Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Twelve Sharp (Audiobook)

Twelve Sharp (Stephanie Plum Novels) Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich

My review
rating: 4 of 5 stars
Another fun romp for Stephanie Plum. Each story becomes more outrageous, the plots more dangerous and even though the series follows a set pattern, I have yet to become bored with the character antics. This was laugh-out-loud funny and earned me a few strange looks from my cube mates, but well worth it.

Pub. Date: June 2006

Synopsis: FIRST A STRANGER APPEARS While chasing down the usual cast of miscreants and weirdos Stephanie discovers that a crazed woman is stalking her. THEN, THE STRANGER REVEALS HER SECRETS The woman dresses in black, carries a 9mm GLOCK, has a bad attitude and a mysterious connection to dark and dangerous Carlos Manoso... street name, Ranger. NEXT, SOMEBODY DIES The action turns deadly serious, and Stephanie goes from hunting skips to hunting a murderer. SOON, THE CHASE IS ON Ranger needs Stephanie for more reasons than he can say. And now, the two are working together to find a killer, rescue a missing child, and stop a lunatic from raising the body count. When Stephanie Plum and Ranger get too close for comfort, Vice Cop Joe Morelli (her on-again, off-again boyfriend) steps in.Will the ticking clock stop at the stroke of twelve, or will a stranger in the wind find a way to stop Stephanie Plum... forever. Filled with Janet Evanovich's trademark action, non-stop adventure, and sharp humor.

Recommended Reading:
Lean Mean Thirteen (Stephanie Plum Series #13) by Janet Evanovich
Ten Big Ones (Stephanie Plum Series #10) by Janet Evanovich
To the Nines (Stephanie Plum Series #9) by Janet Evanovich

Monday, February 4, 2008

Cold Mountain

Cold Mountain (Paperback) Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

My review
rating: 5 of 5 stars
I've had this book on my shelf for 3-1/2 years. I finally got over my fear that this book would not be as good as the movie, or that reading the book would possibly change my love of the movie. It did not on either accounts. I love the movie and I love love love this book. The book was edgier and darker than the movie but the poignancy of the romance still held. I found this book impossible to put down, to point that I read parts aloud to my daughter. (She thought momma's southern accent was funny.) I'm looking forward to reading 'Thirteen Moons' and putting this author on my must read list.

Pub. Date: May 1997

Synopsis: Sorely wounded and fatally disillusioned in the fighting at Petersburg, a Confederate soldier named Inman decides to walk back to his home in the Blue Ridge mountains to Ada, the woman he loves. His trek across the disintegrating South brings him into intimate and sometimes lethal converse with slaves and marauders, bounty hunters and witches, both helpful and malign. At the same time, the intrepid Ada is trying to revive her father’s derelict farm and learning to survive in a world where the old certainties have been swept away. As it interweaves their stories, Cold Mountain asserts itself as an authentic odyssey, hugely powerful, majestically lovely, and keenly moving.

Recommended Reading:
Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier
Snow Falling on Cedars : A Novel by David Guterson
As I Lay Dying : The Corrected Text by William Faulkner