Friday, May 15, 2020

Book Review: Crandle and all

Not sure this was written with a YA crowd in mind, but Patterson did turn the life of two teenage girls into a living hell.

Kathleen and Colleen have never met. They live across the ocean from each other, none of them expected to be linked to a prophecy. But two virgins will give birth soon to the next Messiah and Anticrist. Can detective Anne, and father Justin, figure out if this is a hoax, or worse yet, dispose of the devil's child if he is born?

The story was fast-paced, constantly making the reader switch sides between which mother was carrying the ''abomination.'' I enjoyed that Patterson made most characters sympathetic. Anne's confidence (she is 24) that she would be capable of handling this situation added indirect tension. Let's face it, no one can be prepared to terminate the life of a child. Even if it is Satan's.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Book Review: Happily ever after & everything in between

I wonder how Tung is able to record such cute couple moments.

It seems impossible after living with on and off relationships, guys who don't call back, people who are emotionally unavailable... that finding that one person to live in harmony with exists. But it does. And the book depicts just that. How a healthy relationship provides comfort, trust, understanding, and peace. The animation is well done. She maintains the black and white overtones used in all of her books.

Looking forward to the baby volume. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Book review: Saga vol.4

Couldn't put this down!

Life seems like it's just starting for our family in Gardenia. Alana must provide for the household while Marko takes care of Hazel. Unfortunately, being undercover is harder than these two could have imagined. The role of the provider just seems to be too much of a responsibility for Alana, and Marco's new female friend keeps getting too close. Will this sudden change drift these two apart?

Vaughan keeps entertaining the audience by introducing simultaneous cliffhangers. But above all, it was hazel witty comments that oddly increased the tension in the story. Kids are far too observant. Can't wait to see what he has in store for us next.