missingvolume: (books cats)
If you haven’t read the Drafter I think you can read this book and still be ok. Peri is trying to live a life below the radar after leaving the Opti Group.  Being fed lies and having her memory constantly wiped while she uses her rare talent of rewriting events to do various missions for them of quasi legal status she had enough and left them and the company in ruins. But people with her talents can’t be left to themselves and Bill wants to get the team together and get Peri back under his thumb.

With a possible drug being developed that would allow her to remember what she changed and not have other people convince her of false memories there is lots of pressure to bring her in and work for a new group. A very fast paced story and I think I liked this even more than the first book.

Digital review copy provided by the publisher through Edelweiss.


missingvolume: (books cats)
I first heard about Julie d'Aubigny on Tumblr and when I came across this book I really wanted to read it.  Since there are gaps in what we know about her the author framed the story as a series of flashbacks on her deathbed as she is supposedly giving confession.  This does cover the year gaps in her life story very easily.  Julie lived a very unconventional life, at a young age she became the mistress to the French King’s Horse Master and he had her married off to cover the fact she was having an affair on him.  She knew how to use a sword since her father allowed her to learn and she used that skill all of her life. She was an opera singer in Paris and was loved by the crowds. The afterward does say that several characters were not real in order to mover the story along and some were composites but in the end there wasn’t a lot of material to work with and that makes the flashback narration tool the best to convey the story.

Digital review copy provided by the publisher through Edelweiss.



missingvolume: (books cats)
Of all of the characters that Hiaasen has created, Skink will be the best of them. He isn’t the main focus of this novel, that goes to Richard, a teen that decides to rescue his cousin from someone she ran away with. Richard meets Skink the night Malley runs away. Skink decides to help Richard rescue his cousin from the guy she met on the internet. Turns out the loser is stealing a recently dead vet’s identify and that really irritates Skink. Richard learns how to drive from Skink due to an injury he gets trying to help a skunk on their trip. Everything works out in classic Hiaasen fashion but I have to wonder at what point will Skink walk off into the sunset never to seen again.

Digital copy provided by the publisher through NetGalley.


missingvolume: (books cats)
I know these books are formulaic but they are silly fun. Stephanie for once helps out Ranger almost as much as he helps her out in the books. A cute entertaining read and yes I'll read the next one and more than likely the one after that.



 
missingvolume: (books cats)
I've read the original book and this is an ok adaption of the story. Subplots are dropped for the most part due to the length of the book. The illustrations are typical manga style and the book is also read in the manga style and there are directions to tell you how to read the book that way as well. If you want the crib notes on how the novel goes then this will help you out but for something for a paper this will not help as much.

Digital review copy provided by the publisher through NetGalley

missingvolume: (books cats)
The conclusion to this thriller series about a female killer for hire has her solving the attack on herself as a child and murder of her cousin. It turns out that things are not quite how she remembers them from the attack and things turn interesting when hired killers start coming after her. A good solid ending to the book and I'm not left wondering at the end about now what.


missingvolume: (books cats)
The last few in the series have been a bit ok but nothing exciting. This one felt like one of the older books and I enjoyed it more than the last two. The usual Stephanie is trying to bag someone she has a hard time tracking. This time it is someone with connections to Morelli and that makes it a bit harder with his grandmother giving her the eye all the time over it. The wacky part of the story is a runaway giraffe that no one is calling animal control about. All in all a fun read and glad I picked it up. Here is hoping that the series keeps it up even as Stephanie slowly moves to making a decision about her love life.


missingvolume: (books cats)
I still like these books but it is more of a quick piece of mental candy to read and toss aside. Stephanie still has the hots for Ranger and she allows herself to spend time with him professionally even though she is with Morelli and he certainly wants more out of the relationship.  At least in this book she is realizing that she has nothing long term and an unstable career as a bond enforcement officer. The mystery of the missing person is solved by the end of the book and more people than usual have their cars set on fire. A light enjoyable read but no real depth to the story or overall story arc. 

missingvolume: (Default)
This was a much denser read than I thought it would be. It is a slice of life in a small village with everything turned on its ear due to the death of a town councilman and the fallout of people deciding to run for his seat. It is very much conflict book, haves vs have nots, parents vs kids, and in law battles. The book starts and ends with death but there is no real tidy ending to the book. It was well written but not sure if I would pick up another one of her books as fast as I had this one. 


missingvolume: (Default)
This series reminds me of the Harper Connelly series in where there is no supernatural in it except for the main protaganist. Jack's psychic powers come into play during a family tradegy that leaves him an orphan of the state.  Jack runs away from the state boys home and finds a carnival where he lives and as an adult opens a psychic shop. He is visited by the brother of the one friend he made at the boys home and finds himself recruited unwillingly to their project. It seems his old friend was working on astral projection for the military and died during an experiment. Now his spirit is trying to get back and is causing a lot of vilolent death. Jack has to shut this down even if he doesn't want to since the project is blackmailing him with getting his younger sister out of jail. I liked the book and it does have a small happy ending even if some things Jack learns about himself are not pleasant. 





missingvolume: (Default)
I had gotten an ARC of this and actually got to meet the author way back in the year and even reading the first few pages I didn't get back to it until the holidays. I will warn readers upfront that this is the first of several books. I was a bit irked that it ended with a to be continued. His version of Hell is a bit different and after a while I really didn't care for the protagonist all that much since she seemed to handle finding herself in Hell fairly easy to deal with. 

I might read the rest of the story after all the books come out but if I don't I will not feel too bad about it. 

 
missingvolume: (Default)
This is where I admit I have never read this book even though I have seen a few movie versions of it. I admit I had downloaded to read to make me fall asleep but that didn't work. I was surprised that for the most part I knew everything that was going to happen due to watching media versions of it but I was still kept in the story so reading it to fall asleep didn't work.  The story holds up and I wouldn't be surprised if it holds up for several centuries. 

                                                 



missingvolume: (Default)
More of the craziness of Stephanie's life and her dilemma of Joe vs Ranger is coming to a head in this book.  What is new is her family decides to set her up with someone from HS that moved back to the burg. This doesn't bode well for Stephanie and the usual stuff happens around her along with her trying to bag bail jumpers and make a living. A good fun light read and I'm just waiting on the next one. 

               
missingvolume: (Default)
I heard about this before it got published and I thought it was awesome. I got the audio for free and it is a total riot. Because I got it free I kne I had to reward the writer for the great creativity that went in the book so I bought a copy of it as well. Just a fun book and if your friends have a good sense of humor and have kids then this is a great book for them.


                                
missingvolume: (Default)
 The first in a new series where there are no supernaturals (so far) but the twist is the government employs people with different talents to help the FBI solve crimes. The main character is Candice, who has  2 other distinct personalities and she is trying to find a serial killer that leaves three victims at every location. The chapters switch between each of the sisters and by the end of the story you find out what happened to her as a young child to make this happen. It was interesting but I'm not jumping at the bit for the next one. 


                             
missingvolume: (Default)
This is a straight thriller book. There are no witches, werewolves or demons. The book deals with a ex cop now hitwoman who has been offered an assignment to kill a serial killer. Turns out the serial killer is a hitman and several other hitmen want him dead before they are hunted down. I enjoyed the book and when the second one comes out at the end of the year I know I will be giving it a read.

September 2017

S M T W T F S
     12
3456789
1011 12 1314 15 16
17 1819 20212223
24252627282930

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 25th, 2017 02:43 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios