#SegueSaturday #BookReview: Witch Way to Murder (Ophelia & Abby Mystery #1) by Shirley Damsgaard @avonbooks

I started my book review blog in 2009 and I have read so many outstanding books that I wanted to share them again with my followers on #SegueSaturday.  I first posted this review in March 2009.  It is a charming, cozy mystery with plenty of humor and interesting characters.  Enjoy!

I chose this book because I was interested in reading a book by a fellow Iowan and what fun to find out that the protagonist is a librarian.

Ophelia is an uptight librarian in small-town Iowa who keeps to herself and doesn’t make any waves. And, did I mention she is a witch? Her grandmother and sidekick, Abby, is also a witch and tells Ophelia that her life is in danger.

Enter Rick Davis, mysterious stranger, asking many questions around town. The events that follow are predictable, but the characters are fun and interesting.

This 2006 “Best first” Agatha book nominee, is a fun, enjoyable read for fans of cozy mysteries and witches who try to get answers on the Internet! Continue reading “#SegueSaturday #BookReview: Witch Way to Murder (Ophelia & Abby Mystery #1) by Shirley Damsgaard @avonbooks”

Book review: Sunshine by Robin McKinley (9780142411100)

2347c307062eb5f593233375477434d414f4141This is not one of your typical vampire books. In fact, it is more about Rae “Sunshine” Seddons, a young baker, who happens to get thrown into a situation where she actually saves a vampire named Constantine by using an unlikely power of her own…sunlight. The pairing is surprising and their friendship and what the consequences mean are written in a way that is clear and interesting to the reader.

I read a lot of books and many of them don’t surprise me like this one did. That is what made this novel a joy to discover.

I want to thank my friend Annie who let me borrow this book. She truly has good taste in authors.

Book Review: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (0545123267)

0545123267.01._SX140_SY225_SCLZZZZZZZ_A nice, poetic story about a young girl, bitten by wolves many years ago, who falls in love with a wolf/boy. Even though bitten, she does not shapeshift into a werewolf and her love needs to find out soon how she did it before he turns into a wolf forever.

This story is well written and very imaginative. A great read!