The Bride by Julie Garwood

So this was...ok. I like parts of it, but eventually it just became too treacly. It seems that everyone in Garwood's world is like a 1950s sitcom character. Golly gee whiz. Plot - English Jamie is forced to marry a highland's warrior bc her dad didn't pay taxes. At first she hates her husband. Then… Continue reading The Bride by Julie Garwood

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Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse #2) by Charlaine Harris

3 stars. ******SPOILERS****** I'm calling it quits with this series. I was on the fence about it until Sookie was suddenly ambivalent about Bill and KISSED ANOTHER DUDE. Yeah, I'm one of those. Ole Judgy McJudgerpants here - totally willing to dismiss Sookie when she put her tongue in some other fella's mouth. So this… Continue reading Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse #2) by Charlaine Harris

Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse #1) by Charlaine Harris

3 stars. My 3 star rating is somewhat unfair considering that I'm going to be diving into the next book the instant that I stop typing this review. But life isn't fair - you'll live. I have (perhaps) OD'd on YA angst. It seems I needed to take a break from the genre or break… Continue reading Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse #1) by Charlaine Harris

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

YA/Fantasy. 3 begrudging stars Another decent story ruined by first person narrative. Nyx wasn't strong enough to carry this book. She became whiny and confusing and aggravating. It's the First Person Curse. When an entire paragraph starts with "I" the person speaking better be really really interesting. That's a lot of pressure for a 17… Continue reading Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge