Sam, Sookie, Alcide, Eric, and Bill's summaries were as I expected. But Quinn's "John Quinn had many more adventures" was ridiculous! Unless she is wr...moreSam, Sookie, Alcide, Eric, and Bill's summaries were as I expected. But Quinn's "John Quinn had many more adventures" was ridiculous! Unless she is writing a spin off about his adventures, (which I would gladly read), this blurb is much too short for such an important character from the series...Grr! (less)
Wow. The end of the Sookie Stackhouse series...14 books of Sookie and I am still not tired of her, but I understand why Charlaine Harris ended the ser...moreWow. The end of the Sookie Stackhouse series...14 books of Sookie and I am still not tired of her, but I understand why Charlaine Harris ended the series. I am probably one of the few who is perfectly happy with the man Sookie ended up with, but I figured it out several books ago and have had a few years to adjust to it. I wish there had not been quite so many storylines competing in this last book, instead of giving us more time of blissful "ever after", but after 14 books, I guess it can be hard to tie up all the loose ends quickly. It was so refreshing to see my main squeeze in this series show up, even if only for a small portion(Quinn). I am looking forward to the book Mrs Harris will release in the next few months that tells what happened to all the secondary characters throughout the series. Sad to see the end of a series I have become so incredibly addicted to, but I am sure there will be another new literary drug for me to get hooked on in the future. Adieu Sookie! It has been one hell of a ride!(less)
Wow. It is hard to believe this is the next to last Sookie book. I was quite surprised by the Big Reveal, which I won't go into, for spoiler reasons,...moreWow. It is hard to believe this is the next to last Sookie book. I was quite surprised by the Big Reveal, which I won't go into, for spoiler reasons, but let's just say that I'm going to have to think about it for a while. Sookie seemed more upbeat in this book, in parts, than she has for a while, which I was happy about. At the same time, she was also tired throughout most of the book. Too tired to put two and two together to make four when they were right in front of her face a few times, which I'm not sure I really believe, but I'll think it over and see how I perceive it after a second reading in the future. (That's the great thing about the Sookie series-I never have a problem re-reading them, and it's easier to skip over all the excessive background details Ms. Harris puts in for those new to the series.) I'm happy with the way it ended though, and it seems pretty obvious, as it seemed to me last book, that this is where the series is heading(though nobody believed me then...) It seems that all the bad guys and loose ends are tied away from Sookie's life, unless Felipe has something to say about wanting her "gifts", or the rogues have unfinished business. I know Ms. Harris is trying to make it look like there will be another pull on Sookie's love life by adding the surprise birthday caller, but I'm pretty sure that will fizzle to an end fairly quickly(much to my dismay, as I find him so HAWT!) and of course the Bill fans will be hoping for a last ditch effort on his part to be the man at the end, but I'm pretty sure everyone now knows who she will end up with. And I, for one, am extremely happy to have it end there for her. It's the happiest ending she could possibly get, and I cannot wait to read it next year! (less)
This is the second book in the Meredith Gentry series. This series seems more exciting to me than even the author's better selling series-Anita Blake....moreThis is the second book in the Meredith Gentry series. This series seems more exciting to me than even the author's better selling series-Anita Blake. It does have a lot of sex, so be warned, but so far no mentally scarring sex scenes like in the Anita Blake series. It's also not as dark as the Anita Blake series. It is very thrilling, and I am really loving the characters and the fae politics. Definitely a unique take on fairies, and I think I like and understand this world better than other fae fiction I have read. Love it! I give it 4.5 stars. Can't wait for the next book in the series!(less)
I know who Sookie will be with after reading this book, though I don't know that it is that obvious. Won't spoil anything here, but I found the new fa...moreI know who Sookie will be with after reading this book, though I don't know that it is that obvious. Won't spoil anything here, but I found the new fairy info interesting, and the Eric-Sookie relations in this book made me see the nature of their relationship more clearly, and it makes a lot of sense. Overall better book than book 10. Hard to put down.(less)
Not much romance in this one, but talk about suspenseful! The first book in the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning, Darkfever, was a page turner from...moreNot much romance in this one, but talk about suspenseful! The first book in the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning, Darkfever, was a page turner from front to back. This book was about a young woman, age 22, named MacKayla/Mac or Ms Lane as she is referred to as for most of the book. She finds out her sister has been murdered in Dublin Ireland, and travels there herself to try and find out what happened, as the Dublin police have given up. Basically from the moment she arrives to the end of the book, all hell breaks lose, as there seems to be a portal in Dublin allowing very bad/evil Fae(fairies) into this world. Ms Lane finds that she is more than just human, and whether she likes it or not, is drawn into the middle of the chaos. The book ends with lots of unanswered questions, and the big battle still to come, so I am itching to read the next installment of this one. The main character, Ms Lane/MacKayla is an interesting mix of annoying traits and surprising likability. The male lead in the book, Jericho Barrons, is a very mysterious fellow. I still don't know quite how to feel about him. Many of my unanswered questions revolve around him, so I'm hoping the next book clears some things up (Like why the bad fae have not just gone to his bookstore to kill him or Ms Lane, since they do seem to know where it is...). The research that the author did for this book had to be extensive; the historical accounts, the descriptions of Dublin itself were both so rich that I was somewhat dumbfounded thinking of how long a process the research alone must have taken the author. It really paid off though, as it gives the book so much more dimension, and made it feel more authentic. The writing style is interesting, as it is written as a diary sort of narrative by Ms Lane. Some things are hinted in the beginning to tell of things to come later in the book. (Although one hint never came to fruition-the comment that Jericho Barrons had blood on his hands, but that later we would find out it was human blood and we would know why...which we never did find out why...maybe next book will explain.) There was also a section where the narrator would recount conversations, but without quotes, even though what was said was word for word accounts. Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I believe this is a free e-book for at least another day on barnes and noble's website, so definitely recommend it.