Book Review: The Complete Guide to One-Piece Knits


Title: The Complete Guide to One-Piece Knits
Author: Margaret Hubert
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Knit your sweaters in one piece–from the top down, the bottom up, or from cuff to cuff–for the whole family, with minimal seaming required!

The Complete Guide to One-Piece Knits offers charted patterns sized from infant to adult and in multiple gauges for classic one-piece knitted pullovers and cardigans knit in top down (both raglan and yoke), bottom up (from waist or sleeve to neckline), and side over (from sleeve to sleeve) styles.

Additional patterns for each style feature alternate stitches, simple color work, and neckline and sleeve variations. A helpful resources section offers guidance on basic techniques.

My Review

Oh my, you want a complete book that gives you instructions on how to knit one piece knits then this is your book. The author gives you children, womans (small to 5xl), & mens. I can not wait to try some of these out. I wanna make one of each of the styles (Top Down, Side Over, and Back to Front). I can not wait to dig my needles into them. Margaret Hubert gives you detailed size charts and instructions for each size and type.

If you knit and want to knit clothing then you need this book. Well written, lovely photos, and even better instructions.

 

I received this book from Net Galley for this review.

Book Review: The Sixth Victim


Title: The Sixth Victim
Author: Tessa Harris
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London’s East End, 1888: When darkness falls, terror begins . . .

The foggy streets of London’s Whitechapel district have become a nocturnal hunting ground for Jack the Ripper, and no woman is safe. Flower girl Constance Piper is not immune to dread, but she is more preoccupied with her own strange experiences of late.

Clairvoyants seem to be everywhere these days. Constance’s mother has found comfort in contacting her late father in a séance. But are such powers real? And could Constance really be possessed of second sight? Following the latest grisly discovery, Constance is contacted by a high-born lady of means who fears the victim may be her missing sister. She implores Constance to use her clairvoyance to help solve the crime, which the press is calling “the Whitechapel Mystery,” attributing the murder to the Ripper.

As Constance becomes embroiled in intrigue far more sinister than she could have imagined, assistance comes in a startling manner that profoundly challenges her assumptions about the nature of reality. She’ll need all the help she can get—because there may be more than one depraved killer out there . . .

My Review

I am still processing this book even after I have finished it. It is set during the time of Jack the Ripper (still can’t believe they haven’t solved that one) killing rampage. It is told from alternate points of view (which the author made it very easy to tell which point of view you were reading). For which I am grateful. There are multiple plot lines and characters to keep track of. It is a very easy enthralling read so that is not an issue.

The reason I gave it four (4) stars is because I really wanted to have more of a who is Jack the Ripper plot line in it. So the star rating was my disappointment. Otherwise I would have given it a full five (5) stars. This is a fault of my own making not the author or publisher.

Constance is a wonderful character that, frankly, deserves more credit for what she is and even though she is the main character she seemed to be shoved to the side by the force of the side characters, but this my just be my opinion and observations. The characters are very well written and you are able to use your own imagination as to what they look like and how they move.

If you like mysteries and this time era then I do recommend this book. Even if you don’t normally read this type of book I think you will enjoy the surprises that are found within this book. Ghosts, murder, secret societies, etc. who couldn’t enjoy this?

 

I received this book from Net Galley for this review.

Book Review: School for Psychics


Title: School for Psychics
Author: K.C. Archer
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An entrancing new series starring a funny, impulsive, and sometimes self-congratulatory young woman who discovers she has psychic abilities—and then must decide whether she will use her skills for good or…not.

Teddy Cannon isn’t your typical twenty-something woman. She’s resourceful. She’s bright. She’s scrappy. She can also read people with uncanny precision. What she doesn’t realize: she’s actually psychic.

When a series of bad decisions leads Teddy to a run-in with the police, a mysterious stranger intervenes. He invites her to apply to the School for Psychics, a facility hidden off the coast of San Francisco where students are trained like Delta Force operatives: it’s competitive, cutthroat, and highly secretive. They’ll learn telepathy, telekinesis, investigative skills, and SWAT tactics. And if students survive their training, they go on to serve at the highest levels of government, using their skills to protect America, and the world.

In class, Teddy befriends Lucas, a rebel without a cause who can start and manipulate fire; Jillian, a hipster who can mediate communication between animals and humans; and Molly, a hacker who can apprehend the emotional state of another individual. But just as Teddy feels like she’s found where she might belong, strange things begin to happen: break-ins, missing students, and more. It leads Teddy to accept a dangerous mission that will ultimately cause her to question everything—her teachers, her friends, her family, and even herself.

Set in a world very much like our own, School for Psychics is the first book in a stay-up-all night series.

My Review

This book took me by surprise. The layers in this story is wonderful. It keeps you hooked from the first page. Teddy is a woman that a lot of people (including herself) don’t understand. The author did a wonderful job as to make you think that this is a possibility and that there is a school like it. Do not think this book is going to be an adult version of Harry Potter. There is no magic in this book. Just simple believable mind powers that the author makes you believe could be possible and who knows it just might.

The characters and story line is so well written that you know what they are going to do but at the same time you still have the ability to make a mistake about what they did and how they handled them. Personally, I expected this book to go a complete different way then it went. I, for one, can not wait for the next book in the series to come out to find out what happens to Teddy and the rest of the misfits.

I recommend this book to everyone that enjoys a captivating read. Be fore warned though that you may wind up reading it all night long.

 

I received this book from Net Galley for this review.