In a book of this scope, the narrative is inevitably top-heavy in spots, and the plot wears thin toward the end, but this is storytelling at its most seductive, a brash historical adventure.
Bestiality is a running gag: "There's nothing wrong with fucking a male sheep, because if I did find something wrong with it, that would mean I was insensitive to the needs of the gay sheep community…"...It's hard not to feel revulsion for everything while reading this book – certainly the human body, sex, thought, animals, and life itself.
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.
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.
If you enjoy contemporary female-centric stories but prefer them with emotion and integrity as opposed to the trademark sass and sarcasm of many chick lit titles (or maybe just want to try out something a little different for a change), I’d definitely recommend checking out Evening Stars...
I've said over and over again that I am not going to read this series anymore because it drives me nuts, but the stories are so compelling...they stick with me...if the stories continue to fascinate me, I'll probably continue to slog through the writing style to get to them.
The story is fast paced with sexy romance on the side. The characters are well drawn and there are a few twists thrown into the story line. I can't wait until Grant and Harlow's next book is released...
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.
...the romance was really disappointing and quite weak in comparison to what I’ve come to expect from this author...and while it becomes clear who the bad guys are, this issue is left open which was also disappointing.
Fans of smalltown contemporaries will savor this delicious and heartwarming story, a refreshingly realistic romance between two great characters.
All the In Death books have their mystery and their more personal parts. I thought both these aspects were well done here, so I’d recommend Concealed in Death...I’d say this comes in at a solid B on the strength of the mystery and the Mavis backstory.
The opening chapter, on Hebel, is the most forceful, a piece of historical criticism conducted entirely from the armchair (not a seagull in sight).
...Weir uses Watney’s proactive nature and determination to survive to keep the story escalating to a riveting conclusion.
The plot is every bit the thrill ride it sounds like. But the best part is that you don't have to feel too guilty about it. The operatives and lowlifes alike are well drawn.
Clara and her fellow servants, who embody the spirit of the everyday patriot citizen, are written with detail and depth. Historical fiction lovers will look forward to more from this promising new novelist.
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.