Dy's Take

May 2, 2012

A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin

Filed under: Books — Dy @ 09:58

(24) Song of Ice & Fire #5

 

5/05/12 – Review Coming (today is update the booklist day — will add reviews as I finish them)

March 26, 2012

Huntress by L.J. Smith

Filed under: Books — Dy @ 09:52

(19) Night World #7

 

5/05/12 – Review Coming (today is update the booklist day — will add reviews as I finish them)

July 8, 2011

Filed under: Books — Dy @ 11:01

(57) Alpha & Omega #2

Don’t think the female lead is as good as Mercy Thompson in this series, a little too angsty, but still an entertaining, beach read style series.

July 6, 2011

Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs

Filed under: Books — Dy @ 11:00

(56) Alpha & Omega #1

June 30, 2011

Mercy Thompson: Homecoming by Patricia Briggs

Filed under: Books,graphic novel,Paranormal — Dy @ 13:04

(52) Mercy Thompson # 0.5 (?)

Funny numbering is because this is a new Mercy story written specifically for the graphic novel and takes place (chronologically) prior to the events in Moon Called. I liked the story, but…

The artist’s concept of Stefan and the one in my head turned out to be polar opposites. It jarred me out of the story every time he showed up.

May 6, 2011

The Trouble with Demons by Lisa Shearin

Filed under: Books — Dy @ 23:19

(37) Raine Benares, book 3

This one took me longer to read than any of the others in the series, but I think that’s just because I’ve been running non-stop for the past month and finally got a little extra time to do things like, oh, sleep.

I loved that the humor was ratcheted up a bit in this one, more like the first one. Mixed feelings on the fact that it needed to be upped to balance the increased darkness. Overall, still good stuff.

4/5

January 13, 2011

The Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle by Jim Butcher

Filed under: Books — Dy @ 23:30

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This has been on my wishlist forever, so I was thrilled when my dad got it for me for Christmas.  Of course, he didn’t know it was on my wishlist, but he’s who nurtured my affection for the weird, the creepy, the paranormal (in fiction at least) and he thought of it all by himself.  Go Dad!

I like that this was a new story. I’m prepared to be very sad when there are no more Dresden novels, but I’m not quite ready for the end. This was a great stopgap. A bit gross, art-wise, but splashier, less gritty, more comic, if that makes any sense, and therefore more palatable.

4.75/5

(I knocked off a quarter point because the artist kept screwing up the height perspective tween Dresden and Murphy — he is supposed to be 18 inches taller than her…)

December 27, 2010

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Filed under: Books,Series I Like,YA — Dy @ 11:06

(80) Hunger Games, book 2

This book was, to my mind, the weakest of the three.  It felt more like a story to set up book 3 than a proper book in its own right.  Still, decent stuff.

3.5/5

November 8, 2010

Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews

Filed under: Books — Dy @ 23:37

(65) Kate Daniels, book 4

Love this series — it has a romance, like most paranormal these days, but relatively low sex and gore counts compared to many in the genre. This book gives a lot more insight into Kate’s background and complex family history. Pretty much the only thing I didn’t like is that with the happy ending and all I suspect the big bad confrontation that’s been hinted at since book 1 will come in the next book and that will end a series I really enjoy 😦

PS – Thanks for giving me this one… Even if I did forget I had for 6 months. you know who you are

November 4, 2010

Undead and Unfinished by Mary Janice Davidson

Filed under: Books — Dy @ 09:35

( 64 )                   Queen Betsy, book 9

Sometimes I like time travel stories. Sometimes I don’t. This is one of the latter.

June 3, 2010

Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris

Filed under: Books,Paranormal,Romance,Series I Like — Dy @ 14:21

( 31 ) Sookie Stackhouse, book 10

The plot on this one was so thin that 4 months later (when I’m writing this review) I can scarcely remember it.  What I remember most is that it was short. It read like a short story fluffed to be a novella.  A good, meaty Sookie book it was not (True Blood gone to the head, maybe?). It would have been a great long story, but it was an irritatingly short novel.

Oh, yea, and the utter lack of moving forward on ANY of the character fronts was annoying. What is the point of a series novel if it does not advance the characters on their path?

I love CH, I’ve read her other series (lurve Lily Bard & wish she’d write more of them) but was disappointed in what felt to me, as a fan who knew Sookie from the first book and used to wait impatiently for the next one, like a story that was phoned in.  Sorry, CH.

Like Anita Blake, Sookie has been reduced to something I’ll get on the waitlist for from the library, but I’m not invested enough to spend money on her anymore.

January 23, 2010

Frostbitten by Kelley Armstrong

Filed under: Books — Dy @ 22:41

(7) Women of the Otherworld, book 10

Okay. Elena is my least favorite of Armstrong’s lead characters in this series (and yet she’s gotten like four books out of ten…) but it wasn’t bad. Still, of all the women in this series, she seems the least interesting. She’s definitely the one with the least complexity, though that may be changing with new developments offered up in this book…

Also… Super-fast read. Started it after lunch and was done before bedtime. Of course I didn’t get anything else done, but Saturday is my day off from everything…

January 22, 2010

Divine Misdemeanors by Laurell K. Hamilton

Filed under: Books — Dy @ 19:27

(6) Merry Gentry #8

Yay! More plot.

December 27, 2009

Undead and Unwelcome by Mary Janice Davidson

Filed under: Books — Dy @ 19:31

(109) Queen Betsy, book 8

*yawn*

Too much cutesy email crap. Too much traveling, negotiating, blathering. What ~should~ have been a short story, a blip in a longer work, was stretched too thin.

On the plus side it was an extraordinarily fast and non-brain cell engaging read. Perfect for post-Christmas mental recovery.

December 21, 2009

Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning

Filed under: Books — Dy @ 23:52

(108) Mac Lane/Fever series, book 4

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