Friday, October 21, 2005
Back to hitting the books
Yes, I do enjoy Robin D. Owen's Heart series. I've read all that she's written so far.
She's starting a new one, the first of which is the book pictured here, Guardian of Honor. When I first saw the cover, I dismissed it as being a young adult book. Passed it by.
Serve up generous heaping plate of humble pie.
This book is really a great read!
Robin is world building again..and you know what? This one read better than the first book in the Heart series.
Would I recommend it? .... no hesitation here..Yes, I do.
The romance is a slow build; very satisfying and complete. The main characters are Alexa and Bastien. The secondary characters are important too. There's nothing in this story that doesn't work. I look forward to the next book out in 2006. Yes, so VERY far away. But, I believe it will be well worth the wait. There are more hunky men to write about..woohoo!
BTW - I blogged to her...the fairy being is pronounced
Fey-coo-coo. I was a little distracted by that throughout the book. I figure, if that's my only complaint....*shrug*, then she's got another winner. *grin* Like that's a big surprise??
The other book, Dead Beat by Jim Butcher is so excellent it's kind of scary.
There is not much romance in this series and you know if you've visited me in the past, that Harry Dresden is not my usual reading habit. What is the draw?
It's a great story. I like the character of Harry Dresden. I am NEVER bored or lose interest when I read this series.
In this one, there are so many surprises and treats for the reader. My gosh, this man's imagination astounds me. I keep hoping for a romance for Harry though, I mean, we've been teased with the possibility for the last 4 books. In this one, I thought for sure it was going to happen...Wow, was I in for a surprise. Things are not what they seem...hint, hint..
The secondary characters have a growth spurt in this story as well. The world building around Harry Dresden, Wizard for Hire, is an amazing work in progress and Mr. Butcher is up to the task. If you are looking for something different in paranormal fiction, then Jim Butcher delivers. Besides, its fun! And you know what? Look at the cover of this book. I've had a nebulous mind picture of Harry....but NOW, I know who I want to model him after...and if ever any of the Harry Dresden books becomes a movie...this is who I want to play him.....
I mean, look at the Hat, the Black coat, the LOOK.
Hugh would make an awesome, sexy, I'd do anything for him,
kind of Harry Dresden Wizard. Of course, in the books ,I'd end up dead like all those guys in the red shirts on the old Star Trek series, LOL!
There's always some type of body count by the end of a Dresden book.
Hugh made a great Van Helsing anyway....so the stretch isn't far at all.
Oh, I just get the chills when I imagine the possiblities... yum....
This is my book update. I've got some good ones in my TBR pile , but with Halloween coming up, I'm going to be a little distracted. Therefore, I end today's post with....
Whatever you are doing, Where ever you are.....May your Muse Amuse!!
Posted by Michele at Friday, October 21, 2005