As it’s been so long since I did a reading round-up, I’ll go light on the commentary this time.
Heart of Light by Sarah. A. Hoyt – Dragons, flying carpets, and an African secret society. Riveting, but the ending left a bitter taste in my mouth. So much so that I doubt I’ll try anything of hers again soon.
The Alchemy of Murder by Carol McCreary – First woman reporter Nellie Bly teams with Jules Verne, Oscar Wilde, and Louis Pasteur to catch a killer in Paris. My review.
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – Reread. What a great book.
The Masque of the Black Tulip and The Seduction of the Crimson Rose by Lauren Willig – Napoleonic-era spies in love. These are crazy fun reads. My review of the series, books 1-4. Review of the rest of the series forthcoming.
The Perfect Poison by Amanda Quick – I’m more of a fantasy-with-romantic-elements reader than a romance-with-fantasy-elements fan. The magic in this book was really neat, but too much time was spent on the romance to develop the fantasy elements enough to suit my tastes. Just a personal preference.
Dragonborn by Jade Lee – A little too racy for my tastes, but interesting all the same. I met the author at RWA Nationals and just loved her. She’s so funny.
Shadow Bound by Erin Kellison – What if your father was what the world fears most? What if your father was Death? I’m not big on urban fantasy, but I really liked this. My review.
Insatiable by Meg Cabot – Paranormal chick lit. An unexpected (at least to me) combination which gives new meaning to the phrase, “You are what you eat.” Review forthcoming at Debuts and Reviews.
I promise not to make it so long between reading posts next time. So long!