Bistro Book Club

Thursday, July 21, 2016

With Malice by Eileen Cook

Robert, 17
Eileen Cook
With Malice
HMH 2016

A good book. Many twists and turns make the book impossible to know who did what until the truth is found and it creates a massive shock. I recommend reading this book.

Rating: 3 Readable

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Big Rewind by Libby Cudmore

Robert, 17
Libby Cudmore
The Big Rewind
HarperCollins 2016

The Big Rewind is a great dive into the big city where crime and secrets are swarming and bring to life a marvelous story. The relation to music and culture is fascinating to see in Cudmore's world of wonder. A book for more mature audiences but is worth it's time. I recomend reading this book.
4 Better than most

Friday, July 15, 2016

The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas

Kara Thomas
The Darkest Corners
Delacorate Press 2016

An amazing book to read and brings a great amount of emotion into the writing that is put onto the page. Kara created a masterpiece that brings the reader to hypnotically read until the very end and read it again. Not a Book to miss!

Rating5 Hard to imagine a better book

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Second Guard by J.D.Vaughn

Levi, 15
Second Guard
Hyperion 2016

In the book the characters live in a peaceful country surrounded by warmongering countries. And in order to prevent them from being invaded the queen has made a decree that all second born all to report to a city to be trained and serve in the army for 4 years. The book is about what happens to the main character and the chaos a that happens.

Rating: 4 Better than most

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Whisper to Me by Nick Lake

Emily N., 14
Nick Lake
Whisper to Me
Bloomsbury Publishing 2016

Whisper to Me is a compelling story that you won't want to put down! You will be wanting more throughout the entire book. It is human, light, funny, and sad, but you will never want to stop reading. Amazing in every aspect. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants a compelling story that draws them in right away.

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch by Daniel Kraus

Robert, 17
Daniel Kraus
The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch
Simon & Schuster 2015

Zebulon Finch is an amazing story that intrigues the reader in every way. The grotesque and dark themes portrayed are amazingly well put together to bring the "Hero" that we see to experience every dark turn as he ventures through his life, starting in the 1879, to his death in 1896, all the way to 1941. Finch stands in the shadows of the hidden horrors left in the world to later being part of a world war, and seeming never to know what is next. A great book to read, but beware your senses might get the best of you. This book is not for the light-hearted and caresses a strong vocabulary to emphasize every detail that is explained. Over all an amazing story.

Strong language and gruesome details, not for younger readers.

Rating: 4 Better than most

Sunday, July 10, 2016

The Rig by Joe Ducie

Sophie, 15
Joe Ducie
The Rig
houghton mifflin harcourt 2015

The Rig was a fascinating book! Very fast paced and original. Will Drake, the protagonist, is an  instantly likable character. He's funny, sarcastic, and doesn't back away from a challenge. Paired up with a Tech Geek and a Red-Head, there's no prison that can hold him now. I recommend this book to anyone that enjoyed the 'Boy Nobody' series.

Also, the plot twist at the end was quite... explosive. Can't wait for a sequel :)

Rating: 4 Better than most

Levi, 15
Joe Ducie
The Rig
Houghton mifflin harcourt 2015

The book was awesome! The book was about a kid who has been put in jail for trying to help his mother survive. He has escaped even prison so far, so now they put him in "the rig" the most secure prison in the world. Short story: he escapes prison, falls in love, and then proceeds to expose the entire prison I system. Also mix some super powers in there and you have got yourself this awesome book.

Rating: 4 Better than most