Thursday, May 1, 2014

50 in 2014: 13-15

Chasing the Dead - There is only one word for this book: INTENSE. It wasn't my cup of tea, but the plot was good enough to keep the pages turning. I had to know the ending and those types of books always hold a special place in my heart.
Across the loneliest back roads of Massachusetts, in the black expanse of a New England winter, Sue is forced to confront her most awful fears as she is met at each step by ever increasing horrors created by a monster who is surely something less than human. In the hope of saving her daughter from a kidnapper whose origin seems darker than anything she could ever have imagined, Sue will discover just how much trauma and fright the human body is capable of absorbing. (excerpt from goodreads)
Invisibility - I had high hopes for this book because I have enjoyed his others. This book started out so strong and held so much promise, but somewhere just past the middle it began to fall apart. It never really came all the way back together for me.
Stephen has been invisible for practically his whole life — because of a curse his grandfather, a powerful cursecaster, bestowed on Stephen’s mother before Stephen was born. So when Elizabeth moves to Stephen’s NYC apartment building from Minnesota, no one is more surprised than he is that she can see him. A budding romance ensues, and when Stephen confides in Elizabeth about his predicament, the two of them decide to dive headfirst into the secret world of cursecasters and spellseekers to figure out a way to break the curse. But things don’t go as planned, especially when Stephen’s grandfather arrives in town, taking his anger out on everyone he sees. In the end, Elizabeth and Stephen must decide how big of a sacrifice they’re willing to make for Stephen to become visible — because the answer could mean the difference between life and death. At least for Elizabeth. (excerpt from goodreads)
Double Dexter - This may be where I depart from the series. The early books in the series were so well done and now I just don't know if I can hold hope for that style to return. There are too many books to read in the world to keep being let down.
A witness. Such a simple concept - and yet for Dexter Morgan, the perfectly well-disguised monster, the possibility of a witness is unthinkable. But when Dexter is on a very private, very satisfying excursion one evening with a wretchedly deserving playmate, the unthinkable happens: someone sees him. (excerpt from goodreads)
I guess this was a streak of less then awesome books... but it happens! Anyone out there fall in love with any of these? I would love to hear your take!



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