Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Bad Cover


Bad Cover

Although bad may not be a strong enough term!

The roses and the violin couldn't be any more tragically ordinary. The mix of fonts on the cover couldn't be any more tragically schizophrenic.

But the worst part of this cover? Those. Ears.

WHAT?! Besides the fact that the face looks to be completely drugged out, those ears are ridiculous.

I would say that you could do better, Cerridwen, but I'm not sure it's the truth. Bad. Touch.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Bad Cover

Wow. If this book isn't about a ghost in your wallpaper, or your sidewalk, I can't see how this book cover is even close.

There is nothing, nothing, here that makes me want to pick this up.

And OF COURSE we judge books by their covers. Don't be ridic.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Review: Into the Fire

Into the Fire (Troubleshooters Series, Book #13) Into the Fire by Suzanne Brockmann

My review

rating: 5 of 5 stars
Everything was fantastic about this book......except the main storyline. Maybe I didn't get enough Murphy when I was into the old books, but I just didn't care about these two. No, I take that back. It wasn't Murph I didn't care about, it was Hannah. I didn't buy her story. I love the diversity that is included in these books, and I love how it makes it seem like the real world, and not some fantasy world where everyone is the same. But, I just didn't buy that whole deaf storyline. It didn't ring (pardon the pun) true for me. And, because I didn't believe that, I didn't believe in her. I wish I could have, but I just didn't.

There were a couple times where I severely cursed Brockmann while I read this book, and that means I totally bought everything else she was peddling. I may never forgive her for the turn the Izzy storyline has taken and I can only imagine the anguish the Alyssa/Sam fans must have felt when they had to wait for the next book to see what would happen. The biggest problem is that I like the third party, but I definitely wanted an Izzy/Tracy happy happy, and that just didn't happen.

There were also times when I thought I was going to choke to death (Nash.....Decker.....) and there were even times I cheered. (Dave). And Lopez? Definitely time for the peacemaker to get a piece.

A person who jumps in at this point in the series might be a little bit confused, but I think this is a book where a person could start. It would definitely make you want to go back and read other books in the series. I would highly rec this to people who hadn't read Brockmann before.

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Review: All Through the Night

All Through the Night: A Troubleshooter Christmas (Troubleshooters Series, Book #12) All Through the Night: A Troubleshooter Christmas by Suzanne Brockmann

My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book was a love letter from Brockmann to her fans. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. In fact, if you're one of the fans, it was absolutely great. The story was good, longtime followers of the series enjoyed the Jules/Robin wedding, there were appearances by lots of old friends. It was that part that I actually disliked the most.

I'm all for catching up with people, but it seemed like she threw some of them in just so they could have a mention. There was no place for them and the connections were shaky at best. The "suspense" part of this romantic suspense book was pretty good. I liked the Dolphina/Will storyline and almost wish it would have been given its own book instead of lumped in with this one.

It certainly didn't compare to some of her other books, but it was nice for what it was. For a "Christmas" story, though, there was precious little Christmas in it.

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Review: Force of Nature

Force of Nature (Troubleshooters Series, Book #11) Force of Nature by Suzanne Brockmann

My review

rating: 3 of 5 stars
There were parts of this book that I really liked. There were parts of this book that I wish I could have fast forwarded through, except I was afraid I'd miss something. So, I read them. And, guess what? I wouldn't have missed anything.

I liked Ric from his early appearances, but I'm not sure he was enough to sustain his own book. That's just my opinion. Brockmann obviously thought otherwise. I just wasn't impressed with him. I found his story a little bit boring, and this book was saved, for me, by Jules and Robin. And, of course, a little Cosmo thrown in for good measure. And Max. I wouldn't rec this book to anyone who wasn't already a devout follower of the series.

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