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Just call me Posty - Book Reviews

I forgot that I've also gone through 3 books since we left for FL. I'll start with the one I disliked because I like to end on a positive note. ♥

Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian. It's a Harlequin romance with incredibly boring and cliché vampire characters. For once, I thought--huh, this looks like it might be an interesting series  and I FINALLY started with Book 1. Which convinced me I do not need to read anything further. I'm actually surprised I made it through this entire book (shhhhh....I might have slept through a bit of it) and that is time I will never get back. So. On a scale from 1-10, I'll give it a 2 because I did actually make it through until the end.

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson. I just love this guy because he is like the quintessential dad with his dorky vests and dad jokes. This actually translates into his book, too, so I'm glad his personality melded with the written word! So, this book was delightful and I learned a thing or two. I do enjoy astronomy and other affiliated sciences, just not outdoor star parties when the weather is less-than. lol I'd give it a solid 8, as he does simplify things to a pedestrian level, but as the title states, he does rush through these concepts, so there were a couple of moments that I wish he'd expanded on more, because I was just starting to get into a concept and he moved forward just as my interest was truly piqued on the past concept.

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton. In the beginning of this book, I was beginning to think it was a boring play on classic who-done-it literature a la Agatha Christie, and was about to put it aside and then, SURPRISE!!! This is an urban fantasy in mystery's clothing. I'm not sure how much to reveal without giving too much away, but it is a bit of an Agatha Christie who-done-it mystery in that it involves high society people at an estate where people are dying and the author invites you to figure it out. But. It's much more than that, and I thought this was one of the most clever novels I've read recently. The main character is reborn each day as a different character who gives him clues as to who committed the murder. So, if you do pick this up, please keep reading until the main character is reborn into some other character--it gets infinitely more interesting from there. 9/10 stars.

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