Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Blood That Bonds - Buecheler, Christopher

The Blood That Bonds is the first book in the II AM Trilogy. Please ignore the terrible cover art on this book. The writing is much better than the cover would imply. My apologies to the illustrator, but that kind of image does nothing to attract me. This book is free. That's what attracted me, and it's a book I really enjoyed.

Two Ashley Majors was known as Ashley for her first 14 years. Then she decided that Two fit her better. She split from home when she was 16 and hustled pool for a while. Then one night she was mugged and her life changed forever. Theroen is a vampire. He recognized Two as a good person trapped in a bad situation. Theroen "rescued" Two from a life she didn't want and couldn't escape. Some vampires you can love. Others you hate. Two deals with it in interesting ways. I look forward to reading the second book in this series, even if I have to pay for it. Highly recommended.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Glasruhen Gate - Cooper, Catherine

Glasruhen Gate is the second book in The Adventures of Jack Brenin. I took too long to get around to this book. I'm glad I made it back.

At the end of The Golden Acorn Jack has discovered his magic, become a raven boy, and found what's needed to open the Glasruhen Gate. In this book Jack and his friends open the gate and travel through to Annwn for more fun and adventures. Don't worry, the adventures will continue, but this was an excellent sequel with a satisfying conclusion. However, I've decided I don't want an oracular frog. Very highly recommended.

Moscow Sting - Dryden, Alex

Moscow Sting was a Free Friday nook book. Free is good. So is this book.

Anna was a spy. She was a KGB colonel. She fell in love with her British counterpart Finn, and they both dropped out of the spy game. But then the KGB killed Finn and Anna disappeared. In this novel Anna is found. The who, how, why, and where are the meat of this excellent spy story. Dryden spices it up with some romance, violence, and lots of intrigue. The good guys are hard to distinguish, but the bad guys are bad. Highly recommended.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Invisible - McCourtney, Lorena

Invisible is an Ivy Malone Mystery, the first in the series. It's a great book and it's still free.

Ivy Malone is a late bloomer in the detecting game. She's officially a senior citizen, but now that she's retired from the librarian business and a widow she's taking some chances. The fact that she feels like an invisible little old lady (LOL) gives her a boost. She starts investigating vandals in the cemetery and quickly moves up to murder. Throw in a little romance and you have a great story. Let me warn you there's something of a cliff hanger, but the first book has a satisfying conclusion in spite of that. Very highly recommended.