A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Iris Brave by Ali B

Iris Brave by Ali B

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Soul Jumpers (Book 1)

I really enjoyed this intriguing middle grade fantasy. I found the plot to be quite unique and compelling, making for a quick read. The focus of this volume is on Iris and builds up to the reveal at the conclusion so, unfortunately, there isn't much in the way of the paranormal actually happening here, or at least that we are let in on yet. This was the problem I had with the book, that it ended just as the plot was getting to the exciting part! It felt like I'd read only half a book. Otherwise, I really enjoyed Iris, finding her to be a fun and captivating character that I cared about. Her actions were a bit beyond believability but honestly, her impulsive behaviour just made her more endearing to me. So, a good, fun, quick read that ended way too soon and now I'm picking up the second volume so I can find out what's going to happen!

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