Saturday, November 9, 2019

Providence by Caroline Kepnes

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Released: June 2018

I was so thrilled to find Providence after reading You a few years ago. I loved You so much that I kept my copy and was stoked when they made it into a Netflix television series. Providence is the third novel by Caroline Kepnes.

Dreamworld's Synopsis

Thirteen-year-olds Jon and Chloe are close friends and share a special bond despite the fact Chloe is more popular at school and has lots of friends. Jon is relatively small for his age and gets bullied and picked on regularly by his peers at school. On most afternoons, Jon and Chloe escape to a secret shed in the forest near their homes to hang out and spend time with one another. Jon is completely in love with Chloe, though Chloe is somewhat oblivious.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

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Released: June 2011

This #1 New York Times Bestseller by Ransom Riggs is absolutely enchanting. The back-cover synopsis didn't prepare me for the lovely story that unfolds during the first half of this novel. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is the first installment of what is currently a 5-book series, with the fifth book due to release soon in January 2020.

Dreamworld's Synopsis

Teenager Jacob Portman has grown up listening to his paternal grandfather tell stories about monsters and the "peculiar" children with special powers with whom he was raised after escaping Poland during WWII. Jacob never took these stories seriously, thinking his grandfather was making them up for entertainment reasons, and maybe because he was also suffering dementia.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

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Released: August 2016

The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie? This is the front-cover blurb on Behind Closed Doors, the first published novel by UK author B.A. Paris.

Jack Angel is a powerful, successful, and handsome attorney whose good looks are said to rival those of George Clooney. Grace is beautiful, sweet, and kind, and the primary guardian and caregiver of her younger sister Millie, who has Down syndrome. When Jack sees Grace patiently and lovingly interacting with Millie at a local neighborhood park, he falls in love with her on the spot and briefly courts her before asking her hand in marriage.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Circle by Dave Eggers

Released: October 2013

I was thrilled about reading The Circle after reading its synopsis, which, by the way, did NOT accurately prepare me for what this novel was really about! I'm excited to see the movie coming out this April, which could actually be super cheesy unless they do a really great job with it!

The Circle is the mother of all Internet companies, not unlike Google. I'm sure Google was a major inspiration for Dave Eggers.