Wish I could have had more from Annabel. I think there's way more there that leads her to where she is in Pandemonium. (Still reading Requiem, so don'...moreWish I could have had more from Annabel. I think there's way more there that leads her to where she is in Pandemonium. (Still reading Requiem, so don't berate me if she's in there more... Idk) Loved Raven's story, I really like her character in the series. Diving back into Requiem now..(less)
Getting to meet Lucas Davenport for the first time was an awesome experience. He's in a way a completely different than he was in Storm Prey which is,...moreGetting to meet Lucas Davenport for the first time was an awesome experience. He's in a way a completely different than he was in Storm Prey which is, I believe, the 19th in the Prey series. Also the one that I read first, which in itself was an amazing book. You knew there was some history before in the previous novels but you weren't confused as to who was who. It works just as good as a standalone, which to me is important on a long series like this.
Back to Rules of Prey, Lucas is a vice cop that plays dirty. He loves women, plenty of them, and has surveillance on him right at the beginning of the book. He's a smooth talking ball buster that in his spare time (when he should be sleeping) makes computer games for a good chunk of change. He drives a Porsche for crying out loud lol.
One of the things I like about Sandford's writing is the communication that Lucas has with certain people. It's very fast paced and you in turn have what's going on with the Maddog and how he keeps eluding the cops. I couldn't really connect with the females in his life. One is just a downright bitch in my eyes, and the other one while being an important part just didn't really capture my attention.
Going right along the line to Shadow Prey, the 2nd in the series. Can't wait to see what Davenport is up too...(less)
Awesome.. I don't know how she does it but I am so captivated by the stories around each of these characters. How they all still tie in and are the Cr...moreAwesome.. I don't know how she does it but I am so captivated by the stories around each of these characters. How they all still tie in and are the Crime Unit even though they are not always working together. Sense of Evil should be in my mailbox soon then I'll be taking a Hooper hiatus when I finish up the Evil trilogy. That makes the first 2 trilogies done. After accumulating the next trilogy I will start back. I'm moving onto The Prey series by John Sandford which I have all of up to Storm Prey which ironically I read first.. Anywho enough rambling just catching you reading beauties up. Taking a YA break, it started seeming to me that they were all becoming guessable in a sense. Being a huge fan of old Nancy Drew mysteries I'm kicking it up a notch (A ALOT) with the novels by Hooper and Sandford.(less)
Let me start off by saying that this book grasped my attention in a way that caught me off guard. While I have read a few historical fiction, this was...moreLet me start off by saying that this book grasped my attention in a way that caught me off guard. While I have read a few historical fiction, this was in a league of it's own. It wasn't a historical fiction at all. What I mean is it had loads of history packed in the pages.
I learned a great deal about the Wade battle that I didn't know anything about before. I knew going in that St. Augustine was the first American city, but other than that I didn't know a lot else. Didn't know about the battle that went on and all the lives lost. I loved the way that it was brought about too. It meshed well with the story without feeling like I was reading straight from a history text book.
I really enjoyed the whole concept of worlds within worlds. What I couldn't seem to enjoy was the main character, Jeff Golden. I thought maybe at first I couldn't get into him because I read more books with female protagonists but for some reason I couldn't wait til there was someone else there besides him. I did appreciate that it read like an actual teenage boy would have wrote it.
I LOVED Lobo. Like almost have an infatuation with him. I dig Native America studies and especially the fact of him being a shaman. Not to mention his no nonsense attitude on everything, I swear if it hadn't been for him Jeff wouldn't have made it. Same goes for Carla I really enjoyed her character and how she carried herself. I think she can do better than Jeff, but that's solely my opinion. There wasn't much of a romance aspect here anyway which was nicer than I thought. Jeff and Carla care deeply for each other but their "love" didn't take up the whole story like with a lot of YA books.
I also love how Jeff never looks at Carla or Lobo because of their different races. Although it was a factor in the battle that is talked about, it, to me, shows how far we have come as a country and the equality there is now that was nonexistent in the early 1800's.
Other than the main character I'd have to say the only other thing that irked me about this book was punctuation errors. Little thing I know, but there were a few instances where quotation marks were missing and I was missing when different characters were conversing with each other. It was hard to keep track of sometimes. I didn't knock a star off for that though. Mr. Golden did that all on his own. I can't wait to read the next one and hang out with Lobo again.
This book was sent to me by the author in return of a honest review.(less)