Review: Arrow’s Flight by Mercedes Lackey

I hope everyone in the States had a wonderful 4th of July.  I spent the long weekend reading, sampling various restaurants in the area, playing with ponies, chasing Pokémon, and relaxing. The weather was beautiful all weekend long. I hope your weekend was as enjoyable.

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I thought this was very slow, and compared to the first book, there wasn’t enough action to hold my interest.  Since Dirk is being set up as Talia’s love interest, I thought all of the time spent building Kris up as her buddy with benefits pointless (he’s not my favorite Herald, anyway).  I liked the pairing of Skif and Talia better if the relationship wasn’t going beyond friends. Dirk was in this installment for only a couple of pages, and since I like him better than Kris, I was disappointed with his absence.

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Audiobook Review: The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher


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ZOMG! I don’t listen to a lot of audiobooks, but when I had a six hour drive looming ahead of me, I downloaded a few audiobooks to keep me company. I downloaded The Aeronaut’s Windlass because I have had the ARC on my Kindle for an embarrassingly long time, and I thought that if I liked it, I could just finish reading the book after the trip.  I loved this story from beginning to end, and both read ahead, and listened to the very end.

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Review: Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

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Review by Poo Penny

Wow. I read a few reviews, and knew this was a little…. dark, but I was not expecting such graphic detail! But would the book have been as good without it? I don’t know. I was engrossed in this story once the shock factor kicked in anyway.

The chapters that were the father’s POV were beautifully written. They were filled with so much emotion, it almost felt like I shouldn’t be reading them.

Can I admit to you that I am lonely?



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Review: Taking on Twins by Mollie Campbell

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I grabbed this from the library in my effort to read as many Love Inspired Harlequins as I can. I won’t rant again about Harlequin killing my second favorite line (oh, wait, I just did!)  While Taking on Twins  charmed and irritated in equal measure, overall I enjoyed it. Read more

Review: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

 

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Quick Take:

War is hell is my biggest takeaway from this read.  I thought that pacing was uneven, especially after the halfway point.  The chapters alternated between WWI France and two years after the end of WWII.  Every character is suffering from PTSD, and I liked that Charlie, Finn, and Eve, each barely functional prior to an unlikely meeting, propped each other up and gave each other the emotional support they needed.  While they don’t necessarily get a HEA, they get an I’m not going to blow my brains out in utter despair ending, and considering what Eve and Finn saw during the wars, that meant a lot.

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Review: Run to Ground by Katie Ruggle


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Once I saw the cover for Run to Ground, I knew I had to read it.  I mean, look at that shepherd.  That happy K9, with his happy wolfish grin.  Viggy, sadly, was not quite so carefree in the story.  Both Viggy and his handler, Theo, are battling PTSD, and it puts them both in danger many times. I can’t understand why that sad, traumatized dog was expected to effectively do his job, when what he really needed, as well as Theo, was intense therapy.  It distressed me that both of them were suffering, and their department did not, or would not, see their compromised emotions.

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Review: The Marshal’s Mission by Anna Zogg

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Whelp, since the Harlequin Love Inspired Historical line is on the chopping block, I have been trying to read as many of them as I can.  I love the cover for The Marshal’s Mission, so this was bumped up on the TBR pile.  I love the time period and the Western setting, so it was no brainer that I would read this.

Lenora is a widow, trying to raise her young son, Toby, and work her ranch.  Her late husband was a gambler, a cheat, and an outlaw. She found him one night, dying of gun shot wounds, a bag of stolen money in his hands.  After burying the money, and her late husband, Lenora is determined to do what’s best for Toby and herself.


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