"The jacket blurb was interesting enough to make me pick up this book, but I was completely shocked at how ineffective it was in actually portraying the tone and power of this book. The characters were amazingly well developed and the story wandered away from the initial "hook" on the jacket (the broken leg) rather quickly and in an unexpected and fascinating way.
I loved the way Haley talked - I found myself laughing out loud often. The book was in turns deep and fluffy - it read quickly but it said a lot. This was one of the best books I've read this year."
"I have a well-worn and well-loved copy of this book that I won't part with...I read it over and over again. I've read it at least once every two years for over a decade. I've loaned it out as well - everyone who has read my copy has loved it. A wonderful story full of intertwining characters and plots. I highly recommend it!"
Lee Lindsay doesn't believe in witchcraft. Publisher
of a successful magazine in Santa Fe, a wife and mother, she has no time for superstitious nonsense.
When a routine interview leads her to an isolated mountain village, she has a fateful encounter with Juan
Mascarenasâ€"a man rumored to be a brujo, or sorcererâ€"who leads her through an ancient awakening ceremony.
Suddenly, inexplicable things are happening to Lee. She experiences flashbacks to a past life as an Anasazi Indian.
An ominous raven watches her by day and invades her dreams at night. Worst of all, her dangerous passion for Juan is turning Lee's well-ordered life into an uncontrollable nightmare.
Sexual obsession turns to terror as Lee struggles to save her family and her soul. Her only hope lies in the power within herself . . . because the brujo, who claims to have loved her and lost her centuries ago, has found Lee again. This time, he intends to keep her."
"I wasn't sure about this book at first, wasn't sure if I'd be "into" the whole weather thing. But it grabbed me right away! Very taut - and scary for me, seeing that I live on the coastline and hurricanes are a distinct possibility in my area..."
"I read this for a book club - one of the best history stories I've read in a long time. I really wish I could have seen the White City in person. And wow...some people are just too dangerous for words!"
Lurking in the caves of eastern New Mexico, Falke, a thousand year old vampire, chooses his next bride: Melissa Roanhorse, an Albuquerque teenager. To regain his granddaughter's life, Michael Roanhorse, and old Navajo sheepherder wise to the power of myth, must outwit the vampire and his loyal coven. In Eye Killers, A.A. Carr delivers an imaginative clash of cultures - both a suspenseful thriller and a valid rendering of Navajo and Pueblo tribal life in contemporary New Mexico.
This was really interesting - a very different kind of vampire story."
"I enjoyed this story, but was surprised at how many major historical events were left out of the book. And the end was surprising - the option he chose wasn't one I thought he had. I was a little confused at that."
"Someone gave me this book, which I found quite funny. I've never read the Harry Potter series, and I'm not a religious person. Why the giver thought I would have any interest is beyond me. I read the first chapter and put it down.
Maybe if you're an HP person and have a basis in religion, this would be interesting."
"This isn't really the type of book I usually read. While I am interested in stories that detail the out of body experiences by people who have "passed to the other side", I am not particularly religious. I found this book to be a quick project, easy to read in one or two sittings. It is a very "Christian" book, being written by a pastor, but the tale itself is interesting for the familial connections that are brought to light that the child would have had absolutely no knowledge of and some of the intriguing facts thrown in here and there regarding bits from the Bible that are commonly known. The brevity of the book helps - much more of the same and it would have become repetitive and dull, but the author has a good sense of when to call it quits. He makes his point and departs, leaving you to form your own opinion. This would be an interesting selection for a book club, just to get the opinions from a diverse group of readers to swirl around the room."
"I read this for a book club...not one of my favorites. I thought the writing style was a little abrupt and choppy. Some interesting characters, though. It made me remember why I wasn't so crazy about high school!"
"I loved this book! It had such a finger on the pulse of modern university life. I felt like I was back in college! Fantastic characters, great use of "hip" language...I never would have guessed this book was written by a middle-aged man...he nailed the female college experience."
"You know...this is the third Anita Blake book I've tried. Even though I normally really enjoy vampire/paranormal stories, I have serious trouble with her books. They just don't "grab" me for some reason. I couldn't get through this one."
The coal mines of Kentucky...the glittery opulence of Georgetown...the sultry desert sands and purple valleys of Arabia...It is thorugh these rich and varied landscapes that one magnificent woman pursues her destiny in both work and love. Kingdoms is her story, a breathtakinglly sensual novel of passion and desire, international intrigue and suspense, hate and vengeance, and the romance of a lifetime.