"Every revolution begins with breakfast, darling."
I liked this, but I'm not in love with it.
Mouse and Sister are funny and cute and make a good pair. The mystery was easy going.
I didn't have to spend a lot of time trying to figure out the mystery because the characters were more the star here.
I started out not liking this book because the style was different for me. The sidebar parenthesis's were annoying and distracting. It felt like a chore to keep up.
Once they were gone, or less frequent, I started to get into the story and the characters.
I want to continue with the series because I want to see how things play out with Brandy, Peggy Sue and Vivian. Especially since Vivian said she wanted to tell Brandy something about Peggy Sue and never did.
I'm having a hard time writing about this book because it was 200 pages of meh.
I looked around the Internet to see what was going on with this book and the series and found that there are only 3 books. The author gives an update on the characters past the third and final book, so I think I can be swayed to read the remaining two books.
This book was quick and light. Great for an uninterrupted afternoon on the couch.
How appropriate that I finished this book the day before International Talk Like A Pirate Day!
I wonder how annoyed people would be if I wrote my review in Pirate Speak...
I enjoyed almost everything about this book and this series.
The book was fast paced and had me reading while at work since I was more preoccupied with it than I was with the invoices I was wrapping up for the month.
The series keeps building upon itself without making me feel like I missed something in previous books.
My only issue with this book in particular was with the romance.
The end of the book and the scene with Sully and Lindsay made my eye twitch. Okay fine, Mary explained how her brother's mind works, but it still didn't sound right.
What the hell, Sully?
John's appearance in this book was unnecessary in the first place. But if it was a reason to bring tension to Lindsay and Sully's relationship, I call shenanigans!
Hmm, speaking of Love Geometry...
I wonder if this book was inspiration for the Love Rhombus in Sugar and Iced?
I like the setting of the cheese shop and this book made me want to find a local Fromagerie for some new cheeses for fall. The town sounds nice with it's mix of shops and shop owners. Kind of like a Richard Scarry Busytown.
I know this was the first book in this series, but I felt like I was dropped in at the middle of it. I found myself confused at who the women were because there were so many female characters that had something to do with what was going on. I think it took me quite a few chapters to figure out that Charlotte was the main character. And what was up with Rebecca and all the crime shows? I know you just left your community, but really? You watched that much television in that amount of time?
Despite trying to figure out who was who let alone trying to figure out who the killer was, I found myself wanting to read the next book to see what the mystery is with Jackie and Jordan.
This series makes me want to go on vacation. I wouldn't mind going with a group like the group from Iowa. And I don't like group vacations. But this group knows the importance getting to meals on time.
Nana and Tilly look like the fun ones in the group that have some sense. the rest of them seem suspect in my eyes. Maybe from the fact that the others in the group don't get as much page time as Nana and Tilly.
The mystery was okay. I wasn't really focused on it because I usually get the killer wrong and I spend too much time on trying to figure it out anyway. I wouldn't have got it right anyway because of the twist at the end.
The blasted love triangle. What was the point of it in this story? I forgot all about Duncan from the previous book, so I certainly wasn't expecting him coming out of the water on the boat.
What annoyed me the most about this Love Triangle was Emily's attitude towards all of it.
Etienne made you that mad that you are willing to give Duncan a go? What the hell?
I'm too stubborn enough to continue with the series. The vacation spots in these books are places I either have been to or really want to visit. In some cases it's cheaper to read about them than pay the damn airfare.
I didn't realize how much I missed Ethan while I was reading.
Okay, could someone please tell me who goes over to someone's house and steals ashes? Who does that?
I was about done with that person after that happened. Then again, that person never held my interest in the first place.
Where did Simon go at the end of the book and why did Catcher act like a brat throughout the book? I guess the movies on the Lifetime Movies channel were enough of a distraction because he clearly wasn't paying attention to what was going on.
I like Jonah! He has no chance in hell with Merit, but I like him! I kind of wish it would have made sense for him and Merit to deck Morgan and his girlfriend in the bar.
Tate, Tate, Tate! I thought he might be a shifter in disguise. Like a Were-Worm because he's so slimey, but he's not. I think he may be a sorcerer of some kind. For my own curiosity, it will be worth it to keep reading this series to find out what he is.
While the solution to all the problems happening in the book was predictable, I still enjoyed what happened to the point of talking to the book. Once I start talking to a book, you know it has my attention.
This was a cute read. Jazz and Nick were fun to read about, but I would have liked to know a little more of their back story. I still don't know what happened at Clive's mansion in 1932. I still don't know, but can kind of figure out why Nick had Jazz locked up for a month. What did Jazz and her classmates do to get them banished from school all those years ago?The mystery of what happened to all the missing vampires and who did it was predictable. I didn't like the fact that a main side character was one of the missing and his demise was glossed over. That's pretty much how a majority of the side characters were treated in the book. You meet them and they sound intriguing but you don't get much more from them past when they were first mentioned. Speaking of side characters, Irma, the ghost that inhabits Jazz car, is annoying and it doesn't look like she's going away.
I'm at a loss for what to say.
Raphael is a bad ass and I let his arrogance slide because he has wings. I know. I'm ashamed of myself for acting like one of the star struck civilians that sees an angel flying overhead. Elena was great. She had a backbone and didn't let anyone tell her what to do. She and Sara were funny. The side characters were great and played off the main characters well. The Seven! The Ten! Three more and we could make it an even Twenty!
I still have questions about Elena's family. Her dad is a piece of work. Does he like his daughter or doesn't he? I don't get him and the point of him.
Slater Patalis, WTH? Maybe I didn't catch the real importance of him being mentioned. Yes, I know what he did to Elena's mom and sister, but I feel like there was something else about him that wasn't explained.
I think all the questions I have about this book just means that I need to read the next few books to see what happens. That and Dmitri's book is #4!
Darcy is a Wishcrafter who has the ability to grant wishes of people who ask for a wish. There's more to the wish granting and who can get a wish, etc., but that's the skinny of it.
When Darcy discovers the dead body of a friend who is also well liked by quite a few, naturally she wants to find out what happened to her friend and who killed him.
What I'd like to know is why someone just doesn't wish to know who killed their friend. Yeah, yeah, it wouldn't be much of a book if that happened. It would also ruin trying to figure out who did it.
The characters are great and I like reading about what else they're doing while everyone has questions about the murderer. I'm still trying to figure out who the Elder is. I don't have a clue who it is based on the way some of the characters act.
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There were too many characters with too much going on to try and concentrate on Reina and Jarvis. Like the first book, the forced funny made me roll my eyes.
Death was fun. His part in the story is what kept me going. I want his jewelry collection. Maybe not the penis ring, but I'd like a look through the rest of it.
For me, this book was so over the top that at first I was thankful I was finally finished with it. After taking a reading break and watching World Cup for a few hours, I'm remembering some of what I read and it's not all that bad.
Basically, I didn't appreciate this book or the humor of it all. I like Rowe's books, just not this one. There's only one more book left to read and the cover is blue.
1. What was the last book you marked as 'Read'?
How to Run with a Naked Werewolf
2. What are you 'Currently Reading'?
Touch If You Dare
3. What was the last book you marked as 'To-Read'?
4. What book do you plan to read next?
The Darkest Kiss
5. Do you use the star rating system?
Yes. But only because there's no bacon rating system.
6. Are you doing a 2014 reading challenge?
I'm doing too many challenges!! But yes, I challenged myself to 120 books this year.
7. Do you have a wishlist?
I can't keep up with a wish list. I keep up with what's coming out that I might like by using the calendar on fictfact.com. If I like what's coming out then I'll mark it on my To-Read list.
8. What book do you want to buy next?
The Book of Life by Deborah Harness
9. Do you have any favorite quotes? Would you like to share a few?
I don't have a book quote, but I really like this one:
There's always a game going on and if you don't know what the game is, you are the game. - Mark Schlereth, ESPN
10. Who are your favorite authors?
Shelly Laurentson/G.A. Aiken
Just to name a few!
11. Have you joined any groups?
I have but I'm not active.
12. Are there any questions you'd like to add to this tag?
12.1. Are you more of a personal book reader or a library reader?
Personal book reader. For some reason, I need to own the books I'm going to read.
I don't know who all has been tagged so far, but I have a feeling all my buddies here have answered these questions already.
Harper is a go to for me. I spend more time laughing than I do reading. I think that is why it took me a while longer to read this book.
I liked Anna/Tina and Caleb together and I liked them apart.
The subject of spousal abuse was handled really well. I found myself cheering A/T on even if she chose to keep running and not to go home with Caleb. But since we all know that wouldn't have happened in the book, it was great seeing the two back together again.
Now to see what happened with Glenn when he eventually finds her.
I have mixed feelings about what happened to him. I wanted the weasel to suffer a little harsher than what he got. But I guess that isn't realistic and the more I think about it, the more I think Harper did the right thing with the way she handled it.
This book had the feeling of the series being over. I hope not.
Apparently I don't remember a lot of what went on the first time I read this. Now that I was paying attention, this was still a lot of fun to read. As with first books, there's a lot of world building that goes on. But I'm not sure if just I took for granted that I already knew what was going on or I skipped over the fact that there were some explanations missing? Does anyone know how or why Ashlyn can hear voices? I didn't buy her desperation to meet with the Lords so they could help her. She seemed like a smart person, but some of the stuff she did was just plain dumb. Can you guess what I thought of Maddox and Ashlyn together? It was fun visiting with the Lords again. Showalter can write some really funny one liners for when it's just the men together. I was originally attracted to this series for the overall story line of the Greeks and Pandora's Box, and I still am.
This was so nice and so calm. Victoria and her friends are so sweet and they make living in a small town sound like an interesting experience.
My real issue with this is that everything felt so predictable. As soon as Curtis and Doug were mentioned, I figured out their connection to the story. I don't know if that ruined the whole story for me or if it made me happy I could finally figure out who did it before the main character did.
In any case, I like this series. It's nice and comfortable.