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A Couple Book Review Sites

Federal Financial Group LLC reviews Admittedly, we are not able to post book reviews here as often as we would like. So, today we are sharing a couple of places where you can go on a regular basis to find decent book reviews.

First of all, The New York Times provides an overview of several books once a week here: http://www.nytimes.com/indexes/2013/08/30/books/booksupdate/index.html

Out of Saratoga, California comes information on new books at Book Browse: http://www.bookbrowse.com/

In book discovery since 1933, Kirkus reviews books from indie authors: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/

 

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Happy Birthday, John Keahey, Author of Seeking Sicily

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Sicily

By Susan Escalante

Usually this is a site for book reviews, however, something a little unusual has happened. I am friends with someone named John Keahey on Facebook. How I became friends with Mr. Keahey is unknown to me. Perhaps when I first started my Facebook account I was a little overzealous and invited anyone who would be kind enough to accept my friend request. At any rate, we have been Facebook friends for long enough that I realized he lives abroad, someplace in Europe. Today Facebook told me it is his birthday. I know that Europe is 8 hours ahead of where I live, so his birthday is entering the evening hours where I hope he enjoys some delicious cuisine with good friends. In the meantime, I did a little snooping to see who he is and found this interesting book that he has written! I am sharing the video here before I actually read the book! It’s a preview, rather than a review!

After you watch this video, perhaps I will not be the only person who would like to visit Sicily and read his book!  Click here to see a video rich with beautiful images from Sicily ——-> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZB903l1ohA

Enjoy!

Happy birthday, John Keahey!

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Book Updates in the New York Times August 2, 2013

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To see the New York Times book updates for this week, click —->  http://www.nytimes.com/indexes/2013/08/02/books/booksupdate/index.html

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Doll Bones by Holly Black

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A Book Review by Michaela Laws   Federal Financial Group LLC reviews

Dolls are probably the most beautiful, yet the most disturbing objects ever to be created on the planet. Holly Black definitely uses this fact to her advantage in her book, Doll Bones. Yes, this story is more for middle-school readers, but sometimes it’s good to go back and read books that are for younger audiences to keep the little kid in you alive. We have three good friends maturing into adolescence and one creepy doll that was made from human bones and filled with ashes. What’s even more eerie is that they go on a quest to return the “queen”, who is played by the doll, to her grave. While we have this going on, we have the three children learning about each other and about themselves. The ideals of going from childhood to adolescence is rather perfect and the eerie feeling of the quest these children have to go on adds on to fantastic story. It’s definitely a great read for all ages.

 

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Review

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THE BOOK THIEF BY MARKUS ZUSAK
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I warn you now: this book is very much a heartbreaker story. If you care for characters too much when you read, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak will tear you to pieces. This story is set in Germany in World War II as we follow a foster girl, Liesel Meminger, who lives just outside of Munich. She is a thief that steals for a living, but comes across books and starts to learn how to read and appreciate reading. At the same time, however, Death (who has his own personality) is off retrieving souls during a bomb raid. He wants to understand humanity and, sometimes, he’ll just look to the sky. The story is so vivid and magical that it practically pulls you into it’s pages. It’s a great read, but be prepared to be ripped apart emotionally.

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Beautiful Lies by Jessica Warman Review

 

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A Review of Beautiful Lies by Jessica Warman
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I love to guess the murderers of a murder mystery before it is solved. Beautiful Lies by Jessica Warman, however, kept me guessing all the way to the end. It’s a super-crazy psychological thriller about a pair of extremely similar twins who are incredibly different inside. There’s one very interesting plot twist, however: when one twin feels pain, the other does as well. All this comes to very good use when one of the twins goes missing and the other starts feeling physical traumas for no apparent reason. As the search for the missing twin begins and unfolds through the story, secrets are unveiled about friends, the twins’ family, and even the missing twin herself. Trust becomes an issue to the point that the question of self-trust rears its ugly head. With so many twists and turns, this story was definitely a page turner. I would keep thinking that I had it all down, but then something would happen that would completely change the game and make me think again. This book is a good read for someone who likes a challenging mystery to solve.

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Matched, Crossed, Reached by Ally Condie

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A Matched Trilogy by Ally Condie
Review by Susan Escalante

A few months ago, one of the girls in my family was reading a book that she really liked called “Matched” by Ally Condie. I asked her how she was liking it and she said she loved it and she thought I would love it, too. Well, the book is written for young people and I thought it would be boring. The reading level is under 5, but the story is unique. Surprisingly, I enjoyed it!

The dystopian story starts out with a young girl being “matched” by society to her future husband. In this society people are not allowed to question anything or leave the perimeter of the city. Not too far into the story, of course, things begin to go awry and it leaves the characters and the reader wondering what might happen next. Since it is written for youth, I missed the intricate descriptions included in adult novels. So, at times, it seemed a little slow. However, I thought Condie did a great job in creativity. Evidently, so did Disney because the movie is already in production!

I purposefully did not read the third part of the trilogy so I could see the end unfold in the film without preconceptions. I am looking forward to seeing what happens and I am wondering if there is a twist along the way!

Helpful links: http://www.matched-book.com/ and book trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaeNWL8rlBI

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