Books for Breakfast #2

Book Reviews

My current reads:
Broken Harbor by Tana French &

Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl


I was shockingly surprised by this one, it kept me guessing the whole way through. I loved the twists and turns! Tana French has once again proven to me that she is one of my favorite mystery authors! (And here I was forgetting about her as I fell into Jo Nesbo’s Harry Hole novels!!) It makes me want to re-read some of the other books she wrote! The Likeness was most certainly my number one favorite, though Faithful Place & In the Woods were also very splendid reads! The story takes place in a half-finished housing development, where finished luxury homes are surrounded by vacant lots and the spines of started, and then abandoned homes. This is the setting for the murder. The trail keeps going in conflicting directions and the lives of the deceased are swamped in mystery. It just goes to show that no one leads a simple life, at least, not truly. Tana French creates interesting and dynamic characters that always keep my interests peaked. Not to mention, I love trying to guess at who dun it the whole time!

I don’t want to give much away, but it’s a murder mystery with a family touch that really keeps you guessing! I read it much faster than I anticipated! (Which seems to be a common theme here)

Next was Beautiful Chaos, which is the third book (out of four) from the teen series called The Caster Chronicles. Sometimes I like to see what them teens are reading nowadays, plus it’s fun to kind of join into the hype when those new series come out. Then the movies come out and I actually know what’s going down. I grabbed the first book in this series off the shelf at random, I felt like I recalled hearing something about a TV movie or something based on it? The series is about a girl who comes from a family line of magic, and the magic either falls to the light or to the darkness. There is obviously romance, between a boy who has visions that he doesn’t understand, and the girl who has magical powers and a cursed family. Together they struggle to understand the dark past of their Southern town and the powerful curse that is hanging over Lena’s, the lead girl, family. It’s a bit cliched, but rather fun to read regardless.
Anyways! I’m on book 3, and I like the series. I never saw the movie that came out (Though I’m assuming it didn’t go over well since it was in RedBox like BAM! really fast) I like where it’s going and it’s a really fast read. I’ve been lazy with reading them though, I tend to read other books in-between, even though I have them all. This third book is heating up, the past is becoming clearer and things are moving towards a climax.

The idea of the books is interesting and I like all the family/past relations they twist into the story. It’s not my favorite, but I’m certainly going to try and finish the series.

After this will be Sing you Home by Jodi Picoult(Which was swiped from my mother since she refused to finish reading it) & Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (Which was recommended to me by one of my co-workers)!

By Jess

A bookworm since the tender age of whenever I stopped chewing on books and started actually reading them. A cat-mom, graphic designer, and introvert originally from Pittsburgh, but now resides in the humid, hot, state of Texas. Cheers!