September 6, 2012

Short and 'Tweet' Book Reviews

It's time again! Here are my Twitter-style reviews of some of the books I've read lately, and haven't gotten around to reviewing yet.


The Trail of Conflict by Emilie Loring - I'm embarrassed to admit I occasionally read really hokey old romances. Read an Emilie Loring on a gloomy day, it'll cheer you up. 
     Rating: 2 out of 5

Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln's Corpse by James L. Swanson -
Repetitive, but still interesting. Was fascinated to learn more about Jeff Davis - had never thought about what happened to him post-war.

     Rating: 3 out of 5

Beastly Things by Donna Leon - Another great Leon! May not be able to eat meat for a while. The murder victim was a vet who worked at a slaughterhouse, shudder. 
     Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore -
Not as good as Graceling, but still a lot of fun. Liked Bitterblue's maturity. Curious to see where Cashore goes with the series after this.  

     Rating: 4 out of 5

Careless in Red by Elizabeth George - Oh Inspector Lynley, I'm so sorry for your loss. But please don't lose your detecting instincts. And you need to start bathing again.  
     Rating: 4 out of 5

Mission to Paris by Alan Furst - Bizarre. So full of promise, and yet so boring. Who knew Nazis could be this deadly dull? The audio version was well narrated though.  
     Rating: 2 out of 5

Your turn! Want to share a tweet-review of your current read?

The publisher provided me with a copy of Mission to Paris for review. The rest I either own, or got at the library.