredding the dress of the king’s daughter, the lady Elizabeth, to perilous consequence.

As Juliana learns the secrets of King Henry VIII’s court, she faces threats and opposition, learning truths about her own life that will upset everything she thought she once held dear.

 

 

Review:

This is a historical fiction book told from the POV of Juliana St. John, the daughter of a knight. She becomes a member of Kateryn Parr, King Henry the VIII’s last wife’s household. There is a bit of the supernatural mixed in with the history, which adds an interesting element to the story.

I enjoyed this book, but not as much as other books I have read. I think that was mostly to do with one of the scenes in the book, it left a sour taste in my mouth and influenced my opinion of the rest of the story. There was a vividly described scene in which Juliana is raped. This event influenced Juliana’s life greatly. She forever felt unworthy of any decent gentleman’s affection since she was ruined and tainted by that event. This was even emphasized by a suitor telling her he wanted nothing to do with her after her so called friend betrayed her and told her suitor of the rape in order to gain his affection for herself. How Juliana ever forgave her, I will never know.

Secret Keeper is full of lies, deceit, and intrigue, portraying almost all of the bad things that can happen to one involved in the inner workings of court life. I would never have wanted to be a courtier or even a woman in that time period. I know that it looks fun and that the clothing was beautiful, but women were treated terribly. The double standard of what was acceptable behavior was so much more pronounced then, and women were so cruel, crueler than women are to each other in an average person’s life today.

On a happier note, this is actually more of a romance story than one would think given the title and what you may know about the life of Kateryn Parr, at least it is for Juliana. I am not going to give away anymore of the plot, except to say that it is very good and keeps the reader riveted to the story. This book has so many levels, plots and sub-plots that all mix and intertwine to give the reader a fresh perspective on the life of Kateryn Parr and the women who were loyal to her. Even if you are not fans of the supernatural, that element of this story is so small that it is almost insignificant and should not deter you from reading this book.

In case you wanted to know, there is sex in this book, besides the rape scene. There are not many sex scenes and there is a significant amount of material between the rape and the next sex scene, but sex in general is brought up fairly often because of the insecurities that this traumatic event created for Juliana.

I would recommend this book for adults only because of its overall content including but not limited to sex scenes, the rape scene, and events that follow due to the rape. I do not feel those would be appropriate for kids. If you are very sensitive to rape and all that follows, this book would not be good for you. It may bring up things you don’t want to think about and the scene is described in quite a bit of detail. It is also a main part of the plot and continues to be brought up throughout the entire novel.

I received this book as an ARC. I do not get paid to review books; I do so in order to assist you in recognizing books that you might enjoy.

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by Tamra Torero

Published May 8th 2012 by Cedar Fort

 

Summary:

A brief moment of disappointment washed over me as I approached Jace’s lifeless body. Here I was, about to kiss a boy on the lips for the very first time, and he was completely comatose—possibly paralyzed—and would never even know or remember the experience. This was not how I’d envisioned my first kiss—me invisible, him unconscious.

Shayla Witherwood is not exactly normal. First of all, she’s spent her entire life being homeschooled, traveling in an RV around the country with her grandparents. And second, there’s the kind of inescapable fact that her mom was a genuine faerie.

But now that she’s starting a real life in a regular high school, Shayla desperately needs to stay out of trouble in both worlds because even her faerie powers might not be enough to protect her from what’s coming.

In her latest novel, Tamra Torero spins a magical tale filled with laugh-out-loud sarcasm, surprising twists, and spell-binding romance. Perfect for fairytale fans of all ages, this is one story you won’t want to miss!

 

Review:

Let’s just say this book was a bit of a letdown.  Shayla Witherwood: A Half-Faerie Tale, started out strong, I was excited and really sucked into the plot.  Shayla is a very likable character; she is spunky, funny, and friendly to everyone.  The supporting characters are also likable, well except the mean ones.  The story even has a nice happy, tidy ending, though there is an opening if the author wants to write another book.

What I didn’t like, was the ending.  Things just started to happen, way too quickly, and then everything ended, and I felt like I was cheated.  The last quarter of the book felt like the author spent tons of time developing the plot and characters in the beginning of the book, and then wasn’t sure how to end the story, or didn’t want the book to be too long, so she just rushed everything out as quickly as possible.  That disappointed me.

Now, a younger kid, like 5th or 6th grade, probably wouldn’t notice, but if the kid is an avid reader, advanced reader, or from say 9th grade and up, they probably will notice the really rushed ending, adults will most likely notice it too and just think, why did I waste my time?

I am giving this book 3 stars, even though it wasn’t all that great, mostly because it is completely appropriate for kids to read.  There is no sex, no compromising situations, very minor violence (it comes as part of the very, very quick ending), and the characters are likable and good role models for kids, well except for the mean ones.  Shayla is a great example of a stand up kid; she is friendly to everyone, sticks up for her friends, and doesn’t abuse her powers.  Just what every teacher or parent would want their kids to be like, if those kids had special powers that is!

If you are looking for a simple, fast paced book about fairies, your kids will probably enjoy this book.  Feel confident in recommending this title, as there is nothing in it that you wouldn’t want your kids to be exposed to, unless you are against fairy tales.

I received this book as an ARC.  I do not get paid to review books; I do so in order to assist you in recognizing books that you might enjoy and also to assist parents and teachers in recommending appropriate books for your kids to read.

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by Kiera Cass
Published April 24th 2012 by HarperTeen

 

 

Summary:

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in the palace and compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself- and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

 

 

Review:

I was torn about whether to read this book or not based on the whole reality TV aspect. I am not a huge fan of Bachelor/Bachelorette TV shows, actually I have never watched one episode in my life. There is all the drama and backstabbing that you see in any reality TV show, and the majority of the contestants are shallow, mean, and just using the contest to become famous. Very few actually have any real feelings for the Prince. But, I do like princess books and cute young adult romance novels and this one fit that bill perfectly.

Now this is a bit of a dystopian novel, since it takes place in a time after a terrible event that caused the whole world to reorganize itself. There are no longer in states like in today’s world, but rather provinces that are set up different than society today. People also are put into a caste system based on what job their grandparent had at the time of the reorganization. This caste system is a mix of the caste system that was found in India and the caste system that existed in France before the revolution. Just as with the caste system in India, this creates haves and have not’s, but unlike the caste system in India where they were stuck at whatever level they were born into, one can become rich and/or famous, and move up in the caste system, usually by purchasing a higher rank, or joining the military, which boosts them up automatically.

As with caste systems in general, if a man marries a girl of a lower caste, the girl is elevated to that caste, but if a woman marries a guy from a lower caste, she becomes a part of that lower caste. Another one of the problems with this is that only certain jobs or pastimes are allowed based on caste and if you switch castes, you also must switch careers. This is a problem for the main character, America, because she loves to sing, but if she leaves the caste she is in, she will no longer be able to do that.

The caste system is just a part of the plot, the other part of the plot surrounds America and the two boys she likes; Aspen, her secret love from home who is in a lower caste and Prince Maxon, whom she begins to fall for despite her best intentions. Now I am not going to explain why or how she can fall for two guys, that is a big part of the story, but I am going to say that she is not a flake. America, despite her cheesy name, is genuinely torn and she is not just some girl toying with two boys, not at all. America is not necessarily the best role model for girls, but she is by far better than some. Her character represents the wholesome, down-to-earth, country, girl next-door.

There is no sex, swearing or violence; making this the perfect book for a teacher or parent to recommend to their kids. I would recommend this book to 7th grade and up. It isn’t at all bad, but has some topics that could be confusing for a younger kid.

I received this book as an ARC. I do not get paid to review books; I do so in order to assist parents and teachers in recommending appropriate books for your kids to read.

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by Lynda Hilburn
The new 2011/2012 version from Quercus/Jo Fletcher Books and Sterling/Silver Oak replaces the 2007 version.
Published April 3, 2012 by SilverOak

 

 

Summary:

Kismet Knight, PhD, doesn’t believe in the paranormal. She especially doesn’t believe in vampires, but she begins to wise up when she is introduced to a handsome man named Devereux who claims to be 800 years old. Kismet doesn’t buy his vampire story, but she also can’t explain why she has such odd reactions and feelings when he is near. Then a client almost completely drained of blood staggers into her waiting room and two angry men force their way into her office, causing her to consider the possibility that she has run afoul of a vampire underworld. Enter FBI profiler Alan Stevens, who warns her that vampires are very real, and one is a murderer—a murderer who is after her.

 

 

Review:

I was a bit apprehensive when I started this book because I have tried to read a couple other books that had a psychiatrist and supernaturals and they did not jive with me, but this one was actually pretty good. Some parts were quite predictable, like Kismet falling for a vampire even though she did not believe in them; while others were not, like the magic aspect of the story.

I did have a bit of a problem with how quickly Kismet and Devereux fell in love with each other and how she just allowed Devereux to tell her what to do having only known him a couple days. I also felt like I was cheated when it came to her “relationship” with Alan. It just seemed like the author wanted a good sex scene and Alan was the character available. It is almost like he is mentioned in passing because there is this high between Kismet and Alan but them it just ends and the slight conclusion you get seems like an afterthought.

The plot was interesting and kept me intrigued but the writing seemed lacking and in need of some work, even though this is a rewrite of an older book with additional plot added. I will probably read the next book in the series when it comes out because the story had me hooked, but this book is not at the top of my list of vampire books. This is not due to the overall plot but rather more to the confusion in the story and the lack of continuity in the writing. Some things just do not seem to connect and felt as though they were just added later to close up loose ends.

This book is not appropriate for kids or teenagers because there are sex scenes in it that are graphic. For adults, this is a quick read and the plot is pretty entertaining and worth a look if you like to read a lot. If you read slowly or do not have much time to read, I would pass on this book and look for something a bit more polished.

I received this book as an ARC. I do not get paid to review books; I do so in order to assist you in recognizing books that you might enjoy.

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by Carrie Ward

Expected publication: April 1st 2012 by Moody Publishers

Summary:

Christian parents have a responsibility to make sure their children know and love God’s Word. But what if you struggle as a parent to read the Bible yourself. How can you pass a love for God’s Word along to your children if you struggle with it yourself’ That was Carrie Ward’s story. Until God gave her a plan to help her develop a consistent time in the Word, right along with her children. Readers will walk together with Carrie Ward, an everyday mama, as she journeys through the Bible with her small children ” one chapter a day. As her children re-enact the Bible stories readers will be able to see Scripture through the eyes of a child. Parents will learn how to impart God’s truth to their children day by day, and will see its transformative power on their families. Together: Growing Appetites for God is an easy read and includes helpful tools for scripture memorization and charts to follow progress through the Bible.

Review:

I was not crazy about this book, while the premise is good, that you and your children can get a lot out of reading the Bible together, it seemed like the book was just a super long plug for a bunch of other books or programs.

Other than telling us stories about her journey of reading the Bible to her kids, it mostly just advocated other programs.  I do not agree with reading an adult Bible to little children, they will not get out of the stories what is really important, they will just be reenacting Cain killing Abel, as though somehow things like that are a good thing.  It seemed that maybe she started at too young an age with an adult bible, because it seemed like her older children had a much better grasp of deeper meaning, obviously because they were older and were at a different learning level.

It seemed like her husband put a lot of pressure on her to teach the kids scripture and later, pushed her to have the kids memorize scripture, as though that is the most important thing to salvation, all at the urging of a so called “friend” who never had anything to do with the actually teaching part.  It is judgmental people like her “friend” that make non-Christians think Christians are crazy or a cult.  God does not judge you at the pearly gates based on how much of the Bible you have memorized, my Lord- would the version make a difference too?

Now her kids did seem to get into the Bible and especially focused on fasting and prayer, though they needed to be taught how to fast and the proper reasons to fast and pray.  It makes sense that these kids would think fasting was fun; their parents made the whole family do it all the time, to the extent that the kids seemed to think of it as a game unless they were properly directed.

Now the family did go through some terrible times, like the miscarriages, and I personally know how that feels, it is one of the hardest things to deal with ever.  I think they did a really good job of using the Bible to explain to the kids what was happening and sort of the “why.”  Reading the Bible and having a strong faith are very important during times of loss.  It has to be extremely hard to go through all of that and have to talk to you children, help them grieve, all while you and your husband were grieving.  I give her tons of credit with how she dealt with the situation.

In the last part of the book she talks about the benefits of reading the Bible to your kids, and I mostly agree.  Reading is crucial to a child’s development.  Being comfortable reading is also a huge confidence builder, always important in settings where it is easy for kids to pick on one another, like school.

Reading the Bible together also created a daily discipline with accountability to her kids.  They let her know if she wasn’t holding up her end of the bargain.   It also created closeness and gave the children the ability to learn to interpret the Bible and discern God working in their lives, right for the beginning.  It was not something new to them; they basically grew up with it, a very good thing.  Bible interpretation is a hard thing to wrap your head around at any age, but starting young can be a positive thing.

Basically this book has a very Evangelical slant, and I am not Evangelical, but it has some really good points, but I didn’t enjoy it as pleasure reading.  Others might really enjoy this, it is sort of like a religious parenting book, focusing on the importance of scripture in the development of children.

I would recommend this book to anyone who wanted to know more about the effects of daily Bible reading on kids, which were positive, overall.  Or to someone who wanted to start a program like this with their kids.

I received this book as an ARC.  I do not get paid to review books; I do so in order to assist parents and clergy in recommending appropriate books for people to read.

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by: Aimee Carter

Expected publication: March 27th 2012 by HarlequinTeen

Summary:

Kate Winters has won immortality.

But if she wants a life in the Underworld with Henry, she’ll have to fight for it.

Becoming immortal wasn’t supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she’s as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he’s becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate’s coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans.

As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of the Underworld, Kate must enlist the help of the one person who is the greatest threat to her future.

Henry’s first wife, Persephone.

Review:

I received an ARC of Goddess Interrupted and was super excited.  I had not read Goddess test yet, but I had the book and just hadn’t gotten around to reading it yet.  Since I received Goddess Interrupted, I thought I should get reading Goddess Test.  I LOVED Goddess Test.  I laughed, I cried, I couldn’t put it down.  I stayed up to finish it.  In the morning I add Goddess Interrupted to my nook and started reading.  I was SOOOO excited, then just annoyed.

I still cried, a lot, in this book, but by then end of the book I didn’t have a fondness for any of the characters.

Diana, Kate’s mom: basically admits Kate was only born as a replacement for her sister, Persephone, and that she was raised to be Henry’s wife.  Nice mom, but I guess very goddess like, only caring about herself.

Ava: wow such a slut- and the end- wow- slept with everyone but her father and Henry, not kewl at all.  But Kate seems ok with it.  She’s not mad or upset with Ava, but she is with James.

James: Does Kate have a thing for James or doesn’t she?  I can’t tell.  One minute she is telling him over and over how much she loves Henry and would never cheat on him, but then get SUPER upset when she finds out he has slept with everyone and their mother, literally.  But remember, it didn’t bother her when Ava did the same thing.  Not kewl.

Walter/Calliope: this is just messed up.  Somehow she has no right to hate Walter even though he cheated on her with every beautiful girl he looked at, even tricking humans into sleeping with him, producing a bunch of illegitimate kids she has to deal with for eternity.  Somehow Walter has the right to punish her without taking any responsibility for his part in turning Calliope crazy?  Nice.  Note:  Calliope is nuts with a capital “N.”  What does she think killing/hurting Kate is going to do for her?  What did Kate really ever do to hurt Calliope except be born.  Oh wait, Calliope was part of the discussion that gave Diana permission to birth Kate and train her to be Henry’s new wife from birth, so this was a surprise how?

Henry:  What can I say about Henry; he has so many problems it is unbelievable.  I wanted to love him.  He is the handsome guy who is hurting in more ways than you can count and for good reason too.  He was in an arranged marriage where his wife never loved him, but he adored her.  He had to watch her cheat on him constantly while she wouldn’t even sleep with him except that one time.  Oh yes and her first foray into cheating was with..  dun dun dun…James, the same James who deliberately gave Henry the impression that he was going to and did do the same thing with his new wife, Kate.  Kate just thought they were friends, having no clue how many secrets her “friends” and “family” were keeping from her.  Henry refused to show Kate any emotion or even try to open himself up to her.  Refusing to talk and communicate is one of the WORST things you can do in a marriage, it is the number one marriage killer, since a lack of communication can easily lead to other things that end a marriage.  Henry not even trying to fight for Kate, telling her to go and leave him, ignoring her telling him how much she loves him, begging him to show her anything at all, even a glimmer of hope, that he wants her there and that he will try to love her.  His obsession with Persephone; it is wrong in every way, shape, and form.  Oh wait, I guess it’s Kate’s fault that Henry gives her absolutely no reassurance that he will even try to move on from Persephone, somehow many reviews missed that part.  Hell, he even makes out with his ex-wife, knowing that Kate could have been watching using her gift.  How is Kate supposed to act/feel?  I have absolutely no love for Henry at this point and I feel Kate’s pain.   No one should have to deal with being treated like that.  Kate didn’t ask to be born and raised as her sister’s replacement.

Persephone:  Wow- she is an epic slut and B***h.  I know that I am kinda on my own with this opinion, somehow everyone else is all poor Persephone, she was in a loveless, passionless marriage, what was she supposed to do?  Well for starter, not cheat on her husband.  Not withhold sex from her husband.  Not emotionally and physically withdraw from your husband.  Not refuse to talk to your husband.  Oh wait cheat on your husband for over 100 years with HIS BROTHER and make sure he knew about it!  How is ANY of that Henry’s fault?  All he did was love her and she treated him in the worst ways possible.  She doomed the marriage on the first night, when she ran away from Henry after they consummated their marriage and never came back or tried to work things out.  Sleeping in separate parts of the house and refusing to communicate, cheating, those are all things she did.  She ruined the marriage, not Henry.  Let’s add to the list, still feeling a possession of Henry even after she left him, her family, and her immortality behind for a guy who was hot, that she says she is already bored with.  Oh well.  So I guess it is somehow Kate’s fault that Persephone found him in his study, sat on his lap, and passionately kissed him?  Kate has absolutely no reason whatsoever to be jealous of her back stabbing sister, right?  I have nothing good to say about Persephone.  She is how the book makes her out to be, she wants to have her cake and eat it too.  She wants to have sex with whoever she wants, have this hot human on the side, and have Henry’s undivided love for eternity, even though she left him a long time ago.  She knew how to manipulate Henry and Kate, and she took advantage of her past relationship with Henry to hurt her sister.  I don’t care that Persephone swears that that wasn’t her intention, actions speak louder than words.  No love for Persephone here.

Kate:  Overall, I feel bad for Kate.  She was born and raised to be a replacement wife for her sister’s ex-husband.  She was always going to be second best, especially since her sister tried her hardest to make sure Henry never forgot her.  She was trying to love a man who was in love with someone else, but he was all she had in life.  Her mother was dead, in the real world, and she had no family or friends in the human world.  She was totally set up and got the shortest end of the stick in the deal.

Now she is also very whiny, which is super annoying.  If you are not sure about your husband, and he continues to ignore you even after you continually tell him how much you love him, you might need to rethink the situation.  Stop asking everyone else if your husband loves you.  Kate just really needed to have a huge heart to heart with Henry, and she eventually did when she found out about James/Persephone and realized that James was trying to do the same thing again to Henry and that is why Henry was being so aloof; because he thought Kate was already cheating on him.  Kate is totally the stereotypical damsel in distress, she doesn’t follow directions and doesn’t think; constantly getting herself and others into trouble/ or dangerous situations.  Ie: ending of story.  Kate is by no means a good role model for girls.

So in conclusion, this book was ok.  A TON happened, there was a bunch of action and adventure, but the book has the dreaded no ending, otherwise known as a cliffhanger.  I hate these kinds of cliffhangers; you’ll see when you read the book.  It just kinda angers me.  There is no ending.  I really felt like the author just didn’t know what to do, so she left it midsentence.   Not kewl.

I am not sure this series has much substance to keep going for a long time.  They need to wrap up this Calliope/ titans thing like ASAP.  It is getting old fast and I really am not sure I like the direction the series is going with this ending.  It seems like it could go really bad, and not in a makes a good story kinda way.  I can’t say more without giving the ending away.

I will read the next book, but if things are still left so open, it may go into the pile of “series I never finished” because they just got really bad.  I hope this doesn’t happen, but you never know.

For parents and teachers, this book has a large focus on sex so I would consider that before recommending this to younger kids.  I would say more like 9th grade through adult.  At least in this one it is married sex between Kate and Henry, but that is not the case for all the characters.  The story does make cheating on your spouse seem an ok thing to do.  It is obviously up to you what you allow your kids to read, I just wanted you to be aware.

I received this book as an ARC, but I am not paid to review books.  I do so in order to help teachers and parents find books for their kids to read that are appropriate.

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