Lightning reviews

Okay, so I haven't posted in over two weeks. Ouch. But I have been reading a lot. So here goes my brief thoughts on a bunch of books.

Turning Point by Lisanne Norman. SF here, but it's got romance! Human colony is invaded by aliens and it's up to a human girl and a cat-like alien to save the planet. And they end up bonding telepathically. It's not a long book, but I rather liked it. I think I'd read it a long time ago in high school, but couldn't remember much. I've already got the second book started.

Jinx by Meg Cabot. It's Meg Cabot, do I really need a blurb? Anyways, it's a YA novel this time and quite good.

Tithe by Holly Black. Lots of buzz about this one, but I wasn't really feeling it. It's okay, but not nearly as good as I was hoping.

The Unsung Hero by Suzanne Brockmann. Quite liked this one and have the second ready to go. I'm probably the last person on earth to read this series, so no need to go into more detail, methinks.

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Hot by Stephanie Rowe. This time we had Becca the Rivka getting her story. Was cute and funny and good. Love Rowe's books.

Dhampir by Barb and JC Hendee. Beginning of a vampire fantasy book and I really enjoyed it. Main character makes a living fleecing villagers out of money by preying on their superstitions, but when it turns out that things that go bump in the night are real, she has some real work to do. I liked this one and plan to read the rest of the series.

King's Property by Morgan Howell. The cover is what first drew me to this book, but I was really surprised at how much I liked it. Fantasy where a mountain girl is conscripted into the army to help in the orc companies. She befriends an orc and tries to change her situation. Not the best explanation, but I really liked the book and plan to get the next in the trilogy. It came out today.

The Curse of Chalion and Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold. I read both of these back to back and was just blown away at how good they were. Just fantastic.

Also read Fire Watcher and Cloud Watcher by Lilith Saintcrow. Man I love her books. And hey, the next Dante Valentine Book is out!!! Saw it on the shelf at Barnes and Noble.

Snake Agent by Liz Williams. I first heard about this from Michele Albert's blog. Oh my this is such a good book. And I think if you like the Dante Valentine series, you'd like this one. Not sure I can say why, but I'd recommend giving it a try. It's set in a future world in the East where mythology and religion are really real and impact our world. As in Heaven and Hell are like real parallel worlds that certain people can travel through. The writing here is also amazing. Just thinking about the story brings images from the book into my head.

Gothic Sports by Anika Hage. Bought this manga at BN today on a whim and I'm glad I did. I like the artwork and the story of a girl who's determined to belong to a sports team in school is very fun. Can't wait for more volumes.

I'm pretty sure I've read more, but I can't remember.


Jane said...

Loved Jinx. Will pick up snake agent.

Romantic Fool said...

Wow! You've been a busy girl! I'm envious that you've read that much. I only read one book this week and that was Sherilyn Kenyon's new one! It was great!

C2 said...

So, the sequel to The Unsung Hero (The Defiant Hero) is not a fave of most Suz fans...if it turns out that you don't like it either, stick with the series a little longer. You'll be glad you did. Honest! :o)

charleneteglia said...

Paladin of Souls is now one of my favorite books ever. Book 3 in the series, The Hallowed Hunt, is terrific, too.