Recent Reads

In the evenings, I’ve gotten back to reading. I’m filling up my tablet’s memory with Kindle books. Trust me, I’m not complaining. The only difficult thing, at times, is to figure out what I want to read next.

Screen Shot 2018-07-23 at 6.56.50 PMI started my “roll” with The Last Echo by Michael Connelly. It’s the first book in the Harry Bosch series. Harry is a detective in LAPD’s Hollywood Division. I’ve read through Book 11, The Closers, and then looked for something else. I wasn’t sure how I would like the books when Harry retired, but I kept on going. I finally took a break because I got the feeling Harry’s going to get really hard on himself, and I’m afraid that’s going to take away from the story. I could be totally wrong, but I decided a change was in order.

I tried John Sandford’s Rules of Prey, the first book in the Lucas Davenport series. It did not work for me. I couldn’t connect with Davenport (the detective), and some of the things that happened in the book left me sour.

What next . . .

Jack Reacher. I read Lee Child’s first book, Killing Floor. Reacher isn’t a detective, but a Screen Shot 2018-07-23 at 6.53.32 PMformer military man with mad skills. He always seems to find himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, but he doesn’t hesitate to help the underdog and right any wrongs. Then, he’s off again (literally, he doesn’t settle down in one place). I really liked Die Trying, the second book in the series.

And then, I had to switch gears. Two new releases grabbed my attention.

First, I had to read Dianne Duvall’s next book in the Immortal Guardians series. Book 8, Awaken the Darkness, is Stanislav’s story. The book did not disappoint, however, I wish it wouldn’t have taken until the last third of the book for us to see Seth, Marcus, and the other Immortals and some of their Seconds. The Epilogue wrapped things up, but I didn’t care for the feel of it. That’s probably just me, though. I really enjoyed Stan and Susan’s story, I just missed the rest of the gang. 4 stars!

Screen Shot 2018-07-23 at 6.52.41 PMThen, I was distracted by Chloe Neill’s latest release, Slaying It. This is a short story/novella in the Chicagoland Vampires series. While it rocked, it was much to short for my liking!! Until I read this, I hadn’t realized how much I needed some Merit and Ethan . . . and now Elisa. It was cute and fun, but oh how I need more of the Cadogan Vampires, Catcher & Mallory, and (of course) Gabriel Keene. 4 stars!

Now, do I get back to Jack Reacher or delve into Daniel Silva’s latest release? I suspect I’m going to need some Gabriel Allon! Stay tuned . . . I will keep you posted!

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