Thursday, March 29, 2012

Book #21 of 2012

Vanishing Act (Jane Whitefield, #1)Vanishing Act by Thomas Perry
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

this book would have been better if Jane hadn't slept with 'John'. And Jane is a little too good to be true. She's one tough, smart cookie. I did enjoy the Indian history, but was sad for Lew Feng and Harry. Jake is an interesting character. I've heard good things about this series so I'll definitely read a couple more for sure.

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Book #20 of 2012

Love You More (Detective D.D. Warren #5)Love You More by Lisa Gardner
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I enjoy DD and her stories and loved her working with Bobby Dodge. The story got to be a little too much for me. I felt like things were being thrown in. I get aggravated at books when there seems to be so many twists and turns. I love a mystery, but when an author uses to many twists I lose interest. I think it detracts from the book. I'm anxious to read the next installment to see how D.D. manages her real life.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Book #19 of 2012

Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, #11)Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Sookie is always loads of fun and games. The books are easy to read. I'm still not fond of the relationship with Eric. Eric isn't good. and he's not good bad, if you know what I mean. I want more of Sookie's fairy roots. I wanna see more of Claude and Dermot. What are they up to? Sookie's relationship with Hadley's son Hunter is sweet too. I'm not tired of Sookie and crew yet, but I do want her to get rid of Eric. Bring on a new man!

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Book 18 of 2012

Spider Bones (Temperance Brennan, #13)Spider Bones by Kathy Reichs
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I always really like the Tempe Brennan books and look forward to reading them. I prefer the books set in North Carolina (even though I do like Ryan). This book really had the best of all worlds. It began in Canada, had the connection to North Carolina and took the gang to Hawaii (my favorite place on earth) to solve the mystery. And I did enjoy this mystery even though it got a little convoluted at the end. I always learn a little in these novels and this time I learned about chimeras. Interesting stuff. I loved the Plato character. Loved him! I also learned about JPAC and was quite impressed with what I learned.
As an aside, I also like the TV show Bones that is loosely based on this series of books. It's enough different that I don't even see Emily Deschanel and/or David Boreanz as the characters when I read these books. I just see Tempe and Ryan.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Book 17 of 2012

Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1)Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

When I first started reading this I didn't understand all the positive reviews I'd heard from my friends. It was really slow getting started, but did turn around. I'm intrigued by the Black Dagger Brotherhood and definitely want to learn more about some of the brothers. I enjoyed the introduction to this breed of vampires and the world they live in.
Wrath and Beth are at the center of this story and are fairly uninteresting characters. I was a little put off with the ease with which Beth (and Butch) accepted that vampires existed. I think most folks would be a slight bit more skeptical. I'm much more interested in Zsadist and his story. I'll try a few more before I decide if it's a MUST read series.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Book #16 of 2012

Origin in Death (In Death, #21)Origin in Death by J.D. Robb
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This series always gives me just what I expect. A good book, with some mystery and detecting, a little romance, and memorable characters. The futuristic aspect is well-done I think. The author gives us a glimpse into a future that doesn't seem too far-fetched to be real. I love the auto-chef and I want one, but I wonder if it will be just as aggravating to program a meal as it is to plan and cook one? The clean up should be easier, right? The basis of the mystery in this volume scared me. I see some of these scientific advances being made in the world we live in today and wonder if something like this could happen. I hope not and while the subject was scary and creepy I did enjoy reading this one as I'm sure I'll enjoy reading the next one. Nora Roberts as J. D. Robb delivers another great futuristic story! On to the next in this series!

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