A most excellent book for a heat wave. Just enough plot to hold the book together. Also: Love! Betrayal! (but not too much.) Flirting! Rude officers! Pretty officers! Pretty boys! Fighting! (injury, but not too much dying.) The Running of the Bulls! Jealous co-worker! Spanish romantic guitar music! Roma! (not gypsies, thank you very much.) … More Viva Jacquelina! the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Over the Hills and Far Away by L.A. Meyer
So many other books referenced this one, I decided to read it. No specific spoilers, but the book is almost 40 years old. Eye catching cover, check: spaceship, pterodactyl, and the Yellow Brick Road & Emerald city. Adventure, check. Plot, sort of. First chapter: meant to be shocking. “Lets get married” after their first meeting? … More The Number of the Beast by Robert A. Heinlein
Reread. I have decided hat this is actually 2 book in one. Plot: Anita raises life-like zombies, and so does Some Evil Person. Conflict! Pages: 1-33. 90-95. 105-126. 224-327. 346-356. 452-468. 503-556. Relationships: Anita has too many boyfriends, she will now add some girlfriends, and Asher is messing up worse than ever. Anita is back … More Dead Ice by Laurell K. Hamilton
Sometimes I have a stack of books by authors I’ve never read, and one book that’s sure to be excellent. Save Excellent for last, it hides the taste of all the other disappointments. Annie is on the run from her family, because really she is on the run from Big Evil, AKA the Covenant. And … More Tricks for Free by Seanan McGuire
I had expected to really enjoy this book – a book about stories! Fun! Or not. OK story, but drop the ! from Fun. But the characters were all pretty shallow, and so was the plot. Not looking for the rest of the series.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars Note: Free copy in exchange for honest review. What fun. I love Jamie’s internal monologue. Family lawyer Jamie Quinn is in no way prepared for a criminal defense case, but what to to when her nephew is accused of killing his music teacher with a didgeridoo? And what’s a … More Death by Didgeridoo by Barbara Venkataraman
The Bad Guy is really bad. (His father is worse.) The King is really useless. The Magic is all a fraud… or is it? And should the Real Magic be kept under wraps? Girls can’t qualify as Official Musicians, but Lin is so great that the Greatest Bard encouraged her to pay her music at … More Last Song Before Night by Ilana C. Myer