Classics have always had a certain affect on me. It is not how many pages there are, nor is it the subject matter. It always comes down to the fact that I find them intimidating because of the language. They always remind me of high school, and the idea that classics are to be studied and read slowly to fully understand.
I was wrong. Frankenstein proved to me that not all classics are difficult reads, or hard to understand.
I flew through this one and found it entertaining, smart and completely understood without having to look up a single word in the dictionary.
So thank you to Frankenstein to making me more confident, as I feel I am no longer tentative about picking up other books I have also felt intimidating as well.
I was worried about picking up another book on Fallen angels. After I had gone through a huge book by Lauren Kate (Fallen) I was worried that maybe there is just not a good story behind angels that would entice me to read another. But as this one (hush hush) was about half the size (of Fallen), I decided to give another angel book a shot before I had made up my mind that I am not team Angel.
I do not regret reading this book (hush hush). It had a great dialogue, I was laughing out loud in some parts, and that is rare for me. This book had a lot of different stories going at the same time, weird things happening that the main character is trying to figure out. Lots of secrecy and death, stalking and people getting beat up. It added an extra element to the story that I think Fallen was missing. I know I should not compare these books to each other as different authors wrote them, but I cannot help myself since they have so many similarities and I have not published a post yet on…
The Secrets of Lake Road
Karen KatchurA haunting
story about the destructive power of secrets, this accomplished and
gripping suspenseful women's fiction debut is perfect for fans of Lisa
Scottoline and Heather Gudenkauf
Jo has been hiding the
truth about her role in her high school boyfriend’s drowning for sixteen
years. Every summer, she drops her children off with her mother at the
lakeside community where she spent summers growing up, but cannot bear
to stay herself; everything about the lake reminds her of the guilt she
feels. For her daughter Caroline, however, the lake is a precious world
apart; its familiarity and sameness comforts her every year despite the
changes in her life outside its bounds. At twelve years old and caught
between childhood and adolescence, she longs to win her mother’s love
and doesn’t understand why Jo keeps running away.
seven-year-old Sara Starr goes missing from the community beach. Rescue
workers fail to uncover any sign…