{mini}Book Review #6

{mini}Book Review is a weekly meme hosted here at The Book Curmudgeon and focuses on reviewing books from the past.  This can be an old favorite,  a book read in quick abandoned passion (i.e. read too quickly to fully review) or a hidden treasure that should see the light of day.  Everyone is welcome to join in at any time!


 

A PERFECT BLOOD

 

Ritually murdered corpses are appearing across Cincinnati, terrifying amalgams of human and other. Pulled in to help investigate by the I.S. and FIB, former witch turned day-walking demon Rachel Morgan soon realizes a horrifying truth: a human hate group is trying to create its own demons to destroy all Inderlanders, and to do so, it needs her blood.

She’s faced vampires, witches, werewolves, demons, and more, but humanity itself might be her toughest challenge yet. {goodreads.com}

My Thoughts:

I absolutely love this series! A Perfect Blood  is the tenth book in the Hollows series by Kim Harrison. Rachel is such an amazingly funny and strong female character; a great example to all fiction. I have read and kept up with this series since it was began and I am excited for the next installment (which will be book 13), but I am also sad because this means that another of my favorite series will be over.

LONE WOLF

 

Edward Warren, twenty-four, has been living in Thailand for five years, a prodigal son who left his family after an irreparable fight with his father, Luke. But he gets a frantic phone call: His dad lies comatose, gravely injured in the same accident that has also injured his younger sister Cara.

With her father’s chances for recovery dwindling, Cara wants to wait for a miracle. But Edward wants to terminate life support and donate his father’s organs. Is he motivated by altruism, or revenge? And to what lengths will his sister go to stop him from making an irrevocable decision?

Lone Wolf explores the notion of family, and the love, protection and strength it’s meant to offer. But what if the hope that should sustain it, is the very thing that pulls it apart? Another tour de force from Jodi Picoult,Lone Wolf examines the wild and lonely terrain upon which love battles reason. {goodreads.com}

My Thoughts:

Jodi Picoult is a favorite author of mine. She is famous for pulling heart strings and knowing exactly when to delve in to the human condition. However, this book varies from her past books in that it has a touch of the paranormal to the story. She keeps you wondering how the wolves tie in to the story and if they truly do know more than the average wolf.

FEVER

 

Running away brings Rhine and Gabriel right into a trap, in the form of a twisted carnival whose ringmistress keeps watch over a menagerie of girls. Just as Rhine uncovers what plans await her, her fortune turns again. With Gabriel at her side, Rhine travels through an environment as grim as the one she left a year ago – surroundings that mirror her own feelings of fear and hopelessness.

The two are determined to get to Manhattan, to relative safety with Rhine’s twin brother, Rowan. But the road there is long and perilous – and in a world where young women only live to age twenty and young men die at twenty-five, time is precious. Worse still, they can’t seem to elude Rhine’s father-in-law, Vaughn, who is determined to bring Rhine back to the mansion…by any means necessary. {goodreads.com}

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this addition to the Chemical Garden trilogy. I found that Lauren DeStefano’s use of a dark and twisted carnival to be an amazing addition to the YA scene. It’s like she took all the scary aspects of Something Wicked this way Comes  and made it come to life for a new generation of readers.

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