30 August 2016

Hope and Red - Jon Skovron

Hope and Red
the first book in the Empire of Storms trilogy
in the last months I struggled with fantasy books
but this one sounded good
descriptions like
"One seeks power. The other vengeance.
Together they will take down an empire."
appeal to me
so I was hopeful
but shortly after starting with the book
I realized that once again I couldn't believe in the fantasy world
the author had created
I couldn't imagine it
some of the language and words used seemed odd
in the context of the world
the dark magic was just a bit too weird
and let's not talk about the worms
the story is dramatic
my heart should have been broken at the beginning
but I didn't feel a lot
and I wasn't that interested in the characters
so yes
unfortunately this is another fantasy that didn't work for me
but it might be a good book for fans of the genre. 
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29 August 2016

Apprentice in Death - JD Robb

romantic suspense
In Death #43
happy people enjoying their time at an ice rink
then three shots
and three dead people
Eve Dallas knows that this is just the beginning
that she and her team will have only a little bit of time before the next shots are fired
the hunt begins
it will be a deadly one
you know me
I love the In Death books
Eve, Roarke and all of the other characters are close to my heart
I love them
to my mind they are real
and "Apprentice in Death" was a great addition to the series
you have this horrible crime
innocent, good people killed
and of course Eve is doing everything she can to bring justice to the dead
but then you also have some wonderful and hilarious lighter moments
Roarke shocking Eve with a fake draft for her working room
Eve and Roarke enjoying time at Bella's birthday party
cuddling with Galahad
being there for each other
Eve and Summerset having a moment
everything that makes the series so special and great was there
so yes
I loved reading "Apprentice in Death"
and now I'm in the mood to reread some of the other books in the series
so that's what I will do. 
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Audio books I'm listening to right now

Right now I'm listening to three ebooks, I'm not sure how it happened, I planned to only listen to one, but sometimes that's how it goes. In this post I want to share my first impressions on the three audio books with you. 

My Lady Jane - Hand + Ashton + Meadows

The three authors took a part of English history and changed things to create a hilarious story. The narrator is brilliant, however the humour seems at times forced and over the top, a little less would have been better. I'm still sure that overall I will have a good time with this audiobook and will laugh a lot.

Ivory and Bone - Julie Eshbaugh

This prehistoric fantasy with a touch of "Pride & Prejudice" sounded very special and fascinating to me. I like the narrator, but the setting and characters are so far not perfect for me. I can't see the prehistoric world clearly and in detail. I hope that this will change over time. 

First star I see tonight - Susan Elizabeth Phillips

I love SEPs books "Match me if you can" and "Natural Born Charmer", but didn't enjoy the books that came after them. Now I'm hoping to find some of the humour and charm of the older books in SEPs newest novel. So far (45min into the story) I like the story plus the heroine and see a lot of potential for a great story. 

Happy listening. :)
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