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: The Inmate by Freida McFadden

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The Inmate by Freida McFadden opens with Brooke Sullivan starting a new job as a nurse practitioner at Raker State Penitentiary, where there are only three rules she has to follow.  Unbeknownst to the staff at the prison, Brooke has already broken one of the rules . . . she has a connection to one of the inmates and was the person who put him there.

Recently, I've been hearing rave reviews about the author Freida McFadden, so I decided to put holds on several of her novels at my local library.  The Inmate became available, and I have to say that I absolutely devoured the story.  It's a super easy, engaging read that had me on the edge of my seat.  A beach read if you will.

I thought I had the story almost completely figured out early on by basing my reasoning on the last book I read by the author, Never Lie.  However, I was completely wrong, and I was thrown by the big reveal.  Then, I was thrown again by the epilogue.  The main character, Brooke Sullivan, was a very likable character . . . much more so than the main character in Never Lie.  There were a couple of other characters that were likable to start with and ended up not being so likable.  There were a few twists and turns and red herrings along the way that kept my heart pounding.

Five out of five stars is what I gave The Inmate by Freida McFadden.  I enjoyed the storytelling immensely and can't wait to read the next book that becomes available to me at my local library.

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