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Subject: Anyone reading Jaz Parks series?
Date Posted: 12/4/2008 2:30 PM ET
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I have had the first book of this series for a long time.  I am excited to read it.  Has anyone else read it?  What do you guys think about it?  I am a big early Laurell Hamilton fan and a Sign of the Zodiac fan.  Will I like this series?

I am asking because I recently stumbled across the next three books in the series for really cheap used and I took a gamble and got them.  I am really hoping that this is an action packed series that is more about action and mystery than romance.

Any thoughts?



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Date Posted: 12/4/2008 2:56 PM ET
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I have been wanting to read these forever. They've been on my wishlist forever too .... I'm about to cave and buy them at B&N. I'm almost hoping for some bad reviews on this thread so I don't go buy them. lol  Regardless, I'm going to keep an eye on this to see what people say about them.

Date Posted: 12/4/2008 3:11 PM ET
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Sounds good.  I can recommend that you not read The Faerie Path book that I just finished, it was horrible. 

BTW, how is the Morganville Vampires series?  I have that one on my wish list too.  I read a short story from that series in an anthology and really liked it.

Date Posted: 12/4/2008 4:01 PM ET
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I LOVE jaz parks. I finished them and had to email the author to make sure there are more, and even bought myself brand new keeper copies.

Date Posted: 12/4/2008 4:37 PM ET
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I have them too.  I haven't read them yet though.  Everything I've heard about these books have been awesome though.

Date Posted: 12/4/2008 5:09 PM ET
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Karissa: I'm giving the Morganville Vamps another chance with the second book. I wasn't too impressed with the first book (Glass Houses) but I am definitely in the minority with that so I'm going to give it through book three to make a definitive choice! :)

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Date Posted: 12/4/2008 5:16 PM ET
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I like the Morganville vampires.  But I stopped the Jaz Parks after the second book.  Did not like it enough to pay trade PB prices. 

Date Posted: 12/4/2008 5:25 PM ET
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I really liked the Jaz Parks and Morganville Vamps both. 

Date Posted: 12/4/2008 5:46 PM ET
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I have book one of Jaz parks on its way to me now. I have had the others but I could not read them without the first. I have so many books on TBR I have a hard time deciding what to read first. So this series is worth is huh? Maybe I will bump them to the top.

Date Posted: 12/4/2008 7:01 PM ET
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I love this series.  Probably my favorite...not a lot of romance (none) if that's your thing,

Date Posted: 12/4/2008 7:20 PM ET
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I can recomend that you not read The Faerie Path book that I just finished, it was horrible

I thought they were cute...but they are written for 9-12 yr olds.  My daughter loves them.

 

Date Posted: 12/4/2008 8:33 PM ET
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I have the first 3 Jaz Parks books and hope to start them soon :-)

I adored the Morganville Vampires and can't wait for the next book!

I read alot of YA books Marie, so it wasn't that I don't like it because it was written for the younger crowd, but I couldn't get into the "Faerie Path" book either, that was one of those reads that I wish I could take back the time I spent on it when I was done.

Date Posted: 12/4/2008 9:02 PM ET
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Marie, I guess I could understand how younger kids might get into the Faerie Path series. 

Like Angela I read a ton of young adult books, usually the young adult ones are some of my favorite.  Somehow I thought the Faerie Path books were aimed at children maybe and not young adult?  I am not sure what turned me off of them exactly...

Sounds like the general consensus is that the Jaz Parks are pretty good.  I appreciate the feedback.

While I have liked a lot of the paranormal series I read there have been a couple that I really haven't like.  One of them was the Anna Strong Chronicles, initially I really liked it then around book 3 I just couldn't get into Anna's character anymore...by book 4 I was disgusted with them.

I am looking forward to starting that Jaz Parks book now!  I have some Amazon Vine books I have to get through first though so I can get my reviews done for those...

Date Posted: 12/5/2008 7:42 AM ET
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Like Angela I read a ton of young adult books, usually the young adult ones are some of my favorite.  Somehow I thought the Faerie Path books were aimed at children maybe and not young adult?  I am not sure what turned me off of them exactly...

Some places it is classifed as childrens, my daughter middles school library had it and it was listed as YA...that's why I read it.  But I read it more as a screen process as I do all the YA books she brings home.  I thought it was cute for her.  Not sure what my perspective would have been if I had been reading it for my enjoyment but I thought it was cute...and I ended up reading them all .  Of course it took me all of about 2 hrs per book so I didn't feel like I was wasting any time.  YA is a difficult classification...some are very appropriate for my 12 yr old..others I wouldn't let her read till she is 18!  Part of the reason I real all the YA she brings home! 

 



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Date Posted: 12/5/2008 8:21 AM ET
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i didn't much care for the Jaz Parks series. I had all of them and gave up after the first. I think it was that I didn't care for the style of writing. Got on my nerves.

I like the Morganville Vampire series. I am in the middle of book 4 right now.

Date Posted: 12/8/2008 11:46 AM ET
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Okay, so I am 2/3's the way through the first Jaz Parks book and I am absolutely loving it!  I love Jaz as a character and Vayl is an awesome character too.  It is so action packed and fast-paced.  I am really glad that I decided to bump this book up and read it!

Thanks for all of the recommendations that I would like it :-)

Date Posted: 12/8/2008 12:23 PM ET
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Marie, I don't blame you at all for reading all the YA's before you let your daughter!!  There have been some that I read that I was completely shocked at the content!!!

Date Posted: 12/21/2008 6:10 PM ET
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I only moderately liked the first Jaz Parks and took the rest of them off my wishlist.  Then I picked up the second at the library when I was browsing and really liked it.  Now I request the library buys each one as it comes out.  So far they are doing it and I really like them.  I wouldn't go so far to say they are keepers for me, but I'm enjoying them a lot and get excited when the next one is due out.

Date Posted: 12/24/2008 12:25 AM ET
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I really have enjoyed the Jaz Parks series so far.  I'm keeping them because I sometime reread books before a new one comes out just to refresh my memory of the plotlines. 

For some reason the Morganville vampire series never grabbed my attention so I quickly reposted the first book here.  I may give the series another try in the future...I just could have been having an off reading day:lol:

Date Posted: 1/18/2009 5:14 PM ET
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I've read book #1 and am now reading book #4 of the Jaz Parks series.  As far as I can tell, it is mainly an action series with little romance.  I plan to read the remainder of the series but they are not keepers for me (not that I have a keeper shelf).

Date Posted: 1/18/2009 8:15 PM ET
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I just read the latest one tonight. I loved it, I can't wait til the next one.

Date Posted: 1/25/2009 7:09 PM ET
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I hated them. I pushed myself to read one. I had already collected the rest but after one I just posted them all.

Date Posted: 1/26/2009 10:20 AM ET
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I have Jaz Parks book one on my wish list, and now I'm excited to get it (but my wish list hasn't been moving very fast).  I really enjoyed the Morganville vampire series - I read all 5 that are out in PB and am waiting for #6, and trying to decide whether they are keepers for me or to post them here.  ;-)