Rain Fall is definitely not a book I'm used to. It was a bit... political, if that's the right word, for me. That being said, I fairly enjoyed this noRain Fall is definitely not a book I'm used to. It was a bit... political, if that's the right word, for me. That being said, I fairly enjoyed this novel. I started Requiem of an Assassin and realized that it was book 6 in a series. I needed to stop and find book 1.
Basically, John Rain is an assassin for hire. His specialty is making it look natural. When the daughter of his last kill becomes his new target he's unsure of what to do. He has a policy of no women. John goes against his employers and decides to help Midori rather than assassinate her.
There was definitely lots of action. Martial Arts, hand to hand combat. John would get himself into situations and I would think... welp that's it for him. No getting out of this one. John has himself a serious set of skills.
The ending definitely sets us up for what might be in store for the sequel. Usually, not my style but I absolutely want to continue with the story. I'd like to know what's next for John. It almost reminds me of the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child. I've only read a few of those as well but I enjoyed them just the same. ...more
A game between two sides. It starts with a 6 year old girl. Sent to Prospero after her mother passes. Her father sees so much potential in her he callA game between two sides. It starts with a 6 year old girl. Sent to Prospero after her mother passes. Her father sees so much potential in her he calls the man in the grey suit. This is how the game begins. Celia knows she will be pitted against an opponent but she has no idea who that person might be or when the game shall begin.
I rather enjoyed the story. I thought it was told wonderfully and it was just as magical listening to the events being played out as it would have been to be there. I could picture it as clear as day. That being said the narrator's female voices were terrible. I was cringing most of the time. His accents were good but he should just stop trying to do women voices. It also seemed as though most of the characters sounded the same as well as him slipping in and out of character.
I rather felt like I missed something. When did they fall in love? How did they fall in love? What was Marco doing? I felt that even though everything came together that poor Isabelle was stuck in the middle.
The game was likened to a chess game with the circus and the people being the pieces. I think this book will appeal to men and women. Who wouldn't want to visit this circus.
Even though it appears as though there are characters that are not important or just taking up space, they all have a purpose in the story. All the way down the the ticket holder at the end. It was a wonderful tale beautifully told. ...more
Book 6 in the Scanguards series. Quinn has missed his wife, Rose, ever since the day he married her. He left her for war and returned a creature of thBook 6 in the Scanguards series. Quinn has missed his wife, Rose, ever since the day he married her. He left her for war and returned a creature of the night. Too terrified for herself, and their child, that Quinn knew nothing of, she admonishes him. Devastated, Quinn leaves. Shortly after that Rose is turned into a vampire against her will. 200 years later she is forced to ask him for help to save their great some odd Grandson, Blake.
I felt so bad for Quinn and so mad at Rose. If she truly did love him she would have gone to him immediately, no matter what she had done. Instead, she kept track of him for 200 years without telling him she was alive. It made me feel for Quinn and I almost (ALMOST) rooted against Rose. In 200 years she hadn’t seemed to grow or learn anything about vampire behavior. It was almost like she was still human.
I loved Quinn and I wanted the best for him. I’m not sure it was as steamy as the last few Scanguards but it was definitely good. I still want more to come and I’m excited to see whose story is next. ...more