Thursday, October 12, 2017

Review: The Dollmaker

The Dollmaker The Dollmaker by Mary Burton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A lot of what I wrote in the review of the first book from the Forgotten Files I could repeat here.
Look into that short review.
This gets solid 4stars for few more (straight, non-kinky) sex-scenes, and this time I did not guess the killer at any point until the big reveal. Could have done with a little less romance, at times the thoughts of the couple where repeating too much.
Still, recommended fast read for a great sick twisted killer.

This was also the book, that drew me to this series.

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Review: Moon Called

Moon Called Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

KickAss start for a series.
Bought this ebook cheap, probably for a promo price, not so long ago, had this on my wishlist rather long. Currently going without rhyme or reason through my TBR. This has Vampires and Werewolves, which after Twilight and other series I wanted to stay away from.

Mercy alone is interesting enough to make want to read the second book, although probably not so soon (and it is not really cheap, even as an ebook). She stands on her own and is rather headstrong, and so far she is single, although that may change. With this book she is my kind of heroine: strong, independent, submissive when needed, but so far her head is screwed right on.

World building rather well integrated during the story with flashbacks and learning by the MC (Mercy) on the job. Better than Magic Bites (link to my review), where I decided not to read more than this first book

Skimmed a few reviews of the second book and am not so sure wether I will like it or not (but will buy it and begin reading it), what with the religion etc. .

This book is a recommended 5stars, strong beginning of a series, lots of action, suspense and well done fight scenes.



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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Review: Daisy in Chains

Daisy in Chains Daisy in Chains by Sharon Bolton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow! Twisted and I almost never guessed what will happen next.
Also a different style of writing with presenting handwritten letters, emails, newspaper cuts. Only the handwritten letters are graphics and cannot be zoomed so I had a hard time reading them. Short chapters and a lot of them help this to be a fast page-turner.
Also I did not see plot-holes, but maybe that is just me.
Good use of social media, Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, email, well integrated but not too much.
Really liked the heroine.
Some may view the past when Hamish Wolf and his fellow students and what happened then, toned down and more or less excused as normal Student-Behaviour near the ending. This was not punishable (too long ago), but still Hamish Wolfe gets painted in a wrong light, imho, he is a bad guy, no matter what they say in the end.

Highly recommended fast read, and I for one really liked the ending, others did not.
Also not too bloody or brutal, some abuse, for a long time you did not know how the victims where killed. Hints of darker deeds, which never where described in detail and did not surface in the plot.

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