Throwback Thursday: Dear Amy – Book Review

 

Throwback Thursday is a series where we take a look back at some of BRD’s most popular posts. Enjoy!

Book Review of Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan

Here is the book blurb.

Margot Lewis is the agony aunt for The Cambridge Examiner. Her advice column, Dear Amy, gets all kinds of letters – but none like the one she’s just received: 

“Dear Amy, 
I don’t know where I am. I’ve been kidnapped and am being held prisoner by a strange man. I’m afraid he’ll kill me. 
Please help me soon, 
Bethan Avery”

Bethan Avery has been missing for years. This is surely some cruel hoax. But, as more letters arrive, they contain information that was never made public. How is this happening? Answering this question will cost Margot everything . . .

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Caraval – Book Review

 

Caraval by Stephanie Garber 

“Whatever you’ve heard about Caraval, it doesn’t compare to the reality. It’s more than just a game or a performance. It’s the closest you’ll ever find to magic in this world.”

Scarlett and Tella are two sisters trapped under the iron fist of their powerful, abusive father on the small island of Trisda, with Scarlett’s seemingly only escape from the cruelty being through an arranged marriage. However, this all changes when the two sisters receive invitations to partake in Caraval, the annual week-long performance in which the audience participates in the show. With the help of Julien, a young sailor, Scarlett and Tella are secretly taken to the show.

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Bargain Book of the Week – Gol

 

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A Doomed Continent Where Two Lovers Struggle To Survive

When a vengeful sorcerer unleashes a Fire Demon to destroy his rivals, he sets off a chain of events that will eventually destroy Gol, a war-torn continent at the other side of the world. Unaware that time is running out Gol’s scheming barons overthrow their king and strive to seize control, unleashing a bloody civil war. Two young lovers find themselves caught in the web of murder, treachery, and sword and sorcery threatening to destroy their existence.

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Editorial Review – Uber Diva

 

Title: Uber Diva

Author: Charles St. Anthony

Genre: Humor

Part-memoir, part-guide, Uber Diva is an entertaining look at what it takes to be an Uber driver. Told from the perspective of the self-proclaimed Uber Diva, who is sidelined from the ridesharing business after a drunk driver totals her car and sends her to the hospital, it is helpful in weighing the risks and benefits of becoming a rideshare driver.

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Sleep Like a Baby – Book Review

 

Robin and Roe are new parents. Their newborn daughter, Sophie is proving to be a handful, Roe’s mother helps by paying for Virginia Mitchell, to come to their rescue for the first few weeks. Virginia is accommodating and steps in when Robin has to go out of town for work. Too bad she goes missing, and a dead body is found in the backyard.

Roe doesn’t want to worry Robin, so she keeps the fact that she is suffering from a severe case of the flu. A couple of nights after Robin leaves Roe wakes to hear her daughter crying, and Virginia is nowhere to be found. Roe and her brother. Philip searches the house and the backyard. What they find is a dead woman, but it isn’t Virginia. She doesn’t recognize the mystery woman and doesn’t know what happened to Virginia.  Is she alive, or like the unknown woman in the backyard, is her body out there waiting to be found?

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Editorial Review – Retrograde Horizon

 

Title: Retrograde Horizon

Author: Charon Dunn

Genre: YA Science Fiction

In the second volume of The Adventures of Sonny Knight, Sonny’s fight for survival continues. The young man successfully made it home, but his closest friends and family are still living on an island ruled by terrorist clones.

Sonny now lives with his uncle in an unpleasant part of town, but he’s still home. He should be happy, but he finds he isn’t, especially once the clones start coming after him again. So he and his dog go into protective custody, and when that fails, he fakes his death. At last, tired of being on the run, he commits his dog to a rare animal sanctuary and devotes himself to his problems.

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Throwback Thursday: Finders Keepers – Book Review

 

Throwback Thursday is a series where we take a look back at some of BRD’s most popular posts. Enjoy!

Book Review of Finders Keepers by Stephen King

The year is 1978. Morris Bellamy murders his literary idol, John Rothstein. Bellamy is not only infuriated with Rothstein because he has stopped writing books, but also how he ended the series with his famous character, Jimmy Gold, “selling out.” After the murder, Bellamy discovers well over $20,000 of Rothstein’s cash and more than 100 notebooks filled with his unpublished writing.

Bellamy buries the cash and notebooks, but is arrested for an unrelated crime and sent to the slammer for 35 years before he has a chance to read the unpublished material.

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