Whatcha reading?

Whatcha reading?

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Head Game: Tim Downs

A great book, it started a little slow and I wasn't sure where it was going, but it was intense and unpredictable. I liked the comic in the beginning, that was a fresh new idea and neat that the author did that as well. A group of military friends are being hunted by a man whose life the unknowingly destroyed and the one man's daughter is pulled into the scheme. I was still left wondering why the hired girl had to look like the man's daughter...?

Monday, June 20, 2011

Scarpetta: Patricia Cornwell

A good story, but you need to know a lot of background info that must have been provided in the previous stories and I am reading them out of order. By the middle of the book you have a pretty good idea "who dunnit" but not why or how, an intense book about hate crime and creeps.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Postmortem: Patricia Cornwell

A very good book about a serial murderer of women who have no connection. I liked that the criminal was not someone introduced in the book and everyone was suspected.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Missing Justice: Alafair Burke

Didn't like this book, but it was something to read, I realize it was the author's first book and she was trying to develop the character to be tough, but she just came across as bitter. She tried too hard on character development, Kincaid feels forced on the reader. The plot seemed to take forever to move forward and it was boring and ordinary. A judge is murdered and they think they found the right man, but it became the person you never heard about until the end.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Don't Breathe a Word: Jennifer McMahon

Very unbelievable. I enjoyed the first part of the book knowing she writes with all sorts of twists and turns, but the ending and how she tied everything together was corny and better fit for a teen story. However, the book was still entertaining even with the idea of faeries carting off children.

The Plague Maker: Tim Downs

A very good book. A Japanese Scientist in biological warfare from WWII still seeking revenge for the death of his sister from the atomic bombs came up with the ultimate plan to destroy the Americans. Working with Arab terrorists he has constructed plague filled fireworks set to go off on the 4th of July celebrations. Action packed, suspenseful, and packed with historical facts.

Monday, June 6, 2011

The Bone Garden: Tess Gerritsen

I am not sure how this fits into the Rizzoli and Isles series, Isles was literally mentioned in one chapter and had a short conversation. The story was a cross between a historical novel and a romance, with the idea of reincarnation thrown in unessessarly. A newly divorced woman moves into a new house and finds bones in her garden- now unless I missed something, it never goes into who and why those bones are there- since the woman was murdered. The new house owner meets the previous house owner's relative and they find out about the house builder's history through letters. We also never find out if the previous owner's death was natural or murder- so there are two unfinished story lines and a bunch of unnessary stuff instead. I think this will be the last book of hers I read...

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Vanish: Tess Gerritsen

This was a very different book for Gerritsen- conspiracies and hostages. I don't know why autopsies are done in every book, it made sense in this one, but it made it obvious that EVERY book gets at least one autopsy, needed or not. I had trouble believing in this book, there was so much focus on not letting anyone know Rizzoli was the pregnant woman being held hostage and corny suspense on finding out who the two "villains" were. There was also a three day old baby reaching up to grab grandma's face- really? BUT, it was a very good book.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Body Double: Tess Gerritsen

This was a Rizzoli and Isles book, I like the series of Gerritsen, I have trouble getting into her other books. Isles comes home from vacation to find a dead body in front of her house- that looks just like her. In this book she finds out her parents were mass murders attacking pregnant women and selling their babies and that she had a twin sister. Rizzoli was pregnant in this book and I was expecting her to be kidnapped, I was glad it didn't happen.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Gravity: Tess Gerritsen

This book was very different in that it dealt with space and testing of a fungus? found on the sea floor originally from space. It had a weird star wars undertone and was a little corny. I had trouble getting into it and knew somehow the female protagonist would survive even when everyone else on the ship was infected and dead. There seemed to be a lot of surreal perfection conditions and occurrences happening for the story to play out. I kept wondering "ok, so you let it out into space and now what? what keeps it from living out there?" This was not one of her better books and not something I would recommend.