Saturday, 16 November 2013

2013 Reading Challenge: Book 20 - The Lady of the Rivers

The Lady of the Rivers (The Cousins' War, #3)The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

As a fan of Philippa Gregory, when I saw this at the library, I didn't hesitate to loan it out. However, I found this much slower reading than I normally do with these books.

I did enjoy reading about the story of Jacquetta and Margaret of Anjou and to read what happened before The White Queen. It is an enjoyable read, but I did find that it didn't have the same pull that the others in the Cousins War series had.

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2013 Reading Challenge: Book 19 - Boys Don't Cry

Boys Don't CryBoys Don't Cry by Malorie Blackman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was a book club read for me. I liked how the book was structured and found the subject an interesting choice. There are probably quite a few books from a single mother's point of view, but to write about a teenage single father is quite unique.

Although the book description focuses on the story of Dante, the book has a side story of Dante's brother Adam, which really comes into play for the second part of the book.

All in all, this was a well written story aimed at young adults and for that age group, it would be a great read.

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