Allende has clearly enjoyed providing rich elaborations that don't particularly advance the story . . . Each of her characters finds ’something different . . . the same may not be said of readers who enjoy Allende’s fiction.
...while a lot of fun, the book has trouble achieving satiric traction. The chief problem is easy to identify: Why, one wonders, did Coupland choose as his narrator a figure he seems so obviously out of sync with?
Colleen Hoover's Maybe Someday is a very engaging story -- at least, if you can overlook the immorality of the situation these characters are facing, and even then you may still find yourself reading to the end before you realize what's happened.
Once again, Coben has brilliantly used a current trend, in this case Internet dating, to create a can’t-put-it-down thriller.
Suspenseful yet routine, with oversized bogeymen who seem more menacing than they really are, ethical dilemmas that dissolve under pressure and an ending that tests your tolerance for coincidence. Below average for this splendid yet checkered series.
Briggs continues to surprise and intrigue readers with Mercy’s inventiveness and intuition under duress.
Those elements aside, the novel is weighty without being ponderous, and delivers a satisfactory story despite being part of an episodic secondary world fantasy series.
I laughed, I cried a bit; I screamed and wanted to “shake” people! LOL However, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to more from Susan Mallery.
I do have to say, The Chance is the weak link in this series. I loved it...but it wasn’t as good as the rest of it’s counterparts...All in all? A greatbook and I’m looking forward to book 5...
The romance is the best part! The book goes back and forth between the future and three months before. You see where Harlow and Grant first hit it off and now how they stand.
In this latest crisis, waves of wild magic are flowing from Rachel’s ley-line, causing charms to misfire, often with devastating results...A great ride in and of itself, rather than simply a buildup to the finale, which is sure to be whiz-bang.
Not every story in Bark is so memorable — in fact, I'd say there are even numbers of clunkers and keepers here.
Out of all of the Lysay Sands Vampire books I have read, this was one of the darkest and least humorous for me. It was also one of the most confusing since it uses many characters from past books, so if you are not current (and I am not) then you may be doing a lot of head scratching.
Fans of smalltown contemporaries will savor this delicious and heartwarming story, a refreshingly realistic romance between two great characters.
All superb storytelling aspects combine to make Concealed in Death another intellectually engaging and emotionally satisfying novel. Loyal readers will finish Concealed in Death eager for volume 39.
The Martian is true in that sense to the genre, in its manufacture and resolution of suspense carried on to the final pages.
“The Counterfeit Agent” is a rollercoaster read and the violent denouement in Istanbul leaves enough loose ends for a sequel. Bring on volume nine.
In a well-balanced narrative that interweaves historical detail with the lives of servant Clara Bell and her employers, Peggy Shippen Arnold and her husband, Pataki successfully captures an infamous act in American history.
Admirably, Nesbo crafts his striking narrative without hitting a tone of cultural supremacy...Cockroaches was first published more than 15 years ago. Only those more hip to the dark side of Bangkok tourism and trade than me will know how apropos it remains as a portrait, but as a crime thriller, it’s at the top of its class.
Although narrated by a five-year-old girl, The Bear is really a novel about the anxiety of parenthood. It is sending kids off to their first day of school, or watching them leave for college, pushed to the furthest extreme. It’s about allowing children to explore a world that can hurt them...