With a plot as comfy as a well-worn sweater, Matson somehow wowed me into a 5-star review. Want to know why?
Written by Alexander McCall Smith I’ve never been Jane Austen obsessed. i enjoyed her books, and never minded reading them in school. I understand that she was making social commentary in the only manner available to her, and I can appreciate that. But at some point, it felt like the same theme in a different…
Magnus Chase is a homeless kid living on the streets of Boston when he is attacked by a fantastic creature. He finds out that is related to a Norse god, and that his destiny is bound to either saving or ending the world. Armed with a magical sword, loyal friends, sarcasm, and a undying love of falafel, he rolls with it. And adventure ensues.
Let me see how many adjectives I can use to describe this book: dreamy, lovely, sad, poetic, joyful, imaginative, quirky, fun, unexpected, delightful, difficult…perfect.
Written by Phaedra Patrick I cannot think of a way to say this that is not pun-y and obnoxious. So I will just come up with it. This book charmed me to the soles of my feet, and the more that time goes by, the more I fall in love with its memory. I wish…
Like the best chick lit, Adrienne meets a handsome, mysterious man who keeps her guessing. She wants the love story, but she also wants to make a name for herself. In pursuit of both goals, hijinks, intrigue, and adventure ensues.
I’ve read books narrated by animals before, and they veer quickly into cutesy or too sentient. Quinn somehow avoids both pitfalls. In fact, his easily distracted narrator actually adds to the story.