Category Archives: Reason: Buddy Read

The Cousins by Karen M. McManus

The Cousins by Karen M. McManus

As is typical with books by Karen McManus, The Cousins was filled with twists and turns and so many things I did not expect. My daughter read the book just before I did and she happened to be sitting next to me when I got to one of the big shockers and my mouth dropped open and my eyes got huge and she knew exactly what I had just read. All three points of view it alternates between have their own voice and are easily identifiable as Milly, Aubrey, or Jonah. Every question (except maybe one) was somehow answered satisfactorily by the end. This is a truly excellent book. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys young adult mysteries, especially if you like to be surprised.

5 (out of 5) Stars
Books Read in 2022: 81
Pages Read in 2022: 29,204
Graphic Novels: 1

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Filed under Mystery, Realistic Fiction, Reason: Buddy Read, Reason: I Like the Author, Reason: Recommended by a Friend, Young Adult

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

I kept guessing how Throne of Glass would turn out, and then changing my guess repeatedly, and I am happy to say that while on occasion I got it right, I was mostly completely wrong (and changed my mind to the wrong answer before the end). There are some intense scenes that had my heart racing. The romance is very much not center stage in this book and I have to say I like where it is heading. The character development is excellent and I absolutely love the friendship between Celaena and Nehemia. I’m looking forward to continuing the books in this series. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys young adult fantasy.

5 (out of 5) Stars
Books Read in 2022: 10
Pages Read in 2022: 3480

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Filed under Fantasy, Reason: Buddy Read, Reason: We Be Book'N, Young Adult