Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Guilty Pleasures ~ Laurell Hamilton

Light reading to distract me from sports and cartoons on tv while I knit. Real review in the archives.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Reserved for the Cat ~ Mercedes Lackey

This is book #5 in the Elemental Masters series. Ninette is a ballet dancer in Paris, who, when suddenly fired from her position, discovers that her cat can talk, and he promises to see that she is taken care of, if only she does as he says. The cat leads Ninette out of France and into England, where he instructs her to play the part of a famous Russian ballerina, who has been shipwrecked. Things seem to be going well, when suddenly it seems like someone is out to get Ninette, now known as Nina, and they have to figure out who is trying to kill her, and why.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Dragon Harper ~ Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey

This is another in the ever growing Pern series begun by Anne McCaffrey. This book is a continuation of Dragon's Kin, and tells the continuing story of Kindan, after he turned Kist over to Nuella and moved to the the Harper Hall, and for the next couple of years on Pern.

Anne's son, Todd, seems to have taken over this series, and I enjoy his work, but it has a totally different feel than his mother. Todd seems to write a less complex and in depth story. He tells one story, from the beginning to the end, instead of jumping from one character to another to tell several facets of the tale. Still good, and very enjoyable, but just not the same.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Shadow Music ~ Julie Garwood

the second in the Shadow series, part of the Buchanan series. Princess Gabrielle of St Biel is supposed to marry a Scottish laird, only days before the ceremony, he is killed. Through a twist of fate, and several unforeseen events, Gabrielle ends up marrying Laird Colm MacHugh. And they continue the search for the wealth of St Biel.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Plum Lucky ~ Janet Evanovich

book 13.5 in the Stephanie Plum series, a between the numbers novel. Diesel has shown up, again, startling the shit out of Stephanie, then Stephanie's mother calls, and Grandma Mazer is missing. Stephanie goes to Atlantic City in search of Grandma, taking Lula and Connie with her. Through adventure, and misadventure, Stephanie finds her grandmother, only to have her kidnapped and held for ransom. There are only passing encounters with Joe and Ranger, but they are really just background here. Great quick read, and at times I laughed so hard the tears ran.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Strangers in Death ~ J. D. Robb

Another book in the Eve Dallas series (honestly, I have lost count, but it is the most recent, at this time.) Eve has caught another murder, this time a wealthy sporting goods tycoon, who just happens to have offices in the same building as Rourke. Eve figures out fairly quickly who is responsible for the murder, now she just has to prove it! All the old cast are back, including Charles, who we don't see all that often. I really enjoyed this one.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Physik ~ Angie Sage

This is the third book in the Septimus Heap series. This book takes place only a few months after the last, Septimus is the apprentice to the Extraordinary Wizard, and studying for exams, when suddenly he is taken back in time, and now Jenna and all the others must find a way to bring him back.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Flyte ~ Angie Sage

This book two in the Septimus Heap series. This book takes place about a year after the first.The time has come for Jenna to make the annual trip to visit the Dragon Boat, when Simon, the oldest Heap boy, rides into town and kidnaps her. Septimus can't get anyone to believe him that she was kidnapped, they all believe that Simon is just taking her for a ride, so Sep takes it upon himself to see that she is rescued. They fight battles and find out more of the secrets of The Castle and the Magyk of the town.