If I had to pick my least favorite book of the series, this would probably be it. If these are mysteries, I knew this one right off. However, I stillIf I had to pick my least favorite book of the series, this would probably be it. If these are mysteries, I knew this one right off. However, I still found entertainment value in the book as it progresses the overall story.
Since these are basically a soap opera of sorts, alot of stuff happens in this one but I would say the big reveal kind of left me cold (hmph).
I will take this opportunity to mention "Bubba"... Bubba is one of my favorites - a reoccuring vampire character who pops up or is mentioned in each of the books at least once. We know "Bubba" by another name... he was the "King" to some, but his transformation to vampire didn't go too well apparantly... the guy at the morgue was a fan, so he brought him over and the result was less than perfect - some speculation was that he was too far gone... others think it was the drugs in his system... regarless, it really does explain all of the sightings... and the one place he can always go to blend in is vegas, but since he doesn't like to be called by his former name, that wouldn't be too good either... "Thank you, thank you very much."
See, what other book can you read and have that much fun with a background character? lol......more
One of my favorite Reacher books... I feel like I say that about them all, but this one really is a great read! Reacher gets a SOS from one of his oldOne of my favorite Reacher books... I feel like I say that about them all, but this one really is a great read! Reacher gets a SOS from one of his old military team members in the form of a bank deposit for $1030.00. 10-30 officer needs assistance...
Members of Reacher's old team are turning up dead in the most unusual manner... dropped alive from a helicopter in the middle of the desert. Conceivably no evidence to the crime... until Reacher and Neagly get involved and start to unravel the puzzle.
I'm a "Marshmallow", so is it really a surprise that I would love this book even before reading it? Not at all... However, after reading it, I can sayI'm a "Marshmallow", so is it really a surprise that I would love this book even before reading it? Not at all... However, after reading it, I can say that I was not disappointed! This is a great modern noir style mystery with all the characters we know and love putting in appearances (Veronica, Keith, Mac, Wallace, Weevil :), Cliffy, Sheriff Lamb, even Logan, and one I won't mention as I don't want to ruin the surprise... ) with a few others from the TV show that are brought in for good measure.
Reading this is incredibly easy if you are a fan as you already know who the characters are without having to rely on the book to tell you. There is enough in here to introduce new readers to the world of Neptune, but someone who isn't familiar would be better to critique that. I expect this will be a very successful series and future books will explore the history of the show and the characters allowing them to grow beyond the series and the movie...
The book picks up a few months after the movie ends and the mystery is solid. Jennifer Graham manages to throw the signature suspense, danger and humor that make this character so beloved. I laughed out loud, was brought to tears, was shocked/surprised and thoroughly entertained!
As far as I am concerned, Jennifer Graham knocked it out of the park!...more
In this book, Reacher is hitching a ride and gets picked up by a beautiful woman who is looking for someone to save her - from her husband.
Jack ReachIn this book, Reacher is hitching a ride and gets picked up by a beautiful woman who is looking for someone to save her - from her husband.
Jack Reacher is an ex-Military Policeman who has left the service. He doesn't stay in one spot long, but that doesn't stop him from getting sucked into one situation after another that can benefit from his special talents. And I do mean military training...
The plots of the books are generally involved and some may question Reacher's moral compass, but you can be sure that he is going to set things right - one way or another. ...more
I loved the "history lesson" we get on the Southern Vampires and the way they waged war with each other in earlier times and how it plays into the preI loved the "history lesson" we get on the Southern Vampires and the way they waged war with each other in earlier times and how it plays into the present danger. This is the type of thing that makes these books so much better to me... I can't wait to finish the next one!!!
That said, I had a love/hate relationship with the first two books of the series. I loved the premise of the story, but I hated that the world Stephenie Meyer created was so "narrow". A little towards the end of the last book and this whole book started to change my mind on that.
I love the Werewolf mythology as it relates to the Vampires in Forks and I love the Volturi and how they act as a governing council of sorts for the Vampire community at large. This book really opens it up a bit more in that regard, but I still have issues with Bella being so "tragically mortal." Her accident prone-ness does seem to get checked a little in this book, but really... does it help the story at all to have her be such a klutz or a pathetic danger magnet?
Anyways, as far as this book goes... I love the conflict Bella has between her two choices... at least it gave her a chance to annoy me in a whole different way - lol... Does she want to spend eternity with Edward or does she want to spend the rest of her natural life with Jacob? Even when she doesn't know it... that is the choice she faces. Throw in some conflict with some old enemies where everyone puts their life on the line and this book is pretty awesome. ...more
This is actually the third Tess Gerritsen book that I have read. As for the three things I pay attention to: characters, style and story, this one isThis is actually the third Tess Gerritsen book that I have read. As for the three things I pay attention to: characters, style and story, this one is really good.
Like her other books, it is easy to read and she brings back several characters you already know/love. Her Homicide Detective Jane Rizzoli has not been my favorite, but there are several scenes in this book that make me just love her. Imagine - a less than maternal pregnant woman, trapped in a hospital a week after she is due and being held hostage... If another author (Janet Evanovich for example) would have done this, I would have peed my pants laughing, but this is just another day in the life of Jane Rizzoli and she takes it in stride. In regards to the story, this is the best I have read so far from this author and one of the best thrillers I have read in a while. It was about a girl that came to America and got trapped in the world of human slavery/prostitution. By chance, her and a friend witness a horrible crime and in another stroke of luck escape and are forced to run. It totally sucked me in from the beginning and I HAD to finish the final 75 pages before I went to bed last night. A great mystery with an interesting story. ...more
I have read all Patterson's Alex Cross books pretty much in order, and I am a huge fan. His style is easy to read, his mysteries complicated enough yoI have read all Patterson's Alex Cross books pretty much in order, and I am a huge fan. His style is easy to read, his mysteries complicated enough you don't figure out who did it too soon (if at all), and his characters are accessible.
This is probably one of my favorite Patterson Thrillers (movie wasn't that bad either). This story is about two killers on either coast that seem to be competing with each other. Cross becomes involved when he finds out his niece is one of the girls that is taken. Another woman, Kate, escapes from her captor and Alex works with her to find the rest of the girs.
This is suspenseful and has a high creep factor in my the this could really happen category. If you like thrillers/mysteries, you should really enjoy this page turner....more
And here is where I started to lose sleep! I finished this series in a matter of a couple of weeks... and that includes the time that I spent gettingAnd here is where I started to lose sleep! I finished this series in a matter of a couple of weeks... and that includes the time that I spent getting lost finding a library (in my defense, I just moved and there are like 12 branches)and getting a card, so I can check out the last book in hardcover! I might even say I wasn't very pleasant to be around for that time too - I was sleep deprived and I do love my sleep!!! Similar to one of the reviewers on the book jacket, I would find myself thinking that I would read just a little before bed and put it down begrudgingly so I could catch a few hours. I would then pick it up right after my alarm went off in the morning and try not to be (too) late for work while I read in the car in the parking lot!
So, imagine my surprise when I started reading this book to find out my favorite male character to date has gone through a transformation of sorts - thanks to some withciness - and is bunking with Sookie. She knows more about him than he does and that is unsettling on many levels. and oh so much fun! As I said before, these books are the equivalent of a supernatural soap opera. You just get hooked and have to find out what happens next. We get some new characters here and the witchcraft angle gets some shine...