Thursday, June 26, 2014

ARC review: Goodnight June by Sarah Jio

 
Book Summary(via Goodreads):
 
Goodnight Moon is an adored childhood classic, but its real origins are lost to history. In Goodnight June, Sarah Jio offers a suspenseful and heartfelt take on how the "great green room" might have come to be.

June Andersen is professionally successful, but her personal life is marred by unhappiness. Unexpectedly, she is called to settle her great-aunt Ruby’s estate and determine the fate of Bluebird Books, the children’s bookstore Ruby founded in the 1940s. Amidst the store’s papers, June stumbles upon letters between her great-aunt and the late Margaret Wise Brown—and steps into the pages of American literature.
***Many thanks to Net Galley and Penguin/Plume for the advanced reader's copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. ***
 
 
This insomniac's opinion:
 
This book was engrossing and highly readable...until the final quarter when it became unbelievable and so saccharine sweet that I was gagging back the too much sugar nausea. Ugh.
 
This is my second attempt reading a Sarah Jio novel, and I think it may be my last. It just isn't my cup of tea.
 
Worth staying up all night to read?
 
Ummmm.....no.
 
Rating: 2 stars
 
 
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18667906-goodnight-june

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