I couldn't wait for this book to be released, as I have been a big fan of the House of Night books - until now. I finished part one of this book, Tempted, and moved on to other books, because frankly, I was bored. Five hours in, and we have finished the night that started in the last book, and the plot isn't moving forward much at all - I feel like most of the book has been cleaning up relationships.
It could also be the narrator - who has changed for the third time in the HON audio series. I like Cassandra Morris, but I have been spoiled by the previous narrators who actually altered the character's voices enough that you could tell who was talking. I have listened to several other books narrated by Cassandra, and while she does a good job, she doesn't interject any personality into the characters.
If I change my mind after hearing part 2, I will update, but for now, am moving on to other books that I hope will be more entertaining.
I enjoyed this - it felt "long" at times, but it was a pretty good story.
I love Kitty, but I just didn't not get into this one the way I have in the previous books. (The last couple have been off for me.) I was really interested in the historic bent that the book started on - then we derailed to San Francisco and Roman... and I only half-listened through the last couple of hours so I'd know what happened. Hoping the spark is back in the next book! :) PS: Love Marguerite Gavin as always!
I was almost afraid to get the new "Queen Betsy" based on what some of the reviewers said, but I went for it... had to see what was going to happen!
It was certainly not as bad as others made it out to be - Betsy is the same vampy gal in this book as she is in all the others - but I can't say that I found this as entertaining as the first several books. (What was up with Nick/Dick... I don't know why his name had to change...) :)
I think MaryJanice Davidson is building toward something interesting... but it's unfortunate that the story has lost some of the charm and fun that it had when we started.
I will keep reading/listening! PS: Nancy Wu does an outstanding job as always!!
This was a very enjoyable book - what I consider a light, fun read! Kyra Davis made me laugh out loud a few times, which is hard to do. :) I think the narrator did a great job. Will listen to more in this series.
I love Rachel and team, but I could only give this one three stars. There were points when I truly felt that the story was just being drawn out to add length. I will keep reading the series, just didn't find this one as good as the others.
This series while interesting has been moving a little slow, considering it takes a book to get through one night of the story... we actually get through a few days in Awakened, and the story moves along quite a bit. Looking forward to the next installment.
I found The Hunger Games to be a slow start, but once I got into it, I was captivated by this story! I have to admit some disappointment at the end, as it appears we are going to be trapped in a love triangle, and I guess I thought Katniss would be above that... :) I am taking a break from the series, but do want to come back to it and finish the trilogy.
I cannot say that I "loved" Halfway to the Grave. I found Kat to be a very immature heroine, and listening to the narrator attempting the "Bones" accent was very grating at times!
But - after reading what the next book is about, I think that I may give #2 a shot and see if the Kat and the series grow up a bit!
I usually like Dean Koontz, but this book was terribly slow - so slow it was really hard to pay attention to what was being read. All of the action happened in the last hour, and it took way too long to get to that point.
I appreciate that a young girl was showing off a big vocabulary in the book, but Dean Koontz also seemed to be showing off his love of big words and lofty descriptions - all completely unnecessary and just adding to the number of hours it took to get through this.
Steven Weber did a great job as narrator - I would listen to him again. Big fan! :)
I enjoyed Abby enough to go on and read the rest of the series, and I am glad I did - the books seem to get better and better! All of the books are a fun read!
Try Victoria Laurie's "Ghost Hunter" series as well!
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