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Review: Knuckle, Crack, Bone by Derek Scarzella

The book draws the reader in right from page one, which shows a glimpse of someone who tries to steal money from the mafia. It isn’t pretty. We follow along with three friends who are part of this mafia and the lengths they will go to for each other.

There is excellent character development seen throughout the story. Delving into the backstories of the three main characters and why they are in this predicament. At times the author will jump scenes, and it isn’t always clear that this is about to happen. A few asterisks between those shifts will help with that for future books.

My favourite part of the book was the ending and how it made the entire story and character development come together. It was a very satisfying ending.

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Review: Nanagin by Haley Kilgour

I got sucked into this book right from the start. There was no preamble, and the story got moving from page one, which I enjoyed. From there, we got to know many of the central characters and could see the power dynamics that would take place throughout the book. As the book progressed, we met the rest of the main characters and many other secondary characters. The author does a great joBook Coverb of giving life to the secondary characters just as well as the leading group.

There were times that I felt like I was watching a movie instead of simply reading a book as I was transported into a different world. There was enough description to visualize each setting without going overboard. I became invested in the quest taking place, and with each turn of events, I wanted to know more.

The build-up was immense in the final chapters (don’t worry, no real spoilers), and I couldn’t put the book down. Even though there was strategically placed foreshadowing when the twist happened, it was still had to take. The only downside I had while reading the book was the last page – ‘To be continued.’ I wanted to know what happens next, but I will need to impatiently wait until the next book is released.

 

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