I enjoy a good vampire read (plenty of Anne Rice, Twilight, etc..) and I have loved all the other Charlie Huston books I've read (Caught Stealing, A Dangerous Man, Shotgun Rule, etc..) But this one I just could not get into. I tried a couple times and finally gave up.
My daughter (9) absolutely loved these books. She went through them as fast as I could get my hands on them. She even chose to dress up as Allie for school book character day - not too bad since we were able to make the costume up pretty much from clothes already in her closet! :-) Then we passed the books on to her friends who have also enjoyed them.
Great book for fans of the Carl Hiaassen type novel. I found myself laughing often. Story has a wacky cast of characters, funny story line, and was perfect reading for my lazy beach vacation. Hope he will have other novels besides compilations of columns, etc...
Pretty good book, but not great. A bit too much of the "there's no way he would do that" factor. But a good story in general on the bad boy, gone good, pulled back to bad 'against his will', etc.... Not really a mystery since it's all out in the open, but some pretty decent suspense.
Laymon comes up with yet another interesting concept for supernatural/horror story. As with everything I've read of his, you have to suspend belief and be willing to get over the gratuitous sex, but overall it was a good book. Still not as good as my favorite by him "The Travelling Vampire Show".
I really enjoyed Sharp Objects and so I was very happy to finally read this latest from Gillian Flynn. As with her previous book, this is no light read. It is dark (as name suggests) and complex. If you are looking for a fun summer by the pool kind of book, this is not for you. If you are looking for a suspenseful, psychological page turner, you are in the right place.
Not nearly as good as the first two in the series. Still an interesting read and I am still a fan of the overall series, but this one was not quite up to par in my opinion. That said, if you've read the first two, how can you not read the final one to see how it plays out?
Having devoured Harry Potter series, Kane Chronicles, etc... My daughter (10) and a couple of her friends all have read this book and loved it. In fact she read this first one before her 10th birthday and immediately asked for the rest of the series as birthday gifts. She is now on book 4 and has already asked if she can start the Five Kingdoms series next.
Got this to ready to my 6 yr old daughter who loves the Rainbow Fairy series and so unicorns seemed like a good change up. It was ok, but not great. Seemed in a lot of ways like a unicorn version of Harry Potter... Anyway, she was not very interested so we won't get another one.
I loved Sharp Objects and Dark Places by Flynn, but this was a bit of let down. It wasn't bad - but it wasn't nearly as enthralling. There was the phsycological thriller element, but the darkness and truly twisted wasn't there. It was also more predictable than her other books. I kept waiting for it to really get going but it never got me to that "can't stand to put it down" state.
I am a fan of the Maggie O'Dell series, but this one didn't hit the mark for me as well as others have. It felt like the author ran out of time and just decided to wrap the ending up way too neatly and too fast.
I liked the book but did not love it. I selected it for my month to choose a book for my book club. The general consensus (which I agreed with) was that this was a bit slow and also a bit predictable at times. I don't watch Downton Abbey, but several members do and said this is a similar plot...