Gleeful Grace Book Review

where a blatant bookworm reviews books



Review: The Muse by Jessie Burton

I received a copy of this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

Jessie Burton’s The Muse is an enchanting book spotlighting a mysterious piece of artwork. The book is divided between two heroines and two story-lines, one in 1967 with Odelle Bastien, and the other in 1930s with Olive Schloss. The plot converges upon a resurfaced art piece.

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Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Books with WWII setting always catch my eye, and Salt to the Sea is no exception. Set in Poland, 1945, the book has a cast of ragtag characters thrown together by necessity, all of them trying to board the Wilhelm Gustloff, a ship that promises passage to a better future.

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Wolf by Wolf—Skinshifters and Hitler

Shapeshifter. Motorcycle race. Killing Hitler.

As a Jewish seven-year-old, Yael was herded into a concentration camp with her mother and selected for gruesome experiments–ones that eventually gave her supernatural powers—she can change her face, hair, and height at will—skinshift. With the help of other prisoners and her new ability, Yael escapes from the prison camp and survives on the streets by stealing. One day she is rescued and recruited by the resistance, who still operated in hopes of overthrowing Hitler. Yael’s superpower can change everything. She trains from then on for one goal: kill Hitler. And not just any ordinary, covert assassination; Yael is to pose as the famous first female motorcycle racer, Adele Wolfe, who impersonated her twin brother to enter the all-male motorcycle race and won, and to whom Hitler has taken a fancy. Every year, Germany and Japan host a motorcycle race, an Axis tour from Berlin to Tokyo. This year, “Adele” will win as a Victor again thus earning the Double Cross, an honor never bestowed on anyone, get close enough to Hitler, and deliver the one public, televised shot that kills him and sparks the smoldering rebellion worldwide.

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Book Review: Secrets of a Charmed Life


I fell in love with this book from the very beginning. A college student Kendra goes to Oxford, England to interview elderly artist Isabel McFarland, who is ready to give up a secret she’s been hiding for decades.

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