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Preview — Truthseeker by C.E. Murphy
Truthseeker (Worldwalker Duology #1)
Gifted with an uncanny intuition, Lara Jansen nonetheless thinks there is nothing particularly special about her. All that changes when a handsome but mysterious man enters her quiet Boston tailor shop and reveals himself to be a prince of Faerie. What's more, Dafydd ap Caerwyn claims that Lara is a truthseeker, ...more
Our very clean-- er, I can't say drama because I didn't see drama either. NU stamps this product safe for feeble medicated hearts and impressionable young minds. I hate to spoil, but tailor-heroine Lara Jansen remains well-adjusted and safe throughout the book, experiencing only a few near gasp-inducing moments when giant bats at ...more
Life is too short to waste time on something I don't like (and there are so many good books to read).
To sum up my grievances with this one:
— It reads like it was written by a 90 years old lady: all the characters' personalities, mannerisms, language patterns and general behaviors are so very OLD. And boring.
— People in their twenties, at parties and other fun situations, interact with each other using courtesy titles and courtesy forms (do you call it that in english?).
I don't necessari ...more
This book is f*ing terrible! I just read a torturously bad book. I'm not doing it again. The dialogue in this book is the most stilted, ridiculous, unbelievable, idiotic bullshit I have ever read. The storyline is stupid. The "romance" is boring and fake. The main character, Lara, has the personality of a shovel. A dull, unfunny shovel.
Other than that, I liked it.
Lara starts out as someone who tries to fade into the background. She limits her interactions with other people because the half-truths and polite lies we all use make her very uncomfortable. She does have a good friend, Kelly, who seems to understand (at least to some degree) how Lara feels. Kelly often tries to get Lara to open up to others, especially men. She wants Lara to be happy.
Enter David Kirwen and Dickon Collins. David is a local weatherman and Dickon is his camerama ...more
Truthseeker moves a little too fast for the plot to gain much in the way of depth, and the action was explained away rather than explained. However, that speed is complimented by dialog that I found to be witty as well as wry. The four main characters are presented well, from the angles of descripti ...more
Ultimately, it's a compelling enough story that I do want to read the second book and find out how it all ends. I think the story itself is good. The problem is in the writing itself.
NOT that it's horrible, writing-wise. But there's apparently a romance here and I just don't feel it. Largely because I don't care about the heroine or the hero, ...more
Okay, here is my brilliant (haha) opinion. Some of the characters in this book are...hesitant; they are still finding their footing and aren't quite as "fleshed-out" as I would like. Lara shows great potential to become a kick-ass ...more
Lara then meets David Kirwen, the local television station weath ...more
Good idea, poor execution. I felt like I was being told about character development as opposed to it being developed naturally through the story. When done right, I can swallow a heroine coming out of her shell through adversity and throwing everything away for the love a man wh ...more
ACROSS TWO EXTRAORDINARY WORLDS, TRUTH IS THE DEADLIEST MAGIC
Gifted with an uncanny intuition, Lara Jansen nonetheless thinks there is nothing particularly special about her. All that changes when a handsome but mysterious man enters her quiet Boston tailor shop and reveals himself to be a prince of Faerie. What’s more, Dafydd ap Caerwyn claims that Lara is a truthseeker, a person with the rare talent of being able to tell truth from falsehood. Dafydd begs Lara to help solve his brother’s murder
I really wanted to love this book (I'm a sucker for a good fairy tale) and I actually had a very hard time finishing it. The main character didn't feel as "real" to me as Murphy's other heroines do. I just felt like she was kind of a cardboard character with ...more
Most of the characters, especially Lara and Kelly, were likable and I found the close friendship between the two ladies particularly appealing. On the other hand ...more
I admit that at the beginning I was almost going to give up as I have so many books in the TBR pile and in my Kindle, but I decided to keep on with it. The basic story is that Lara, who lives in Boston and is quiet intense sort of person, is out with her friend Kelly, who is ...more
Lara Jensen is a tailor who just happens to know when you tell the truth. You'd think that this is a handy thing to have, but it's just a pain in her you-know-what. After all, how much fun can it be to know when people aren't being honest with you?
Then she meets David, or Daffydd ap Caerwyn, a Seelie prince who's been searching for a Truthseeker for close to a ...more
Usually I'm a big fan of descriptions, but the ones here didn't seem to really clear anything up for me. I honestly couldn't tell you what any of the characters look like beyond basic "blond" or "brown eyed" and the lingering feeling that everyone is super white. I also can't recall where the human part of this story takes place except in "generic American city" and Annwn seems to be mostly forested, but in what kind ...more
I had such high hopes for this series, though truthfully I'm not sure why I did. I'd heard of C.E. Murphy before, but hadn't read any of her books before these. Maybe it's because of the inclusion of a fey prince and I was likening it to the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning, who writes the fey princes as walking sex sticks and inhuman to the point of being alien. But that's not how he was written at all. I was actually generally confus ...more