“She was the only creature in the world who would really care if something happened to me, even if it was only because I was the bringer of kibble.” Sylvie in The Splendor Falls by Rosemary Clement-Moore
Final Verdict: A paranormal romance lacking enough “paranormal” and a “romance” to make a great book.
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See the end of the review for HIDDEN CONTENT about the ending of The Splendor Falls.
Book Title: Spirit and Dust (Goodnight Family #2) Author: Rosemary Clement-Moore “It didn’t matter, because he was an employee of a criminal enterprise and I was an FBI consultant and, oh yeah, technically kidnapped and probably in the throes of some kind of Stockholm syndrome.” Daisy Goodnight, Spirit and Dust by Rosemary Cement-Moore
Final Verdict: Overall, an enjoyable paranormal mystery. The paranormal world and characters are interesting and are what make this book enjoyable. The mystery, however, may leave you disappointed in the end.
For the JK Rowling fans out there, The Guardian (see links below) has revealed that the crime novel called The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith is actually written by none other than JK Rowling. The book is about a private detective who’s ex-military. In the book he investigates the death of a supermodel, which the police consider a suicide.
The discovery is a blessing and a curse for JK,in my opinion. The book has become a bestseller since fans found out, but as JK says in the article, “I hoped to keep this secret a little longer, because being Robert Galbraith has been such a liberating experience. It has been wonderful to publish without hype or expectation and pure pleasure to get feedback from publishers and readers under a different name”.
There will be more books in the series written under the false name of Robert Galbraith.
“I’ve survived a lot – from jealous vampires to killer zombies – but this love thing may kill me yet,” Anita Blake, The Lunatic Café by Laurel K. Hamilton
Final Verdict: If you like love triangles and romance, this will be the best in the series for you. If, like me, you like the butt kicking, zombie raiser and vampire executioner side of Anita Blake, this book will most likely fall flat for you.
“Following the tragic demise of one of Europe’s most beloved royal families, Max has stumbled upon information he thinks may lead to a lost royal heir, and now he is on a quest halfway around the world to see if he’s right.” Hush by Stacey R. Campbell
“There was dried chicken blood embedded under my fingernails. When you raise the dead for a living, you have to spill a little blood” Anita Blake, Circus of the Damned by Laurell K. Hamilton
Final Verdict: If you enjoyed books one and two in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Series then Circus of the Damned is a must read. A little repetitive overall, but it ties up plot points that have been building and the twist at the ending somewhat makes up for it!
“The dead want to be found,” Harper Connelly, Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris
Final Verdict: Almost the best in the series; outdone by a millimeter by An Ice Cold Grave. If you are a fan of the Harper Connelly Mysteries, you have to read this book. It answers a lot of unanswered questions and one mystery that has been present throughout all three previous books.
“But men are less used to the idea of being raped than women are, and it strikes them with a fresh horror. With women, that horror comes right along with the female genitals.” Harper Connelly, An Ice Cold Grave by Charlaine Harris.
Final Verdict: If you enjoyed books one and two in the series, definitely read this book. You don’t have to have read the previous two books in order to enjoy this one either, so if you like to read books that have serial killers then you’ll enjoy this.