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Etiquette & Espionage
Gail Carriger, Moira Quirk
The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions
Thomas McNamee
Progress: 72/235pages
Conservation of Shadows
Yoon Ha Lee
Progress: 22%
Le premier jour
Marc Levy
Progress: 180/496pages
Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics)
Herman Melville
Manifold: Time
Stephen Baxter, Chris Schluep
Progress: 99/480pages
The Long War
Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett
Progress: 68/501pages

The Apothecary Rose by Candace Robb

The Apothecary Rose - Candace Robb

Series: Owen Archer #1


I must confess that I’m a little disappointed by this 14th century mediaeval mystery. I’m still giving it three stars because the solution to the mystery felt natural, although the start of the book seemed to give a lot of it away. My complaints have more to do with how the characters stand at the end of the book and how these relationships are developed throughout. The characters just weren’t all that interesting. I’m hoping I’ll like the next one better because I want to like Owen. He just seemed kind of bumbling in this one.