Blue Smoke [MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS]

After my last Nora Roberts book, I was really hesitant about reading Blue Smoke. However, it was just sitting there on my table and well, how could I not even attempt to read it? Surprisingly, I enjoyed the read. The story takes place over four periods of the main character, Catarina Hale’s life–as a teen,…

Morrigan’s Cross

I did not know this was a trilogy. Even though it was printed on the cover page. I could be addled brain like that at times, please excuse me. Morrigan’s Cross by Nora Roberts was different from what I expected (have I been saying that often?). I read a few of Nora Roberts’s crime stories…

Lost

I once was lost. Wandering in the darkness, trying to find my place. One, two, three step There is light ahead. Four, five, six step It is too far ahead Seven, eight, nine step Its gone further away Ten step I am lost again.

Letters from Paris

Its always a pleasure when a book you didn’t think you would enjoy ends up being so much more, isn’t it? Letters from Paris by Juliet Blackwell follows a woman, Claire Broussard, who attempts to track down the history of a nameless woman whose mask, L’inconnue she discovers in her hometown. It is a story…

Tale of Shikanoko

For a person who loves history, I do not always seek them to read (unless they are in small globs that I can gobble up in less than 10 minutes). Tale of Shikanoko, The Emperor of Eight Islands by Lian Hearn is a historical fiction. Set in Japan. I picked it up since this seems…

The Queen of the Dead 2

If I disliked the first book, I flat out immensely disliked Touch, the second book in The Queen of the Dead series by Michelle Sagara. And that is putting it mildly. You’re probably wondering why I even went on to read part two. That is because I had already borrowed it! What a waste it…

The Queen of the Dead

No good, at all, simply no good. I will shamelessly admit that I chose Silence by Michelle Sagara because of its alluring cover (again). The story is about a teenage girl, who is still grieving for her lost boyfriend, finding out she is a necromancer. It entails the teenage girl’s entourage (including a nerd and…

Timeless

A fine ending to a fine little series–Timeless by Gail Carriger, fifth and final installment in the Parasol Protectorate series. I must say, I enjoyed this book far better than any other book in this series. A feat as I usually feel the ending to some series are not adequate. It had a little more…

Heartless

Fourth in Parasol Protectorate series, Heartless is, shall we say a little different from the previous three. Let’s say you frequent a cake shop wherein you buy a single type of cake and do so for a long time. One day upon tasting the cake, you realize it tastes different. It is not so obvious…

Changeless

I immensely enjoyed the interaction between Alexia and Conall Maccon in Soulless and I wanted more of it. From reading Soulless, I deemed the second book in the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger would not be soul-consuming. I wanted to read something that would not influence me to drop all my work. Hence, I…

Soulless Alexia

A soulless spinster stubborn as mule with a mind of her own who carries parasol even at night? I’m hooked. Gail Carriger has crafted some interesting characters in her Soulless, the first book in the Parasol Protectorate series. I simply loved the head strong Alexia Tarabottie, the heroine of the series. Professor Lyall with his…

The Shining

This year, I seem to be branching out into books I don’t usually read. This time was The Shining by Stephen King. Humans have a strange fascination with violence. We turn away from violent acts yet can’t help but wonder about the gory details. That is what I thought when I was reading The Shining….