I enjoy Lori Foster's books (aka L.L. Foster)and this new series by her is great and shows wonderful potential as a series. Good plot, interesting characters, wonderful tension and chemistry between the main and secondary characters, but the reason I only gave it 3 stars is because I kept having to stop and pick up my dictionary to figure out what the hell was happening! I actually wrote down the words that dragged me away from the story, there were 31!
I feel I am a fairly well read, intelligent human being. But the words used were so grandiose they actually took away from the story, not added to it as I'm sure the author and editor hoped to achieve with an apparent overuse of a thesaurus. I'm always happy to learn new words, but I felt I was getting beat over the head with the collegiate word use and placement . . .
Some examples I copied are these: "Annoying sedulousness", "Exigous weight", "endogenous perception", "calumnious statement", "And so went the banausic nature of her life."
I hope her next book tones down the over the top words, so the flow will be better! I really like this heroine, but I don't think I can sit through another grammar course like this last book.
~ Farscapegirl ~
i learned how to use a thesaurus with this book :-). Excellent plot.
I liked this series and I enjoy all of Lori Foster & L.L. Foster books. This is the first time I have encountered so many words that I didn't recognize. I don't feel that it was additive, but rather annoying. The 3rd book goes back to Ms. Fosters normal style of writing without all the grandious language.
Glad to know that I wasn't the only one who needed a dictionary/thesarus to get through the book.
This is the second book in the series, it is better than the first. There is better character development and the lead character becomes someone that can be related to. In the first book, I had a hard time liking the main character, her behavior just seemed psychotic. I originally picked up this book because another author made a comparision to J.D. Robb's Eve Dallas character in the early In Death series. I didn't see the comparision in the first book, but it is definately evident in this book. So...if you like Eve, I recommend this series, and I'm looking forward to the next installment.
An excellent first in series. Gripping, gritty, page-turning urban fantasy. I really couldn't put it down. While Gabby is young, the author draws you into her world and makes you care.