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: The End of Her by Shari Lapena

The End of Her by Shari Lapena is about a married couple, Stephanie and Patrick, and their colicky newborn twin girls. As the couple struggle with the pitfalls of being new parents, a woman from Patrick's past comes to town and leverages a horrific accusation towards him . . . that Patrick killed his first wife and unborn child. He swears he's innocent and that Erica is just trying to blackmail them.

If there is ever a book that is similar to Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl, then Shari Lapena's The End of Her is the book of all books you can compare it to. When I finished The End of Her, I was extremely angry at the ending. This time, I didn't throw the book across the room like I did when I finished Gone Girl, but I was just as outraged. I won't say more than that as not to ruin it for those who haven't read The End of Her.

With that being said, this novel was exceptionally well written, and it kept engaged throughout the story. I wasn't sure what would happen because there were so many directions it could have gone, but I was disappointed in the ending and absolutely hated it. Don't get me wrong, I don't expect thrillers to be all sunshine and rainbows, but by the end of the novel, I found almost every single character to be unlikable, even ones that I originally liked. And, I wanted it to have something redeeming about it.

The End of Her wasn't my least favorite by Shari Lapena, but it definitely wasn't my favorite either. I'd recommend reading An Unwanted Guest or A Stranger in the House before this one. I gave it three out of five stars. If you like this book, I'd recommend Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.


Follow Us On Social Media

https://www.facebook.com/runningbibliophile/https://www.instagram.com/therunningbibliophile/https://www.pinterest.com/therunningbibliophile/

Comments

  1. I found your blog on Google and read a few of your other posts too, it is very informative and also influencing me to read more of yours. You have done an exceptional job by adding your hardwork and dedication to it. I am a big fan of art and craft. I just added you to my bookmarks and recommending your blog to my social profiles too. Just like the other budding bloggers i have started my blog, You can support me by visiting my site for more paper airplane related information and knowledge, Keep up the great work Look forward to reading more from you in the future. Thanks in anticipation.
    how to make a paper airplane that flies far and straight | classic dart paper airplane | how to make a good paper | nakamura lock paper airplane instructions | best paper airplane design for distance and accuracy | best paper airplane design for distance and speed | Boomerang paper airplane instructions | Zazoom internet | Eagle paper airplane | how to make a paper airplane that flies far and straight step by step | 4 aerodynamic forces | Paper airplane templates for distance | the eagle paper airplane | best paper plane in the world | How to make a successful paper airplane

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment