Pack Challenge by Shelly Laurenston

Posted June 8, 2011 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
Pack Challenge by Shelly Laurenston

  Once again CONTAINS SPOILERS This book was recommended to me in a urban fantasy forum, and so I figured I would give it a try. It is the first book in a trilogy, although from a simple search on BN.com it would seem the author has several series to chose from. I don’t have a lot to say about this particular book. It was an enjoyable read but by no means one of my favorites, but on the same token, it cost around $4 on my nook, which I have no problem spending on a book I enjoyed reading. The book is about a woman who has no idea that she is a shifter, her name is Sara. From the very beginning it is clear she has had a rough upbringing, and has been left with both emotional and some very serious emotional scars from her childhood. The real upside for her is that her two best friends look out for her and give her the kind of love she didn’t experience from her grandmother. Her grandmother, having died not to long before the book began, is clearly the one of the villains in the story. Her grandmothers death, which seems like a relief for her, actually brings back a feud that she was unaware of her entire life. A feud between a Pride of lions and a Pack of wolves (the same Pack her parents were once a part of). The Pack has arrived in a town where […]

River Marked by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson #6)

Posted May 26, 2011 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
River Marked by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson #6)

Spoilers ALWAYS included Patty Briggs is one of my favorite writers, and I think Mercy is one of my favorite characters. She is ballsy and doesn’t take any prisoners. But she is not super woman, I think one of the hardest scenes I ever read was where Mercy was sexually assaulted in a previous book, her recovery from that incident I think is some of Briggs’ best writing. But on to the actual book, it started out a little slow for me. I think Briggs was trying to establish an intimate relationship with Adam and Mercy, but it honestly just felt to drag on. The last half of the book picks up and became a very enjoyable read. Briggs is one of the fantasy writers that doesn’t stay in one or two of the supernatural categories, she is willing to include any and all supernatural elements, and she blends them in such a way that is still cohesive for the reader as well as entertaining. This book is no exception. There is interaction with her vampire friend who needs Mercy’s help, the werewolf pack Mercy is no married into, the fae sending Mercy and Adam to the honeymoon spot as well as the Fae villains, as well as the exploration of Mercy’s heritage which brought in a whole new supernatural element never explored before. Mercy has always been an outsider in the books, she is the only one of her kind, or so she thought. As a coyote raised by […]

Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris

Posted May 14, 2011 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris

  Welcome to the very first book review of my blog! I might experience some growing pains along the way so bare with me. All Reviews include SPOILERS! To begin, I love Charlaine Harris, she is an amazing author. In fact the hardest thing about watching the True Blood series was that I felt they messed with so many of Harris’s amazing story lines that I would get angry at the TV. Sure I have my favorites out of her 11 Sookie books, but overall I love her writing. That being said, Dead Reckoning is not my favorite of the series. It’s also not my least favorite, it falls somewhere in the middle for me. Often throughout the book I began to feel like she was putting various characters in the book just to let the reader know what they were up to and didn’t actually fit into the story line. One such example of this is the 2 pages that Alcide makes an appearance in. His being at Sookie’s house just felt forced and unnecessary. To be quite honest I felt that way about Bill to some extent in this story, although he actually played a role in the development of the story. Alcide and Bill both continue to proposition Sookie, Alcide with sex and Bill with love. But either way I personally found it more annoying that sweet. Amelia is one character’s reemergence that I felt fit. She had to arrive in order to break the blood bond […]