Monday, October 1, 2012
This is a pretty fun series. I think it's geared more to the younger adult though the characters are college aged. The story line is good though. The only complaint I really have is the interaction between Leesa and Rave. While I like them as a couple I find myself bored with their childish banter. I find myself skipping paragraphs to get around the banter and the redundant recaps throughout the book. I don't really feel that anyone could really pick up the 2nd or 3rd book and be intrigued with the story so all the recaps are acting as a lot of filler and not necessary. Or the author really needs to find a better way to do this, like reminisce or something. I've stuck with the saga though because the plot line really is good. He would just hate me to be his editor ;)
Thursday, April 19, 2012
I have currently been reading the Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep. Gin Blanco, is an assassin known as the "Spider" with magic for both Stone and Ice. She is a very guarded character. The storyline is darker than I normally read but it was different as well. That's what I liked about it. I'm not too connected to any of the characters, really, but the fact that it was a change of pace keeps be coming back. The plot is spot on to keep you turning the pages all night long.
This is an interesting series not written in your currently typical urban fantasy. I really like the main characters back story. She's doesn't truly feel like she fits in to any society but has turned out to be very prominent among all societies in this story line. They're kind of slow in the beginning. I actually had to come back to it because I tried earlier and I was too scattered to focus on the storyline. Once I got into it though I was good. The characters are good and strong. Some are even flawed in a realistic sort of way. I would recommend this. My advice though is to start "Matters of the Blood" when you have no distractions.
Awesome! Is all I can say. I wait every year for a new book. I never get tired of them. Kim Harrison is an amazing author. I think my only disappointments in this book were 1) Al wasn't a star in the book 2) I read it too fast and it was over too soon! Anyhow, read them all and then read them again! I love Rachel Morgan and her trials. I've cried my eyes out at some of her experiences but laughed at a lot of them too!