Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Santa Claus: Private Detective by Rebecca M. Senese

3.5 Stars

The Noel Kringle Chronicles - Book One

A fun holiday read.  Or any time of the year, really. 

The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

4 Stars

The Interdependency - Book One

More great space opera from Scalzi.

Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts

4 Stars

The Bride Quartet - Book Two

Another enjoyable Nora read. 

My Brother Michael by Mary Stewart

4 Stars

Not my favourite of her mysteries, but a good reread nonetheless. 

The Crow Trap by Ann Cleeves

3 Stars

Vera Stanhope - Book One

Not quite sure about this series yet. The writing itself is a bit odd. 

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

3.5 Stars

Very long, very wordy, could have used some editing but all in all, an interesting and enjoyable read.

Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan

3 Stars

Van Buren and DeLuca - Book One

Bought the book because of the cover and it was an okay read for the most part.

Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews

3.5 Stars

Innkeeper Chronicles - Book One

Fun Read!

Die Trying by Lee Child

3.5 Stars

Jack Reacher - Book 2

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri

3.5 Stars

Book One - The Books of Ambha

This book was getting a lot of chatter in my romance circles and that's pretty much what it is, a fantasy with romantic overtones. 

I enjoyed my read.  It was a slow read.  The author writes beautifully; it's the type of book/writing that you want to linger over.  I didn't really find an urgency to the plot, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

I liked the character of Mehr and I liked the character of Amun.  I enjoyed how their relationship grew and how they grew together and on their own.  Amun, the hero, is not your big warrior type, yeah, he's big and fit and strong, but it's his personality that is different.  He's gentle and patient and quietly heroic. 

This isn't a romance novel, but the relationship between Mehr and Amun takes up a large part of the plot because of their special powers.  Talk about a slow burn, though.  I don't mind that at all, but some might find it tedious. 

Anyway, I enjoyed my read and will read the next in the series.  This book pretty much wraps things up for these characters but there's more to tell about this world.  Should be good.  :)