This book was AMAZING! I can’t fully do this book justice in a review, but I’m going to try. It was incredibly researched and stuffed full of Egyptian history. The way Picoult writes this story, it absolutely draws you in. The characters are real and so captivating. I actually held my breath at times because I was so worried about what was going to happen!
Two IVF mothers have had their embryos accidentally switch so that they end up carrying the other’s child without knowing. When they discover the error, everyone has a different opinion about what to do.
Of Bitter Herbs and Sweet Confections by Susan Shalev
A young girl’s family goes on the run from Poland and the Nazi’s in this WWII fictionalized memoir. Based on the true account of a family’s struggle, this story gets you invested in their lives. What I liked about this was that it was not about a concentration camp, but gave a new view of ways people were treated during WWII.
Two sisters left in their woodland home so mama can visit the doctor. Months go by without mama, then a stranger comes asking questions about her. Terrified, they escape, running to the woods without survival supplies or any sense of where to go. They come upon Nicolette’s home, tired, cold, and hungry. From there, the mystery of their lives, their mama, and where their sister Evie is, unravel at a heart-racing pace.
Charlie has planned year of travel and her first stop is Bangkok. She gets the chance to assist in the rescue of an elephant before heading to her next location. She journeys from place to place telling us of her escapades along the way and then she meets Malakai. She finds herself in a blissful world where she hopes to never walk away from, but she has secrets. Her past catches up to her and her world is flipped upside down.
My absolute favorite November 2019 read! It is a mix of Hunger Games, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The Crucible. This book is a dystopian world where women are controlled and feared for their “magic”. They are sent to an island for their Grace Year to get the magic out.
Nineteen is a book so stuffed with emotions, you cannot help but be completely sucked in. Arly Carmack writes with such real love, sorrow, and passion, I felt everything the main character, Cameron was feeling. The story was written so vividly and Cameron’s experiences were so authentic, it just connected with me. I expect that it will connect with many other readers as well.