Wednesday, May 11, 2011

New batch of #books I finished #amreading

Writing has taken more of my time than reading lately. But I have gotten some books under my belt recently.

There has been Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris. I'd been looking forward to it for a while, and was desperately hoping it wouldn't be as lame as the previous book. It ended up not being as bad, but yet there was more I disliked than I liked. It's also sad when I like the secondary characters more than the main character. Too many things went on, and the book seemed to be a hodge-podge of events that never became a whole. I was 40% into the book before I even had a clue which of the events was going to be the main plot. A couple events even made me wish I had a physical copy just so I could throw it. But I digress. I can no longer recommend this series.

Thanks to the Blog Tour de Force, I got a copy of Amber Scott's Fierce Dawn. A very intriguing book, with some awesome concepts. Immortals and mortals, and things in between. One of my favorite concepts is that vampires are any type of immortal addicted to human blood. And I felt true sympathy for the main character being labelled as crazy just for being different, and how it stained people's perceptions of her the rest of her life. The climax was a little brief, and the sex was a little one-dimensional, but the uniqueness of the world and the further plots to come overshadow all of that. This is captivating, an easy read, and well worth your time.

I got a copy of Raven's Kiss from Toni LoTempio. I liked most of her No Rest for the Wicca, so was eager to read this book. However, I had a really hard time getting through Raven's Kiss. Raven is an unlikeable bitch, and she's moody and mean without provocation. Her character is inconsistent in her anger and ability to cope. Plus there's problems with the writing itself. There's an entire scene that switches from first person to third person, and then back. Not just one line, but an entire scene. There are multiple punctuation errors, repeated and throughout the entire book. The action is bad, the pacing is bad, the end fight is bad, the entire book is bad. Do not read this.

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