*sigh* Another Sookie book. :) Was so excited to get my hands on this one the day it was published!
This story begins with Sookie being at Merlotte's w
...more*sigh* Another Sookie book. :) Was so excited to get my hands on this one the day it was published!
This story begins with Sookie being at Merlotte's when it gets firebombed. Suspicion automatically falls on the so-called 'anti-shifters' since Sam has recently gone public as a shifter. More attacks occur; however, its realized that the attacks seem to be focused on Sookie rather than Sam. Sookie is also involved in the situation with Eric trying to kill his current 'master'.
As usual, Sookie's got some serious shit to deal with. And as much as I loved having another Sookie book to read, it was just okay. I was disappointed with the revelation between her and Eric and what he'd been keeping from her (because I love Eric-will be very disappointed if her and Bill end up back together *blegh*) and Charlaine Harris's quirky statements were oftentimes cringe-worthy. The one that comes immediately to mind is Sookie's need of an ice pack after sex with Eric. I mean REALLY? Come on. Being the loyal fan I am, I will still be waiting anxiously for the next one.
I have read all 3 books in this series and as hard as I have tried to like them, I don't think I'll be reading any of the future books.
The storyline...moreI have read all 3 books in this series and as hard as I have tried to like them, I don't think I'll be reading any of the future books.
The storyline has great potential, but the authors style of writing can be so irritating. The one thing that I've noticed in all his books is how his main character, female, seems so fake. It's almost like the author has no idea about females.
The books can be enjoyable but don't expect a lot.(less)
3.5 stars I’ve been waiting to read this series for a while and I finally decided to just go for it. Halfway to the Grave is the first in the Night Hun...more3.5 stars I’ve been waiting to read this series for a while and I finally decided to just go for it. Halfway to the Grave is the first in the Night Huntress Series. It introduces Cat Crawfield, a 22 year old half-vampire half-human born after her mother was raped by a vampire. Cat has been seeking out vampires to kill them since she was 16 as her own way of avenging what happened to her mother and at the same time attempting to find out who her father is. She ends up making a deal with a vampire she meets, Bones, when he offers to train her to become better at what she does in return for her assistance in killing vampires that he needs dead.
I loved Cat, I loved Bones, the book made me laugh… it was great. I loved the relationship between the two as well. Cat’s mother irritated me… she didn’t exactly force Cat to go out and kill vampires to avenge her, but, it seemed like that was the only thing that made her happy and the only thing that she cared about. I think she could’ve cared about Cat’s well-being a little more. The ending didn’t leave off as much of a cliffhanger, but I’m definitely interested in continuing this series.
‘At Graves End’, the third installment in the Night Huntress series.
Cat and Bones are back working together doing what they d...moreMy review: 3.5 of 5 stars
‘At Graves End’, the third installment in the Night Huntress series.
Cat and Bones are back working together doing what they do best: killing vampires. Their latest mission goes awry when Cat is recognized even with all of her disguises. To keep from putting her in constant danger the decision is made to put someone else on the front lines. The story continues with all the usual ‘Night Huntress’ craziness we’ve all come to expect: a vampire in a Chuck E Cheese costume, family reunions with a dad set on destroying her, friends become vampires, vampire alliances, crazy new mind reading powers, and… I think you get the picture.
I rather did enjoy this installment and not having to grumble through pages after pages of her annoying beyond on reason mother. If you can believe it, the woman actually does have a sense of humor, and it’s finally decided to bust on out. Certainly not soon enough but better late than never. The little love triangle between Bones, Cat, and Tate grated on my nerves a tiny bit. But I got over it. Because this series is pretty great.
And the best part…in the end?? Who do they battle? None other than my favorite un-dead creature ever! Yep, you guessed it. (view spoiler)[Zombies! (hide spoiler)] hahahaha ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
Ahhh! Oh my gosh. Why... have I not read this yet? I'm starting the second one immediately, which makes me glad that I'm going to be able to read the...moreAhhh! Oh my gosh. Why... have I not read this yet? I'm starting the second one immediately, which makes me glad that I'm going to be able to read the entire series at once!
This was such a great book and I'm so excited to see what happens. The book didn't leave cliffhangers necessarily but it did leave enough questions to leave you anxious. Only reason I didn't give a five star review is because of this particular character... this character was so WEIRD and the way he was introduced, well it was just random and got me saying, "What the fuck is going on?!" But do not let my four star review stop you from reading this!(less)
This is truly one of the best series I have ever read. I am COMPLETELY HOOKED. I love bad-ass Mac and I love Barron's and I love how it's got this underlying mystery.
I can completely understand Mac's irritation with Barron's inability to share a single thing with her... yet it's so hard to stay irritated because that single factor makes it so exciting and makes it hard to put it down (i.e. It's only taken two days to read both one and two in this series.)
Wow. Incredible. And highly recommended. I cannot believe I went so long without enjoying this series! Once I started, I could not stop. I read all 5...moreWow. Incredible. And highly recommended. I cannot believe I went so long without enjoying this series! Once I started, I could not stop. I read all 5 books in a week.
Considering that this was a pretty long series and that so many questions were raised in all five books I was extremely pleased to have not only had all of them answered (except for one), but answered in a way that wasn't corny or predictable. That was one major thing; this series was anything but predictable. As soon as you had an idea of what the hell was going on you got thrown for a loop and were given a completely different answer to the mountain of questions. Reading all of them at once was a bit overwhelming at times because of the mystery to everything going on; got a little hard to keep up sometimes. I loved that it wasn't foreseeable or expected... I loved that I thought I had it all figured out but wasn't even close. I absolutely loved it.
(view spoiler)[The one small unanswered question or.. situation that I would've liked seen resolved: Dani. We find out Alina's killer and 'What?! It was WHO?!' Completely out of left field. Then we find out (and feel completely guilty for immediately hating Dani) that she was forced to do it by Rowena. We don't know what happened to her, they never duked it out, nothing. Considering she was such a huge part of the story I didn't feel she got the ending she deserved. But then again, maybe it's not the ending. :) (hide spoiler)]
Now that I've finished the series, I really want to go back and be able to read them again to be able to understand what's going on when it's actually happening. :) Definitely taking up permanent residence on my favorite books of all time.