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Book Review: Going Rogue, Rise and Shine Twenty-Nine (Stephanie Plum, #29) by Janet Evanovich

Going Rogue: Rise and Shine Twenty-Nine (Stephanie Plum, #29) by Janet Evanovich was published on November 1, 2022.  The novel opens with Stephanie Plum arriving at the bonds office on a Monday morning, and office manager Connie Rosolli isn't there.  When Stephanie finally gets into the office, the file room has been tossed.  Then comes the ransom call, which sends Stephanie on the hunt for a mysterious coin that she needs to get Connie released. The Stephanie Plum book series is one that I've come to love and enjoy when I need a light read that will give me some laughs.  Right off the start, this edition has yet again made me think it's now being ghost written because Lula is asking if one of the people bonded out by Vinnie is Joe Morelli's grandmother.  Lula already know who she is, so this is what made me think that it's ghost written.  If the author just wanted to reintroduce Bella, there had to be a better way to do this. With that being said, I absolutely lov

Book Review: The Girl in the Castle by James Patterson and Emily Raymond

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The Girl in the Castle by James Patterson and Emily Raymond is a Young Adult Novel about a young adult named Hannah Doe who time travels between the present day and 1347.  Hannah is brought into Belman Psych after what police thought was an episode in New York City and is told she is schizophrenic.  Is she really though?

Thank you, NetGalley and LittleBrown Books for Young Readers, for the digital format of an Advanced Readers Copy of The Girl in the Castle by James Patterson and Emily Raymond.  I was delighted to be selected to review this book before it's publication.

The synopsis for The Girl in the Castle was intriguing, and the cover art was amazing.  When I sat down to read this book, I wasn't sure what direction the authors were going to take.  I was expecting this book to be YA Fantasy.  There was a twinge of disappointment when I realized that it wasn't.  However, this book was a phenomenal read and one that took me less than twenty-four hours to finish.

Although it was a little slow to start, the storyline quickly ramped up and dealt with mental health in teenagers and young adults.  This may not be the book for those who deal with this issue on a daily basis and/or have had someone commit suicide.  I felt like James Patterson and Emily Raymond did a nice job showing the reader what someone with mental illness might go through while living in a psychiatric facility and even what doctors, nurses, and interns experience.

Other than the book being a little slow at the beginning, there wasn't really anything negative I could say about The Girl in the Castle by James Patterson and Emily Raymond.  I would love to see a follow up to this story.  Four out of five stars.

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