Read this series in order. They seem to end with each installment, but you need the background to really enjoy the story.
Rachel is as interesting as ever. She has one problem after another pop up, and they all seem to be life threatening, and heart threatening. Something seems to be starting with Rachel and Trent, then it also takes a turn, when a tragic event happens. This brings old characters back into the picture, sure to cause havoc in episodes to follow. That also plays a part in the frustrating ending.
Ivy doesn't make an appearance til halfway through the saga, which I have to say didn't disturb me one bit. With Ivy comes the vampire politics, setting the stage for the next book very clearly.
We get new views of Al and Trent in this book. (maybe everyone will find out they have a heart and soul) Characters are becoming more independent of each other, with the series starting to wrap up. All and all it was a good story, with a couple of heart wrenching shockers. It was a little slow in a few spots with too much descriptive dialog going on, but I did listen to it in 2 days, so that says something for it.
Tried out a new author (for me anyway) from a friend's recommendation. Really enjoyed listening to this book, in fact it took all day Sunday, but I finished it. It is the first of the Joanna Brady series, which starts with a death and a big mystery. Joanna's life is turned upside down on her 10th anniversary, and soon she's led to believe that her husband might have been hiding secrets from her. She won't give up til all her questions are answered though, even as her own life is put in danger. I have to say that I couldn't figure out all the bad guys, which made me want to jump to the end, to satisfy my curiosity. I didn't give in, but kept listening.
Oh wow, don't start this series unless you're ready to go on a reading frenzy. I'm on to the prequel "Little Sisters of Eluria" and the graphic novels, to get more background on Roland, the Gunslinger. He's the last of his kind on a quest to find The Tower. Slowly we get bits and pieces from his past, while trying to figure out why he is looking for The Tower. To get there, he needs answers from The Man in Black, whom he trails throughout the book. He meets a boy, Jake, that seems to have a part in the whole scheme, so together they travel.
It's an intriguing tale that only begins with this novel. However, that fact isn't disappointing, cause you won't be ready to leave this fascinating world.
I really like this series, but put off listening to it because of bringing Adam's ex-wife Christy in to the series. It was exactly what I was dreading, listening to a cunning ex-wife trying to get back her husband, with other pack members taking her side. Ugh! I hate those stories.
The rest of the book was enjoyable, especially bringing Gary Laughing Dog in (he seems to be an interesting character) and I always have liked to hear more from Stephan and Coyotte.
Just send Chrsity down the road and good riddance.
After listening to Thirteen Hours, I couldn't wait to hear this story as it continued with the life of Det.Benny Grisel. This book wasn't as interesting to me though, as it was filled with corporate politics and trying to explain the workings of big business. Benny had trouble understanding it all, as did I, along with finding it very boring at times. I did enjoy hearing more about Benny's life and how he seems to be patching it up since he quit drinking. The concern for his children and a new girlfriend that falls off the wagon, almost hampers his investigation as he realizes he's behind the times with so much of today's world. All in all, with Benny trying to solve a cold case in order to help solve a rash of police shootings from a sniper claiming a cover up, makes for an interesting story.
This was one of those books that grabs you from the start and keeps your interest. It starts with a 25 year old unsolved mystery of a family's disappearance. The lone survivor is suddenly more than ever being thrown back to those tragic memories, as new events plague her and her family. I started out listening to this one, then when I got tired of listening, I'd switch to reading for a while. I usually have two books going at once, but I just couldn't tear myself away until this one was finished. The secret keeps you guessing for the majority of the book, then the suspense takes over, as to how it will all play out in the end. My first listen from this author, but definitely not my last.
This installment just didn't do much for me. I just couldn't get too excited about the main characters. The series seems to be in a stale period, throwing this book in as a filler, because it wasn't about any of the angels and didn't advance the story of the angelic war.
Another screwed up murder mystery with a hysterical sense of humor. Carl Hiaasen knows how to spin a good yarn and George Wilson delivers every morbidly funny punch line with perfection. Each unique character is brought to life then intermingled into one hilarious tale of murder, blackmail, and deception.
I felt Mac and Baron's story was finished with the last Fever book, and "Iced' was to be a spin off series that would wrap around different characters (Dani, Riodan, Dancer, and Christian). I loved "Iced" and developed a big soft spot in my heart for Dani, that I never had in the Fever books. I was disappointed in this book, with the path chosen for Dani and the small part she played. Basically, this was a Mac book (which isn't a bad thing) in itself, but I felt it ruined "Iced", and the kid that stole the show.
Love these amusing characters with their rough talking banter. The narrator has them down to a 'T', never disappointing, with the mad cap stories of Heaven and Hell, and all that lies between.
A wonderfully told ending to the Odd Thomas series. David Aaron Baker makes Odd come to life again in this tale, that recounts all the other adventures and pulls the links together, as Odd returns home to fight his final battle against evil. His old friends come back in to this story to help, along with some new allies. Our hero boy is as humble and lovable as ever, while he endures the pain of killing his foes, becoming once again the saintly soldier for 'good'.
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