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The more you read, the more chances you have to win! Everyone receives an a ticket to the Books and Brew Happy Hour, you will receive an email invitation with sign up.

Each completed review will be placed in a drawing for prizes awarded at our End of Summer Party on July 31 at the Stone Company Store in Oceanside. Every three books you read, regardless of review, you get a Reading Incentive!

All reviews will also be eligible for a chance to win the GRAND prize, a new Kindle Fire Tablet! You are also entered in the opportunity drawing for the Kindle when you attend library events!

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs
I had high hopes for this book, only to be crushed. I was super intrigued for the first half of the book. The story started off with a clear idea and motivation, however, half way through the book the steam was completely lost. There are a few problems that I couldn't quite get over enough to actually like the novel, including below:

The first problem is the characters within the novel. Each has a certain peculiarity, but that is about it. None of them have any character development to make me want to learn about them more or enjoy them as characters. Each seemed to be just a tool in the novel, not relatable or could conjure up enough emotion to make me like them. Sometimes the characters were so similar that they blended together as one and I had to re-read things to figure out who was talking or who the passage was referring to.

Another problem would be the plotline overall. It was incredibly thin and really seemed to not go anywhere. I kept hoping it would pick back up, but it never quite did. It seemed very gimmicky and wasn't really crafted together well. The premise is such an interesting concept, but the execution falls short in nearly every way. The plot also featured a lot of holes that I will not cover simply because I don't want to spoil anything for people that have not read the novel. There were just some things that I really wanted to understand how it could be possible in this world, the logic was just all over the place.

Lastly, I found the pictures to be the only enjoyable aspect about this book. I would say check it out from the library before purchasing it!
The Mauritius Command
Patrick O'Brian
Patrick O'Brian is my favorite author. I love to listen on audiobook, because Patrick Tull is my favorite reader. The book is historical fiction about a little known action taken place near Madagascar during the Napoleonic War. There is a great story line and a lot of battle action. In the midst of it are some truths about people and life.