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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: A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3) by George R.R. Martin

third book in the game of thrones

In the third installment of A Song of Ice and Fire series, A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin, one of the five fighting for the throne is dead and another is in disfavor. As the war progresses, Daenerys is making her way a continent with her dragons and army. Meanwhile, the wall is being protected by the brothers in black against the wildlings.

Holy cow! This series just keeps getting better and better. I absolutely loved A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3). Even though it's a fantasy book, it has a bit of everything in it, and both men and women alike would enjoy the story.

The writing, character development, and storyline are absolutely amazing. I found myself completely absorbed in it and forgetting where I was because I could see it all playing out in my head as I read. My favorite characters are still Tyrion Lannister and Jon Snow. Arya Stark keeps growing on me and is now one of my favorite characters too. The book ends in a cliff hanger. I don't know what I would have done if I had to wait several years for the next book to come out, so it makes me happy that I waited so long to read this series.

As far as complaints go, I don't really have any about this book other than how long it is, and at times, it can be difficult to keep up with all the different characters. Luckily, there is an appendix that has a list of all the characters and what houses they belong too. This helpful if I need to reference it.

I gave A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3) by George R.R. Martin five out of five stars. If you enjoyed this book, I recommend Desperation by Stephen King.

 

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