Thursday, September 30, 2010

Review: Insatiable

InsatiableInsatiable by Meg Cabot

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The actual Prince of Darkness, his half-brother, a secret organization to fight off evil working for the Vatican, finding out your co-workers are evil, and the world is on the brinks of vampire war that could destroy humanity.... well, what isn't there to like about this book. The beginning is slow, but once the action starts it keeps you turning the page, only to have air wind knock out of your sail in the last 30-40 pages.. making you dream up your own ending. It is filled with some orginality which in vamp books has been lacking, filled with the buildup and intensity, and a great dramatic scene, which I think is worth the read.

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Review: The Luxe

The Luxe (Luxe, #1)The Luxe by Anna Godbersen

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was orginally hesitant to pick up this book given it's hype, but was drawn in from the moment I read the Prologue clipping and the funeral setting of one of the leading characters. I was hooked.

You meet a group of socialites at the turn of the century in New York, behaving more like the New York setting of Sex In The City without the grphics but all the drama involved of high society who is sleeping with who who wants what and who will get what they want. You meet what is the "main" focus of the book Elizabeth Holland and her sister Diana, the supporting characters seemed somewhat richer quality and so did that of Diana Holland, than that of Elizabeth - which that book was about. I know that their were characters introduced simply for no reason other than to use in another book later... but I am looking forward to it - a cliffhanger was left for me to want to sink my teeth into.

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Monday, September 27, 2010

RelentlessRelentless by Dean Koontz

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A writer, his wife, their gifted son, and family dog are the center of a cat and mouse game of good and evil... enter the literary critic. (Funny, I thought this would be the perfect one to start my review on)
Quirky secondary characters appear and hold their own, as what unravels is a mystery far deeper than just murder. Once the hunt begins, you, the reader, start running.

A fast paced novel delievered as only Koontz can. The characters are likeable, their struggle engrossing. Pick up to read - you won't want to put down overnight. The ending left a little more to be desired, but worth the read.

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