Book Review: There Are No Dragons In This Book by Donna Lambo-Weidner

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There Are No Dragons In This Book by Donna Lambo-Weidner is a children's book where kids look to make sure there are no dragons in the book.  The expected publication date is March 5, 2024.  I'd like to thank NetGalley for the Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) of this book. I have to say that I was a bit disappointed in this picture book.  I didn't care for the story, and it's not something I would likely read to a child.  I also didn't like that the story actually did have dragons in it only because I feel like a child might be upset that they were mislead.  However, I'm not the target audience, so kids may love it. On a positive note, I did enjoy the colorful illustrations.  It definitely gives the reader a lot to look at.  Three out of five stars is what I gave There Are No Dragons In This Book by Donna Lambo-Weidner. Follow Us On Social Media

Book Review: Tell No One by Harlan Coben

Tell No One by Harlan CobenThere are very few books that make me want to stay up all night to finish it, but Harlan Coben's Tell No One was one of the few that made me want to stay up all night. However, I wasn't actually able to do that as I had lunch plans the following day. All I can say is that I am thrilled that this book was chosen for one of the book clubs I belong to.

This was my first time ever reading one of Harlan Coben's novels, and I absolutely loved his writing. I was sucked in from page one, and it had twists and turns galore. Like most thrillers, it does follow the typical formula most thriller writers use, so you knew the ending would be somewhat predictable. There really isn't much I can complain about . . . except for the last page when you're thrown for yet another twist. I really didn't care for that last minute twist. Other than that I was quite pleased.

While reading some of the reviews on Goodreads.com, one of the reviewers said they felt like it hinted at super violence and had more than they were comfortable with. I'm not really sure what they were expecting with a thriller as they typically have an element of violence in it. So, if you don't like violence, then you won't like this book, but in my opinion, Tell No One is a must read.


Synopsis of Tell No One by Harlan Coben

Dr. David Beck and his wife Elizabeth are at the family summer home when Elizabeth is kidnapped and killed. David is beaten and left for dead. Eight years later, David receives cryptic emails leaving him to believe his wife is still alive. Wanting to know if it is an elaborate hoax, David starts digging into the past, which just might cost him his life.

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