Book Updates

Guess I've read a few books since I last posted about what I've read. I don't feel like making separate posts for all of them. Feeling lazy today since I didn't sleep well last night. Nick was a dear and left the temp down low when he left for work this morning instead of turning it up like he usually does.

I finished up Jinn by Matthew B.J. Delaney on the drive to Minneapolis last weekend. I did enjoy it. Purely escapist reading. Has elements of horror, romance, reincarnation, police thriller, and who knows what else. Basically you have an aeons-old horrific creature(s) preying on people and a select few band together to kill it. *g* My kind of book. Similar to Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. Not quite as good as Relic, which is a favorite of mine, but I think if one wants some fun, it's not a bad book to pick up. This reminds me that I still haven't read Still Life With Crows or Brimstone. Or the latest, Dance of Death. So many books, so little time in which to read them.

Next up is Better Read Than Dead by Victoria Laurie. I really liked Abby Cooper: Psychic Eye and was happy that I enjoyed this one just as much. She and Dutch have some relationship problems in this one and for awhile I wasn't sure how it was all going to work out. I can't wait for the next book that comes out later this year. I can't wait to see where the series will go and I love the characters. Also makes me think about my views on psychics...hmmm...


I bought Last Girl Dancing by Holly Lisle at the Barnes and Noble in the MoA along with Family Inheritance by Deborah LeBlanc that I haven't read yet. I really loved Midnight Rain and was quite happy to see that it wasn't a fluke. Last Girl Dancing again has a psychic, but this time it's the guy! Very cool and not something you see very often. Good characters and a plot that whips along. I hope she has another like these coming out.


Paperback Reader pretty much summed up what I thought of the book, and my comments are there, so I'm directing you guys there to learn about the book. Basically it's fun, but there's not a whole lot of substance when you really think about it later on after reading it.




Last up is The Immortal Highlander by Karen Marie Moning. Just finished it a few minutes ago and really enjoyed it. Màili, don't let the highlander title keep you away, it's not really accurate. This one deals with Adam Black, a Fae, and Gabby O'Callaghan who can see the Fae. I really loved how Adam is definitely an alpha male, but Moning didn't make him into an ass. Definitely a favorite read now and I can't wait to read more of Moning's books. I have read some of the series, but not all. I liked that The Immortal Highlander can be read alone and although people from some of the other books come in, they usually are necessary for the plot. So this one is highly recommended. I had lots of fun reading it and Adam Black is a fantastic hero. Yumm...

On to other reading. Going to go to the library to pick up Harry Potter 6 and Origin in Death. Ack...how do I choose which one to read first? Probably Harry so I can bring it back quicker, but who knows. Also need to finish reading My Hero by Marianna Jameson and also read the books from the library stack that's quite large on the dining room table.

2 comments:

Jill said...

I'm reading Harry now, LOVING it. Have Origin In Death on its way and can't wait for it!

Suzanne said...

Hmmm. Interesting. I've read a couple of Bombshells and intend to read more, but so far I've been disappointed in the heroes. They are too weak, as if in order for the heroine to be strong, the hero has to be weak. I don't agree with that, and I don't like it when I read it.