Thursday, April 26, 2012

Super Short Reviews - January

This past week I've seen a handful of mentions of "Super Short Reviews" and a lot of them had the person kind of doing a "duh!" moment. Why didn't I think of that before, why did I think I have to write long reviews for everything I read? So went back and wrote 1-2 sentence reviews for the books I haven't reviewed this year. I'm not going back past what I started reading in 2012.

Today we'll start with January.

Death Comes to PemberleyDeath Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

It was okay, but it wasn't what I like from a Jane Austen sequel. There wasn't enough Elizabeth, I didn't get enough of the Darcy's as I would like them to be and I didn't care for the "murder mystery".

Full Moon Bride was reviewed for January's Book Club.

Sugar Daddy (Travises, #1)Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really liked the family dynamic of this story and Liberty & Gage together. The book jacket blurb didn't do a good job of setting me up for this story, but I read it as a set up to Blue-eyed Devil.

Blue-Eyed Devil (Travises, #2)Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hardy and Haven were my favorite of the Travises. Following Hardy from his roll in Sugar Daddy I couldn't wait to see how he ended up with Haven and I wasn't disappointed with their story at all.

Smooth Talking Stranger (Travises, #3)Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Normally with family series like this there is at least one sibling, spouse, or other family member I can't stand and that wasn't the case here. I like how the series stuck with all the siblings, I just wish we would have gotten Joe's story. While he's not focal in all the books, he's still important in the family dynamic and it would have been nice to have his story.

Switched (Trylle Trilogy, #1)Switched by Amanda Hocking

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love it! It's not your typical setting, no vampires or witches, but trolls. It's a really interesting world Amanda created.

Covet (The Fallen Angels, #1)Covet by J.R. Ward

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

J.R. Ward has me hooked again, first with vampires and now with fallen angels! I love the BDB and this is a great view into what else is going down in Caldwell. (Which seems a little bit like Sunnydale, everything evil is happening here why? Not that I really care.)

Hotel VendomeHotel Vendome by Danielle Steel

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I loved that we got a view into the life of these people and not just for a year or a few months but for years. I knew I was hooked when I started talking back to the characters as I drove to and from work.

Night Moves (Shadow Force, #4)Night Moves by Stephanie Tyler

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

One of the things I like most about the series is that it doesn't follow just one story line, it's a progression of all their lives. Loved Kell but really didn't care that much for Teddie. Can't wait for the next book!

Crave (The Fallen Angels, #2)Crave by J.R. Ward

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really liked it, not as much as Covet but it was still a good book. I'm hooked so I'll follow Jim on this adventure of his and I liked how Issace was a personal connection to him.

Envy (The Fallen Angels, #3)Envy by J.R. Ward

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Favorite so far! I liked the slight crossover with the BDB books, it shows that it's the same time and place but that this city is big enough where they aren't always crossing paths. I just loved everything about this book.

The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie (Highland Pleasures, #1)The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was a donation to the library and I picked it up to read at lunch. I was quite surprised with how much I liked it. I really liked that Jennifer Ashley explored how Asperger Syndrome was considered madness and how Beth can see who Ian really is by looking past the "madness."

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