24 May 2010

Heart of Stone Review

Heart of Stone (The Negotiator) Book 1:
By: C.E. Murphy

This review is going to be on the C.E. Murphy book Heart of Stone. It is a fantasy book that takes place in modern day New York. The main female character, Grit, is a likable character, who evolves through the story. The main male character, Alban, is likable also, but sometimes I just want to hit him for being so emo. Alban is a gargoyle and Grit is a lawyer. They make a good couple character wise. There is a lot of sexual tension between them and it builds through out the book.

Through the course of the book you learn about the five Old Races; Gargoyles, Vampires, Selkies, Dragons, and the Djin. It has a lot of references to things that pretty much every modern day person would know about unless you lived under a rock that is. This is the first book in the Negotiator series.

It is a good first book that leaves you wondering how the other two are going to go. The first story is tied up really nicely, and it opens into the next part of the story. I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to read the second installment of the Negotiator series which is House of Cards.

I recommend this book to anyone that likes fantasy mixed with a little sexual tension and likable characters.

The next review will be Scar Night (Deepgate Codex, Book 1) by Alan Campbell.

Until next time.

02 May 2010

Book Review 2: How to Wash a Cat

So this book review is going to be about the mystery book How to Wash a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale.

This is a great book if you either:

A: Own a cat
B: Know someone who owns a cat
C: Likes a good mystery with a little history

The book takes place in present day San Fransisco. It is about a girl who is an Accountant who has an Uncle that owns an Antiques shop. The catch is that the Antiques shop is all things from the Gold Rush Era.

When the Uncle dies mysteriously, and his niece takes over the antiques shop, she finds out about a mystery within a mystery dating back to the Gold Rush Era.

She is aided in her investigating by her two cats, Isabel and Rupert. The cats are so lovable that I loved the parts with them, because I can relate to the things that they do. My cats do the same kind of things.

The story it's self is a cozy kind of quirky little story. I didn't think that the mystery part of it was too confusing, probably because I read a lot of mystery's.

The main character doesn't have a "name" until the very end but I was OK with that. She has a lot of personality and I liked her. The cat's have the best personalities of all of it though.

This is not the best piece of mystery fiction that I have every read, and since I am not a very big writing style person, I thought that it was fine. I really enjoyed the book and I can't wait for the second installment in the series.

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Not sure what the next review is going to be, but once I figure it out I will post it. :)