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Rise by Anna Carey

23 Aug

 

Rise

The Eve Trilogy #3
Book 1: Eve
Book 2: Once

author : anna carey

pages : [hardcover] 310

favorite characters : eve & clara

summary :

How far will you go when you have nothing left to lose?

When she lost her soul mate, Caleb, Eve felt like her world had ended. Trapped in the palace, forced to play the part of the happy, patriotic princess of The New America—and the blushing bride of her father’s top adviser—Eve’s whole life is a lie. The only thing that keeps her going is Caleb’s memory, and the revolution he started.

Now, Eve is taking over where Caleb left off. With the help of Moss, an undercover subversive in the King’s court, she plots to take down The New America, beginning with the capital, the City of Sand. Will Eve be able to bring about a new, free world when she’s called upon to perform the ultimate act of rebellion—killing her father?

In Rise, Eve must choose who to leave behind, who to save, and who to fight as Anna Carey’s epic tale of romance and sacrifice in the chilling dystopia of The New America comes to a stunning conclusion.

review :

 This is the last book in the Eve trilogy and I was really looking forward to seeing how the author was going to conclude these books. Rise starts just a few weeks after the conclusion of book two. While I feel like the plot of this book read just as quickly as the other two books, it also lacked the amount of detail and character connections that I’ve been searching for throughout the series and hoped would finally come through in this final novel.

I think that I’ve come to the conclusion that while Rise and the other Eve books are interesting and made me want to know what was going to happen next, they aren’t very memorable as a whole for the dystopian genre. I’m not going to rave about how I love the characters because there is no epic love connection or friendship; characters that I knew that I should care about, I felt like I barely knew. It saddened me because I feel so much potential in the ideas Carey focuses on. I can only hope that her writing will improve and I’ll definitely try more from her in the future.

While I didn’t dislike the way that this book ended, at first it infuriated me. I’d waited that long to have it end like that? Yet the more I sat on it-and it’s been a week since I read it, until I felt able to review the book-the more I liked that ending. It seemed fitting and worked well with the way the rest of the book was written. I can imagine what’s going to happen next and maybe what’s in my mind is even better because I can infuse it with feeling that might not have been there if more had been included in the original text.

Would I recommend this trilogy? Yes, definitely. But it would be more of a dystopian for the summer, a lighter trilogy that doesn’t take a huge attention span or time commitment. I might end up rereading these books in the future; I’ll definitely keep an eye out to see what Carey’s writing in the future. This isn’t the best trilogy, but it’s a good, satisfying one.

4/5 stars

Giveaway + Book Blast: Up the Tower by J.P. Lantern

22 Aug

 

SUMMARY :

Disaster brings everybody together. A cloned corporate assassin; a boy genius and his new robot; a tech-modified gangster with nothing to lose; a beautiful, damaged woman and her unbalanced stalker—these folks couldn’t be more different, but somehow they must work together to save their own skin. Stranded in the epicenter of a monumental earthquake in the dystopian slum, Junktown, there is only one way to survive. These unlikely teammates must go…UP THE TOWER.

 ABOUT THE AUTHOR :

J.P. Lantern lives in the Midwestern US, though his heart and probably some essential parts of his liver and pancreas and whatnot live metaphorically in Texas. He writes speculative science fiction short stories, novellas, and novels which he has deemed “rugged,” though he would also be fine with “roughhewn” because that is a terrific and wonderfully apt word.

Full of adventure and discovery, these stories examine complex people in situations fraught with conflict as they search for truth in increasingly violent and complicated worlds.

CHECK OUT AN EXCERPT FROM THE NOVEL!

“Hey, Smellson!”

Samson ignored the jeer, focusing carefully on opening the box. He was twelve years old and he did not want to screw this up; being twelve was important, and people took the things you did seriously so long as you did them well.

“Smellson, hey!” The Crowboy banged his crowbar on the dusty ruins of the factory line where they had set up the six crates from their haul that morning. “Don’t blow us up, okay? I don’t want to die with your stench clogging me up, yeah?”

Again, Samson ignored the other boy, trying to concentrate as he eased his longtool through the gap in the crate before him. He very well could blow himself up; he could blow them all up. Inside the GuaranTech crate he tinkered with was a copbot.

Copbots blew up all the time. If their main processors or power source were damaged, they blew up. If they were being captured, they blew up. If they ran out of ammo and couldn’t refill within about ten minutes, they blew up. When they blew up, they incinerated everything in about a hundred foot radius. The warehouse was not big enough for the Crowboys to keep their distance and still work in the role of protection as they had been hired. So they were in the blast zone as well as Samson.

The copbots, deactivated, were precious and valuable. Strangely, they were valuable precisely because they were so hard to deactivate. A copbot was made almost entirely out of self-healing nanotech, and with enough time, it could repair from almost any wound to its metal shell. So, to keep this sort of power out of the hands of the gangster conglomerate that ran Junktown, the Five Faces, and any other sort of competitor, the copbots had a very liberal self-destruct mechanism.

This is what Samson worked against.

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Favorite Book Friday: Sophie from A Series of Tomfooleries

22 Aug

favorite book friday

Hello all! Today I’m so excited to have Sophie on the blog! She blogs over at A Series of Tomfooleries and her blog posts are funny as well as amazing. Go check her out, and read on to hear about one of her favorite books!

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As a kid, I loved to read. Sarah Dessen’s books spoke to my brace-faced, slightly chubby, pre-pubescent soul; Judy Blume said, “Hey, it’s okay that you think gaucho pants and sneakers is a good look…it will all work out for you”; the Harry Potter series…I never read. But I saw the movies.

Due to several factors, such as increasing workloads and an exciting (exciting in that it exists) social life, my adolescence and young adulthood has seen a decrease in reading for pleasure.

But, every once in a while, a great tome comes along that makes you want to shut off Real Housewives, plop onto a fancy beanbag chair from Brookstone (or, at least look at one on Amazon that you can’t afford,) and spend some quiet time engaging with the written word.

For me, that tome is, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling.

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Before you accuse me of choosing books based on font size and the ratio of pink to other colors in the cover design, let me tell you what I look for in a book.

When I choose a book, I’m thinking about two things:

1. How will this book’s pages deal with chocolate stains? Are the pages sturdy? Absorbent? Thick?

2. Will this book make me laugh?

I love to laugh, and I love books that will make me laugh. It doesn’t have to be a belly laugh or a cackle…a light chuckle will do.

(I also love chocolate. Hence the chocolate stain concerns.)

When I picked up Mindy’s book three years ago, I was excited to read it. Yes because I love Mindy Kaling – her show, her characters, and her humor. But also because I was/am really interested in how she tells her story.

Everyone has a story. Maybe you come from a family of professional whale watchers? Or maybe your grandfather invented the Twinkie and now you spend your summers on a yacht near Aruba? Or, maybe you come from a nice home in a nice town with cows and grass and you spend your days minding the sheep. Everyone has a story.

Mindy tells her story in a way that, at times, makes you want to cry about what she’s saying and laugh at how she says it.

Mindy takes you through the stages of life – some good, some ripe with confusion and missteps – that made her who she is today.

There was the time a classmate called her chubby; the time when she only had one friend (and she was a “Saturday friend”); the time she tried to push a skit about cats on the people of SNL and it failed (miserably).

There was also the time she dined with Amy Poehler; the time she wrote a major screenplay with her BFF in their Brooklyn apartment; the time she wrote “The Dundees,” arguably one of the funniest episodes of “The Office.”

Mindy wasn’t a beauty queen or a cheerleader. Her youth wasn’t filled social “get togethers” and “parties” and “stopping eating when you’re full.” She spent time with her parents! She read books! She made comedy sketches! She ate a lot! She knows her youth wasn’t the Hollywood version, with Pottery Barn Teen-esque rooms and pool parties – but she also knows that all of those books and all of those sketches and all of that parental guidance are the backbone of her comedic fodder. All of those missteps and lonely moments in LA led to a major network T.V. show, a bank full of “new money,” and a whole bunch of people who like her for her.

Mindy’s self-awareness makes her a credible source for advice (in my eyes, anyway). Sure, she’ll advise you to eat the burger over the kale…but she’ll also reassure you that “almost no one who was a big star in high school is also big star later in life.” She’ll tell you to appreciate your family. She’ll also recommend that you treat your significant other like a teammate on your recreational softball team (this piece of advice makes more sense when she explains it).

But, the best advice I took from Mindy is the following:

“Sometimes you just have to put on lip gloss and pretend to be psyched.”

Because even when you’re the “chubby Indian girl” with one friend, a little lipgloss can make all the difference.

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Or, at least a difference.

Laughing at your own story is how you write a story worth laughing about. Mindy’s story is laugh-worthy, and that is why I love it.

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That’s awesome! I love a good book that can make you laugh as well as give out great advice. Thanks for sharing, Sophie!

Want to read about more books to add to your to be read pile? Check out the other bloggers who’ve participated in FBF:

~Tiffany from Commoner Couture

~Alaska from Alaska Renee

~Leah from Leah of the Pack

~ Vanessa from A City Girl’s Guide to Life

~Erika from Bearika Rose

~Frances from Wanderlust Notes

~Chloe from Wanderlust in the Midwest

Want to join in the fun? Email me at caughtbetweenthepagesblog at gmail dot com so you can send in your own favorite book post!

Books to Movies: The Book Thief

20 Aug

Beautiful.

That’s the first world that comes to mind when I try to explain my reaction to this film. The Book Thief is a novel known and loved by so many; I knew that it would be hard to capture in film something so adored in the written word. I’ve realized that the longer it’s been since I’ve read a book (and I nearly always read the book before the movie) the better chance there is that I’ll enjoy and appreciate the film for what it is because I won’t be constantly reminded of what has been left out. So instead of re-reading The Book Thief before I finally had the chance to see the movie, I reflected on which parts of it I remembered and loved most.  I tried to think of what had made such a tragic, captivating, at times overwhelming story become such a fixture in my literary life. I think that the movie managed to capture the essence of the book.

The casting and acting were great. Even though no one was quite the way I’d visualized them while reading, each actor managed to capture their character so well that it wasn’t hard to realize that the parts that made up these characters were so much more important than little issues I had with appearance. The children were great, lifelike and full of energy one moment and staggering under the weight of war the next. Sometimes the accents were a little distracting or I wondered if some scenes could have been cut shorter to allow more to be fit into the film. But whatever issues I had with the movie were easily swayed because I was captured by the story all over again.

The only really distracting component, I suppose, was the voice of Death. I’d never imagined the narrator’s voice to be like that; it sounds like any other movie voiceover or more like one they’d use in a trailer for a comedy. I thought that the narrator would sound more common, not so out of place among people. Softer spoken, perhaps. Every time Death spoke up again was the only time I was jolted out of the movie world because I wished that it’d been done differently.

If you loved the book like I did, I don’t think that you’ll be disappointed in this adaptation. I feel like many others see themselves in Liesel like I do, and not simply because she and I share a passion for books. She’s curious but fiercely loyal. We also see parts of her that we want to take for ourselves. We want to be as brave as she is. We want to be able to carry on, even in the face of immense tragedy.

I’d forgotten how this book ended and all that Liesel experienced. I cried for her. I think that if you have put off seeing this movie like I did, you won’t be disappointed by it. Instead, you’ll be welcomed into Liesel’s world once more.

Here Lies Love by Dan Thompson

19 Aug

 

Here Lies Love

author : dan thompson

pages : [paperback] 292

memorable quote “What is love worth in this broken world? Nothing!” he spat. “Absolutely nothing. Love won’t feed you. Love won’t rescue you from starvation.”

favorite character : abbey

summary :

Would death be less painful than life?

When she is sold by her father, Abbey discovers that nightmares can occur when you’re awake. Trapped inside a wooden cage, Abbey is forced to listen to the horrors and atrocities above; time ticking down until it is her turn. But Abbey isn’t prepared to become a victim; she will escape.

Although, what Abbey isn’t prepared for, is how harsh and unfair the world can be. With the sun turning its back on humanity long ago, life gives no opportunity. The only thing Abbey can do is learn to survive. To exist. And that means stealing any opportunity that comes her way. Haunted by the unpleasant memories bestowed upon her only nurtures Abbey’s paranoia, until she realises that to truly live in the world, she must confront the person who was responsible for her misfortune – her father.

Here Lies Love is a New Adult tale of actuality, of facing up to the fact that love comes in many guises. Can Abbey find the one glimmer of hope or will she be overcome with the darkness of revenge?

Here Lies Love is coming June 28th 2014.

review :

I thought that the idea of this novel was so interesting and that’s why I first wanted to pick it up. I wanted to read about Abbey’s journey and learn more about her world as well as how it had come to be like this. Obviously in our world if the sun was simply gone, we’d all be dead. I wanted to know how things were in that world.

While the book was interesting, it was a little lacking in execution. Some of it was worded oddly and it sounded like the text could have used another polish before being published. Of course, I realize that perhaps the writing style simply wasn’t for me. I think it’s one of those books that I enjoyed but think that others might like a lot more than I did!

The characters in this were interesting and Abbey was the real reason that I liked Here Lies Love. She’s a strong character but isn’t without her moments of weakness. She’s simply human and can’t do everything on her own. I liked that she sometimes needed others to help her but most importantly, she was also capable of saving herself.

I’d recommend this to anyone looking for a quick, gritty read.

3/5 stars

Top 10 Tuesday: Books People Have Been Telling You That You MUST Read

19 Aug

Hey everyone! This is the first week I’m participating in Top 10 Tuesday, started over at The Broke and the Bookish, and I’m so excited!

1. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. I’ve been told to read this book for years! I keep meaning to pick it up.

2. Graceling by Kristin Cashore. This is one of those books I’ve picked up in the bookstore a million times but always ended up setting down again before checking out. I heard great things about it way back when it was published and I’m continuing to hear today that I need to pick up this book.

3. Blood Red Road by Moira Young. This is the beginning of a trilogy that I’ve yet to start, even though I own the first two books! Yet another one where I’ve always been told to start it.

4. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. I’ve read another book by Jennifer E. Smith and liked it so I need to pick up her earlier contemporary book, too.

5. The Bronze Horseman by Pauelina Simons. I don’t know too much about this story other than the fact that so many people seem to love it. I didn’t hear about it until years after it was published-until I was old enough to read it-but I’ve been meaning to get my hands on this as soon as possible.

6. Legend by Marie Lu. I have this sitting on my TBR pile and don’t know why I haven’t picked it up yet. I had the pleasure of hearing Marie Lu speak at BookCon and she seems like an awesome lady and convinced me that I need to read her trilogy, now.

7. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. I’ve seen several videos of people recommending this book to everyone; now I have people in real life recommending it to me.

8. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. I love this author and her characters! I need to get to reading the rest of her books, like apparently everyone else has.

9. The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson. Ever since I read Tiger Lily I’ve been obsessed with her writing and everyone is telling me I should be reading her latest release.

10. Dream Boy by Mary Cockett & Madelyn Rosenberg. I’ve been seeing this book everywhere recently and most people that I trust seem to be recommending it. I’m not sure when I’ll actually get my hands on it but this is the most recent addition to this list.

What books have you been told to read again and again and just haven’t gotten around to?

Popular by Mara Van Wagenen

18 Aug

 

Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek 

author : maya van magenen

pages : [hardcover] 272

memorable quote This is the time to remember that I’m the protagonist in my own story, facing every challenge with grace and wit.

summary :

A touchingly honest, candidly hysterical memoir from breakout teen author Maya Van Wagenen

Stuck at the bottom of the social ladder at pretty much the lowest level of people at school who aren’t paid to be here,” Maya Van Wagenen decided to begin a unique social experiment: spend the school year following a 1950s popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell. Can curlers, girdles, Vaseline, and a strand of pearls help Maya on her quest to be popular?

The real-life results are painful, funny, and include a wonderful and unexpected surprise—meeting and befriending Betty Cornell herself. Told with humor and grace, Maya’s journey offers readers of all ages a thoroughly contemporary example of kindness and self-confidence.

review :

I can’t recall the last time I’ve willingly picked up a memoir. Something about this interesting premise, combined with a really gorgeous cover, had me picking this up at the library one day. I’d seen a few people with this book but had never heard any opinions about it so I was completely going in blind. And I loved it.

Maya writes so honestly about her experience and I love how even in the darkest moments, times she must have hated living through, she was able to put a positive spin on them while writing. Her humor and wit truly carry the book because even something as novel as old advice taken literally in the modern day wouldn’t be able to interest me if there wasn’t good writing to accompany it. I think that Maya is going to grow into a fine writer-she’s only fifteen! While I can’t wait to see what else she might come up with, I wouldn’t mind her trying more social experiments so we can read about her antics.

Something that was also fun was the communication between Betty Cornell and Maya. I bet the former never thought her popularity guide would be put to use sixty years after it’d been published! I loved hearing about the two reaching out to one another. It was another glimpse into what has changed in the modern world as well as what has essentially remained the same about society . . and high school.

What I really loved about Popular was its overall message. Maya is an average girl and while she perhaps didn’t achieve the kind of popularity that is perpetuated in the media as well as in the halls of a high school, she learns that most people personally have different ideas of what popularity is. Did she manage to achieve what the 1950s popularity guide was trying to train her for? Well, you’ll need to pick up this teen’s memoir to find out.

This was a quick, fun read that I really wouldn’t mind picking up again! I highly recommend it.

5/5 stars

 

Once by Anna Carey

17 Aug

 

Once

Eve #2
Book 1: Eve

author : anna carey

pages : [hardcover] 354

memorable quote Only boring people get bored.

favorite characters : caleb & eve

summary :

When you’re being hunted, who can you trust?

For the first time since she escaped from her school many months ago, Eve can sleep soundly. She’s living in Califia, a haven for women, protected from the terrifying fate that awaits orphaned girls in The New America.

But her safety came at a price: She was forced to abandon Caleb, the boy she loves, wounded and alone at the city gates. When Eve gets word that Caleb is in trouble, she sets out into the wild again to rescue him, only to be captured and brought to the City of Sand, the capital of The New America.

Trapped inside the City walls, Eve uncovers a shocking secret about her past–and is forced to confront the harsh reality of her future. When she discovers Caleb is alive, Eve attempts to flee her prison so they can be together–but the consequences could be deadly. She must make a desperate choice to save the ones she loves . . . or risk losing Caleb forever.

In this breathless sequel to “Eve,” Anna Carey returns to her tale of romance, adventure, and sacrifice in a world that is both wonderfully strange and chillingly familiar.

review :

 I picked this book up right after I finished Eve. I don’t know what it is about these books that have me addicted to them. They aren’t action-packed dystopians, more character and setting based situations. Yet as soon as I picked up Once, it was just like book one: I couldn’t put it down and flew through this book. It was a very quick read, one that I really liked, and something that made me excited for book three.

What made me really happy about book two were the plot twists I couldn’t predict. Sometimes I knew that Eve was making a mistake with some decision she made but I was never certain of how it was going to play out. I feel like there are so many different things at work in these books that are going to completely come together in the third and final book in this trilogy. Once just builds up more suspense and makes me eager to see how things will play out!

The one thing that did annoy me about this book was how Eve’s priorities sometimes seemed skewed. Whenever she wasn’t in immediate danger, she would relax and not think of ways to try to help her friends who were in terrible situations. When she was in trouble, then she would lament about how she would never be able to save anyone else. Sometimes she trusted people she shouldn’t have and did some naive things but most of that can be chalked up to her isolated upbringing. She’s slowly expanding her awareness and realizing that most of what she’s been taught is a lie . . but this book, like the last one, shows how she’s tentatively beginning to think for herself.

I really like these books so far and would really recommend them. They’re quick reads but I think they’re entertaining and nothing like the dystopians I’ve been reading lately. If you’re looking for more action, I wouldn’t head for the Eve trilogy, but if you want interesting characters and great writing, pick these books up!

4/5 stars

Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

16 Aug

 

Love Letters to the Dead

author : ava dellaira

pages : [hardcover] 327

memorable quote You can be noble and brave and beautiful and still find yourself falling.

favorite character : laurel

summary :

It begins as an assignment for English class: Write a letter to a dead person.

Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain because her sister, May, loved him. And he died young, just like May. Soon, Laurel has a notebook full of letters to the dead—to people like Janis Joplin, Heath Ledger, Amelia Earhart, and Amy Winehouse—though she never gives a single one of them to her teacher. She writes about starting high school, navigating the choppy waters of new friendships, learning to live with her splintering family, falling in love for the first time, and, most important, trying to grieve for May. But how do you mourn for someone you haven’t forgiven?

It’s not until Laurel has written the truth about what happened to herself that she can finally accept what happened to May. And only when Laurel has begun to see her sister as the person she was—lovely and amazing and deeply flawed—can she truly start to discover her own path.

In a voice that’s as lyrical and as true as a favorite song, Ava Dellaira writes about one girl’s journey through life’s challenges with a haunting and often heartbreaking beauty.

review :

 Love Letters to the Dead is unlike anything that I have ever read before and I say that in the best way possible because I ended up really loving this book. It’s told solely through a series of letters written by Laurel, all addressed to people who have passed away. This morbid assignment turns into a way for her to express feelings and come to terms with memories that she was repressed from herself and avoided mentioning to those who love her. Laurel is having a hard time with May’s death and the reader doesn’t quite know why for most of the book because Laurel isn’t willing to speak about it.

What I found unique about the choice of letters is that several could come from a certain day when Laurel needs to let out her feelings or weeks would go by between letters and we’d only know that from Laurel mentioning that it is so. The reader has no control and needs to piece together what the narrator isn’t mentioning as well as put together the clues that she happens to leave about her past and her hopes for the future.

Laurel was a fantastic character because she just seemed so real to me. She’s a typical teenager trying to find herself and has to go through this hardship at the same time. While not every teen can say they’ve experienced that kind of loss, I think that those who are teens themselves as well as older people who remember their teenage years will be able to relate to Laurel and her chaotic, emotional life. She isn’t perfect; far from it. Similarly, her life at school and her relationships with the people around her are peppered with imperfections that only add to the realistic vibe.

By the end of the book, I was severely emotionally invested in these characters. I wanted to know what had happened while  I simultaneously dreaded finding out the truth. Just like I think Laurel needed to tell her secrets but also didn’t want people to see her differently for them. She had me shedding a few tears by the end of the book, which, despite the heavy material, I hadn’t expected.

I really love this book and think that a lot of people will also love it. I’d highly recommend reading it when you have plenty of time to read through the whole thing. You will get hooked, you may cry, and you’ll love the journey anyway.

5/5 stars

Favorite Book Friday: Chloe from Wanderlust in the Midwest

15 Aug

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Hello all and happy summer! Today the wonderful Chloe is here from Wanderlust in the Midwest to let us know all about one of her favorite books! Check it out!

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I’m not a huge fiction reader, but non-fiction is often more thrilling. My favorite genres of literature are biographies and investigative journalism pieces, where there’s always a great story to tell. Of everything I’ve read, though, the book that sticks out to me the most is The Hunt for KSM: Inside the Pursuit and Takedown of the Real 9/11 Mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, by Terry McDermott and Josh Meyer.ksm-cover-431x431

The Hunt for KSM discusses how one of Al-Qaeda’s top members grew to power and worked with Osama bin Laden to craft the deadliest terror attack in U.S. history. The book follows two men, an FBI agent and a Port Authority official, and how they were tracking KSM even before the 2001 attacks. Similar to Zero Dark Thirty, the book focuses as much on the emotions and struggles of the main characters as it does on the events that took place. The reader really feels as if s/he were part of this team, working toward the common goal of finding KSM and other members of Al-Qaeda.

One of the most interesting anecdotes in this book is the story of Istaique Parker and Ramzi Yousef. Yousef masterminded the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and planned various other acts of terrorism, and Parker was his accomplice. Over time, Parker disagrees more and more with Yousef’s actions, and eventually turns to the U.S. government with tips, leading to Yousef’s capture. The U.S. and Pakistan actually worked together on this arrest, which is a great show of international cooperation in the fight against terror.

If you like sensational books without the muckraking aspect, enjoy reading about politics and war, or are simply a history buff, you’ll love this book. It’s more action packed than most fiction books, anyway.

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Thanks so much Chloe! I don’t read much nonfiction so it’s exciting to hear about a different book like this!

Want to read about more books to add to your to be read pile? Check out the other bloggers who’ve participated in FBF:

~Tiffany from Commoner Couture

~Alaska from Alaska Renee

~Leah from Leah of the Pack

~ Vanessa from A City Girl’s Guide to Life

~Erika from Bearika Rose

~Frances from Wanderlust Notes

Want to join in the fun? Email me at caughtbetweenthepagesblog at gmail dot com so you can send in your own favorite book post!

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