Archive for November 2011

11.21.2011

The Borgia Betrayal by Sara Poole

In The Borgia Betrayal, Sara Poole continues with her story of the Francesca, the poisoner for the Borgias, which was begun in Poison. If I hadn’t read the first book, I don’t think that I would have bothered with this one. The novel doesn’t seem to advance the plot too much. Francesca is uncertain about [...]

11.21.2011

The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

Larsson’s sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo definitely does not disappoint! The first novel was so well-crafted that I didn’t think that it could be continued in the second, but wow… I love that the stories are integrated with many of the same characters, but the story flows effortlessly into a completely new [...]

11.18.2011

The Lost Hero

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan The Lost Hero was a really good read that goes along with the Percy Jackson series.  In the Lost Hero Percy Jackson is no were to be found and there is a new hero that has no idea what is going on since he has lost all of his [...]

11.15.2011

Inheritance by Christopher Paolini

This had a perfect ending, even through it ended the series,  Inheritance and some of the predictions right, however they were achieved through a unique means. I love the way that Eragon was able to fulfill his obligations, and do what he needed to as a Rider. My favorite part of this book was when [...]

11.15.2011

Flash and Bones by Kathy Reichs

As a long-time follower of Kathy Reichs and Temperance Brennan in both books and by watching Bones, I was really disappointed with this book. This is a nice, simple, little mystery. Simple is the key, though. After the richness of the earlier books, I was expecting more from the story. There is no advancement of [...]

11.8.2011

Circle of Magic: Briar’s Book By Tamora Pierce

This is the last book of the series, and it was an excellent book. The plot was great, the way the the four young mage-students are working together, helping each other, along with their mage-teachers. The plot takes an interesting turn when Rosethorn, one of the teacher, get sick, the race for the cure can [...]

11.7.2011

Fallen by Karin Slaughter

I have enjoyed Slaughter’s books for years, but I think that this is my favorite! Fallen follows the kidnapping of Faith Mitchell’s mother, Evelyn, former police officer. Faith herself cannot investigate at all, but her partner Will Trent is hunting the kidnappers and the men that Faith found in her house when she returned home [...]

11.1.2011

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

I Am Number Four was a somewhat different read than normal for myself, since the story is about a group of aliens who leave the planet Lorien to survive an invasion from a group of aliens called Mogadorians , who destroyed their own planet.  The book follows one of the surviving aliens on the planet [...]

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