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To Be Read Challenge Book Reviews

This page contains an archive of book reviews submitted by participants of the To Be Read Challenge.

The Passage

By Justin Cronin

Though it covers some ground that has been done to death (and in some cases done better), The Passage still felt fresh and interesting, mostly because the scope is so broad, the characters are so well-developed, and the writing is a bit more on the literary side than you usually see in books about vampires. […]

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By Jan Burke

I heard Jan Burke speak a couple years ago at the NC Literary Festival and purchased one of her mysteries. “Bones” won the Edgar Award and is a suspenseful, police-procedural featuring cadaver dogs. I enjoyed the gutsy reporter Irene Kelly and the surprise awaiting me at the end. Most of all, I was fascinated by […]

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Deadly Little Secret

By Laurie Faria Stolarz

This book for young adults is so derivative of Twilight that I was unable to really enjoy it. It does get suspenseful toward the end, but I never felt the connection between the characters, and too many of them were stereotypical and flat. Find in Catalog

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Devil in the Grove

By Gilbert King

This Pulitzer Prize winning book reads like a crime novel, except that, sadly, it’s non-fiction. The book tracks the legal proceedings of four African-American men accused of raping a white woman in 1949 central Florida. Thurgood Marshall represented one of the four in his 1952 re-trial. What happened to the other three men will break […]

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