If you could read your boyfriend’s mind wouldn’t you know that he’s just using you? Apparently this occurs to no one, because the little operation is just for –emotions–. A lot of the humor fell flat for me. Not my favorite book by Connie Willis.
“I can steal anything!” – and then brag about it, get sent to prison, and get co-opted to steal the mystical Gift of Hamiathes, which makes the bearer True King/Queen of Eddis. Snark! Dangerous rivers! Treachery! Gods! So much fun. I don’t know how Turner managed to make the subsequent books EVEN BETTER. The Thief … More The Queen’s Thief series
After 10 books, it’s time to take Mercy Thompson out of her comfort zone, and drop her off in _country_ (spoiler) after which she escapes to Prague. There are several new set of vamps & werewolves for Mercy to deal with, and several of them think were-coyote = weak and helpless. Until somebody is literally … More Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs
The cover: if you ever want to fight something with a spear, the best idea is to wear something that exposes maximum skin from neckline to bikini-wax. (see also: Female Armor Sucks) The story: Monsters are escaping from faerie land and a kid also escaped, is that a coincidence? The fight scenes are fun. The … More Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs
First I thought this book was just a re-run of Death’s scenes in the Sandman, but no. There’s one fun repeated story, and then a multi-chapter story of Death being alive and affecting people and being affected by people, and the side effect that ripple after that day. Nice. View all my reviews
There are no spoilers in this review beyond what you can see on the back-cover blurb – not even the name of The Big Bad Monster which Anita has to kill. There are only page counts for the big showdown. * Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter vs * Anita Blake, Angst Hunter . (If you want … More Crimson Death by Laurell K. Hamilton
In this Sandman story, Morpheus has a story & the new Dream has only a bit part in only one story. * Death’s story is amazing: she’s waiting for Death to be allowed onto an island so people can die. * Desire – if you want someone really, really badly, don’t settle for a one … More The Sandman: Endless Nights by Neil Gaiman