BOOK REVIEW-The Falling of Love-Marisa Oldham

I don’t usually read the romance genre, but the blurb got me intrigued with the rock scene setting.

Some of the scenes were rather too racy for me, but the characters and story made it worth the cringe factor. If you like an emotional story with exciting twists (and a good helping of sexy times), then this is worth a read.

The Falling of Love (Falling, #1)The Falling of Love by Marisa Oldham

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Falling of Love was an enjoyable read.
The story begins with the all too familiar ‘sullen new boy walks into school’ scenario, which came across as insta-love, but then developed to capture their blossoming relationship. The characters came alive as the book progresses. Grace starts out a Mary-Sue, but with each difficulty and heartbreak she faces she becomes more believable, making me feel for her with each twist.
The switching perspective from Grace to Ian works well to build empathy for both, though in a few places it became confusing.
Oldham uses lots of exposition at times, with descriptions of characters and setting slowed the pace, and felt clunky. However, Grace and Ian’s sweet and often tumultuous love story compelled me to read on despite the book’s flaws.
I’m curious about how Graces life unfurls in the next book in this series.

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BOOK REVIEW-Crimson Death-Laurell K. Hamilton

Crimson Death (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #25)Crimson Death by Laurell K. Hamilton

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This Anita Blake novel took a while to get going, but soon hooked me with the return of another familiar character from Anita’s past, and the excitement of wondering who or what she’d meet on her travels.

Yet again Blake has managed to find a new twist to the vampire genre, bringing a whole new level of danger to threaten her characters.
The climax was perfect, despite the fact that we pretty much know our heroine will survive to see another supernatural case in this long-running series, there was still a sense of jeopardy that our beloved characters lives and sanity are at stake.

I’m all about the mystery solving, fights and supernatural, and Crimson Death gave it all.

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