Dreams of the Death

For some reason, my blog doesn’t register when I place space between two points in a list 😦 Putting that aside . . . Dreams of the Death, 13th in the Nina Reilly series by Perri O’Shaughnessy (Mary and Pamela O’Shaughnessy). The story starts off with a mysterious prologue which I liked. It was poetic….

Field of Prey

I picked out one book from various mystery series at the library a while back because I wanted to get a feel of different authors’ writing. One of the books I picked was Field of Prey by John Sandford (Lucas Davenport #24). I had a really hard time getting to read this book for two…

Ice Queen

I’ve been in a reading rut for a while now. I keep borrowing books from my library and keep them sleeping on my table right until the due date then return them without reading them. I thought it would be the same when I borrowed Ice Queen by Nele Neuhaus translated by Steven T. Murray….

Say You’re Sorry

No, I’m not asking you to say you’re sorry, it’s just a book I read. I have been busy with work for the past couple of weeks and have been putting off reading anything that is not related to work. I’m actually still busy with a project but I just couldn’t stay away from reading…

The Crossing Places

Ohh, I quite enjoyed this one. The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths is first in the Ruth Galloway series. While I do enjoy the forensic aspect of a crime investigation, I generally steer clear of a story centering around it. As for a story centering around archaeology, it never even entered my mind. A completely…

BONEYARD

I’ve been trying to get the first book of the Kelly Jones series, The Tunnels by Michelle Gagnon for almost a year now to no avail. Recently I decided to give up on the search and read the book that was available to me and that is Boneyard, the second book in the Kelly Jones…

Little Boy Blue [SPOILER ALERT]

By lord, I swear I have never felt so frustrated with a book in my life, especially upon finishing it. Woah! I need some screaming therapy right now. Little Boy Blue by M.J. Arlidge is the fifth installment in the D.I. Helen Grace series. I feel like going on a rampage here but that would…

Liar Liar

Maybe I should give up on reading series. Liar Liar by M.J. Arlidge is the fourth book in the D.I Helen Grace series. The writing style and story development is similar to previous books in the series. I am not sure whether to be frustrated about the consistency or applaud the author for it. Fourth…

The Doll’s House

I did read The Doll’s House, third book in the DI Helen Grace series by M.L. Arlidge since I did have it. ‘Chills to the bone’ (Daily Mail) Indeed. That is how boring it was. Let me try to pick this one apart. Firstly, the characters. There is no one to like; one in every three…

Pop Goes the Weasel

I finally landed my hands on the second book in the DI Helen Grace series by M.J. Arlidge. Firstly, let it be known that when it comes to reading crime fiction, I am not picky about cliches or facts unless it is glaringly obvious/mainstream. I thought this book was a good read, I finished it…

The Pages of the Mind

There was a time whereby I extensively read romance novels, where went that time I don’t know. When I picked up The Pages of the Mind by Jeffe Kennedy, I wasn’t aware that it was part of a series. The fourth book of The Twelve Kingdom series  to be precise. That doesn’t surprise you, does…

Cold Magic

I have not read a great many steampunk-ish novels but from what little I have, I have not enjoyed the genre much. Then for what purpose did I pick up Cold Magic by Kate Elliot you may ask. I don’t know. Listen, I’ll tell you why I dislike the steampunk genre–they throw chunks of information…