Chewing the Pages with Charley
A Silver Lake library Book Review
Hello all! I am Charley, a gorgeous and sleek canine who lives with my humans who love to read! I was curious and decided to dig into the books my family checks out from the Library and now I can’t sink my teeth into enough of them!
July came with a bang! I hated the bang. I hid over the fourth in my kennel and calmed my nerves with two good books.
Don’t Look Back by Jennifer Armentrout
Samantha wakes up in a fog, stumbling around and can not remember who she is, where she is and what happened to her?! She spends most of the book trying to piece together her life and answering the questions, where is her supposed best friend, why does her boyfriend make her skin crawl and what are her feelings for her twin brother’s best friend? She doesn’t want any part of the mean girl life she had before and tries to move on. But, when Cassie, her missing best friend, turns up the madness begins! I love this mystery/drama. I usually end up guessing the end of most mystery books but this time I was so surprised my tongue fell out of my mouth! (actually my tongue hangs out a lot.) I am giving this book 5 out of 5 bones!
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
Cruel Beauty is a messed up version of Beauty and the Beast. Nyx is a girl with a twin sister, Astraia and they live in a town that is ruled over by an evil demon, the Gentle Lord. Nyx’s family is very dis-functional, her mother died in child birth, her father is having an affair with his sister-in-law and since birth Nyx has been training to kill the Gentle Lord always knowing she would die in the process. When her 17th birthday came it was time for her to wed the Gentle Lord, who was not gentle, and carry out the plan to end his life and free her people.
But, the Gentle Lord, her sworn enemy is charming and may be stealing her heart!
I really enjoyed this book. In the beginning it was hard to follow Nyx’s thoughts but, the story came alive and I could not stop reading it! I loved the Gentle Lord’s house! His house had never ending rooms that shifted and moved. One room had a grass lawn in it! I was excited to read Rosamund Hodge’s debut novel Cruel Beauty and can’t wait to read another of her books. This book gets a 5 out of 5 bones!
~ Always nosing around a good book: Charley