"This was my first James Patterson read, another thrilling whodunit mystery. I just kept on turning the pages, eager to find out who the killer was. The story took an unexpected turn around Part Three. After reading a bit further, I figured out who the killer was before the killer was revealed. I absolutely hate it when that happens. I was disappointed until I got to the very end, when the story took yet another unexpected turn. That's what I look for when I read a mystery novel. I like to be kept guessing until the very end. I will definitely continue with the Women's Murder Club series, see what's next for these women."
"This book started off great with lots of gory details, but the story began right in the middle of a grand showdown between several policemen, a drug lord, and four witches, no gradual plot build-up here. Where did these witches come from? We do learn more about the witches as the story progresses, and we are later introduced to a 5th witch. My interest feigned as I continued reading, however. The story didn't grab me. There were many brief appearances by irrelevant characters, slowing down the pace of the novel, although the pace did pick up in the end, closing with an interesting plot twist. Don't get me wrong, I liked this book, my first Graham Masterton. I will give him another try. Masterton, a supposed master of the horror genre and author of over fourty novels, is bound to have written a book that I can rave about. The 5th Witch just wasn't it."
"It took me a while to get through this book. I kept picking it up and then setting it back down again, just couldn't get into it at first. I guess I'm just not into war novels. I did stick with it though and I'm glad I did. It is an engrossing novel about the horrors of war, a classic. War is pointless! No one benefits from war and this book makes that point clearly, tragic! Read it!"
"I had mixed feelings about this book. It was well written and original. However, I found the subject matter, while interesting and imaginative, unbelievable, unreal. Don't get me wrong, I love a good epic adventure! I love fantasy! The characters were great and will remain imprinted on my mind for a long time. Perhaps the problem was that it was all too unfamiliar, that sort of mythology, American Gods. Regardless, it was an enjoyable page-turner. I'm glad I read it. I will definitely read more of Neil Gaiman's work in the future and I will give this one another shot as well to see what I think of it the second time around."
"I really liked this book, but I felt that there was not enough back story, no explanations as to what happened to these bird kids, why they were experimented on, who their parents were, just tortuous hints that they were supposed to save the world. Also, after 400 plus pages of repeated escape and capture, I was a bit annoyed with the cliffhanger ending. I do realize this is a serial novel and I look forward to reading the rest of this series, an enjoyable, quick read, not just for teens!"
"This book is adorable! It is about a young bear named Little Charlie who is very tired after a long day of helping Mama. Little Charlie will do anything for his Mama. He will even get into bed, snuggle down, shut his eyes, and sleep tight for her. This is a great read aloud bedtime story for youngsters. My daughter loved it! I wish getting her to bed was that easy! The pictures illustrated by Harry Horse are darling! If you enjoyed 'Guess How Much I Love You' by Sam McBratney, then you will probably enjoy this book as well. I highly recommend this book, a sweet story about that special bond between a mother and a child."
"This book begins with an introduction to the history and evolution of jewelry, then focuses on the different materials used to make it. The jewelry designs are beautifully presented and photographed, some are very peculiar. A description is given for each piece pictured, including the designer's inspiration and the materials used. This is an interesting and informative book whether or not you design or make jewelry and can serve as a how-to guide for those who aspire to design or make jewelry."
"Rebecca Morrison bought a cigarette lighter in the shape of a dragon with ruby eyes from a flea market as a welcome home gift for her cousin Andrea Ward, who left Blackstone years ago after an argument with her mother, Rebecca's aunt Martha. Why has Andrea returned to Blackstone? Rebecca, who has lived with her aunt Martha ever since her own parents died when she was very young, didn't know that the lighter would bring evil into the Ward home, evil that has been there once before."
"Oliver Metcalf, editor of 'The Blackstone Chronicle,' the town's weekly newspaper, has written of the mysterious deaths that have occurred in Blackstone over the last six months, implying that there may be a curse on the town. He is terrified of the old Asylum and gets terrible headaches every time he goes near it. Did something happen to him there when he was a young boy, something so horrible he blocked it from his memory? His uncle, Harvey Connally, received a familiar gift that may help him remember what happened. Will Rebecca be saved in time? In this final part, we finally discover who the dark figure is, although the Blackstone community reaches it's own conclusion. The curse is lifted. The nightmare is over. I am a big fan of John Saul, however, I found this series a bit predictable. In Part 4 of this series, I suspected who the dark figure might be and it turned out I was right. Usually, I am very disappointed when that happens, but it is forgivable here because it worked."
"This book is comprised of 244 portraits of cute, albeit naughty felines with hilarious captions. Many of these cats resemble vampires, eery! Have you ever wondered what your cat is really thinking? You will surely get some ideas from this book as well as the website http://www.mycathatesyou.com, but Jim Edgar warns, "Kids, stay away! And all Homo sapiens beware." I highly recommend this book, a definite must-read for all cat lovers! Remember, you do not own your cat, your cat owns you."
"I liked this book. I thought it was a good werewolf, horror, thriller, but the plot moved a bit too slowly for me. In this book the reader knows who the killer is before the killer does, so it wasn't really a mystery. I would have liked this book much better if more insight to the events that occurred in Viet Nam were given. What exactly happened to him in Viet Nam? How did he become such a creature? I recommend this book if you like books about werewolves or creepy woodland creatures!"
"This book is not a guide to the beers of the world. There are no tasting notes, comments on aroma, nose, color, etc., or recipes for making identical brews at home. It is a directory with the addresses of people to contact and places to go, places that serve beer around the world in the United States, Africa and the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, Australia and New Zealand, Canada, Central and South America and the Carribean, Europe, and the United Kingdom. Throughout the book you will find quirky quotes, excerpts, drinking songs, poems about beer, and recipes using beer, a great book for the beer lover!"
"Annabelle Archer is a wedding planner in Georgetown with two hysterical sidekicks, Kate, her scantily clad assistant who can never get an expression right, and Richard Gerard, friend, caterer and sometime-business partner. When the mother-of-the-bride turns up dead at a wedding Richard becomes a suspect. They will try to solve the murder mystery together in order to salvage their careers. This was a fun, light read. I look forward to the next book in the series! Wedding Belles, clever name!"
"This book is about a young woman, Nonny Jane Frett, caught between two families in the very small town of Between, Georgia, the Crabtrees, from whom she was stolen, and the Fretts, by whom she was raised. If that wasn't enough cause for drama, throw in the fact that Nonny has two men in her life, Henry Crabtree, who has been in love with her for ages, and Jonno, her husband. This book is filled with unique characters, crazy, deaf, blind, criminal, this book has it all, another great book by Joshilyn Jackson, although I thought 'Gods in Alabama' was far better. This one starts off with a bang, slows down a bit in the middle, then picks up pace at the end, an enjoyable read overall! I'm beginning to like southern fiction."