Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Tuesday Book Review

Four-star review of Rogue Touch by Christine Woodward

 One part fanfiction about a backstory for a DC superhero, one part sci-fi adventure and one part romance, this story about how Rogue got her name and her on-the-run experiences with the otherworldly James/Touch was a fun read. Anna Marie already knew how lethal her touch could before she was called Rogue and dressed to prevent accidentally harming anyone, but still she did and took off from Jackson, Mississippi with a recent acquaintance James, who was running from those who would take him back to the world he’d come from. Some of the supposed surprises were obvious ahead of time, but that didn’t keep me from rooting for them.  

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Tuesday Book Review


Five star review of The House at the End of the World by Dean Koontz

 I didn’t enjoy this as much as By the Light of the Moon, but it did have a great beginning and end. I guess there was too much horror for my taste. After the traumatic loss of her family, Katie secludes herself on a small island. Unfortunately, it’s too close to another island where government scientists are doing genetic experiments. Eventually Katie teams up with a teen who lives on still another island where she’s neglected by her parents, scientists involved in the genetic testing. They are joined by a somewhat sentient fox. To say more would give away the main plot. Parts were quite gripping, other parts weren't as plausible, especially some aspects of the end, but it was satisfying enough. 


Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Tuesday Book Review on Wednesday

 Four-star review for Nothing Gold Can Stay by Dana Stabenow


I’d forgotten how much I enjoyed Stabenow’s books with huge doses of life in Alaska. This was a well-written story about Liam Campbell’s hunt for a serial killer with many subplots, including one about Wyanet’s adopted son Tim. Perhaps because of the unnecessary side issues, such as Wy’s visitors and her air transport rival Finn, which don’t go far, the story lagged at times, but others, e.g., about Bill and Moses, were entertaining. At others, the tension was high, especially the flights in a storm. A bit less head hopping would have tightened the book.