Friday, June 17, 2011

Save Me-- Lisa Scottoline

What would you do?

Save Me starts out strong, with a mom volunteering at school during lunch, when an emergency develops and she is accused of saving her own child, instead of another child, because she was bullying her own.   Most of the story flows very well, but I had some issues with it.  I hesitate to go too far into why as I do not want to say too much, as it would give away too much as a spoiler.

Given that, I really enjoyed the basic plot of the story, and much of it was very realistic.  It certainly makes one ponder, "What would I do?"  At one point, however, I became more questioning about the plausibility  of the course of events.

3 of 5 stars

I received this book free through LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program. I am not obligated to give a favorable review, nor do I receive monetary compensation for my review.

The Violets of March- Sarah Jio

Sarah Jio's debut novel, "The Violets of March" is a wonderful story, set on beautiful Bainbridge Island, in Washington.  Jio's characters are throughly believable and the plot develops beautifully.  I loved the aspect of a story within a story, via a diary.  It is such an integral part of the story, but flows WITH the story.  The lovely description of the setting of Bainbridge Island allowed me to immerse myself in the book and feel i was there.  A great story, a lovely setting.  Let yourself just enjoy it!

My rating: 5 of 5 stars