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Louie Morelli’s Mistress by Patricia Bellomo

Posted February 17, 2014 by Kate in Review, Skip It / 0 Comments
Louie Morelli’s Mistress by Patricia Bellomo

I love a good mystery, something that pulls me in and takes me along for an exciting ride, while I try to figure out what surprise is lurking around the next corner. This book sounded really interesting to me, but unfortunately it just didn’t pan out all the way for me. The book doesn’t start off too bad, it kept my interested for the most part, but as time went on the book started to drag more and more and before I knew it, I found myself putting the book down for longer and longer periods of time. For me it just felt like it took too long for things to progress, or maybe the author just had things dragging a little bit within the prose itself, but either way it starting to slow down considerably. I also had a couple of issues with the characters as well. With Mercedes, she was a bit to self-centered for me. I really wanted to like her, I tried a lot, and at the beginning I liked her more than as the story continued. I think another part of the problem with Mercedes was that she didn’t have enough depth, she was mostly concerned with getting laid, and not so much anything else. For as much as I didn’t really enjoy Mercedes, I enjoyed Robert even less. He really was a bit on the spineless side. He didn’t really ever stand up for himself, he didn’t assert himself, and generally let people walk […]

The Godborn by Paul S. Kemp

Posted February 16, 2014 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
The Godborn by Paul S. Kemp

My husband is such a huge fan of all things R.A. Salvatore, he has been trying for years to get me to read his books or at least to dip my toe in the universe that he created. So when the opportunity came about for me to get my hands on a couple of ARCs for books in his series, I decided to go ahead and give it a go. Small disclosure, I have no point of reference for the people or the series because I have never read anything else but this, so the book might be more enjoyable to someone who is more familiar with prior works. The first thing that I was really happy about was that the book can be read without really knowing anything about previous books. I do love reading series, being able to jump into a series right in the middle of it is a great advantage. I am fairly certain I missed out on some of the little nuances of things that happened in the past, but overall I didn’t feel like I was super confused the whole time or anything even close to that. I was pretty happy with my ability to keep up and keep track of the characters. This story follows Vasen, who is raised by an adopted father after his mother’s death during his birth. Vasen is half-shade, which sets him a part from everyone else who he is raised among. As he grows up and becomes an […]