Book Review: Welcome Home, Caroline Kline by Courtney Preiss

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Welcome Home, Caroline Kline by Courtney Preiss opens with Caroline Kline couch surfing in New York City due to her no longer having a job and her fiance breaking up with her. The cherry on top is when Caroline finds out her father is not doing well and has to go home to New Jersey to help out. She finds one thing she didn't expect . . . true love. I received an Advanced Readers Copy of Welcome Home, Caroline Kline from NetGalley for free in exchange for my honest review.  The synopsis of this book was intriguing, and I absolutely love baseball, so I couldn't wait to dig in to this story. Unfortunately, the story started off a bit slow and continued to be slow at points throughout the book. The slowness of the plot made it difficult to stay interested in the characters and their fate.  At one point, I didn't really care if I finished the story or not. With that being said, I'm glad I stuck with the book because the last 15% of Welcome Home, Caroline Kline started to

Book Review: The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #1) by Trenton Lee Stewart

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The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #1) by Trenton Lee Stewart is about four children who answer a strange ad in a newspaper. They must pass several tests to be chosen for a very special undercover mission at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened. What is the mission, and will they succeed?

Reminiscent of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, The Mysterious Benedict Society is an intriguing read that caught my attention from the very beginning. However, there are some slow parts in the middle that could have been edited out, which is my only complaint. The ending is wrapped up nicely with only a few loose ends so this book can be read as a stand alone. However, I will read the next book in the series.

What's cute about the book is that it has a quiz at the end. Your results will tell you which main character you are most like. After taking it, my result revealed that I am most like Reynie, who was my favorite character. Another cute thing about the story is that there is a "letter" from Mr. Benedict at the end as well saying that his first name was revealed in the book. However, I still don't know what it is.

Don't let the fact that The Mysterious Benedict Society is a children's book deter you from reading it as an adult because you'd be missing out on a great story. I gave it four out of five stars. If you liked this book, I recommend reading The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.


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