Mini-Reviews 2

Mini-Reviews 2

Just Take My Heart by Mary Higgins ClarkTitle: Just Take My Heart
Author: Mary Higgins Clark
Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: April 07, 2009
Hardcover: 336 pages
Where’d I Get It: Bargain book from

My Thoughts: I picked up this book because 1) I love Mary Higgins Clark and 2) I can’t resist a good deal.  I’m fairly sure the book was mis-marked, but I got it for $1.00.  Had to have it!  I suppose it was worth the $1, but really this wasn’t one of its author’s best efforts.  I felt like some plot points were forced (or, well, a lot of them were) and the suspense was just lacking.  There was a side plot involving the protagonist’s neighbor which was entertaining, but all in all it just wasn’t as grand a book as I was hoping.  It really was an easy, fun, and quick read, though – so if you like Mary Higgins Clark, snag a bargain copy or a mass market paperback and have a go.

Rating: 4 of 10             Bella Factor: No.

Title: Enchantment Enchantment by Orson Scott Card
Author: Orson Scott Card
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Del Rey
Publication Date: February 29, 2000
Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
Where’d I Get It: Birthday Gift

My Thoughts: My husband’s mother gave this to me as a gift for my birthday and I was instantly excited to read it.  I really, REALLY, really love re-tellings of fairytales and this one had such promise.  I like Orson Scott Card (Ender’s Game = yum!) so the combination of author plus promised plot of yay made me absolutely have to read the book as soon as I could.  Unfortunately, it was not as fabulous as I wanted it to be.  That said, it wasn’t -bad-, either.  This is a mini-review, so I’m not going to go into detail, but the writing just seemed a bit flat and some of the mechanics used to push the plot forward fell a trifle flat.  No big deal, in the end it was still a fun story to read.

Rating: 4 of 10             Bella Factor: Not applicable.

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