The Wedding Bees
Author: Sarah-Kate Lynch
Source: Librarything Early Reviewers
I was previously unfamiliar with Lynch's work; now that I have read this one, I know that I want to read more. This book was delightful, fun, and enjoyable. I enjoyed the bee trivia that would pop up, as well as the cast of characters. They were all very vivid, with quirky issues that made them utterly likable. The main character Sugar, is a positive, upbeat beekeeper, who charms not only her bees but everyone she meets. She is keeping a secret though, that is slowly revealed bit by bit. It is not as dark as you might imagine though, and at the end of the book, everything is happy happy hunky-dory. Which was exactly how I wanted this book to end. Happy endings all around.
Author: Matt Haig
Source: My own copy
This book was so fun!! I was reminded of the Addams Family, or of a vampiric version of the Cleaver family, complete with white picket fence and respectability. Peter and Helen Radley live with their two children in suburbia, and only Peter and Helen know the truth of what they are: abstaining vampires. Unfortunately, their subterfuge backfires, and their carefully laid out life begins to blow up around them. At the beginning of this book, it seems everyone is yearning for something they don't have; by the end, they all find out what it is that they really want.
I really enjoyed this take on vampires, and I also enjoyed all the author name dropping.
Author: Susan M. Boyer
Source: Nadia at A Bookish Way of Life
This book was a pleasant surprise! I am a HUGE fan of books set in the south, and when Nadia mailed this book to me, I was very excited. Unfortunately, it took me longer to get to than I anticipated, but I finally read it, and enjoyed it! Pure southern charm wrapped in a mystery, this book is for anyone looking for a relaxing, escapist read. I read it during the brief spring we had last week, and it was perfect! It would also be a perfect beach read too. The main character Liz, is a private investigator, who is smart, savvy, and brave. She is a great depiction of a strong woman character, who doesn't take no for an answer or let the men in her life boss her around. She does what she wants when she wants. It ended on a bit of a romantic cliffhanger, and I need to know what happens next! I will be looking for the second book in the series very soon!