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?
Maybe Someday is one of my favorite books of 2014 and actually, I think it's probably one of my favorite books of all time. There was just something so amazing and wonderful about this story. From the plot, to the characters, and to the music, this story is not to be missed!
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.
I love the romance between Mercy and Adam and I think there is a lot of it for romance readers in Night Broken.
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.
This was a fun read to get lost into for the weekend, and it would be a good one to pack along on vacation or traveling for business.
As always, Robyn Carr includes a little love, but what I like most about this series is that in each book different characters take center stage, but you still receive updates about the ones you have read in previous books...While this book wasn't my favorite in the series, I am completely hooked and excited for the next one!
As always you left me wanting more..I can't get enough of these stories!! Loved them more than chocolate! LOL and that's saying a lot. Love you! Keep’em coming!
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.
Catling taught with Sebald in the last decade of his life, and her flowing translation pays crucial attention to the prosody and contours of Sebald’s sentences.
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.
The complex narrative and large dramatis personae are handled with steely authority, but what really makes the novel work is the fact that the picturesque seediness of Bangkok and Thailand turn out to be Harry Hole's natural element, with Nesbo plumping his hero down in a very non-Norwegian setting.