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Subject: Jacquelyn Frank anyone
Date Posted: 8/25/2008 10:21 PM ET
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I have the first three, Jacob, Elijah and Gabriel (that may not be the right order) and an ARC of Noah on my TBR.  Any good or just same ol'?  Wondering if I want to invest the time in them. 

 

Date Posted: 8/26/2008 1:09 AM ET
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I started the first one a few weeks ago.  I want to like it, but....  She clearly has never heard of "show, don't tell."  She spends a lot of extra time explaining way too much that she shouldn't have to.  Annoyingly a lot.  Virginal, twenty-something, beautiful, modern-day heroine.  'Cos sure, that happens.  So in that way it sort of reminds me of something written at least 20 years ago. 

The world building/plot potential is good and I remember hearing a lot of great things so I keep telling myself to give it another shot, but I keep picking up other books instead.  And that's something I almost never do.

Date Posted: 8/26/2008 8:45 AM ET
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I loved the first one (Jacob), had high hopes for the second one and was left flat. So I tried again with the third and didnt get past 75 pages. It could be me, but I felt the writing was very dry and choppy. Not for me !

Date Posted: 8/26/2008 9:17 AM ET
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I have read all of these books and really enjoyed them and can't wait for "Noah" to come out in print next month.   When you come to meet all the different Nightwalkers you will realise how diverse this author is.  From reading about Noah, I'm sure his book will be really good.

Date Posted: 8/26/2008 10:51 AM ET
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their not keepers but not a bad read

Date Posted: 8/26/2008 11:27 AM ET
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Thanks, I really appreciate it.

I started the first one awhile ago but got sick and put it away because I needed something lighter.  But I've never picked up again and that may be telling.  I'll try again!

Date Posted: 8/26/2008 1:20 PM ET
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I liked the first one but the ones after that were not good at all.  I am glad I got them free.

Date Posted: 8/26/2008 5:45 PM ET
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I've been able to get into this series. They read a lot like the Christine Feehan's Carpathian Dark books, at least to me. I would recommend them.

Date Posted: 8/26/2008 6:41 PM ET
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I really liked the first one but the 2nd one disappointed.  But she redeemed her self with the 3rd and I enjoyed the 4th.  I'm anxiously awaiting the release of Noah.

Date Posted: 8/26/2008 10:12 PM ET
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I tried Gideon, I  couldn't really get into it.  I have Jacob around here some where, but I haven't read it yet.  I look at it, but read other things instead. 

Date Posted: 8/27/2008 4:26 PM ET
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I just bought "Noah" at K-Mart today!!!  I am #104 on WL and figured by the time I got it there would be 5 more books out and I'd never catch up.  Happy reading to me!!

Date Posted: 8/27/2008 7:28 PM ET
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I loved the first but #2 and #3 did not bear up to my expectations. I will not be buying Noah new like I did the first three.

Date Posted: 8/27/2008 9:34 PM ET
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I've read the first 4--I liked  #3 and #4 the best and I will read Noah but I won't buy it new.