[Book Events] Indigo Book Preview (2016 Fall)

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Indigo Book Preview: Fall 2016 Edition

On August 17, 2016, five months after Indigo’s last event, the team at Indigo Teen brought together the reading/blogging community in Toronto for another preview; this time for Fall 2016 releases.

For worldwide readers, if you’re unfamiliar with what/who Indigo is, they’re your friendly neighborhood Barnes & Nobles, Waterstones, Kinokuniya, Dymocks etc.

But before I delve into the recap, I need to thank the individuals behind @IndigoTeen for extending an invitation for me to attend.


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[Review] Julia Vanishes — Catherine Egan

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Book Title: Julia Vanishes (Witch's Child)
Author:     Catherine Egan
Number of pages:  384

Synopsis:

Julia Vanishes - Catherine Egan - book coverJulia has the unusual ability to be . . . unseen. Not invisible, exactly. Just beyond most people’s senses.

Her latest job is paying very well indeed. Julia is posing as a housemaid in the grand house of Mrs. Och, where an odd assortment of characters live and work: A disgraced professor who sends her to fetch parcels containing bullets, spiders, and poison. An aristocratic houseguest who is locked in the basement each night. And a mysterious young woman who is clearly in hiding–though from what or whom?

Worse, Julia suspects that there’s a connection between these people and the killer leaving a trail of bodies across the frozen city.

(re: Goodreads @ Julia Vanishes by Catherine Egan)


Should this book be picked up? the tl;dr review:

– A hodgepodge of genres that while enhances the crossover appeal of its setting, it can be a bit much to follow in practice
– Slow paced and limited action until the latter parts (80% mark)
– The romance in this story doesn’t really matter
– A variety of narrative threads and conflicts that may be a cause for confusion

Initial Thoughts

This is a very difficult book to review because there a lot of “idk?” that follows every comment being made.

Disclaimer: I received an ARC of Julia Vanishes from Goodreads courtesy of Knopf Canada at PRH.


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[Top Ten Tuesday] – #122 – Books Hauled Prior To Blogging That I’ve Yet To Read

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

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This Week’s Theme:
Books Hauled Prior To Blogging
That I’ve Yet To Read

Initial Thoughts:

I am of the team that did not own too many books prior to blogging. Instead, I will grace you with my exorbitant purchases from the early days of blogging a la Book Outlet that I still haven’t read because reasons. Shit.


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book rambling nonsense.

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