Dy's Take

July 7, 2012

Kiss the Dead by Laurell K Hamilton

Filed under: Disappointing,Paranormal,Series — Dy @ 22:43

(39) Anita Blake #21

Meh. The Anita in this book is so very different from the conflicted Anita of the early days. This is not a bad thing, but the book’s plot was super thin and resolved far too quickly — the bulk of it was an overdose of unnecessary sex scenes and Anita’s ruminations on the nature of love. Basically a whole book to show us in overabundant detail how her moral stance has shifted.  Glad it was a library loaner.


June 4, 2012

Dead Men Don’t Crochet by Betty Hechtman

Filed under: Disappointing,Mystery,Series,Skip It — Dy @ 22:14

(32) Crochet Mystery #2

Even less impressive than the first volume in this series. I only had a copy because the first time I ordered the first book (I crochet, I like mysteries, go figure!) the person sending accidentally sent me the 2nd book in the series and I wanted to clear it off my shelves. Sadly, it is still in my big box of books I have listed on PBSwap waiting for a new home.

The MC is getting more annoying, the supporting characters are cookie-cutters and the police boyfriend is both annoying and a stereotype on multiple levels. I will not be reading any more of these. If you want to give it a shot, please let me know and I’ll drop it in the mail for free just to get rid of it!

January 31, 2012

Nobody Gets the Girl by James Maxey

Filed under: Disappointing,Fantasy,Sci-Fi — Dy @ 13:01

(07) Whoosh! Bam! Pow! #1

2/18/12 – Review Coming (today is update the booklist day — will add reviews as I finish them)

January 12, 2012

Changeling by Yasmine Galenorn

Filed under: ChickLit,Disappointing,Erotica,Paranormal — Dy @ 22:56

(04) Otherworld #2

2/18/12 – Review Coming (today is update the booklist day — will add reviews as I finish them)

December 29, 2011

The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox

Filed under: ChickLit,Disappointing,Paranormal — Dy @ 23:50


December 10, 2011

Destiny by Tallulah Grace

Filed under: ChickLit,Disappointing,Indie Author,Paranormal — Dy @ 20:32

(94) Timeless Trilogy, book 3

This was by far the most disappointing of the three books in this trilogy.It was so upbeat and happy that I felt like I needed to brush my teeth after reading to make sure they don’t rot from all the sugary sweetness.  This was a wrap-up novel for a trilogy, I get that. But still, it had no tension, no suspense.  The characters of the love story in this one really got the short end of the stick in terms of character development and action. Having all the tension in the flashbacks just made the current era scenes that much flatter.

The biggest disappointment for me, though, was the fact that I expected an indie author to improve as she gained skill, and it just didn’t happen. By a vast margin the first book in this series is the best.  All in all, read the first one for some fluffy fun, but skip the rest of the series.

December 9, 2011

You Better Not Cry by Augusten Burroughs

Filed under: Book Club,Disappointing,Humor & Satire — Dy @ 19:03


Blech. Brain bleach needed to rinse away bitter man diatribes & unpleasant mental images of spoiled children who hate their children and grow up to be a lot like them. I friggin’ hate Christmas books.

November 19, 2011

The Alchemist: A Graphic NovelThe Alchemist: A Graphic Novel by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel(86)

I’m glad I’ve never read the apparently huge book this graphic novel is based on. Thanks to this GN I am pretty darn sure I don’t want to read it. If it is this dang boring when it is abridged and fully illustrated, the book itself must be truly awful. Well, that and I do have a bias against preachy/spiritual tomes and this was one.

As a side note – when are GN artists going to learn to draw realistically proportioned women?

November 15, 2011

I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman

Filed under: Book Club,Disappointing,Thriller — Dy @ 13:07


As thrillers go, I didn’t find this one particularly thrilling. The characters felt flat, the pacing was slow and the cutting back and forth from past to present annoyed far more than it enlightened. All together a disappointing read, but not so awful that I refused to finish it.

October 13, 2011

Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens

Filed under: Book Club,Disappointing,Thriller — Dy @ 11:04


October 3, 2011

Pirate King by Laurie R. King

(77) Mary Russell #11

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