Hello, and welcome back! We had a wild and crazy weekend at work with the official kick-off of the holiday shopping season this past weekend, so I expect the exhaustion to just get worse over the next month. Good thing I have some good reading material on my desk for when I get a day off, or a few hours to relax here and there. I'm well into the December stack on my desk, but I still have two November books to share with you this time out.
She's No Faerie Princess: A Novel of the Others (St. Martin's) by Christine Warren has Fiona, Faerie Princess, niece of Queen Mab, setting off for an unauthorized jaunt into the human realm for a vacation. The demon who attacks immediately on her arrival, however, wasn't on the list of relaxing things to do. Nor is the domineering werewolf Tobias Walker who saves her. If you read and enjoyed the first one, you will probably enjoy this one as well. For me, this one tries too hard, and the tone just didn't work for me--too like chick lit for my taste. I'm sure there are readers out there who'll disagree, and that's fine, but this one's not for me.
Conspiracy Game (Jove) by Christine Feehan is next with the latest in her Ghost Walker series. Ghost Walker Jack Norton was on a mission when he was captured and tortured. Briony Jenkins has no idea what's been done to her, but when she finds Jack in the African jungle, she realizes he has special abilities like hers. And the sheltered Briony knows electricity when she feels it, and has no problems giving in to the urge, even knowing Jack is leaving. But the doctor who's enhanced them has plans for Briony, and he'll stop at nothing to get her back, leaving Briony no choice to except to run to Jack for help. Feehan has been really hit or miss for me (aside from her vampires, which I dislike totally), and I was leery about reading this one. While I didn't dislike it as much as the last one in this series, this was difficult to wade through. There is so much going on, adventure-wise, and with characters other than Jack and Briony. Then there's the whole uber-alpha thing Jack has. It was disappointing, especially since I really enjoyed some earlier books in this series, but not surprising.
Until next time, happy reading!