Meagan Lucas

Review: The Fault in Our Stars

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I picked up this story with mixed feelings. On one side it is getting rave reviews, has been made into a movie, and lots of my friends are talking about it on Facebook. On the other side it is YA, and generally, I’m not a huge fan. I’m not really one for “drama” for drama’s sake. I don’t like overwrought books or authors trying to make me cry. So. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. But. It isn’t so good that I could recommend…read more

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Review: Mr. Mercedes

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As a writer, there are books that I read that I can’t believe were published. These books motivate me to write because I know I can do so much better. Reading Stephen King does not make me feel this way. Reading Stephen King terrifies me, and not just because the story is scary, but because he is such a master that it makes me wonder if it is ever possible to be half that good. This book is excellent. The characters are deep and interesting, the plot is well paced…read more

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Review: The Sinner

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Full disclosure – I love the TV show Rizzoli & Isles so, I was pretty sure that I was going to enjoy this book before I even cracked it. I find the relationship between the two characters (on the show) to be fantastic and only hoped that it would be similar in the book. I wasn’t disappointed. I read this book in record time. In case you don’t watch the show, Maura is the ME and Jane is a Detective. They work together in Boston to solve horrible crimes. The…read more

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Review: In The Blood

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Lana Granger is a trust fund kid going to a small private college in a tiny town in New York. Lana is also very troubled (a chronic liar and mentally ill), an unreliable narrator and in my opinion, really unlikable. Lana takes a job babysitting an equally unlikable, eleven year old psychopath named Luke. Shortly thereafter her sort of best friend and love interest Beck disappears. Over the course of the investigation into her friend’s disappearance, we come to realize just how much of a lie Lana’s life is and…read more

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Review: The Dinner

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I should have known better – I know. I read Koch’s Summer House with Swimming Pool last year, and hated it. Hated it in ways that should have made me realize that I should just skip Koch all together. I thought SHWSP was boring and had really, terribly unlikable characters. My criticism of The Dinner is the same. It is the story of two brothers and their wives meeting for dinner to discuss the horrible thing that their children have done, and how far each person will go to protect…read more

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