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 […]