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February 6, 2009

The Ill-Made Mute



The Ill-Made Mute, by Cecilia Dart-Thornton

This is the first in the Bitterbynde series by Cecilia Dart-Thornton.

I read this on a recommendation and unfortunately it didn't work for me. To not particularly enjoy a book is annoying enough, but it's worse when the thing is lengthy. There are pages after pages devoted to describing every single bottle on a shelf. Descriptions that use ten words when two would work. A number of the reviews I've read said that it seemed that "the author wrote with a thesaurus", which rings true for me.

It's all very disappointing. There are interesting characters and places as well as quite elaborate world-building, but that's all buried under unnecessary words, descriptions, and tangents.

February 9, 2009

Bone Crossed



Bone Crossed, by Patricia Briggs

The fourth in the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs.

There's quite a bit going on in this one. On a personal level, Mercy is still trying to deal with what happened to her at the end of Iron Kissed, as well as how that affects her relationship with Adam.

Stefan shows up, almost dead, both to warn Mercy and needing her help. His mistress is punishing him, ostensibly because of what he and Mercy did in Blood Bound. Of course, she also has other motives, but those don't become clear until much later. So when an old friend shows up asking for help with a ghost Mercy agrees in order to get out of town.

There is rather a bit more to it than a ghost! Which results in Mercy and the were having to deal with all kinds of vampire politics.

February 18, 2009

The Twelfth Card (Re-Read)



The Twelfth Card (A Lincoln Rhyme Novel), by Jeffery Deaver

Somehow I got a bit out of order in my re-reading of Deaver's Rhyme series. Oh well! The original entry for this one is here.

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