Reviews and Blog Posts: England

Half bad

by Sally Green

DPL Rating:
3

Who decides what's black or white? Good or evil?  Nathan is hoping he'll find his answer on his seventeenth birthday when he receives his three wishes. But the Council of White Witches of England, Scotland, and Wales have other plans for Nathan which include making sure he doesn't live to...

The girl with all the gifts

by Mike Carey

DPL Rating:
4

The Hungries have taken over the planet, but Melanie and her friends are safe in a boarding school, going to class every day, learning from different teachers after being escorted there by armed guards. But they're not really treated like the children in the stories their teachers read to them....

Vertigo 42 : a Richard Jury mystery

by Martha Grimes

DPL Rating:
2

Martha Grimes hasn’t had a Richard Jury mystery since 2010 so it was good to see a new one.  In this mystery, Jury is asked to investigate an old death that was labeled a suicide and while digging into that a new murder occurs and then a second one happens. ...

The Ashford affair

by Lauren Willig

DPL Rating:
4

This is one of those my-family-has-an-old-secret novels, set with dueling narratives between post-WWI England and present-day New York. The secret drives the plot far less than the complex characters do, making the overall reading experience intriguing but not necessarily page-turning.

Did You Miss This?

Cover art, The Empanada Brotherhood

If you browse the book stacks at the Central Library, chances are you'll spy a "Did you miss this?" bookmark. With so many books to choose from, these flagged titles may be the next read you're looking for. So go ahead, browse and take a title home today. You might even discover a new, favorite read!

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The dead in their vaulted arches

by C. Alan Bradley

DPL Rating:
5

The last Flavia de Luce novel ended with one of the best cliffhangers I’ve ever read, and picking up from that moment, this new installment did not disappoint. When I started tearing up just in the first chapter, I knew I was in for a great read. When I almost...

Small island

DPL Rating:
5

   I admit that I picked up this title simply because I saw the ubiquitous Benedict Cumberbatch on the cover but he has a relatively minor role in this two part series.  Based on a book of the same name the movie follows the lives of Jamaican immigrants in London...

The little stranger a novel

by Sarah Waters

DPL Rating:
4

The Little Stranger was a fun, fairly creepy Victorian ghost story. It's the story of a country doctor in post-WWII England who becomes close with the family of a dying estate. As one by one, the family and their maid become convinced something sinister lurks in their stately home, the...

Speaking from among the bones : a Flavia de Luce novel

by C. Alan Bradley

DPL Rating:
4

Speaking from Among the Bones is the fifth novel in the Flavia de Luce series by Alan Bradley. Flavia, a young preteen girl intensely interested in chemistry (specifically poisons), aims at finding the truth behind the local church organist's murder.

Crusher

by Niall Leonard

DPL Rating:
4

 Being an avid book lover, I was hesitant to try to read this book in ebook format. I can't say that I particularly enjoyed reading it in a ebook format, but the ebook format is very user friendly which I can appreciate. 

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