I had heard lots of talk about Karen Thompson Walker's The Age of Miracles. That is what prompted me to pick it up when I saw it sitting on the shelf. It is in interesting premise - Julia, a teenager, wakes up to find that the world is changing - drastically, in fact. The earth is slowing - days and nights are growing longer, gravity is also being affected, and it affects every part of her life. Even her mother, already not coping with the change well, contracts a disease related to the slowing of the earth. I have to say that it kept me intrigued - great idea for a book. But I have to admit that it didn't draw me in as much as I had hoped. The characters didn't grab me - even though the storyline is a great idea. Give it a whirl and let me know what you think - I love to hear what others think!
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Monday, September 17, 2012
My first encounter with Charles Todd as an author was a hit! An Unmarked Grave is a "Bess Crawford Mystery" which means almost nothing to me as I've never read a Bess Crawford Mystery nor have I ever heard of them. But now I have and you can be sure I am on the lookout! This is a wonderful mystery set in 1918 - I loved the history AND the plot. Bess Crawford is a battlefield nurse that is drawn into a baffling mystery because people she worked closely with are now dying or being killed - she has to decide which. Because of Bess' family background and inability to leave a mystery alone, she is determined to get to the bottom of this rash of deaths. It was suspenseful and well-written - great World War I intrigue and history to boot!!