Sunday, April 20, 2014


Seven for a Secret by Lyndsay Faye Four Worms
First-rate utilization of period vernacular but made understandable for today’s audience, the glossary was helpful. In-depth exploration of pre-civil war slavery and its affects on free blacks wrapped around a mystery. Surprise twist and humor included. Chilling emotional analysis of Grace on pages 276-277. Needed a map and helter-skelter term became redundant.

V-S Day by Allen Steele Three and a Half Worms
Brilliant examination of an alternative scenario with visceral descriptions. Annoying inconsistent use of first, last, and nickname for the same character, which is highly confusing. Final chapters were not as meticulous as the first three-quarters of the novel.

Gemini by Carol Cassella Three Worms
Story woven though time and characters was occasionally confusing because it did not adequately indicate flashbacks. Ending was too abrupt.

Burn by Julianna Baggott Two and a Half Worms
Final book of a trilogy. Needed more back-story to supplement the continuation of the narrative. Logic errors but the ending was strong.

Doomed by Chuck Palahniuk Two and Half Worms
Discombobulated continuation of a series. Some terrific humor interspersed between drool dialogues.

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