Skip to main content

Featured

Book Review: Music From The Dead by Bebe Faas Rice

Music From The Dead by Bebe Faas Rice is a young adult horror novel originally published in April 1997.  Marnie and her cousin Peter drive up to the mansion that Marnie's father rented for the summer ahead of her father.  When the cousins arrive at the mansion called Stonycraig and settle in, Marnie is nervous because she thought she saw a shadow in one of the windows.  Then, she starts hearing a woman crying late at night.  Are the stories about Stonycraig being haunted true? This is a book I originally read as a teenager, and I remember being impressed by the storyline and writing.  I recently decided to reread it as an adult to see if it was as good as I remembered.  I have to say it was phenomenal.  Well-written and unputdownable.   Even though there were parts that came back to me as I made my way through Music From The Dead , I still found it to be perfectly eerie and creepy.  There was even a little bit of romance but nothing inappropriate for a tween or teen.  The only com

Book Review: Plum Lovin' (Stephanie Plum, #12.5) by Janet Evanovich

plum lovin janet evanovich
In this edition of the Stephanie Plum Between-the-Numbers novel Plum Lovin', Diesel pops back into Stephanie's life to make a deal with her. He'll help her find Annie Hart, Stephanie's most recent bond enforcement job. The catch? She has to help Diesel play matchmaker for Annie Hart, who is a relationship specialist and is missing, and he knows where she is. Why? Diesel has promised Annie he will work on five of her cases, and he isn't good at relationships.

Plum Lovin' by Janet Evanovich is the second between the numbers books and is more of a novella at just under 200 pages. And, I enjoyed it a lot better than the first Between-the-Numbers book, Visions of Sugar Plums because it had less paranormal elements in it. Don't get me wrong, I love paranormal just as much as the next person, but it just doesn't seem to fit in with the Stephanie Plum series. I would be completely fine if all of the paranormal was taken out though because that isn't what I want when I pick up this series.

Another thing that I don't particularly care for is that the character Diesel is only in the Between-The-Numbers books, at least so far. It seems a little random to bring in a character that isn't in any of the main series books. And, I don't particularly care that this produces a third love interest for Stephanie Plum, especially since he isn't in the main books. Aren't two love interests enough?

All in all, I enjoyed Plum Lovin', and would recommend it to other people to read. However, it is necessary for people to read this in between Twelve Sharp and Lean Mean Thirteen because there is an important story line that takes place in this book that you'd need to know before reading the thirteenth book in the series.I gave Plum Lovin' four stars out of five because it was a lot better than Visions of Sugar Plums, but realistically it was more of a 3.5 stars out of five.


Follow Us On Social Media

https://www.facebook.com/runningbibliophile/https://www.instagram.com/therunningbibliophile/https://www.pinterest.com/therunningbibliophile/youtube the running bibliophile

Comments