I liked A Questionable Client, but that's no surprise since I love the Kate Daniels series. 4 stars
I didn't really love Even Hand. I felt a bit lost wI liked A Questionable Client, but that's no surprise since I love the Kate Daniels series. 4 stars
I didn't really love Even Hand. I felt a bit lost while reading it. That's most likely because I've never read this series by Jim Butcher. I do have Storm Front on my TBR list. I'm still planning to read it, but I'm not super looking forward to it, if this short story is any indication. 3 stars
The premise behind The Beacon was really original. I think this worked as a short story, but I can't see there being enough to this to make a whole book. And, looking on the author's goodreads page, it looks like it's not part of a series. I'll just say, I liked this short story, but didn't necessarily like the writing enough to read anything else by the author." 3 1/2 stars
I loved Even a Rabbit Will Bite, even though I saw the ending coming a mile away. Rachel Caine is kind of a hit or miss author for me, but this one was really good. Maybe I should just stick to her short stories, if she has any more. 5 stars
I've never read anything by P.N. Elrod. I enjoyed Dark Lady quite a bit. It was in a really easy to read, fun style. I'm going to look for more of this series. 4 stars
I got about 5 pages into Beknighted before I realized I didn't actually have to read every story in the collection. I hated it. I definitely will be avoiding anything by this author in the future; just not my thing at all. 1 star
Shifting Star was okay. It was an original concept, very different from most urban fantasy I've read. But it was almost too different. I felt like I was thrown into a world where I had no idea what was going on, or what the rules were or anything. 2 stars
Rookwood & Mrs. King was okay, but was ultimately forgettable, and I won't be looking for anything else by this author. 3 stars
God's Creatures--pretty much the same as the previous story. 3 stars
Overall this collection was interesting, and I'm glad I read it. In the past I haven't really loved short stories, but for the most part these were good, or at least entertaining enough to enjoy the story....more
This wasn't bad by any means, but after awhile I just got tired of it. I got tired of it seeming like her main problem with Christianity was that it dThis wasn't bad by any means, but after awhile I just got tired of it. I got tired of it seeming like her main problem with Christianity was that it didn't mesh with her artistry. Unless I was just missing something. I did read it before bed at night and was sometimes tired.
I would have thought it would be more interesting for her to delve into why she seemed to be having a faith crisis. Instead it seemed like a lot of her talking about not knowing what she really believed, or if she believed something, and not wanting to conform or perform for other people.
Was that really all it was? That she wanted to be an artist and a rebel? Or did she struggle with certain tenets or beliefs of Christianity? That was just never really brought up that I can remember. And I feel like it would have been a much more interesting book if she had. But it was her book to write, and this was what she wanted to write. So there it is....more