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Topic: Maggie Shayne's Wings in the Night series?

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Subject: Maggie Shayne's Wings in the Night series?
Date Posted: 6/27/2010 8:01 AM ET
Member Since: 7/11/2007
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Anyone start this series from the very beginning? What are your thoughts?

I finally have most of the books in her series and was really excited to get started on it.

I started Wings in the Night, the compilation of the first three books and I'm finding it very difficult to get through it. I am in the second story and keep hoping it will get better. I rarely give up on a book, but its just not holding my interest.

Maybe because they are shorter stories and there really is no time for the details and character development. I usually read 400 page or longer books. I didn't think it would be such a concern since it combines them into one book.

I've also read many other paranormal authors and can't help but compare Shayne's book and find it lacking. I am trying to give this set the benefit of doubt knowing that it was targeted to old style Silhouette readers.

So does it get better? And at what point do the stories start picking up?
I really didn't want to miss any of the background by jumping ahead to her more recent books. However, does it really matter with this series? If I jump ahead will I miss much?

Your thoughts on this set are much appreciated.

Thanks,
Angelina

Date Posted: 6/27/2010 10:13 AM ET
Member Since: 7/9/2005
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I actually liked her earlier books much more than her current works.  It seems that after a series gets to a certain point everything is a repeat or the story line just gets "out there".  

Date Posted: 6/28/2010 12:43 PM ET
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I've read them, but only because I got them on audio. I like to listen to stuff on audio that I can listen to while I do other things like clean, take a walk or drive, and I have a hard time finding stuff I really like on audio, so I often "settle".  I never would have wasted my sit down reading time on them though. I enjoyed the first "okay", but it was downhill from there for me.