My Take On This Book: I like reading romance books but I find my attention wandering with this one. Can't seem to hold my interest for very long. In thMy Take On This Book: I like reading romance books but I find my attention wandering with this one. Can't seem to hold my interest for very long. In the end I have to force myself to finish it just because I don't like not reading a book through. I keep expecting it to get better, probably towards the end you know... but it was hardgoing instead. The story has all the elements, feisty leading lady, alpha hero, nice setting... but somehow the way the story was told did not keep my interest... Not one of those loose-yourself-in-the-story kind of books....more
This being Book 4 in a series, I have said most of what I can say about this book in my reviews of the first three books. The saNarrative Evaluation:
This being Book 4 in a series, I have said most of what I can say about this book in my reviews of the first three books. The same small town murder. And it is now starting to feel like same old, same old... The main saving grace of this book is Charlaine Harris' masterful story telling ability. So if you have become addicted to her books, this book is a good dose to feed your addiction. Elsewise, there is naught much different. So, what can I say about this book.... As soon as I read the title, I just knew that Deedra would play a prominent part in this book, and I was not wrong. Having said that, this book is not predictable though. The plot throws a loop which is a nice surprise! Another thing about this series is that, good thing that Charlaine Harris is such a good story teller, otherwise her books would never sell. What, with the cover arts quite dull-looking, would never trigger my book buying radar if I was browsing the book shelves in a bookshop. I think Ms. Harris really got shanked in the cover art department. And then, I thought I would get used to the narrator by now, this being Book 4 and many, many listening hours later. And I kind of did. However, Julia Gibson still sounds boring and monotonous to my ears though...
Empirical Evaluation: Story telling quality = 5 Character development = 4 Story itself = 4 Ending = 4 World building = 4.5 Cover art = 1.5 Pace (audiobook) = N/A (approximately 7 hours of listening time) Narrator = 2
This is the first book of the Kate Daniels story which I recently realized that I haven't reviewed yet! So this is a retrospective review hence I've rThis is the first book of the Kate Daniels story which I recently realized that I haven't reviewed yet! So this is a retrospective review hence I've read this book ages ago and it just keeps getting better! Click here is my review of the most recent release of this series. This review applies to all the books in the series. ;)
Masterpiece. The story telling quality is very compelling and I would give it a 5 out of 5. The author weaves a magical world of Atlanta and make it seem all too possible. I would give the world building a 5 out of 5. The story leaves you with characters which walks around a readers' head long after you've read the book that you can't wait for the next installment to get published! I would give the character development another 5 out of 5....more
Fast-paced page-turner. The storytelling quality is very compelling, a 5 out of 5. Anne Bishop is one of those rare story tellers who draws you away aFast-paced page-turner. The storytelling quality is very compelling, a 5 out of 5. Anne Bishop is one of those rare story tellers who draws you away and run away with you that you forget the time. You forget to eat. She draws a reader in so deeply that you can feel and hear the vibration as the demon motorcycles go by... World building is incredible, a 4.5 out of 5. I imagined that it would be difficult to convince readers to believe in a world of shifting geography. I scoffed when I first encountered it. So it tells of the author's story telling skills that she has somehow managed not only to pull it off, but sell the book to boot! I'd give the "suspension of disbelief" a 4.5 out of 5. Character development? Is a 5 out of 5. Anne Bishop gives us characters who lingers on a reader's mind long after the book was read. This book being the second book in a duology, is best appreciated if the first book is read first. Overall Rating: 5 out of 5...more
This is a story about a young man trying to find his place in a fantastic world where the landscapes shifts according to the will of individuals calleThis is a story about a young man trying to find his place in a fantastic world where the landscapes shifts according to the will of individuals called landscapers. The idea alone of a world of shifting geography is sooo fantastical that, to me, it would be difficult to pull through a story like that and sell the book as well. But by god, Anne Bishop had done it! Not only that, done it so well that readers are following through the series. Unfortunately there are only two books in the series. I was kinda hoping that Miss Bishop would write more books in this series. Her official website is at http://www.annebishop.com/ where you can email/contact her and get juicy tidbits on her works.
Anne Bishop is a master story spinner. She paints a world so vivid that I can almost taste the texture and color of that world. The story pulls you in that you forget and lose yourself in her world, away from reality for a time. And that my dear friends, is what entertainment is all about.
Masterpiece story telling quality which makes this book stand out in a congested genre! Character development is superb, giving us not just charactersMasterpiece story telling quality which makes this book stand out in a congested genre! Character development is superb, giving us not just characters but friends to sympathize and empathize with. World building is believable. Seemlessly blending paranormal with modern society. Love Patricia Briggs!...more