Read this book before Frost Burned of the Mercy Thompson series. The story crosses over in a big way. This book as the feel of a true mystery and I loved it.
I was cool on this "side" series to the Mercy books at first but I'm a true believer now. I love these characters just as well. Great read.
This book was just not my cup of tea... pun intended. (Diana, the main character, spends an inordinate amount of time making and drinking tea.) I think there should be a warning label on the front cover "THIS IS A VAMPIRE ROMANCE". I love urban fantasy, at least my definition of it, and this was not it. I guess if I'd been smart enough to read the other reviews, I might have figured that out beforehand.
I am not a romance novel person to begin with, paranormal or otherwise, so the book lost me pretty early on. Yoga class for vampires, witches, and daemons? Really? The detail was mind-numbing... what they ate... what they drank... what they were wearing. The dialogue was ridiculously juvenile.
My biggest beef is this; I think books that are part of a series should be able to stand alone. This was just one big long introduction to the next book (which I shan't be reading) with nothing resolved.
The only thing I did like was the house that was alive and was an additional character. That was clever but not enough for me to recommend this book.
Total waste of a credit.
For me, this was one of those books I didn't want to put down. I couldn't wait to find out what would happen next.
I hope this author is working on another book. I'll be one of the first in line to purchase it.
One of the best books I've read this year. The politics of the day were fascinating. The personal journals allow the reader to glimpse within the working of the minds of the former president and his killer. Totally enthralling.
Harry and the gang are back in action. The last book was really just a bridge from Changes to Cold Days.
Really enjoyed it.
I didn't start off loving this book but by the end I was a true believer. Kate Morton does it again.
I've had this book for over a year without bothering to listen to it. I'm not even sure why I had bought it in the first place.
Then, my husband and I went on a road trip last week and we forgot to bring something to listen to so we were "stuck" with whatever was on my phone. The characters are very likeable and the story is entertaining and unpredictable. The plot was just a little confusing at some points but not overly so. If I were to sum up the book in a few words I would say that it's a fun read.
We both enjoyed the story so much that we had to download the next book in the series for the trip home.
I debated on how many stars to give this book. Just on pure ???listen-ability??? I???d give it 5 stars. The reader was great and the story flowed along just fine. However, the story itself seemed so farfetched to me. How could anyone be so dense as the main character? I also felt that everyone in the book had a stereotypical role to play. The good guys were unbelievably good and the bad, well???. Bad to the bone. The good and the bad seemed to be dependent on the person???s feelings about slavery. The story does take place in the late 1700???s when slavery was socially acceptable. I???m not defending the practice I???m just saying??? the story placed a lot of moral judgment through modern lenses.
My last beef is, and perhaps my greatest, was the ending. Really? After all the emotional investment into Lavinia???s life, the story felt incomplete without more details of her life going forward. There were hints but nothing that felt like a conclusion.
This book might not appeal to everyone but I loved it. It had a bit of all the things I find of interest. Genealogy, history, time travel (sort of )... I couldn't stop listening.
After listening to this clip, I am so very disappointed. It's like Harry truly did die with the ending of Mr. Masters??? narration. I can't believe that the author left the last book as a cliff hanger and then changed narrators. Harry now sounds like a hick or something. This just ruined my long held expectation and I'm not sure that I'll even read it.
What were they thinking?
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