2012: #38 – The Next Best Thing (Jennifer Weiner)

I had mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, I really wanted to like Ruth. I related to her close relationship with her grandmother (I spent at least 25% of my time living with my great-grandmother until I graduated high school), and I sympathized with the difficulties her disfigurement

2012: #37 – Deadlocked (Charlaine Harris)

This book was pretty much on par with the other recent Sookie novels. Okay, but not great, or even particularly good. On the plus side, at least one major plotline (about the fae) in the series has been wrapped up, and none too soon, in my opinion. In a

2012: #36 – Santa Olivia (Jacqueline Carey)

Jacqueline Carey is well known for her epic fantasy, but this book is more science fiction mixed with a little dystopia. It does share one major element with her Kushiel series -- love, in all of its forms, is very important to the story. Santa Olivia is a town without

2012: #35 – Deadline (Mira Grant)

I wasn’t sure how I was going to like this book. After all, George was the best character in the first book, and she’s dead! Would I feel the same way about Shaun? Turns out I didn’t have to worry, because George is still a very large part of this