Book List 2017, Confessions of a Book Addict, Genre: Supernatural, Reviews

Review: Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs

silence fallen

Title: Silence Fallen

Series: Mercy Thompson

Author: Patricia Briggs

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Attacked and abducted in her home territory, Mercy finds herself in the clutches of the most powerful vampire in the world, taken as a weapon to use against alpha werewolf Adam and the ruler of the Tri-Cities vampires. In coyote form, Mercy escapes only to find herself without money, without clothing, and alone in the heart of Europe…

Unable to contact Adam and the rest of the pack, Mercy has allies to find and enemies to fight, and she needs to figure out which is which. Ancient powers stir, and Mercy must be her agile best to avoid causing a war between vampires and werewolves, and between werewolves and werewolves. And in the heart of the ancient city of Prague, old ghosts rise…

So it is entirely possible I will never get sick of this series and it might end up being one of those that I read again and again for my own continuous enjoyment while not caring what other people think about the covers while I’m out in public.

Now after that run-on sentence I hope you’ll all forgive me. I have not been in a reading mood. Or a…adulting mood. Or anything.

I am hoping that this is the book that changes that, even though it took me months to finish because I was in a slump.

Ugh. I know. Slumps suck.

But here I am, reading and writing and enjoying life for the moment.

Enjoying this book. So good. I wish I could explain to you my feelings, but I can’t. Maybe that’s why I’m as of yet unpublished. (One of the many, many reasons)

I digress. A lot.

This was written in a much different way than Patricia Briggs’ normal formula but once I got used to it, and the time jumping I wanted more.

I devoured it once I hit the sweet reading spot, curled up on my couch with my dog getting annoyed at me for shifting around.

But Adam, how I love Adam and getting his point of view and the fact that we learn a little more about how vampires work. God it was just so good and if she wants to write every book like this going forward I would be happy.

I never want this series to end. I want it to keep going and the characters to keep growing and the world to be expanded upon because it’s such a great series for taking you out of your head and putting you in a situation so fantastical it seems real and yet isn’t.

All in all this was a hit out of the park for me.

Also Matt Smith *snort*.

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Book List 2016, Reviews

3 Reviews for the Price of One! (One re-read project)

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15. The Magicians by Lev Grossman (a re-read) ★★★★

Upon second reading it gave me the opportunity to love certain characters more, and like certain characters even less. The normal world becomes mundane and boring in this tale, and so does the magical world until, as per usual, something is at stake. While embarking on this re-read I was still drawn in by the descriptive and encompassing prose, though I found myself wishing for it to pick up. I do look forward to continuing my read of the second book (for the first time).

 

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Book List 2016, Reviews

Fast Reviews (In which I read a lot of Ilona Andrews, like seriously, a ton)

Here are some quick reviews:

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6. Geek Girls Unite by Leslie Simon

This book is not exactly what I thought it was going to be but I’m not going to complain about that. It was a humorous look at Geek culture, and how we’re received by the world. I did find it funny in this book, just like in real life there is still mentions of cliques etc.

Overall this was an enjoyable read, and an enjoyable look at how people are seen and how assumptions are made.

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Book List 2016

Currently Reading

Here is what I’m currently reading, just in case anyone wants to know!

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Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs

I have a hard time letting go of series reads and this is no exception. The world build has been great and this book so far is simply a continuation of that. The mythos is something I love ingesting, and I find myself impatiently waiting for the next book or anthology of stories.

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Bookish Things

Hard to Read

17 books in January, 8 in February, 10 in March, 6 in April.

I started off this year strong, and now I’ve hit a slump.

It’s not that I don’t want to read, I absolutely do, but when I look at my shelves, most of which contain my TBR pile I’m downright overwhelmed.

I’m sure this isn’t a common feeling amongst those who read a lot, the thought of never finishing the books you own, the fear of possibly not enjoying those you haven’t read but have spent some hard earned cash on.

In a rare event, I’ve been reading the same three books since the beginning of April. Meg Cabot’s The Bride Wore Size 12, Patricia Briggs’ Dead Heat and Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

As you can see, none of these things or rather, books, are like the other. But yet none of them seem to be capturing my attention.

So what is a reader to do? When all she wants to do is lounge outside and read a book, but nothing seems to be capturing her attention.

Book List 2015

Three Reviews for the Price of One

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

I don’t know what made me wait so long to read any of Michael Crichton’s books, after all he was definitely a master of plot, characters and he usually did a pretty good job on his science as well.

Jurassic Park, the book which the movie phenomenon ended up based off is a masterful work of writing. Even though I knew the premise, and the end, it was the explanation behind how this could have happened that had me rapidly flipping the pages. I searched for the differences, marvelled at the way in which it was written and loved every second of it until the end.

Crichton’s books are now on my to be read list, and i’m very excited to read The Lost World, and even his other novels as well.

river marked

River Marked by Patricia Briggs

This is one of those series’ of books that I was initially very “meh” about while reading it, but I have come to love through time. They are typically quick reads, but I always felt something was missing throughout the books until this one.

The main character, Mercy Thompson is as sassy as ever, and I’m glad to see that didn’t change with a change in relationship status. She will always fight for what she believes in and I was happy to see the current mythologies of this series, fae, vampire,lycanthrope and otherwise melding, and clashing against the mythologies existing in the Native American tribes.

This books is a page turner, and I really did enjoy every minute of the wild ride.

frost burned

Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs

This book was a little bit more of a slow burn, if you don’t mind the cliche, for me. I don’t know if I was burnt out from having read the series back to back or what, but it was just plain hard for me to get into at first.

However, once I got into it, that was it. The pacing sped up, new characters were introduced, and certainly left their mark, and a shiver of fear behind. The vampires role was explained just a little bit further, but not too much, meaning their presence will continue to be enticing and somewhat frustrating.

Mercy’s relationship with Jesse made me smile in this, as it seems to have grown just the slightest bit and as per usual certain scenes had me laughing aloud while others, and Mercy’s stubbornness had be shaking my head.