Friday, November 7, 2014

In the mood for a mystery?

Series- Dublin Murder Squad
Published January 2007
Publisher- Viking

Summery-In the Woods is a 2007 mystery novel by Tana French about a pair of Irish detectives and their investigation of the murder of a twelve-year-old girl.
Plot-Twenty two years prior to the novel's events, twelve year-old Adam and his two best friends failed to come home after playing in the familiar woods bordering their Irish housing estate. A search is organised and the Gardaí find Adam shivering, clawing the bark of a nearby tree, with blood on his shoes and slash marks on his back. He is unable to tell them what happened or where his friends are. They are never found and his amnesia holds to the present day. He now goes by his middle name, Rob, to avoid media attention and is a detective with the Garda Síochána's Murder Squad.
The novel circles around the murder of a twelve-year-old girl, Katy Devlin, whose case Rob and his partner Cassie Maddox are assigned to investigate. The body is found in the same woods where Rob's friends disappeared, at an archaeological dig site, and the coincidence is enough to make Rob nervous.
My thoughts- I have fallen in love with Tana French and the tales she tells. When I was working in the library a patron highly recommended her and I'm so glad I listened. The descriptions and language make it easy for the reader to submerge themselves into the story that takes place in Ireland. The characters are honest, interesting and flawed with fascinating backstories that flow easily into the mystery. I like that it's not horribly graphic, she can describe a good crime scene without gory details. 
If you are looking for a good mystery to get lost in check this one out. And if you fall in love with her storytelling you'll want to jump into the next one called The Likeness which takes the character Cassie Maddox in a whole new crazy direction.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Upcoming Hop!

Mark your calendars!
I'll be giving away one of my favs-The Fault In Our Stars
by John Green
If you don't own this book yet here's your chance!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A cool twist on Neil Patrick Harris's New Autobiography

Book will allow readers to “star in N.P.H.'s life,” making decisions he made — or didn't — to see how his life turns out.
In a world before the Internet, an entire generation was enthralled by “Choose Your Own Adventure” books. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, young readers devoured these books that literally put you at the heart of the story. Neil Patrick Harris was the right age during these years to appreciate these books, and he must have fallen in love with them. Why else would he be penning his “Choose Your Own Autobiography”?
NPH Tweeted an image of the cover to his book, which perfectly captures the pulpy feel of those late-20th Century “Choose Your Own Adventure” books. “You are the star in N.P.H.'s life story,” promises the cover. The book is available for pre-order now at
As the books description reads, “In this revolutionary, Joycean experiment in light celebrity narrative, actor/personality/carbon-based life-form Neil Patrick Harris lets you, the reader, live his life … You will decide whether to try out for “Doogie Howser, M.D.” You will decide whether to spend years struggling with your sexuality.”
The unique autobiographical experiment also promises magic tricks, cocktail recipes, embarrassing pictures, and even a song. The book goes on sale October 14.
(Written by Jason Hushes of The Wrap)

Monday, May 12, 2014

And in exciting John Green news.....

Recently, my hero and secret nerd crush, John Green announced onTwitter and Facebook that Fox 2000 has acquired the film rights to his 2008 book, Paper Towns.
Green confirmed that the screenwriters and producers behind The Fault in Our Stars movie will reunite for this adaptation project. He also revealed that he will serve as an executive producer so “If you don’t like something, you can blame me.”
If you haven't read this particular John Green novel I suggest that you walk, nay, RUN to your nearest library or bookstore and get it immediately! I promise, you will not be disappointed.