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message 1: by Ren (new)

Ren Hope you will like this book, Catherine :D
This is my favorite series all the time ^^


message 2: by Quinn (new)

Quinn You're reading it! I'll be interested in how you find it.


message 3: by Catherine (new)

Catherine Ren wrote: "Hope you will like this book, Catherine :D
This is my favorite series all the time ^^"


I've heard excellent things about it. I hope I like it too.


message 4: by Catherine (new)

Catherine Quinn wrote: "You're reading it! I'll be interested in how you find it."

I'll let you know. =)


message 5: by Ally72 (new)

Ally72 Super review!!! I agree with you and I am glad NR doesn't ruin the series by throwing love triangles in. Although, Eve and especially Roarke have pasts and that doesn't mean they still don't get jealous. There is such a deep love between these two characters and their relationship NEVER gets old with each book. I don't know how NR can keep the momentum like that up with these many books, but she does (in my opinion).


message 6: by Catherine (new)

Catherine I don't mind jealousy (within reason), I just hate watching a character ping pong between men (or women). I find it off putting.

I'm glad to hear the relationship continues to develop and doesn't get stale!


message 7: by Ally72 (new)

Ally72 I agree with you and the relationship definitely doesn't get stale with up to the point I am at!


message 8: by Quinn (new)

Quinn Nice review, Catherine, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I can understand why you liked the way the futuristic gadgets were included. I had trouble picturing some of them given the lack of detail, and while I didn't want an info dump, I would have appreciated some brief information over and above a name. I agree it will be nice to see Roarke and Eve's relationship continue to develop and strengthen over the coming books.


Krista (One Love) (Critical) Catherine wrote: "I don't mind jealousy (within reason), I just hate watching a character ping pong between men (or women). I find it off putting.

I'm glad to hear the relationship continues to develop and doesn't..."


Thank you! This is my biggest pet peeve. I HATE when a character can't decide whom he/she loves. It really puts me off. Now you've made me want to start on this series. I've been putting it off for awhile now, because I usually don't like overly long series, and this one is loooong.


message 10: by Catherine (new)

Catherine I can definitely see why you wanted more detail on the futuristic bits! I just seem to like (in this book and others) being presented the world as if I already knew what the author was talking about. It doesn't work for me with all books though.


message 11: by AH (new)

AH I found one of the In Death books at a book sale. Then I found out it was #20 in the series. Do I commit to 19 other books? Are they all good? And what about all those other series I can never seem to catch up on? I'll have to cave. Great review, Catherine.


message 12: by Catherine (new)

Catherine Krista wrote: "Catherine wrote: "I don't mind jealousy (within reason), I just hate watching a character ping pong between men (or women). I find it off putting.

I'm glad to hear the relationship continues to..."


I agree! The length of the series is incredibly intimidating. I guess I'm going to have to buckle down and work my way though them though. I liked this one too much not to keep going.

I, personally, don't find it understandable when a heroine dithers between men. I find it an incredible turn off to see relationships approached like that. But people must love them because they're everywhere.


message 13: by Catherine (new)

Catherine AH wrote: "I found one of the In Death books at a book sale. Then I found out it was #20 in the series. Do I commit to 19 other books? Are they all good? And what about all those other series I can never seem..."

Thanks, AH! I've actually recently been thinking about going to my old reading habits. Pre-Goodreads, I mean. I used to find a series I liked and glommed them all. Now I skip around so much because of rec's and reviews that it's hard to keep up with them. I don't know...I still haven't decided for sure.


message 14: by Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~* (last edited Dec 11, 2010 04:55PM) (new)

 Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~* Great review, Catherine. I'm with Quinn. I didn't want an info dump but just a wee bit more elaboration about the gadgets etc. And I'm looking forward to seeing Roarke and Eve's relationship develop, too!


message 15: by Dina (new)

Dina "It's no hardship for me to watch their relationship develop over the course of the books... So I'm willing to be patient and won't complain about the lack of a lot of depth to the relationship and characters yet."

That's the spirit, Catherine. Roarke and Eve's relationship is developed throughout the series and you'll get to know them better as you keep reading. At the point I am (I've read all the books except the last one), they're pretty much settled (I don't mean that in a bad way) but they have some bumps now and then - just like any other couple. Man, I love this series!

And I'm glad you didn't fall for Roarke. That's less competition for me, LOL. I'm tired of swatting away all his gazillion groupies. They just don't accept that Roarke is mine, mine, mine! ;)


 Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~* Quinn, I've picked up Glory in Death from the library and am planning maybe to read it the week before Christmas as I'll be away at the beachtown. Does that work for you? Though I can wait til after NY to read it, too. Catherine, do you want to join in our "buddy read"? ^_^


Krista (One Love) (Critical) Catherine wrote: "Krista wrote: "Catherine wrote: "I don't mind jealousy (within reason), I just hate watching a character ping pong between men (or women). I find it off putting.

I'm glad to hear the relationship..."


Yeah, it does seem like people enjoy love triangles. I could never understand why. I think it really diminishes the the relationship of the couple once the heroine finally does decide, because if she had to spend so long figuring it out, are they REALLY in love? I especially hate when triangles are present in freaking romance novels! When the heroine is too stupid to realize which guy she loves! Ridiculous.


message 18: by Catherine (new)

Catherine Dina wrote: ""It's no hardship for me to watch their relationship develop over the course of the books... So I'm willing to be patient and won't complain about the lack of a lot of depth to the relationship and..."

LOL! If I change my mind you better watch yourself. ;)

I have a lot more patience with the relationship development in a series that I know is devoted to following them. I don't have the same patience for the UF series where the heroine has a billion men to choose from and never really grows with any.


message 19: by Catherine (new)

Catherine Lady Jayne wrote: "Quinn, I've picked up Glory in Death from the library and am planning maybe to read it the week before Christmas as I'll be away at the beachtown. Does that work for you? Though I can wait til afte..."

I don't know if I can wait that long... I was planning to go buy it and start it tonight. :)


 Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~* Oh, no worries, Catherine! Go right ahead! ^_^


message 21: by Quinn (new)

Quinn Lady Jayne wrote: "Quinn, I've picked up Glory in Death from the library and am planning maybe to read it the week before Christmas as I'll be away at the beachtown. Does that work for you? Though I can wait til afte..."

I'm drowning in library books, Jayne, but that should be fine. Just let me know when you're ready to start. I don't know if I can have 2 books on the go, so depending on where I'm at with my current read at the time, I may need to finish it.


message 22: by Catherine (new)

Catherine Krista wrote: "Catherine wrote: "Krista wrote: "Catherine wrote: "I don't mind jealousy (within reason), I just hate watching a character ping pong between men (or women). I find it off putting.

I'm glad to h..."


I agree. Maybe I'm odd, but I've never had any trouble figuring out who I should focus on when I'm interested in someone. If I become so interested in another person that I can't tell who I like more--him or the first guy--then I know things aren't right with the first guy and I should move on. Doing anything else is incredibly selfish and shows a lack of respect for the original interest.

I'm all about respect in my relationships, so that's why they offend me.


Krista (One Love) (Critical) Catherine wrote: "Krista wrote: "Catherine wrote: "Krista wrote: "Catherine wrote: "I don't mind jealousy (within reason), I just hate watching a character ping pong between men (or women). I find it off putting.

..."


Exactly. I've never been in a position in which I couldn't tell which person I like more than another. It's just sort of obvious to me; I don't have to even think about it. And I agree with what you said about UF. That's why I pass on so many of the series out there. When a million guys are obsessed with one woman, I just feel like the whole thing is so fake. It's usually so unclear WHY the guy even likes her. And then the girl goes through them all, undecided. Apparently, this is what some women fantasize about, so I guess it's what they want to read about? For me, I would much prefer having one man that I really loved. I would hate having to break all those guy's hearts; it wouldn't be something I'd fantasize about.


message 24: by Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~* (last edited Dec 11, 2010 05:28PM) (new)

 Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~* Quinn wrote: "I'm drowning in library books, Jayne, but that should be fine. Just let me know when you're ready to start. I don't know if I can have 2 books on the go, so depending on where I'm at with my current read at the time, I may need to finish it."

Do you mean you've been...ahem...flooded with books. ^_~ LOL Sorry, I couldn't help myself! Haha. I'll see how you're going with your books when I think I'm ready to read it, kay?


message 25: by Shawna (new)

Shawna Great review, Catherine! I need to get back to this series at some point, but there's just so damn many books to catch up on that it's seriously overwhelming.


message 26: by Catherine (new)

Catherine Krista wrote: "Catherine wrote: "Krista wrote: "Catherine wrote: "Krista wrote: "Catherine wrote: "I don't mind jealousy (within reason), I just hate watching a character ping pong between men (or women). I find..."

I completely agree, Krista. I always feel bad for the guys and I've never had that fantasy either. I just want one guy.


message 27: by Catherine (new)

Catherine Shawna wrote: "Great review, Catherine! I need to get back to this series at some point, but there's just so damn many books to catch up on that it's seriously overwhelming."

I agree, Shawna. It is daunting to think of. What number did you make it to?


message 28: by Quinn (new)

Quinn Lady Jayne wrote: "Quinn wrote: "I'm drowning in library books, Jayne, but that should be fine. Just let me know when you're ready to start. I don't know if I can have 2 books on the go, so depending on where I'm at ..."

LOL, Jayne! No worries!


UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine... My daughter loves this series, so much she even *gasp* pays for her own hardcover copies!


message 30: by Erika (new)

Erika  Badass It's the only series I will buy in Hardcover. :D


message 31: by Shawna (new)

Shawna Catherine wrote: "I agree, Shawna. It is daunting to think of. What number did you make it to? "

I've only read the first three books in the series, which means I've still got what, like 40+ left to go? LOL!


message 32: by Catherine (new)

Catherine LOL!


message 33: by Fani (new)

Fani Great review Catherine! I actually have the same fears that you had about starting this series: and what if I like it and have to spend my money on 30 or more books??? It's a frightening enough thought that has managed to keep me away for now, but definitely not for ever:)


message 34: by Katyana (new)

Katyana Nice review! This sounds like a series I should get my hands on!


message 35: by Nissie (new)

Nissie Super review,Catherine! I'm so glad you liked it and that you're going to continue. So many people are reading this now, I think I'm going to dust mine off earlier than I planned and read along. I want to be up to date on these discussions. :)


message 36: by Catherine (new)

Catherine Fani wrote: "Great review Catherine! I actually have the same fears that you had about starting this series: and what if I like it and have to spend my money on 30 or more books??? It's a frightening enough tho..."

I was actually whining about this after I liked the book and one of my friends directed me to Ebay. Wow, I feel behind the times! I didn't know there were such great deals for books there. I bought a lot of 24 In Death books for $36! It was a steal!


message 37: by Catherine (new)

Catherine Katyana wrote: "Nice review! This sounds like a series I should get my hands on!"

Thanks, Katyana. I'd be curious to hear your take on it. I always find it interesting to see where our tastes align and diverge. We're so similar on some books it's like we have on brain, but then another book will hit us completely different. :D


message 38: by Fani (new)

Fani Catherine wrote: "Fani wrote: "Great review Catherine! I actually have the same fears that you had about starting this series: and what if I like it and have to spend my money on 30 or more books??? It's a frighteni..."

I have to check it myself! Thanks Catherine:)


message 39: by Catherine (new)

Catherine I hope you find a good deal too!


message 40: by Quinn (new)

Quinn Man, you guys are so lucky with the cost of books over there. A similar lot in Australia would easily go for over $100.


message 41: by Catherine (new)

Catherine That sucks, Quinn. :\ I know the availability of most books is much higher in the US (or at least the ones I want to read are) and I don't take it for granted. I know not everyone is so lucky.


message 42: by Quinn (new)

Quinn Ah well. The Book Depository is great for new books what with the free shipping (yay!), but the ones out of print go for ridiculous amounts on eBay here. My wallet and bookshelf are happy, though!


message 43: by Nefertiti (new)

Nefertiti I heard about this series, but never got around to trying it. I think I'll give it a shot now. Thanks for th review, Catherinee


message 44: by Catherine (new)

Catherine Nefertiti wrote: "I heard about this series, but never got around to trying it. I think I'll give it a shot now. Thanks for th review, Catherinee"

I'm glad you it helped you find a book to try. :)


message 45: by Arielka (new)

Arielka I think I found a new favorite series!! God I can't wait to have the next book!! (even thought I see this is a longgg series)


message 46: by Catherine (new)

Catherine Arielka wrote: "I think I found a new favorite series!! God I can't wait to have the next book!! (even thought I see this is a longgg series)"

The length is a little daunting, but if there are still so many fans after that many books, she must be doing something right!


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