Excerpt from The Hero of Ages

I am currently reading Brandon Sanderson’s The Hero of Ages. Yes, this is the third book in the Mistborn trilogy, and I haven’t read the first two books in the series. I just dived right into this world without knowing anything about it, but Sanderson does a good job at filling in the backstory so that the reader has some idea of what’s going on. 

Excerpt from The Polygamist’s Daughter

Most of the books I mention here are young adult, suspense, or mystery. Ninety-nine percent are fiction. But last week I picked up Anna LeBaron’s memoir, The Polygamist’s Daughter. As a rule, I don’t read memoirs, but this one intrigued me. Annan is not a polished writer, but she has a story to tell, and I enjoyed reading it. The Polygamist’s Daughter is a journey of faith rather than an expose, so don’t expect a lot of action.

Excerpt from The Eternity Code

Here is one of the books I read last week, a light read with fairies, fun, and flatulent dwarves. The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer is a middle-grade adventure in the Artemis Fowl series, guaranteed to keep your young reader (or you) interested. It’s an entertaining read; just see if you can keep up with Artemis and his schemes. 

Excerpt from Every Crooked Nanny

My teaser this week is from Mary Kay Andrews’ Callahan Garrity Mysteries. I’ve read one book from this series before, but hadn’t read book 1 in the series, Every Crooked Nanny. I often read random books in the middle of a series…

Excerpt from The BFG

I’ve finished a few books in the past week, including one by a favourite author of mine, Mary Higgins Clark, but the one I had to highlight was Roald Dahl’s The BFG. BFG, for those of you who don’t know, stands for Big Friendly Giant. It has grown in popularity since being made into a movie by Steven Spielberg. This is such a fun read, filled with lots of scrumdiddlyumptious words! 

Excerpt from Downfall

This week’s teaser is from Downfall: A Brady Novel of Suspense by J.A. Jance. I haven’t read any of the other books in this series, but I certainly wouldn’t hesitate. There are a lot of references to Sheriff Brady’s previous cases and experiences in Downfall, and it sounds like she’s had an exciting career.

Excerpt from Family Tree

My book this week is not a mystery or a thriller, but a “slice of life” women’s contemporary novel, Family Tree, a novel by Susan Wiggs. I wasn’t sure when I downloaded it whether it would keep me interested, or whether it would be a yawn that I eventually gave up on. It has turned out to be a fascinating tapestry of interwoven stories, a combination of family epic, romance, and recovery from tragedy.

Excerpt from Invisible by James Patterson

Here’s my newest James Patterson read. Invisible is about tracking down the worst serial killer of all time. In the beginning, Emmy Dockery is the only one who believes he even exists. Everyone thinks she has gone over the edge after the accidental death of her twin, but of course you and I know… Emmy is right…

Excerpt from V is for Vengeance

It’s been years since I read one of Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone books. I think it was somewhere around the middle of the alphabet! I’m most of the way through V is for Vengeance now, and enjoying sassy P.I. Kinsey’s adventures as she tries to sort out the mystery behind an apparent suicide.

Excerpt from Hide Your Fear

I’m in the middle of an intriguing mystery/thriller right now. Hide Your Fear by Kevin O’Brien. I have an idea of how all of the clues fit together and who the culprit is, but I’m not quite sure yet! It’s not quite your usual serial killer thriller.