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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Book Review - The Phantom of the Post Office (43 Old Cemetery Road #4) by Kate Klise, M. Sarah Klise (Illustrator)




The Phantom of the Post Office (43 Old Cemetery Road #4) by Kate Klise, M. Sarah Klise (Illustrator)

I haven't read the first 3 books in the series. Just saw this on the library shelf and thought it looks cute - it is not really a written word book in the typical sense, as it includes illustration, letters etc.

Cute concept, cute characters, cute message but nothing very substantial. It was categorized in the adult fiction in the library, but read more like a middle-school book. Since it didn't take that long to finish, didn't feel like it wasted my time at least I guess, but the plot was fairly predictable.

3 Stars for something different.


Note - The book was borrowed from the library.



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Book Review - XO (Kathryn Dance #3) by Jeffery Deaver




XO (Kathryn Dance #3) by Jeffery Deaver

The good - I haven't finished a non-baby related book for a while so I finished this book relatively quickly, since each chapter is short.

However, it doesn't live quite up to the usual Deaver standard... I was a bit disappointed in Kathryn Dance since she's the Body Language expert, but this book lack the technical details that I usually like in Deaver's books (some people though may like it better...) There were more music details than body language info, so that was disappointing for me.

The plot was just okay, the characters were just okay if not a bit cliche. The highlight was that my fav Deaver characters, Lincoln Rhyme and Ameila Sachs (from Deaver's other series, which is much more forensic focus) made a guest appearance - even though they just were mentioned in a few pages, but it was like meeting an old friend.

Overall, just okay. 2.5 Stars.

Note - The book was borrowed from the library.



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