Saturday, January 22, 2011

Review - Pearl

Pearl: A Life Too Short; A Death Too Long
Pearl: A Life Too Short; A Death Too Long by Darlene Cox

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love finding new authors! Pearl is the first book by Darlene Cox that I have read and I loved it. The plot and characters kept my interest and I was unable to put this book down until I was finished. There were a number of twists and turns in this book that kept me guessing at who the killer was. I found the characters to be believable and well developed.

I can't wait to read Ms. Cox's other books.

FTC Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the author.

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Review - Possession in Death

Possession in Death (In Death, #31.5)
Possession in Death (In Death, #31.5) by J.D. Robb

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I did not enjoy this book very much, although I generally love this series. This book just seemed too out there for me to be believable. I hope that the next book, Treachery in Death, is better.

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Review - Animal Farm

Animal Farm
>Animal Farm by George Orwell

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rereading this book after so many years, now, I perfectly see and understand all of the references to Communism. It was good to read it and be able to see the parallels between Communism and Orwell's Animal Farm. This book will be a must-read 100 years from now and the lessons that it contains will still be relevant then.

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Review - Indulegence in Death

Indulgence in Death (In Death, #31)
Indulgence in Death (In Death, #31) by J.D. Robb

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this installment of the In Death series. I liked the interaction between Eve and Roarke. It was good to see them get away from New York for pleasure and not because of a case that Eve was working on. It was good to see them building relationships with Roarke's family, especially since Eve doesn't have any family of her own. I thought that it was interesting to have Eve "mentor" the Irish police officer when they discovered the body in the park.

I'm not going to go into the plot once they were back in New York, because that might give the book away. This was fun book to read and I couldn't put it down. I really enjoy watching the characters grow and develop and I think all of them grew in this book. One example of that in the past, especially when the series first started, Eve would never have thought to organize an event to help someone the way she organized the barbecue to help Morris start to socialize again.

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