Saturday, March 29, 2014

Review: The Catch by Taylor Stevens

This is the 4th book with Munroe and definitely one of my favorites. The storyline moved along quickly and the characters were well developed. The storyline took place in countries I know little about but the descriptions were detailed and helped with imaging what it is like there. This character is strong and well developed and there are many storyline possibilities. I'm already looking forward to the next Munroe adventure.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Review: Zom-B Gladiator by Darren Shan

This is book #6 in the Zom-B series. I dare say this series gets better with each book. I don't usually read zombie books they aren't my thing but I've read quite a few things by this author so I thought I'd give them a shot. Book 6 continues the story of B. Smith and the Angels. I don't want to give anything away about the storyline so I'm just going to say if you are into Zombie stories or not, if you read horror fiction and if you like fast paced action filled stories you should be reading this series. Start with the first one titled Zom-B and you might as well get the rest because you'll need them. If you buy the hard copy, an e-book or check them out at the library you might as well get them all and be prepared to get up caught up quickly. 
Anxiously awaiting #7 Zom-B Mission release date April 8,2014.

Review: Pandemic by Scott Sigler

The final book in the Infected series was pretty good. (It was going to be difficult to top Infected in my opinion and although good Contagious and Pandemic just weren't able to do it.) Pandemic has quite a few places that are excitement filled and fall in to that I must finish this chapter mentality but the book as a whole did not read as easily to me as the previous 2 did. Something I have always liked about Sigler's writing is he can kill off the main characters if necessary. Sorry but the good guy does not always win and I like going into a Sigler novel knowing that nobody is "safe". I will recommend this series for years to come and hope others find them as enjoyable as I have. 



Saturday, January 25, 2014

Review: Purity of Vengeance by Jussi Adler-Olsen

This is the 4th book in the Department Q series. This is also my favorite behind the 1st book in the series. The characters are well developed and you care about what happens to them and that makes a book enjoyable to read. Department Q investigates forgotten cases and this is a doozy of a case. The books explore the cases from the time of the events and then from Dept. Q's investigation. Between the two views you'd think it would be easy to figure out the ending, but no. Once all is revealed you'll be surprised at how it all ends.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Review: Reviver by Seth Patrick

This book was different and I loved it!! A few people are able to bring someone back from the dead long enough to question them about who killed them. This is the first in a trilogy and as been optioned for a movie (so I read on the internet).

Scary. Creepy.

Fans of the Infected Series by Scott Sigler should give this a try.

Back to reading & reviewing

Whew, Life sure does have a way of interrupting your reading life. The end of September I accepted a job as library manager. This has been a fun, hectic and a learning experience. I haven't done much reading these last 6 weeks with the excitement of a new job and family but I've gotten settled in and things are great so it's time for me to start reading and posting some reviews.

I have done some reading during those hectic weeks. I am caught up on the ZOM-B novels by Darren Shan. I don't usually read zombie novels but it was Darren Shan so I thought I'd give it a try.  There have been 5 books so far, 2 more with pub dates and I am looking forward to them.

I listened to Fireworks over Toccoa by Jeffrey Stepakoff during the drive to new job and it was fantastic. I was surprised, laughed & cried. If you want a good light romance this is for you.

Mortal Bonds by Michael Sears is the 2nd book featuring Jason Stafford. These books kept me guessing about the endings and have some well written action scenes.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Review: Downfall by Jeff Abbott

The 3rd book featuring Sam Capra and it is action packed and reads like movie script. The characters are easy to love and hate depending on which character you are talking about. There are a lot of good authors and books out there but Abbott knows how to get your attention and hold it the entire length of the book. If you are a spy, thriller and/or adrenaline junkie you must read not only this but everything by Jeff Abbott.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Review: A Conspiracy of Faith by Jussi Adler-Olsen



The 3rd book in this series has everything I look for in a mystery. The characters are entertaining, funny keep you guessing and looking forward to the next book. The storyline for the murder is interesting, different and the twists will keep you guessing what will happen next. The characters of Department Q- Carl, Assad and Rose will leave you with more questions than answers but that's ok by me, just that much more to look forward to in book number 4.  


Review: Dying Hours by Mark Billingham



Let me start this review with my final thoughts: If you are a Billingham fan this is a must read because: 1-You need to read this to be ready for the next and 2- It's Tom Thorne do you need another reason?
Seriously though this was not a show stopping read. The writing is good, as it usually is but the story line was just ok for me. There were no surprise twists or uh-oh moments and I'm still not sure about Thorne in a serious relationship. New readers to Billingham should start with some of the older books. Release date August 6th 2013.

Review: The Dinner by Herman Koch

I certainly ran through some emotions reading this book. The beginning third of this book I found myself laughing out loud in several spots. The way Paul describes fancy restaurants is pretty much I feel about them, also. Unlike Paul I have never ate in the type of establishment described and I am not sure I ever will. The middle is where we learn why the dinner is taking place and I find that I can sympathize with the parents to a point because as parents we know our kids make mistakes. We hope they are small ones, they can learn from in the end. The end of the book..amazement..well...it is a book and anything can happen, it would be hard to talk about without giving away to much. I enjoyed this book and recommend it to others. -Jennifer
*This would be a good book for a reading group it has several topics and interesting characters to be discussed.