Thursday, September 29, 2011

On Target (Court Gentry, #2)On Target by Mark Greaney

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Unfortunately, I started this book then had to work on my dissertation to meet a deadline. It took me a while to turn off scholarly think mode and get going again but when I did I loved it. This is a great series and I look forward to Ballistic next week!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Spider’s Revenge (Elemental Assassin, #5)Spider’s Revenge by Jennifer Estep

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I cannot rave enough about this series. I don't have a favorite anything, not favorite colors, numbers, authors, or even musicians. But, I can definitely step out and say that the Elemental Assassin series is one of the best I have read and a favorite of mine. I thoroughly enjoy every book from cover-to-cover, even when something I may not particularly want to happen occurs. By the way, the covers are very well done.

Spider's Revenge seems like the culmination of the story, and it definitely is a crescendo that is very poetic and seriously climactic. I feel like I'm overdosing with the metaphors here, but, you get my drift. This is the story where the two most dangerous of the elementals come to blows and this installment in the Gin Blanco story does not disappoint. The action is excellent. Jennifer Estep knows how to write a fight scene. I love the phenomenal display of elemental powers that are displayed in all of the books. Of course, with the strongest known fire elemental going head-to-head with the strongest unknown stone/ice elemental in Ashland, NC, there are bound to be serious cataclysmic effects.

Owen, Finn, Bria, Sophia, and Jo-Jo are marvelous support characters. Owen is a stunning man. He makes a reader so happy that Donovan Caine is out of the picture. Everyone plays their part and though I wished there was time for an extra butt whooping in this book, Spider’s Revenge does a very nice job of answering some questions and making the reader want more. I really cannot wait to read By A Thread early next year.

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