2015 was the year I launched this blog and it's one of the best things I've ever done. I've been devouring books ever since I learned to read. My first book I remember reading was Hansel and Gretel. By the time the car pulled into the drive way from the book store, I was asking for another one. Needless to say the love for reading is in my blood as my dad loves to read too. I didn't know that it would lead me here... a book review blog. I'm glad it did.
It seems I am attracted to good books. I couldn't put this one down. I found myself up at 2 am reading Faceless. The title first of all got my attention. I wanted to read it. The opening was an interesting set up for what we would be reading. Big bodied Eli,being bullied and our tiny leading lady Mackenziebecomes his focus. The pace of the book was fast but comfortable; nothing felt undone with the plot.
The characters were supernatural beings whether they were aware of it or not. There wasn't alot of complexity to most of the characters. Eli was the most layered having being the 'tall, handsome and brooding', guy that suddenly showed interest in Mackenzie. He was the one who opened up and showed more of himself. Mackenzie and Nicky were pretty much open books.
The author chose to blend supernatural with the human world. Mackenzie being inexplicably strong when having a 'panic attack' and Nicky being able to see things or have 'feelings', lent the characters to much speculation about their supernatural powers.The book progressed quickly and jumped right into the action. The enemies became friends and protectors. The real enemy remained "Faceless". I guess that was deliberate. What saved this book was that there was some closure. We got reasons why things happened, a sense of who the enemy really was and that things would change. These changes would eventually evolve into something good.
Honestly,the plot was to the point and didn't give a sense of depth. This book was good but seemed more like a 'long short story" if you will.
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I've always been a fan of fantasy. This book is one of the reasons why. The story had me interested from the beginning. Something that I always look for in books.The journey got me excited.It's always great to be taken for a ride that has me sneaking peeks when I really shouldn't. The characters were well developed and the plot was good. Although I could see where things were going after awhile, the introduction of each new characters was like adding a piece of the puzzle. They were added not just to make up the character list but to add to the plot.The characters were truly what added to the twists of a plot that was otherwise straightforward and somewhat predictable.
This one got me from the title. In fact, it was Sloane Howell himself who got my attention. This is why social media has become relevant. I decided this was a book I had to read and review.
The title is eye catching but the opening line grips you. The introduction is honest, open but leaves just enough mystery to entice you to either delve in or back off reluctantly.
The raw sexual honesty of this novel was captivating and exciting.
The descriptive nature of the writing not only brought the visual to mind but also made you feel things and want to feel things. The character, Joel is that bad boy with a kinky side all women secretly want. He is slick and smooth. Some readers might think he's a jerk for just having wild sex with women with no intention of having a relationship with them. I am one of those but I am looking from his perspective now. He is a walking fantasy well; the sexy human version of a wishing well. You stand there, hoping that your dream, by some miracle, will come true. This character sniffs out the fantasies of these women and grants it.
I have to say, this is bold writing. There is none of that sugar coating. It's given to you raw and that makes reading it more fantastic. Strange enough, I want to know more about this man and his escapades.
I am going to dig a little deeper with the other books in the series, written by Howell. Head over to Amazon and get your dose of hot and steamy. I call this one "devilishly delicious".
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The In Death series never ceases to amaze and doesn't disappoint. Th sexy duo of Eve and Roarke is back. This time with a case of obsession. J.D. Robb is one of my favourite authors because I'm obsessed with her writing style. Not only the description of the scenes and characters but the quick step conversations. Any fan of the In Death series knows what I'm talking about. For those who haven't read the series, it's like watching a verbal tango. It's smooth, quick and has a rhythm. It's feature of her writing that always excites me.
The storyline was interesting although in it's usual dress of a murder case that keeps on giving. Lieutenant Eve Dallas hates attention; she's simply about the job and those she care about. So is the killer, in a twisted, psychotic way. Only, unlike Eve who sees things in black and white, the killer seems to be looking through a kaleidoscope. Eve stood for the dead and the 'unsub' believed they stood for Eve. There was absolutely no rush in the development of the plot nor was did it go at a lethargic pace. At one point, I thought Eve was in real trouble of not finding the killer. The moment was brief as I mentally slapped myself. This is Lieutenant Eve Dallas with her Irish husband Roarke.
The thing about this installation, was that it went heavy on the mental side of twisted, obsessed. The killer thought she knew Eve and Eve had to get to know her killer.
The last scene was emotionally wrenching as we watched all those who stood behind this strong woman, watched her stand at the mercy of a killer. It brought back the last scene from a previous installation when Eve faced off with the disgraced Captain Roth, fist to fist. She stood in the name of cops who respected the badge against those who disgraced. Only this killer was not a cop but on the job nonetheless and she took to a personal level. Eve in this one put her life on the line in front of all of them. She faced down a killer who intended to take down, Eve and the cops. All in front of her commander, mentor and husband.
It was a ride that took her down the dark side of fame and being well known for the work she did. I'm glad I got to be passenger on that ride. Thank you J.D. Robb, now I'm obsessed.
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Hello, I'm Tammy and I love books! I love writing and reading them. I love them so much I just can't stop talking about them.