Sunday, January 30, 2011

Waking the Witch - Armstrong, Kelley

Waking the Witch is book eleven in the Women of the Otherworld series.  Readers have watched Savannah grow up and come into her powers in this series.  This is the first novel where 21 year old Savannah is the main character and mostly working on her own.  She's dealing with a killer who's hard to pin down and keeps on killing while she tries.  The pace is fast and there's plenty of action.  Very highly recommended.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Witch & Wizard: The Gift - Patterson, James, Rust, Ned

Witch & Wizard: The Gift is the second book in the Witch & Wizard series.  I should have listened to myself.  I wasn't that happy with the first book in the series because it wasn't just young adult but juvenile.  This book was even worse.  I might consider this series for my grandkids in grade school, if it wasn't for the violence, but I'm done with it for myself.  Not recommended.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Dead or Alive - Clancy, Tom

Dead or Alive is classic Clancy. You've got Jack Ryan, John Clark, and all the other regulars. The story parallels real life in many ways. Lets hope not in the terrorists' successes. I had to read it through today because I needed to know how it ended. Clancy books always seem to have that ability to pull you in. Very highly recommended.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Small Favor - Butcher, Jim

Small Favor is the 10th novel in the Dresden Files series.  Harry has the Fae and the Denarians to deal with this time around, and lots of snow.  The Archive is back and just as cute and deadly as ever.  And you'll never believe who Harry is finally trading smooches with.  Butcher never lets me shut out the light and go to sleep on time, but it's worth it.  Very highly recommended.

Friday, January 7, 2011

What the Night Knows - Koontz, Dean

What the Night Knows is like old times. This is vintage Koontz.  I enjoyed every minute and every word.  There's even a golden retriever.  The bogeyman is alive and well and coming for John Calvino's family...again.  It's not enough to have killed him once.  It will require something stronger and more permanent this time.  And hopefully before his entire family is wiped out...again.  The question is, is John up to it or not.  Very highly recommended.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

White Night - Butcher, Jim

White Night is the ninth book in The Dresden Files series.  After saving her life in Proven Guilty, Molly is now Dresden's apprentice.  That adds a new wrinkle to the series.  Harry is still fighting vampires, but now the white court is the problem.  Practitioners are dying or disappearing and it appears Harry's half-brother Thomas might be involved.  The action is furious as always and most satisfying.  Very highly recommended.

Darkness Under the Sun - Koontz, Dean

Darkness Under the Sun is sort of an extended prologue to the new book What the Night Knows. This novella sets the scene for the full blown novel.  Why they're separate I'm not sure.  This is a good introduction to the evil that appears to have a life of it's own and continues in the longer book.  There's enough suspense and terror in this story for most full length novels.  Highly recommended.