Wednesday, July 13, 2022

22. The Great Escape

By Susan Elizabeth Phillips (421 pp ebook)

This author came highly recommended and this is the first of hers I've read. It's about the predictable, good-girl who abandons her fiance at the altar and runs off with a cranky tough-guy on a motorcycle. I did not like the first 30 pages of the book and didn't see how I would ever come around to liking these people. I was wrong. Lucy ends up on an island in the Great Lakes and cranky tough-guy isn't who seemed at first. I loved the setting and the secondary characters.

Friday, July 8, 2022

21. Hide Me Among the Graves

By Tim Powers (493 ebook)

This is another book that was on my ereader and I have no idea the origins. It's set in Victorian London and is about a bunch of people being traumatized by vampires. But not vampires how we usually think of vampires. It's hard to describe -- it's horror with some goulish and creepy bits. Very atmospheric - the setting is like another character. But also the characters are kind-of humorous. It's an odd tone but it works.