This is a great story with a dynamic plot. The author, however, is the queen of adverbs sometimes sprinkling two or three in one sentence. This is sometimes distracting and seems to me to be sophmoric in writing mecahnics. The narrator - what can I say? If Thurston Howell III and Lovey from Gilligan's Island has a daughter - it would be this narrator. Her inflections are highbrow and wrong. She also mis-pronouces words from time to time.
This story is full of revelations and layers of characterization that intertwine to make a suprising and deep read.
Samantha, who through the course of the novel matured through her discoveries.
My favorite scene was when Sam was at Juliette's house and how she experienced a home life she never knew existed, giving her a wake up call and peek into what can make a person who they are.
How many days does it take to get it right? Samantha Kingston just might die finding out.
Beautifully layered book. Just when you think you have it figured out, another layer of plot or characterization is uncovered and you realize you were still just looking at the surface.
Yes. This is a fun, upbeat story with paranormal elements. So it has all the things I love to read. The main character is quirky and fairly unpredictable.
Georgina of course!
All of them. She's an excellent reader.
This book made me laugh in several places. It was also poignant in a few places, especially when Georgina's long lost past is revealed.
I'll read the rest of the series. That's the mark of a good book in my opinion! The budding love story is a different twist and promises to cause more havoc in future books.
The story is good. I love Faith Hunter's Jane Yellowrock series, so I gave this one a try. This one isn't A-1 like Yellowrock, but it's quite good.
No. Natalie Gold sounds like the indians from old black and white westerns, but I don't think she's native American at all - she just reads like it. Her speech is stilted and has no emotion. I kept thinking she would say, "Yes, Kemosabi," at any moment.
No. I had to take the reader a little at a time or I'd fall asleep or scream.
Faith - you're a marvelous writer. Get another reader.
Faith Hunter has hit another homerun with Blood Cross: Jane Yellowrock, Book 2. In this series, Jane Yellowrock is a Native American skinwalker whose supernatural abilities work perfectly for her job as a vampire bounty hunter. This series stands above other such paranormal series, because the protagonist is strong and savvy but also has a past that sometimes leaves her vulnerable. This makes a three-dimensional character that feels real with all her kick-butt attributes and human foibles. Hunter also weaves a superb history into vampire-kind as well as building a believable alternate-reality United States with well-thought politics and structure.
This series also isn???t taken over by sex scenes as other paranormal series can lean toward???especially vampire stories. For once, a female protagonist who doesn???t just think about sex all day long!
The only aspect of these novels that takes getting used to is the dialogue when Jane shifts into her animal form. The verbiage becomes stilted, but is what could be imagined as appropriate for an animal versus a human???s speech patterns. Since the books are written in first-person POV, the truncated speech definitely helps the reader differentiate who???s POV the writing is in at the time: Jane or her Beast.
This book, as well as the rest of the series, are definitely worth the read. But be warned???you might find yourself staying up until all hours of the morning reading them!
This is a very interesting book. The author takes technical/scientific information and makes it understandable and engaging. The reader is good, but he has certain quirks that become irritating such as he says "coont" instead of "couldn't", and several times he say "dint" instead of "didn't." It's distracting that at times he talks like my six year old nephew.
This is a great story: action-packed, well defined characters, plausible scenario, great plot. The reader is good but leans toward the melodramatic in places. It got a little irritating at times, but overall this was a great listen.
These stories in this series are cute and interesting. The fact that the author is in real life a psychic adds depth and information to the story. The narrator's voice and inflection got on my nerves after a while. She's kind of like the voice of the teapot in the animated Beauty and the Beast with bad inflection.
I read this as a part of my MFA thesis requirements. I had to read a classic in my genre, so I selected this book with little hope that I would really like it, because I hate anything even resembling a war story. I was happily proven wrong. This is an excellent story read by an excellent reader. The plot is rich in character and relationships while supporting a wonderful suspence thread mingled with a science-fiction-esque quasi-apocolyptic landscape. I would suggest this for anyone - man or woman - as a fantastic read.
The reader of this book is one of the best I've ever heard, and I'm picky about readers. The story drags a little in the middle, but is very good. The romance thread is kept alive, but the external conflict and suspence are lost in the dreaded sagging middle while the romance and characters are developed.
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