Sunday, 15 April 2012

Dead Reckoning - Charlaine Harris

Note: Contains spoilers for this and previous books in the series.

This is the eleventh book in the Southern Vampire Mysteries/Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood series.

The story:
Sandra Pelt is out of prison and gunning for Sookie. She's crazier than ever and won't stop until she gets what she wants or winds up dead. Relations between Sookie and Eric are strained. There's something he's not telling her and that's also causing problems between Eric and Pam. Pam's human lover, Miriam, is dying and Victor won't allow her to bring her over. Victor tries to provoke Eric into attacking him so that he can kill him. The fairies are up to something and Sookie can't figure out what it is, but she knows she's feeling her fairy heritage more strongly the longer Dermot and Claude stay with her. While going through the attic furniture she finds a letter from her grandmother detailing her affair with Fintan along with a fairy artefact, known as a Cluvial Dor, which grants its owner one wish. Sookie also discovers where her telepathy came from.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

The Immortal Rules - Julie Kagawa

The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1)The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book will be published on April 24th 2012 I read the Iron Fey series and was really impressed with Julie Kagawa's take on the genre. Her character's voices were authentic without lapsing into the "teen speak" which afflicts some other YA fiction. Her faeries were real and menacing, so I was very much looking forward to her take on vampires.

I wasn't disappointed. I've tried to be as spoiler free as possible and not give away much more than is on the cover, but if you're avoiding any spoilers at all, proceed with caution.

...they're vampires, I wanted to say. Monsters. They only see us as two things: slaves and food. Nothing good comes from a bloodsucker, you know that.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Me Before YouMe Before You by Jojo Moyes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I've had this on my Kindle for a couple of months. It's one of the purchases I made with the voucher I got for my birthday. I'd been told that it was good, but a tearjerker, so I'd been holding off on reading it a bit, but after the rather awful book I finished on Sunday I wanted something I knew would be good.

I was right. I read the whole book in a day and wanted to start reading it again the next morning.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Wedding Tiers

Wedding TiersWedding Tiers by Trisha Ashley
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I bought this in the Kindle sale after being attracted by the sample. I really wish I hadn't bothered.

Wedding Tiers introduces us to Josie, recently orphaned, who has moved to the idyllic village of Neatslake to live with her Grandmother, her only remaining relative. There she meets the brusque but oh-so-soft-really Libby; a girl from the wrong side of the tracks determined to marry well and better her situation. She also meets the handsome Ben, who instantly becomes her friend and later her lover.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

The Darker Side of Love - Jessica Ruston

The Darker Side of LoveThe Darker Side of Love by Jessica Ruston
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Set in London over a two year period, The Darker Side of Love follows four friends, Caroline, Izzy, Harriet and Stella. Caroline is about to marry Bart, the man of her dreams, and she's desperate to start a family with him. Izzy and James have been married for years and seem the image of domestic bliss, but Izzy is bored of the housewife routine and it's not the best time to be an investment banker, especially with a secret such as James has. Harriet is desperate to marry long-time boyfriend Will but he seems oblivious to the fact, or perhaps he is deliberately avoiding it. Stella and would-be-rockstar husband Johnny don't have the most conventional of relationships, but Stella knows he always comes home to her and their son Viking.