The Day The Angels Fell by Shawn Smucker

The mythical elements are mixed well with a sort of coming of age story about friendships, family and loss. While it isn't exactly a thriller there is a nice mix of mystery, suspense and reflection. The characters are filled out enough to make the story work but there isn't a constant attempt to fill in the details and give everyone a complete backstory.

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The Ask and the Answer (Chaos Walking #2) by Patrick Ness

I am not a big fan of dystopian fiction, and I still found some of the writing over the top and disjointed, but I enjoyed the suspense and ambiguity more in this second volume; even as Mayor/President Prentiss seems to turn even darker and more maniacal. I am not a big fan of dystopian fiction, and I still found some of the writing over the top and disjointed, but I enjoyed the suspense and ambiguity more in this volume; even as Mayor/President Prentiss seems to turn even darker and more...

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Every Bush Is Burning by Brandon Clements

What I found interesting was the portrayal of believable characters and their emotions, thought processes and actions under difficult circumstances. In viewing the world through their eyes you can see how often we are stubbornly sabotaging out lives, how we know what we should do but have a very hard time doing it, and how we long for forgiveness and reconciliation but struggle to offer it to others.

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Every Bush Is Burning by Brandon Clements

What I found interesting was the portrayal of believable characters and their emotions, thought processes and actions under difficult circumstances. In viewing the world through their eyes you can see how often we are stubbornly sabotaging out lives, how we know what we should do but have a very hard time doing it, and how we long for forgiveness and reconciliation but struggle to offer it to others.

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E-Books, Change and the Reading Experience

When the text is the primary focus (as it is for most of the books I read), I actually prefer my Kindle. It is easier to read for those of us with tired eyes and spouses who don't want bright lights at night. It is thin and light and ultra-portable. I can read for long periods of time and that is the best way to get lost in a book.

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