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    Heartless by Gail Carriger

    October 22nd, 2011

    Heartless (The Parasol Protectorate, #4)Heartless by Gail Carriger

    My rating: 1 of 5 stars

    OMG is this a dread or not. She is pregnant. Every second sentence we are being notified of that fact. My sister in law had twins and did not even look half as fat as Miss Carriger makes us think Alexia is.

    I am going to finish it but it’s not a pleasant read. I just want to know how it ends – and no, this time I did not read the last chapter after the first, which I usually do. I’m about half way through, so I might finish it soon and I’ll give my final rating. It’s with books like this, I’m glad I can read very fast. :)

    EDIT October 26th.
    So I finished it last Monday, the 24th. And all I say is this: I will remove that one star as well if I could. I seriously don’t know what got into miss Carriger by writing such a terrible bad book. Of all the unbelieveble, lousy written crap I have ever read, this is surely in the top 5. I’m going to hate the word “waddle” for a long time now.


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    Dropped dead Stitch by Maggie Sefton

    October 13th, 2011

    Dropped Dead Stitch (A Knitting Mystery, # 7)Dropped Dead Stitch by Maggie Sefton

    My rating: 3 of 5 stars

    A quicky: only 185 pages on my e-reader and I finished it within 2 hours. It was a nice read. I always feel like coming home when I pick up one of Maggie Sefton’s knitting cozy’s. It makes me want to pick up my long time neglected knitting.
    This one however was different. I think Miss Sefton tried to make a statement or needed to write about sexual abuse and made one of Kelly’s friend a victim. Too bad it did not work out very well. It was too flat, no real depths or emotions that came up. Like even such a horrible event needed to be covered up in cozy warm knitting. It all stayed on the surface, it just wasn’t right.
    Kelly’s sleuthing however was still the same. Even after 2 years she jumps to all the wrong conclusions. But maybe it was this time because she was way on the sideline, like hardly sleuthing herself.

    All in all it was not a real great read like the earlier books, but I still like to read about my favourite yarn-shop-in-a-book: House of Lambspun.

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    Spiders Revenge by Jennifer Estep

    October 13th, 2011

    Spider’s Revenge (Elemental Assassin, #5)Spider’s Revenge by Jennifer Estep
    My rating: 2 of 5 stars

    What a major disappointment. Nothing new, nothing interesting, Nothing exciting. It was all about dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s.

    You could see all the events coming a mile ahead. I was not surprised just once, all that happened was obvious.

    That’s all I have to say about it. The story is neatly wrapped up, no loose ends, no cliff hangers.. It is done.

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    Alex Craft 1 and 2 by Kalayna Price

    September 21st, 2011

    Grave Witch (Alex Craft, #1)  Grave Dance (Alex Craft, #2)Grave Witch by Kalayna Price
    My rating: 3 of 5 stars

    Grave Dance by Kalayna Price
    My rating: 4 of 5 stars




    In Grave witch we meet Alex Craft. As a grave witch, Alex can speak to the dead-she’s even on good terms with Death himself. As a consultant for the police, she’s seen a lot of dark magic, but nothing has prepared her for her latest case. When she’s raising a “shade” involved in a high profile murder, it attacks her, and then someone makes an attempt on her life. Someone really doesn’t want her to know what the dead have to say, and she’ll have to work with mysterious homicide detective Falin Andrews to figure out why.

    In Grave dance; after a month of down time, Alex is ready to get back to solving murders by raising the dead. With her love life in turmoil, Alex is eager for the distractions of work. But when her new case forces her to overuse her magic, it might be the last mystery the Grave Witch ever gets to solve.

    I read both books within a few days. They grabbed me and would not let go. Alex is a tough cookie but she has her flaws too. And her uncertainties, her mistakes is what makes her “human.”  Usually the first book in a new series is the best and the second has to equal it, will the series be interesting enough to keep reading. Well I can say Kaylana Price managed to equal the second book and make it better.

    I cant wait to start reading book 3 which is due in 2012

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    Knit, Purl, Die. by Anne Canadeo

    August 30th, 2011

    Knit, Purl, Die (A Black Sheep Knitting Mystery, #2)Knit, Purl, Die by Anne Canadeo

    My rating: 1 of 5 stars

    Again a big disappointment here. Again the murderer was obvious from the beginning, even though Miss Canadeo tried to make us believed he was not. She tried and failed big time.

    I’m not spending too many words on this book: I did finish it, I will not read another one, I’d rather be knitting :D

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