Sunday, February 28, 2010

Xombies by Walter Greatshell

Xombies Xombies by Walter Greatshell

Spreading at an astonishing speed, the "Agent X" virus transforms everyone it touches into maniacal monsters. Lulu Pangloss, one of the few as yet uninfected, flees to the last safe place on earth--but what's awaiting her there is as unexpected, and as frightening, as what's followed her.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I don't even know where to start with this book. I enjoyed the book. The author could have smoothed out the flow of the book a little. It was a bit bumpy in places, but the plot was a very interesting one. I am very much interested in the sequel due out in March as I want to see how he goes from here. I did not like all of the things that happened in the book, but then I tend to be a 'happily every after' person and this book most definitely did have a happily ever after ending. Several thought provoking areas in the book and an interesting take on just how our society would handle the end of the world as we know it.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Grave Secret (Harper Connelly Mystery, #4) by Charlaine Harris

Grave Secret (Harper Connelly Mystery, #4) Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris

Lightning-struck sleuth Harper Connelly and her stepbrother Tolliver take a break from looking for the dead to visit the two little girls they both think of as sisters. But, as always happens when they travel to Texas, memories of their horrible childhood resurface.

To make matters worse, Tolliver learns from his older brother that their father is out of jail and trying to reestablish contact with other family members. Tolliver wants no part of the man- but he may not have a choice in the matter.

Soon, family secrets ensnare them both, as Harper finally discovers what happened to her missing sister, Cameron, so many years before.

And what she finds out will change her world forever.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Quite an enjoyable Harper Connelly book. I am glad that we finally get some closure on the baggage that Harper has had to carry with her. Harper has never been one of my favorite Charlaine Harris characters. She is a little too damaged and needy for my liking, but I did enjoy the way that this book wrapped up a lot of the stuff that Harper has carried with her.
I like the way that Charlaine Harris left us with a possible opening for future books, but a conclusion that we can live with if no more come.

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Prey (Shifters, #4) by Rachel Vincent

Prey (Shifters, #4) Prey by Rachel Vincent

Sometimes playing cat and mouse is no game…

Play? Right. My Pride is under fire from all sides, my father's authority is in question and my lover is in exile. Which means I haven't laid eyes on Marc's gorgeous face in months. And with a new mother and an I-know-everything teenager under my protection, I don't exactly have time to fantasize about ever seeing him again.

Then our long-awaited reunion is ruined by a vicious ambush by strays. Now our group is under attack, Marc is missing and I will need every bit of skill and smarts to keep my family from being torn apart. Forever.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Love, love, love this series. This book takes up right where the last one left off. Manx is going on trial for her life while dealing with the aftermath of the abuse she faced in captivity. Kaci, the young werecat that Faythe rescued from herself, is trying to deal with the shock of her first shift in which she killed her mother and sister. As a result she refuses to shift and it is slowly killing herself.

Amidst all of this Marc disappears and it is up to Faythe to find him before it is too late. Unknowingly stepping into an elaborate plot against her father, Faythe must face tragedy as she refuses to believe that she has lost Marc forever. What an action packed, heartwrenching chapter in the lives of the Pride. I can not wait till the next book comes out!

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Doom with a View (Psychic Eye Mystery, Book 7) by Victoria Laurie

Doom with a View (Psychic Eye Mystery, Book 7) Doom with a View by Victoria Laurie

Business has been frustratingly slow for Abby. She needs any new commission she can get, even if it means agreeing to a job with the FBI that puts her at the center of a political struggle between two powerful agents, one of whom is flintly lead investigator and confirmed skeptic Brice Harrison. Abby's skills - and patience - are continually tested as she works to convince Harrison that she's the real deal and can help him locate three teens who have mysteriously disappeared.

Abby's intuition tells her these are not random abductions - and she foresees another victim being kidnapped. To get to the bottom of the case, she and Harrison will have to put aside their differences and work together to find the connection between the missing kids. And to do that, Abby will have to win over Harrison while keeping her psychic eye wide-open.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Another fantastic book in the Psychic Eye mystery series. This book was great because it is the beginning of a new chapter in Abby's life. Her involvement with the FBI on a case leads to many wonderful changes and I am loving where this series is going. I love all of the characters and tend to connect with them. I laughed out loud, I got teary eyed and I could not stop reading. Love this series and hope that the ending of this book is the beginning of many more to come!

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Deadtown (Deadtown, #1) by Nancy Holzner

Deadtown (Deadtown, #1) Deadtown by Nancy Holzner

They call it Deadtown: the city’s quarantined section for its inhuman and undead residents. Most humans stay far from its borders — but Victory Vaughn, Boston’s only professional demon slayer, isn’t exactly human…

Vicky’s demanding job keeping the city safe from all manner of monsters is one reason her relationship with workaholic lawyer (and werewolf) Alexander Kane is in constant limbo. Throw in a foolhardy zombie apprentice, a mysterious demon-plagued client, and a suspicious research facility that’s taken an unwelcome interest in her family, and Vicky’s love life has as much of a pulse as Deadtown’s citizens.

But now Vicky’s got bigger things to worry about. The Hellion who murdered her father ten years ago has somehow broken through Boston’s magical protections. The Hellion is a ruthless force of destruction with a personal grudge against Vicky, and she’s the only one who can stop the demon before it destroys the city and everyone in it.

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was okay for a Paranormal Urban Fantasy. Being a huge zombie fan I was hoping that this book would focus on the zombie angle, but sadly the zombies are really a very minor part of the plot. The focus is almost solely on demons. The main character being a shape shifting demon slayer. The characters are okay, the plot was all right and I will read the next in the series when it comes out. The ending came together and just when it was getting good, it was over, which at least makes me eager for the next book.

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Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Seadragon's Daughter: Dragon Delasangre, 3 by Alan F. Troop

The Seadragon's Daughter: Dragon Delasangre, 3 The Seadragon's Daughter: Dragon Delasangre, 3 by Alan F. Troop

Peter DelaSangre now enjoys a peaceful existence with his family on a private island retreat just off the coast of Miami. Then he receives an unexpected visitor named Lorrel, a member of a sea-dwelling dragon race who will force Peter to face his bloodline's secret past-revelations that may separate Peter from his family forever.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Totally enjoyed this chapter in Peter's life. When a strange female shows up on his island, poisons him and leads him to the home of a sea dwelling version of dragons, Peter must fight to save his own life as well as that of his wife. I really have enjoyed this series. Sadly I don't have #4 in my hands or I would go right to reading it. Good news is that it is owed to me and I will be able to read it soon.

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Dragon Moon: Dragon Delasangre, 2 by Alan F. Troop

Dragon Moon: Dragon Delasangre, 2 Dragon Moon: Dragon Delasangre, 2 by Alan F. Troop

The confessions of the dragon Peter DelaSangre continue four years after the murder of his beloved wife.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Another good read in the Dragon Delasangre series. I think that I liked this one even more than the first book. I really did not like Elizabeth, Peter's first wife, and so was not too sad to see her die in the first book. I love Chloe and really enjoyed this chapter in Peter Delasangre's life. Really enjoying this series!

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