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.
Book Title: Julia Vanishes (Witch's Child)
Author: Catherine Egan
Number of pages: 384
Julia 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
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.
Continue reading [Review] Julia Vanishes — Catherine Egan
Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
This Week’s Theme:
Books Hauled Prior To Blogging
That I’ve Yet To Read
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.
Continue reading [Top Ten Tuesday] – #122 – Books Hauled Prior To Blogging That I’ve Yet To Read