Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Symbios - Joe Kimball

Joe Kimball AKA Jack Kilborn AKA J.A. Konrath wrote this novel and oh my. You can pretty much tell where this one was going from the product description but apparently, my imagination could not even come close to what I got.

I definitely don't want to give anything away with this one so I'll just leave this fairly simple. I think it's well worth the price. It's a very good short story and even though it left me with some sadness when reading about the inhabitants of the planet, I still enjoyed it.

I think you'll be surprised while reading this one.

Wild Night is Calling - J.A. Konrath & Ann Voss Peterson

This one kept me guessing for such a long time. Then I was saying to myself, why, why is this happening. Until finally it all came to the conclusion I had yet to guess. What a twisty twisted twist.

Two friends are separated while stupidly agreeing to go to a party with two boys. Desperately trying to find her friend we keep wondering what's going to happen to these girls. So many emotions running through this one. Worry, disgust, concern, and finally you're left wondering, WHAT!?

I enjoyed this short story. Written by Ann Voss Peterson and J.A. Konrath both parts blended seamlessly. I wouldn't have even known it was two different authors had I not been told.

This one was well worth it.

Shapeshifters Anonymous - J.A. Konrath

Konrath is one of my favorite authors. It seems like no matter what he writes I'm awed. This short story is no different. I was definitely shocked when I saw how the whole story came together. It was so imaginative and fun.

Weston is worried, he's been finding stuff that shouldn't be there in his.... well after he uses the bathroom. Finally, after irrefutable evidence that something strange is going on he discovers a website for Shapeshifters Anonymous. I loved this. I was so upset when it ended so soon because I wanted more!!!

I can not recommend this author enough. This is now one of my favorite short stories.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Four Horsemen - Ben Sussman

This book is nonstop action from the beginning. It was fast paced which was completely unexpected and definitely kept the pace going.

Andie Sullivan is a self proclaimed culturist. She knows a lot about varying cultures and their people. More importantly, she knows how to get things from them. A born negotiator. That's why she's been hired by a very wealthy businessman to find a secret a tribe called the Infarim guard.

What made this book so enjoyable was the fact that we were never left with a minute to rest. It was go go go from the beginning. Lots of different settings and scenes to enjoy.

This book definitely left us with some serious questions that I'm hoping we'll be able to get the answers to. Only because as much as we learned about Andie we still seemed to be kept at a distance from her. I wish we had been able to understand her more. Perhaps, that might be left to a second book or even more?
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