Saturday, January 28, 2017

Book Review: Guilded Cage by Sherry D. Ficklin


Masie, the flaxen-haired daughter of notorious boot-legger Dutch Schultz, returns home from boarding school to find her family in crisis. Her mother is dangerously unstable, her father's empire is on the brink of ruin, and the boy she once loved has become a ruthless killer for hire. To keep her family's dangerous secrets Masie is forced into a lie that will change the course of her future--and leave her trapped in a gilded cage of her own making. As she watches her world fall apart, Masie must decide whether to take her place in the hierarchy, or spread her wings, leaving the people she loves, and the life she despises, far behind her.



I've been looking for ward to the Canary Club books ever since I heard about them. It was refreshing to read get into something set in the roaring 20's, the time of pro-hibition and speakeasies. The characters are quite what you would expect from this setting, but SF immerses the reader so well into the lush penthouse and gilded night club. The pace is PERFECT for a novellete. I was never bored or waiting for things to happen. SF is one of my favorite authors and she doesn't disappoint. Except for the fact that this story is too short! Anxiously awaiting the next installment, and really excited that it's going to be with a different character.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

2016 Goodreads Wrap Up

I'm proud to say I reached my goal of 25 books read in 2016! (plus one!)
It's not much compared to my friends' goals of 50 or even 100, but it's still a personal best. And you know what? I enjoyed every second of it! Here are some highlights.

Pages Read


Shortest Book

Longest Book

Most Surprising

Most Disappointing

Best Sequel

Best Cover

Most Diverse

Most Addictive

Best "New" Series

Goal For 2017

16 books

I cut down my goal for this year quite a bit. I'm a mom of a toddler and a newborn now, (currently typing this one handed) and i also need to get some serious work done. 16 is a good number for me. I figure that's one a month plus a few extra through my Audible subscription. I'll definitely reach 16, but hope to read more. Like 100. ;)


Whats you goal? What books do I absolutely have to read this year?