The Nest - I was really excited about this book! It has a great list of characters who were all very interesting, unlike any characters I've met in books before. The situations the band of siblings has gotten themselves into is quite interesting.
How Sweeney has intricately woven these seemingly estranged siblings together gives us a story line that is a perfect mix of hard-to-grasp and can't- put-down. I was asking questions until the very end.
Leo is the crux of his family's problems. His siblings don't know what to think of them, let alone themselves. Money is the fuel behind Beatrice, Jack and Melody's problems and it's a shame to see so many people - who seem to have the potential have so many things going for-them all sacrifice happiness for the sake of "The Nest" - money they think/assume they are going to get their hands on. They've all basically been sitting on their asses their entire lives waiting on the world to change for them and anticipating that all their problems will disappear once the money finally arrives.
When that windfall is in jeopardy, the Plumb family finally has to stop and look around and take stock in their lives. And each other.
This is the book to read if you love family sagas, lots of storylines and engaging characters. It's a win win!
It's a great story that made me want to stop and call my sisters.
Whenever I read "family drama and secrets" I am always sucked right in. I still think about This Is Where I Leave You all the time. And Roses? Don't even get me started. I think it all stems back from me reading Zoya by Danielle Steel as a teen.
Willowdean has many people in her circle: a mother who is missing the beat as far as being a confidence boosting parent, a deceased aunt that left a lasting impression and a friend that Willowdean will only appreciate once she losses her.
As an overweight teen, there are some major holes missing in Willowdean's life, especially the one left by her mother, who is more involved in coordinating the city's local beauty pageant than nurturing her own daughter. But that doesn't stop Willowdean from entering that pageant on her own to prove something to her mom. The magic happens when Willowdean learns something much deeper from herself...
A great read that reminds me of the lessons I learned from Judy Bloom when I was young.
The Queen of the Night - Didn't finish this one. It's a big ol' boy and I just couldn't get into it. There were scenes that I was totally engrossed in and then the next thing I knew, we were in a different place, time, story and I just couldn't keep. If the author has spent as much time setting up the scenes as she did describing the costumes, we would have been just fine. I just need books that leave no detail unturned and this just wasn't delivering like I needed it to.
That's it! I know it's a skinny little reading list but I just had a slow month I guess! I'm currently reading some really good ones so I hope next month's link up is a little more exciting for me.
What did you read in March?
As always thanks to my bookworm ladies, Jana and Steph for a great link up!