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Drive by Review

Next post is TTT, I promise, but I thought I would give a drive by review of the books I’ve read this year.

 

A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)

A Discovery of Witches By Deborah Harkness: So, I’m not sure about this book. I liked it. I devoured the first half of the book between two backshifts. The problem with it, is more upon reflection. The novel has several plots that are just set ups for the rest of the trilogy, but I don’t really mind that so much, would have liked something to have been wrapped up but I can forgive that. My actual problem is that the relationship between Diana and Matthew is “ON FIRE” at the beginning of the book and then just shuts down by the middle. I don’t need sex every five pages, but really if I’m reading romance, there could be something, they had more than enough opportunity. 3/5 Stars

 

Relentless

Relentless By Dean Koontz: I wanted to like this book, I really did. But. . . honestly, the characters felt flat, the ending was a rush job and completely unsatisfying, the humour was forced, and I felt just let down. I miss Koontz’s old stuff. 2/5 stars

 

 

 

The Immortal Highlander (Highlander, #6)

The Immortal Highlander by Karen Moning: It took four chapters before I was sucked in. Adam was not all that sympathetic in the beginning and so narcissistic I wanted to shoot him. But I still fell for the ass, and was sucked into the book, especially by the end, so it still hits the 4/5 stars.

 

 

 

The Dark Highlander (Highlander, #5)

The Dark Highlander by Karen Moning It’s a good thing I read these out of order, I needed to know Daegus was a good guy, judging by his character in the beginning I wasn’t really sure where it was going. Still only took me 12 hours to read.  5/5 stars

 

 

 

 

Kiss of the Highlander (Highlander, #4)

Kiss of the Highlander By Karen Moning Fell in love with this book, took less than 8 hours to read and I loved Drustan even when he was being an ass. seriously I’m trying to tell myself not to read it again, and I only finished it two weeks ago. 5/5 Stars

 

 

 

Spell of the Highlander (Highlander, #7)

Spell of the Highlander by Karen Moning: First book I read of this series. Glad I started with this one, really liked it. Cian was interesting and *wggily fingers* dangerous without being creepy. Walking the line nicely. 5/5 stars

 

 

 

 

Bite Me (A Love Story, #3)

Bite Me By Christopher Moore Third in the Vampire Love Story trilogy. Wonderful, finished in less than two days. I couldn’t put it down. Abby Normal got on my nerves a bit and I was sad for the end it was rather bittersweet, but I really do love Jody. 5/5 Stars

 

 

The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove

Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove By Christopher Moore: Funny, engaging, I adore Theo, and have an image of Alcide from True blood stuck in my head for him, despite his description of be tall, lanky/skinny, and a stoner extraordinaire. Molly is awesome, I even like Steve. 4/5 Stars

 

 

You Suck: A Love Story (Vampire Trilogy, #2)

You Suck by Christopher Moore: Second book in Vampire love trilogy, I loved it, chest is hilarious and the animals are fun, once again. 4/5 stars

 

 

 

 

Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

Lamb By Christopher Moore: Laugh out loud funny. I could not put this down. I annoyed my friends by quoting this book ad nauseum. Highly recommend this book to everyone. 5/5 Stars 

 

 

 

Odd and the Frost Giants

Odd And the Frost Giants By Neil Gaiman: Cute, quick, engaging. Really nice fable/ fairy tale story combing the old norse myths. 5/5 Stars

 

 

 

 

The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes

Preludes and Nocturnes Sandman #1 by Neil Gaiman: excellent, scary, creepy and very awesome. I loved this. 4/5 Stars

 

 

 

 

Miles and the Magic Flute

Miles and the Magic Flute By Heidi Cullinan: At first I found Miles whiny but I stuck it through and he is more than redeemable and I really enjoyed the book. I wish I could be more specific but it’s been a few months since I read it. 4/5 stars

 

 

 

 

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins : This took me a while to get into, I hate first person. I just can’t seem to read them. Otherwise it was interesting, and I really liked the concept. Also it was way better than the movie. 4/5 stars

 

 

 

 

A Dirty Job

A Dirty Job By Christopher Moore: This was a difficult read but a wonderful one for all that. I adored the novel and I was heartbroken by the end. 5/5 stars

 

 

 

 

Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings

Fluke By Christopher Moore: Funny, weird, odd, and silly. I loved it, and there were several places I was laughing my ass off. 4/5 stars

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Review: The Fair Folk

The Fair Folk
The Fair Folk by Marvin Kaye
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A lovely collection of short stories, some darker than others. All of them around Fairy myth and legend. As with most short story collections I ended up skipping between stories. Some I preferred more than others. Overall though, I really enjoyed this collection and it introduced me a couple of authors I hadn’t read before. I think “UOUS” was my favourite of them all and now I need to find more of Tanith Lee’s work.

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