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 ┬áto 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…

OUT

The way I rate books is very simple. If I finish a book in one day, its good (probably three stars and above out of five stars). If I even think to finish a book in one day but can’t, its still considered good. Anything else is bad. It took me three days spread over…

Department Q’s Hanging Girl

By Jussi Adler-Olsen translated by William Frost The Hanging Girl is the sixth book in the Department Q series. I remember reading his first book and loving it for its clean writing. I read all this books following that except for Macro Effect [also titled Buried]. I just couldn’t bring myself to read that one…

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…