Saturday, November 20, 2010

Rushed to the Altar by Jane Feather

This was an enjoyable book. A light-hearted historical romance with a slight twist. Young woman with younger brother loses her brother to dastardly weak uncle after father's death. Young woman thinks something is wrong when her letters to her brother go unanswered and she sets off to find him and bring him home. Of course enroute she bumps into (literally) a handsome Earl who then comes to her rescue in more ways than the one he thinks. Amusing and light read and I'd recommend it to fans of historical fiction.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Having never read any of James Patterson's works before, I decided to give this series a try as it only consists of two books, When the Wind Blows, followed by The Lake House. I understand it also ties into the Maximum Ride series written for young adults. Although I found the story interesting, I found the writing somewhat immature. I felt that aside from the violence, the book is ok for young adults to read. Neither the writing, or plot are very complicated. I felt that this was a storyline that could have been fleshed out so much more. That being said, the story was a quick read that mostly held my attention. It is a story developed from headlines concerning genetic manipulation and creating a "better" human. I found it enjoyable from the perspective of children who can fly, and who wouldn't want to be able to fly, but wish the science and development had been more in depth.