Thursday, May 2, 2013

Quickie #7

Obsidian (Lux, #1)Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

2.5 stars

This book was a mixed bag for me. I struggled to get through it, so much so that it took me 3 tries before I actually succeeded.

Part of my problem with the book was that i had a very hard time accepting Daemon as a hero and a leading man. Yes, he was cute and had some good one liners, but he was also incredibly mean at times. He might has had his reasons for what he did, but honestly, he came off more as a bully than an appealing leading man.

Katy was a strong woman (and i loved that she was a book blogger), but as strong as she was she still somehow managed to fall under Daemon's spell no matter how often he treated her like crap.

Not a huge fan of the alien aspect, but it ended up being a somewhat interesting twist.

Catch Me (Detective D.D. Warren, #6)Catch Me by Lisa Gardner
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

What a huge disappointment this turned out to be.

Being a huge fan of this series, I went into this book with high expectations that up until now Gardner had always managed to live up to. This book unfortunately fell flat. Everything about it, the character interactions (DD Warren is usually one of my favorite female protagonists, but here she seemed to be a whiny shell of her former self, the "evil doer" and their story was uninteresting and pretty much the entire mystery aspect was boring.

One of the most disappointing reads of 2012 for me.

Sweetheart (Gretchen Lowell, #2)Sweetheart by Chelsea Cain
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rating: 4 stars
Scare Factor: Intense (Gretchen is one mean mama-jamma!)
Depth of Character: 4 stars
Steaminess: Warm (one highly inappropriate but still so-wrong-i-feel-dirty-but-i-can't-help-but-like-it sex scene)

The second installment in the warped and twisted world of Archie & Gretchen nearly liv=ves up to the first.

This book delves much deeper into the hold that Gretchen has over Archie. We know that she is evil...that she will be Archie's destruction if he gives in to his inexplicable desire to be with the woman who has not only killed countless people, but tortured and kidnapped Archie several years ago. But damn if seeing the two of them together again wasn't a fascinating, if beyond warped roller coaster ride that i enjoyed the hell out of.

1 comment:

  1. My twitter feed is constantly bombarded with how much fans of Jennifer Armentrout LOVE her books. This is the 2nd time this week I have actually come across reviewers that didn't love it completely.
    Still didn't stop me from buying it, but I think the honest reviews that are coming out are nice to see for comparison. I mean not everybody can love this series right..