Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Narrows

The Narrows By: Michael Connelly-
I really enjoyed this book, It was a great mystery book that left you wondering what was going to happen next and just when you think you had it figured out something else happens. Before I get into the story though I do have 1 complaint about this book though it said the F word WAY to many times. I can handle a book that has 1 maybe 2 but this book just had way to many.

"FBI agent Rachel Walling finally gets the call she's dreaded for years: the one that tells her the Poet has returned. Years earlier she worked on the famous case tracking down the serial killer who wove lines of poetry into his hideous crimes. Rachel has never forgotten the killer who called himself the Poet — and apparently he has not forgotten her.

Harry Bosch gets a call, too. The former LAPD detective hears from an old friend whose husband recently died. The death appeared natural, but this man's ties to the hunt for the Poet make Harry dig deep — and lead him into a terrifying and unknown world.

So begins the most deeply compelling, frightening, and masterful novel Michael Connelly has ever written. The Narrows places Harry Bosch in league with Rachel Walling, at odds with the FBI, and squarely in the path of the most ruthless and ingenious murderer in Los Angeles's history. What follows is a taut and tantalizing mystery that has Harry Bosch racing from the hostile vistas of the Nevada desert to the glittering Las Vegas Strip to the dark corners of Los Angeles.

Through it all, Bosch works at his new found life as father to a young daughter, balancing the deepest love he has ever felt with his own sense of mission and his deep awareness of evil.

Here is what Michael Connelly said about The Narrows: "The next Harry Bosch novel is the sequel to The Poet something for years I said I wasn't interested in doing but could not avoid once the idea came to me. Harry investigates the death of a cop he once worked with and that leads him into the path of the Poet. Terry McCaleb and Rachel Walling make appearances in this book, and if you look hard enough you'll even catch a glimpse of what Cassie Black is up to."

I have never read The Poet and I actually just found out that The Narrows was a sequel I might read The Poet now..although now that I know how everything turns out I might just leave it at that. :)

Monday, June 14, 2010

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner By: Stephenie Meyer.

I guess some people wouldn't call me a true Twilight/Stephenie Meyer fan ( I beg to differ) because I never heard anything about this book coming out. I actually just stumbled upon it when I decided to spoil myself with a new book. The story is about one of the newborn vampires from the battle at the end of eclipse. So at the very beginning of the book you know her life is going to end tragically and even Stephenie Meyer warns you in the beginning of the book that if you've read Eclipse then you already know the outcome of her life and it will end. Even with this knowledge and another warning you cant help but gain a "personal" relationship with this character and to hope (even though you know better) that some how she lives in the end. I think this book is a great example of the "other side of the story," And to try and see just that the other side of every story. I really loved this book and realized that it's not just because of the vampire stories that I love reading Stephenie Meyer books but it's her writing style that I love. If your a Stephenie Meyer fan/a Twilight fan this is a must have for your collection.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


What better to go with Summer than a book contest. :) I found this contest at Bewitched Bookworms and I'm super excited about it. I have been trying really hard to expand my library and the things I read and these contests are helping. If you would like to check out this contest just click on the link on the side bar or above. Have a great summer everyone and Happy reading!

The Prophecy of the Stones

The Prophecy of the Stones By: Flavia Bujor.

This is a book that I picked up on sale awhile ago and kinda forgot about it, But then after I was done reading the Crucible I needed another book to endure the sometimes boring train ride into work. I was actually very shocked by this book. It was a very unique story and very well written. The author wrote it when she was 13 and according working on more. The story is about a young woman who is dying in a hospital and slips into these dreams where she sees 3 young girls who have to save their world from an impending evil lead by the council of twelve. At first I was afraid that it wouldn't be wrapped up in the end and that it would be another "Eragon" series where I would have to wait for 2 years before the other book was released. but she ties it all together very well. She says that she doesn't want to by typecast into an author who only writes fantasy's but I think she left just enough open that if she wanted to she could make a sequel to this book. If not it was a very fun read and a great story.