I want to fall in love with one of her books again! This one just didn’t do that for me. No matter what though, it’s still good – it’s Lora Leigh after all!
Leavened with strong emotion and dark humor, and featuring superior writing as well as a thoughtfully structured plot, Cat and Bones's final adventure is appropriately splendid and satisfying.
All in all there were some great parts, and not so great parts of this book. Finally getting to see Dimitri and Skyler get their happily ever after was a treat, but I wanted more. I was left feeling like I had missed out on so much from them, and wished we could have seen more of their actual falling in love.
Lee's descriptions of their images—which start as truth and then careen into a fantastic blend of imagination and interpretation—are beautiful metaphors for the way stories take on lives of their own.
...politically savvy but militarily uneventful novel that bridges the gap between the last novel and the expected sequel.
Ione deftly moves through the complicated, imaginative plot with clarity and flair. Sexy, creative, darkly fanciful and chock full of action, devilry and intense emotion.
As a fan of his older works, I now realize why I stopped reading him. There isn’t much of a connection between his characters anymore. I still try his books every now and then to see if anything has changed, but I am sorry to say that his newer books seems to lack punch.
Fans will be thrilled with the author’s return to Ireland and with the magical themes. Magical, romantic, compelling and appealing—Roberts at her best.
New conflicts and antagonists are introduced and dealt with in a late rush, and Reuben’s forays as Man Wolf are perfunctory, taking up fewer pages than the party planning. Still...Reuben and Felix are sympathetic protagonists, and the series mythology, suggesting that the fair folk may be evolved human ghosts, is fascinating.
The Circle could have been a powerful glimpse at a world gone out of control, made on connected tech. Instead it’s a pedantic and obvious narrative of a Facebook-mandatory future. A view of the future so obvious and creepy that you can’t imagine smart people will let it happen.
By the time you finish Styxx, I can guarantee at least one bout of cathartic crying, more likely several. One scene in particular will rip out your guts. It makes the happy ending all that much more potent.
Readers will get to revisit previous story lines, catch up with their favorites and even see their children. This was a great addition to the series.
Although each book stands alone reasonably well, this third one definitely requires the detailed overview of the other two in order to place it in the right context. As with the other two books in the trilogy, Maddaddam is full of inventive and blackly humorous details about the world of the future...
The twist and turns in THE VAMPIRE WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO are wonderful. I really enjoy The Love at Stakes Series by Ms. Sparks and this one does not disappoint.
This extremely strong beginning will have readers eager to see whether Shannon can maintain her stride for a lengthy series.
...too many subplots and characters, not to mention the increasingly impenetrable Norse arcana, draw focus away from the more coherent and compelling Salem plotline. Some readers may struggle to pay attention.
The Companions: The Sundering is just a fabulously written story that draws you in and keeps you guessing on nearly every page. From start to finish, you will be shocked and delighted at the newest twists and turns...
...there were some great scenes in this book and we get to see what’s going on with the others as well, which is always a plus in my book. But I just expected more from Kane after having been trapped in hell for so long.
Reading this made me want to go back and reread the previous books because there were certain things that I had just forgotten. I think there’s enough here for the first time reader to get into the world, but this is definitely a must for Kate Daniels fans.
My only problem with this book is perhaps inevitable in that the part of the book in which Izanami retells the creation story is so full of the names of gods and places she and her husband Izanaki gave birth to that is is completely confusing to the casual reader.