Thursday, June 30, 2011

Other Books I Read in June 2011

Science Fiction:


The Noise Revealed by Ian Whates - This is a good finish to the story started in The Noise Within.  I recommend both books and have a post on The Noise Within


The View From The Imperium by Jody Lynn Nye - Cute book.  The hero is part of the Royal Family and everything he does is wrong but turns out right.


Romance:


Fires of Winter by Roberta Gellis - Sequel to A Tapestry of Dreams and tell Bruno's story.  Great love story set in England during the war between Stephen and Matilda.  There is a lot of history included in the story.  The book is out of print but is scheduled to be re-released soon.  I found a used copy because I did not want to wait.


The Bargain by Mary Jo Putney - Another re-release.  Lady Jocelyn Kendal must wed or loose her inheritance.  She marries a dying officer in return for taking care of his sister  but then he doesn't die.  Good idea for a book and a good story.


The Bride Wore Scarlet by Liz Carlyle -  This is the second book in a series and I have not read the first.   I think this is one reason why I had so much trouble with The Bride Wore Scarlet. I was half way through the book before the story caught me. I would be reading and a scene would be thrown in that did not involve the main story or the main characters and I would wonder who are those people and why should I care. In my opinion Liz Carlyle did not do a good job of getting back story woven into the book. I enjoyed the romance between Anais and Geoff. There was some tension in the story. However, the blending of romance and paranormal did not work for me. I usually like Liz Carlyle books but all in all I found The Bride Wore Scarlet to be a disappointment.


The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley - This is the same author who wrote the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries using the pen name Ashley Gardner.  I wanted to see if I liked her Romances as well as I liked her Mysteries.  Lord Ian Mackenzie was the only one of her Romances at my library.  It was a good book and I think it may be is the first book in a series about the Mackenzies.  I did not like it as much as the Captain Lacey books but I still liked it.  It also had a mystery as a part of the romance.


Paranormal:


Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh - I really like the Psy-Changeling series and this is a nice addition.  I would have liked more about the trouble between the Psy and Changelings and and a quicker resolution for Hawke and Sienna.  All in all a good story but not my favorite in this series.


Quicksilver by Amanda Quick - Book Two in the Looking Glass Trilogy.  This one is set in the past.  A good mystery and fun romance that brings two families together and adds to the history of the Arcane Society.


Carousel Tides by Sharon Lee - This is another book I had on my Nook but did not read until I checked a hardcopy out from the library.  It is a good urban fantasy.  Not every question was answered so I wonder if there will be another book set in this world.



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