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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: Hardcore Twenty-Four (Stephanie Plum, #24) by Janet Evanovich

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Hardcore Twenty-Four (Stephanie Plum, #24) by Janet Evanovich takes place in Trenton, New Jersey. Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has her hands full with baby-sitting a boa constrictor, bodies appear without their heads, and zombies start appearing all over town. To top things off, Diesel appears in Stephanie's apartment and is being quite secretive for him.

Was I surprised that zombies made an appearance in this installment of the Stephanie Plum series? With growing popularity of shows like The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead, it didn't surprise me at all. Who can blame Evanovich for taking advantage of the popularity of zombie shows and adding an element to one of her books? I certainly don't blame her. I enjoyed that this put a slightly different spin on the series.

However, I didn't care for the love triangle in Hardcore Twenty-Four. I'm not a huge fan of Diesel and wasn't too excited about him making an appearance in this installment. Thankfully, he wasn't featured too heavily and played more of a supporting role than he has in the other book appearances.

This storyline did follow the same type of formula the rest of her books do with everything being tied up neatly at the end. That's one of the reasons I enjoy the series. Although I did enjoy Hardcore Twenty-Four, there were parts that I felt like it dragged a bit, which is the reason I gave it four out of five stars. If you enjoyed Hardcore Twenty-Four (Stephanie Plum, #24) by Janet Evanovich, I recommend In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1) by Tana French.

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