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Books 63 - 71

Book 63: Grave Secret - Charlaine Harris

Genre: Paranormal/Mystery

Plot: When Harper is called in to read an old man's cause of death, she doesn't realise how closely it is all tied in with her own personal mystery.

My thoughts: Until I got partway through the book, I didn't see the ending coming.

Rating: 3.5 Stars (out of 5)

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Book 64: Her Fearful Symmetry - Niffenegger

Genre: Paranormal

Plot: When twins Julia and Valentina inherit their dead aunt's property they move to London in their perfectly matched outfits. As they meet the people in their aunt Elspeth's life - her lover, Robert; the obsessive compulsive crossword maker Martin and the people at Highgate Cemetery it becomes obvious that Elspeth had had an agenda in gifting the girls her property.

My thoughts:Her Fearful Symmetry was a gripping read, though it must be said the story was a trifle odd. Actually more than a trifle. From the odd relationship between both sets of twins, the newly growing and slightly "ick" relationship between Robert and hsi new girlfriend and the obsessive Martin, Her Fearful Symmetry was filled with odd, yet memorable characters.
I enjoyed this book but, while Niffenegger's last book left me crying but touched Her Fearful Symmetry left me slightly disturbed...

Rating: 5 stars (out of 5) for Niffenegger's writing. 3 stars (out of 5) for leaving me feeling...odd

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Book 65 - 69: Shakespeare's Landlord, Shakespeare's Champion, Shakespeare's Christmas, Shakespeare's Trollop & Shakespeare's Counselor - Charlaine Harris

Genre: Mystery

Plot: Lily Bard stumbles upon and solves mysteries in the small town of Shakespeare. She doesn't mean to. She's trying to escape her past and she'd thought working as a cleaner would allow her to live quietly. Now she's discovering that a cleaner is in a position to know far too much, making her karate skill very useful indeed.

My thoughts: Enjoyable fluff.

Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Book 70: The Naming - Alison Croggon

Genre: Fantasy/Retelling of history

Plot: A seemingly annonymous slave is rescued and is discovered to have hidden powers.

My thoughts: When you think about it, the plot sounds like the plot of a hundred other fantasy novels. However, what saves it from being bad is Croggon's descriptions and likeable characters.

Rating: 3.5 stars (out of 5)

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Book 71: The Riddle - Alison Croggon
Genre: Fantasy
Plot: Maeren seeks the Tree Song...
My thoughts: Enjoyable read.
Rating: 3.5 stars (out of 5)

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1. A Study in Scarlett, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
2. The Sign of the Four, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
3. Guardians of the Keep, Carol Berg
4. The Soul Weaver, Carol Berg
5. Daughter of Ancients, Carol Berg
6. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
7. Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
8. The Return of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
9. The Piper's Son, Melina Marchetta
10. The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
11. The Valley of Fear, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
12. His Last Bow, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
13. The Case Notes of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
14. Night-time is my time, Mary Higgins Clark
15. The Swan Thieves, Elizabeth Kostova
16. Flesh and Spirit, Carol Berg
17. Breath and Bone, Carol Berg
18. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson
19. Splendour, Anna Godberson
20. You Belong to Me, Mary Higgings Clark
21. I heard that song before, Mary Higgings Clark
22. The Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsson
23. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest, Stieg Larsson
24. The Stainless Steel Rat, Harry Harrison
25. Storm Front, Jim Butcher
26. Fool Moon, Jim Butcher
27. Grave Peril, Jim Butcher
28. Detection Unlimited, Georgette Heyer
29. Duplicate Death, Georgette Heyer
30. Envious Casca, Georgette Heyer
31. Before I say goodbye, Mary HIggings Clark
32. The second time around, Mary Higgings Clark
33. Summer Knight, Jim Butcher
34. Death Masks, Jim Butcher
35. Pretend you don't see her, Mary Higgings Clark
36. Midnight Becomes Her, Mary Higgings Clark
37. Furies of Calderon, Jim Butcher
38. The Anastasia Syndrome and Other Stories, Mary Higgings Clark
39. Academ’s Fury, Jim Butcher
40. Cursor’s Fury, Jim Butcher
41. Captain's Fury, Jim Butcher
42. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Jane Austen & Steve Hockensmith
43. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, Jane Austen & Ben H. Winter
44. Dawn of the Dreadfuls, Steve Hockensmith
45. Princep's Fury, Jim Butcher
46. Dead Until Dark, Charlaine Harris
47. Living Dead in Dallas, Charlaine Harris
48. First Lord's Fury, Jim Butcher
49. Club Dead, Charlaine Harris
50. Dead to the World, Charlaine Harris
51. Dead as a Doornail, Charlaine Harris
52. Definitely Dead, Charlaine Harris
53. All Together Dead, Charlaine Harris
54. From Dead to Worse, Charlaine Harris
55. Dead and Gone, Charlaine Harris
56. Blood Rites , Jim Butcher
57. Dead Beat , Jim Butcher
58. Proven Guilty, Jim Butcher
59. White Night, Jim Butcher
60. Grave Sight, Charlaine Harris
61. Grave Surprise, Charlaine Harris
62. An Ice Cold Grave, Charlaine Harris
63. Grave Secret, Charlaine Harris
64. Her Fearful Symmetry, Audrey Niffenegger
65. Shakespeare’s Landlord, Charlaine Harris
66. Shakespeare’s Champion, Charlaine Harris
67. Shakespeare’s Christmas, Charlaine Harris
68. Shakespeare’s Trollop, Charlaine Harris
69. Shakespeare’s Counselor, Charlaine Harris
70. The Naming, Alison Croggon
71. The Riddle, Alison Croggon

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