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

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: Game On Tempting Twenty-Eight (Stephanie Plum, #28) by Janet Evanovich

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Game On: Tempting Twenty-Eight (Stephanie Plum, #28) by Janet Evanovich is the latest edition in the Stephanie Plum book series and opens with Stephanie being awoken by footsteps in her apartment.  Turns out that it's Diesel, and he's looking for the same person Stephanie is looking for . . . Oswald Wednesday, an international computer hacker.  Stephanie doesn't know if Diesel is on her team or looking for a competition in apprehending the suspect.

Once again, this latest edition in the Stephanie Plum book series feels ghost written.  Not that there's ever a lot of cursing in these books . . . Lula is usually the only one who does . . . but when all the characters start using the phrase, "Stick a fork in me", it just doesn't seem like anything any of the characters would say.  There were other character inconsistencies that I can't recall off the top of my head, but it definitely detracted from the story.

With that being said, I loved that the storyline dealt with something a little more current . . . computer hackers.  The secondary characters were super likable, and I can see a few of them appearing in future books to help out in cases.  Lula had some bad mojo in Game On:  Tempting Twenty-Eight, which was a nice change since Stephanie usually has the worst luck.  As with all the other books in the series, this one followed the same formula, but it was still a fun read that gave me some chuckles along the way.

All in all, I enjoyed Game On:  Tempting Twenty-Eight (Stephanie Plum, #28) by Janet Evanovich, and I gave it four out of five stars, only because of the character inconsistencies.  I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

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