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BOOK REVIEW: Wings of the Wind by Connilyn Cossette

BOOK REVIEW: Wings of the Wind by Connilyn Cossette

I’ve been flying through the books in this series, I’m so invested in the characters and the way that the author has the talent to take this period of Biblical history and made it so real and alive.  I was ready to jump into the lives of these people I have fallen in love with.  I realized that the names for the synopsis were not one’s I’d seen before.  Perhaps children or grandchildren?  Perhaps a continuation of Jumo or Dvorah’s story a generation later?  Perhaps?  Well, I made myself stop perhaps-ing and jumped into the book with glee.  And pulled up on the excitement.  I was jumping back in 40 years later, just as the Israelites were on the cusp of taking the promised land.  Shira was there, Kiya was there but what about Ayal and Jumo and Ebon?  I was sorta kinda maybe perhaps becoming interested in Dvorah and […]

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BOOK REVIEW: What the Bishop Saw by Vannetta Chapman

BOOK REVIEW: What the Bishop Saw by Vannetta Chapman

Honestly, I’m not even sure where to begin.  It’s no mystery that you can win my heart by giving me a mystery.  Given a choice I’ll always go mystery, it’s just my niche.  However I have other preferred (please, you know I’ll read ‘anything’ except technical manuals people) genres and when you mix any other genre with a mystery it’s going to be right up my alley. Add to that an author that creates characters and setting that embraces you like a best friend and it can’t go wrong!  Henry Lapp suffered an accident as a child that resulted in a savant gift.  That gift, later in life, brought him into the English world in a way most English never get involved with.  After this encounter Lapp and many of his friends chose to relocate from their home to join a fledgling community in Colorado. There was so much to […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Collision by Jeff Abbott

BOOK REVIEW: Collision by Jeff Abbott

Posted July 4, 2012 by Fizzy Pop in Jeff Abbott / 0 Comments

‘The Collision’ by Jeff Abbott was a random book selection for me. I’d not heard of the author but the story concept looked intriguing when I read the jacket.  And it was really well written.  I had trouble in the beginning following the different storyline beginnings.  I think this stems more from my personal inability to remember names than it does the writing itself.  Once the different story lines merged into the meat of the subject matter the story took off for me.  (Though I still struggled with a few too many names.) This was a great book that I would recommend to other friends who enjoy the genre or a similar style.  The main drawback, for me, was it was almost written to close to ‘formula’.  Good guy in trouble for something he didn’t do, bad guy in trouble well because he’s bad guy.  Supposed other good guy is […]

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BOOK REVIEW: 42 Miles by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer

BOOK REVIEW: 42 Miles by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer

Posted June 27, 2012 by Fizzy Pop in Tracie Vaughn Zimmer / 0 Comments

The premise of ’42 Miles’ by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer was good.  The writing was actually very good.  The difficulty is with the way it was laid out.  It was very difficult to follow the story at times.  I think the attempt to mirror a book of poetry while remaining prose created a conflicting story line.  The way the pages jumped to different ideas while at other points tried to tell a chronological story left me feeling a little out of the loop.  The story and writing has amazing potential but fell flat of what the intentions were.

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BOOK REVIEW: Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind

BOOK REVIEW: Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind

Posted June 20, 2012 by Fizzy Pop in Sword of Truth, Terry Goodkind / 1 Comment

First and foremost I am typically not a fan of Fantasy, I just needed to say that. I read ‘Wizard’s First Rule” on the very high recommendation of a friend. It does not read as a typical fantasy book at all. I found the book extremely well written and was engaging to read. At times I struggled with the believably in the characters in the ways they interacted with each other. There were some information that I felt was too drawn out in story line and could have been revealed with less preamble and would not have effected the story line negatively. There were a few parts that I really wanted to just skim through and get on with the rest of the story. However, despite this, I really enjoyed the book and would read it again. And most definitely plan to read the following installments of the series.

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