Princess Merry’s dreams are bringing magic back to Faerie, but it’s not enough—or it’s too much—for some. For there are many Sidhe who refuse to see a mongrel queen upon the throne.
Month: November 2013
“I am Princess Meredith, heir to a throne—if I can stay alive, conceive a child, and elude Prince Cel’s assassination attempts while enjoying the pleasures of her royal guard
‘Tis a foul fowl when your bird gets sick in this Word Confusion from KD Did It.
First in the Charlie Fox thriller series based in Lancaster, England, and revolving around Charlie, a self-defense instructor. My Take I can see why Lee Child is impressed with Zoë Sharp. She’s good. It’s even more amazing that this is her first book. The only quibbles I could come up with was why didn’t she figure out the bit about seven a whole lot earlier? And WHY would she stay in her flat?? Why doesn’t she pick up on what Gary’s up to? Why would she go back to work at the Adelphi after the lack of support about that fight she broke up? If Marc is the one without the fancy education and Charlie has had one, why is it that he knows about Bacchus and Charlie doesn’t? In some ways, Charlie reminds me of Reacher — they both assess the situation and decide ahead of time how they’re going to take out the bad guy, and they’re comfortable — not happy — with realizing they’re going to get hurt. I do like that Charlie emphasizes leaving a scene rather than wading into the fight. A very realistic approach. Wait till you read the scene in which Len is […]
First in the Cainesville urban fantasy series revolving around Olivia Taylor-Jones / Eden Larsen and Gabriel Walsh. Do NOT skip the prologue! My Take Wow, excellent! It’s such a slow, subtle buildup, and it does take a long time to set us up, but Armstrong develops the story and pulls us in as she does it. In some ways, it drove me mad for how long it took, and in other ways, it was almost perfect as it gave Armstrong the time to build the multiple secretive backgrounds, create the series characters on the several sides of the fence, and stir the chemistry between Olivia and Gabriel. To make me overwhelmingly curious about Cainesville and its inhabitants. They each want something from Olivia with some feeling more benign than the others. Rozalyn has me thoroughly confused as she swings in so many directions! I’m just as confused about James. On the one hand, he seems to be like every other self-serving politico wannabe (talking to his adviser about his wedding??), a bit of a Neanderthal, and then, after handing out an ultimatum, he turns around and wants Olivia protected. What a scum bucket of a mother! I can’t believe she […]
Git me a piece of pie if you want peace while you edit in this Word Confusion from KD Did It.
Claire Ryan finds herself opening up to Evan Lang, a widowed bookshop owner and dominant. One who’s terrified of losing his emotional distance.
Does one need four fully grown foxgloves for decorating a dinner table for six guests? Or is it six foxgloves to kill four fully grown guests?
Blown to Paris, Vianne Rocher has a new identity, a new chocolatarie, and two daughters. Then Zozie de l’Alba blows into their lives with her lollipop shoes and treachery.
What really happens when good and evil toy with humanity, and the salvation of a doomed soul depends once again on a crossroads…