Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The Supernaturalist ~ Eoin Colfer

This is a Sci-fi children's novel. It tells the story of 3 teenagers, and an adult who appears to be a small child as they chase and kill what appears to be a supernatural parasite. Very entertaining, though not quite as engrossing as Eoin's Artimis Fowl series. I still can't wait to get my hands on more of his work.

Mark of Merlin ~ Anne Mccaffrey

This is one of Anne's romance novels only the third of these that I have read, I believe. Not that there are many of them to begin with. This one takes place on Cape Cod during WWII. 20 year old James Carlyle Murdock travels to meet her new guardian, Regan Laird, a Major from her father's unit who has care of her for the next few months, until she turns 21. After a string of robbery attempts and strange happenings they are trying to discover who is behind her father's death and a string of thefts from France.

I really enjoyed this, it is a pretty quick read, and different from her Sci-Fi stuff, but still very entertaining.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Less of a Stranger ~Nora Roberts (pt 2 of Dream Makers)

I really enjoyed this one, it is the story of Meg, a sculpture, who helps her grandfather, who raised her, run his carnival instead of following her dreams. until she meets David Ketcherton, an entrepreneur who is determined to own the carnival. This was a pretty good story, a reprint of one of Nora's early books.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Untamed ~ Nora Roberts (pt 1 of Dream Makers)

The Matchmakers is 2 stories in one, so I decided to review them separately. Untamed is the story of Jo, a lion trainer with the circus, and Keane, the new owner of the circus that she has been with since she was born. They have ups and downs and it is quite a ride.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Valley of Silence ~ Nora Roberts

This is the third and final book in the Circle Trilogy. In this book the finial battle between Man and the vampires takes place in Gaell. The circle of six humans that have spent 3 months gathering and training themselves and their army to battle the vampires finally faces the day they have been preparing for. A very interesting story, with, of course, an underlying romance. A new tale ( at least to me) , not a reworking of some old theme that has been reworked to be retold for the millionth time. I really enjoyed this one. It took me a little while to get into it, I think partly cause It had been a bit since I read the first two, and I had read so much in between, I just wasn't in the mood for this to start. Hmm... What to read next?

Friday, November 17, 2006

Dragon's Fire ~ Anne McCaffrey & Todd McCaffrey

This is a Pern Novel (way too many to count, and the order can be confusing) , This takes place during the second interval, during the same time, but from a different perspective, as Dragon's Kin. This story deals less with the mining of coal, and more with the Shunned and the mining of firestone, and how dangerous firestone mining can be. Yet the firestone is extremely important, as the time for the third pass is coming and they need the firestone for the dragons to burn the thread from the sky, and to practice being able to do so.

I really enjoyed this story, as I always enjoy the Pern novels. This feels to be more of Todd's work than Anne's as I can tell the difference in the 'feel' of Todd's work than from Anne's not that I don't like it just as much, it just has a different feel to it, and a different approach to the people.

Sullivan's Woman ~ Nora Roberts

This is one of Nora's early works, and a harlequin romance originally.

This book takes place in San Francisco, and is centered around Cassidy St. John, an aspiring writer, who is stopped one day on the beach and told that the man who stopped her want's to paint her. She doesn't realize untill she shows up for the sitting that he man is Colin Sullivan and a very famous artist. They have ups and downs, and in the end, create a very beautiful painting. I really enjoyed this.

Song of the West ~ Nora Roberts

This is one of Nora's early works, and a harlequin romance originally.

Samantha leaves her home in Philadelphia to go to Wyoming and help her twin sister Sabrina with a difficult pregnancy and falls in love with the place and one man in particular.

I enjoyed it, and it was just the right thing for the mood I was in at the time.

Her Mother's Keeper ~ Nora Roberts

This is one of Nora's early works, from the early 80's, it was a harlequin novel originally. Tells the story of Gwen, who goes home to Louisiana to save her mother from someone who she sees to be a taker, and ends up falling in love along the way. This was entertaining, especially when taken as a quick read and a harlequin romance.

Conspiracy Game ~ Christine Feehan

This is the fourth book in the GhostWalkers series by Christine Feehan. This series is about people who have been enhanced both physically and psychicly by a scientist to create his own super warriors and are trying to break free of him and his goons. This book is about Briony Jenkins and Jack Norton, I found it quite entertaining and intriguing, can't wait for the next one to come out.

Dance of the Gods ~ Nora Roberts

This is the second book in the Circle Trilogy, it tells the story of a group called together by Morrigan to battle vampires. In this novel they travel through the Dance of the Gods to another land, where two of the circle are from, and continue to prepare for the upcoming battle. Very entertaining, and so engrossing I didn't want to put it down. I forgot to load the third onto my palm, so I will have to read it now that I am home.

Been away...

had to make a trip to California, so I have been unable to post, but not unable to read, I will catch up on reviews in the morning, there are several!!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Morrigan's Cross ~ Nora Roberts

This is the first book in Nora's new Circle Trilogy, it tells the story of a group called together by Morrigan to battle vampires. Hoyt and Cian are from Ireland in the tenth century, Hoyt being a sorcerer, and Cian having been turned into a vampire in his own time and lived the last thousand years. There is also Glenna, a witch from New York City in the current era, as well as 3 others from various places, who complete the 'circle' that is the base of the army that will battle the vampires. I found this book very entertaining and I look forward to reading the following two.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Into the Dreaming ~ Karen Marie Moning

This is a book in the Highlander series, which also deals with the fairy element of Scottish lore, I find it very entertaining. It is also a romance novel, and a more risque one at that. In this novelette we follow the story of Aedan and Jane in a time travel romance.

Haunted in Death ~ J. D. Robb

Twenty Sixth in the Eve Dallas Series, this is another short story. It was pretty good, Eve solves a 85 year old murder, along with a modern one. I thought I had it all figured out, only to be surprised at the end, very entertaining!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Memory in Death ~ J. D. Robb

Twenty Fifth in the Eve Dallas series, this was really good, I figured it out very very early on, but the trip to get to conclusion was still very entertaining. We are to Eve and Rourke's second Christmas together, with Eve still working on learning how to deal with family and holidays. A bit more of the dynamics of the relationship between Eve and Summerset, and a truce for the holiday. Loved getting to see Peabody go through the meet the family panic before meeting McNab's family, very realistic!! Moving on to Haunted in Death.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Origin in Death ~ J. D. Robb

Twenty Fourth in the Eve Dallas series, this one was a little bit creepy. I enjoyed it, but it touched on some issues that just kinda made my skin crawl a little. I enjoyed the growth in the relationship between Eve and Peabody from aide to partners, as well as the ongoing relationship with Peabody and McNab. Eve and Rourke's fear of pregnancy and children is quite amusing, as is their reaction every time it is mentioned that they are gonna coach for Mavis during delivery. Rourke is developing more of a relationship with his family, and by extension, Eve is learning what a family is like as well. I enjoyed this one!!

Saturday, November 04, 2006

The Husband ~ Dean Koontz

I listened to most of this on Unabridged Audio book as I have spent over 8 hrs in the car with no other adult in the last two days (kids were watching DVDs) It was very engrossing and entertaining, you follow the events of a gardener from Orange, Ca. after his wife has been kidnapped and he is told the ransom is 2 million dollars. There are twists and revelations that are a bit shocking sometimes, and very enthralling. I highly recommend!! I can't wait to get my hands on Brother Odd, as it is released at the end of this month.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Survivor in Death ~ J. D. Robb

Twenty Third in the Eve Dallas Series, this one was really great. Peabody is becoming more of a partner and less subserviant with every day that passes, and I love to see her smart mouthed comments to and about Eve. Got to see alot more of Summerset in this one, and more of the McNab, Peabody dynamic, I find that quite amusing too. Also we love to see Rourke becoming more and more involved in Eve's police work, and that he enjoys it, despite his feelings about most cops. Can't wait to start the next one. Origin in Death

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Visions in Death ~ J. D. Robb

Twenty Second in the Eve Dallas Series, this one was great, totally shocked me at the end. I had no clue!! Loved getting to see the 'Friends' dynamic develop, as well as some of the bickering relationship between Eve and Sommerset. Outstanding, can't wait to start Survivor in Death.