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.
Amnesia story. Wings. I want to enjoy this book. Every character has an extended back-story – I feel like there should be some books in the series that I’ve missed – but no, it’s book one. Future books will probably develop these stories. It has all the right elements, and somehow it’s boring. Sigh. Drop … More Conspiracy of Angels by Michelle Belanger
Too many tests this season. Time for a reread of a really good series. It’s a rare series that just keeps getting better – every time the plot seems to get a bit stale, it takes a hard right and turns into something else that, on re-read, was carefully built up over the last two … More Magic Series – Kate Daniel – by Ilona Andrews
30 pages in, I give up. Story takes place in Albion, a common name for Merrie Olde England. Plot: Manly men fight, women are arm candy. I’ve met this plot before in The Last Kingdom (The Saxon Stories, #1) by Bernard Cornwell (my 5 star review here: https://bookcarouselblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/25/the-last-kingdom-by-bernard-cornwell/) I thought I’d love the book, … More The Wolf by Leo Carew