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The Sixth Man by David Baldacci
The Sixth Man

leslieluvzbooks, April 1, 2014

Baldacci does it again! It is so rare to come across an author who can pen characters so distinct from each other and so indelible that they fairly live in the minds of the readers. Each time I read a Baldacci novel, I come away wondering if I'd heard of a similar situation on the news somewhere. Baldacci proves himself a master of mystery and heartwarming "family values": not only in the gradually-deepening relationship between King and Maxwell that moves at a credible pace through the novels, sliding through bouts of mistrust and distance, and coming to a close here at the end of the series, but also in this particular novel, between half-siblings Edgar and Kelly. Who else can write a character who doesn't say a word for forty chapters, and yet we are fully acquainted with him as we are with those who say a lot, but reveal so little about their true selves? Only Baldacci delivers such a full and enduring thrill-ride for readers everywhere!
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Story's End by Marissa Burt
Story's End

leslieluvzbooks, January 20, 2014

Marissa Burt does it again! After finishing STORYBOUND thirsting for more, I immediately acquired STORY'S END--and it did not disappoint in the least. With the same inspired pen that created the world of Story and began the adventures of Una Fairchild, Marissa Burt draws us deeper still into the various "genres" of Story--its cities and municipalities--and engages us in the war against the Enemy who desires to set himself up as King of Story, with the power to Write a new Story, all according to his whims and under his control. A rousing adventure from start to finish, and a fitting End to the Tale of Una Fairchild!
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Storybound by Marissa Burt
Storybound

leslieluvzbooks, January 20, 2014

It was by pure chance that I came across this book--and after reading it I wondered if it could have been Fate. Storybound is an epic tale set in the world of Story, where Characters attend classes, learn lessons, and take Practical Exams to receive their Roles in the stories we know and love. Una Fairchild has been Written In to Story--but who would have the power to do such a thing? What reason could they have? and can she ever return to her own world? I fell in love with each of the characters; I laughed, I cheered, I trembled--this is the way Fantasy ought to be written.
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Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Code Name Verity

leslieluvzbooks, January 20, 2014

A friend recommended this book, and when I first picked it up, I had no idea what I was getting into. By the time I finished the first page, I knew I would not be able to put it down--I had to find out what would happen next! The story held me in its thrall to the very end; I saw the various characters she wrote about. I felt the pain of betraying her friend and her country as she spilled secret after secret because her life depended on it. I felt her fear as every day might be her last. This is truly a tale not to be missed.
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Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia
Beautiful Creatures

leslieluvzbooks, January 20, 2014

"Beautiful" is certainly a word I would use to describe not just the content of this book, but the style in which the authors communicate. Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl have collaborated and produced a picture of the South that is haunting, vivid, and yes--BEAUTIFUL. I love everything about the way this book is written: the language, the descriptions, the pacing and flow. This story was a pleasure from start to finish!
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