Posts By: Meoskop

The Game and The Governess by Kate Noble

The Game and The Governess by Kate Noble

September 12, 2014 Historical, Reviews 2 DNF

Two strikes and we’re out. Something about Kate Noble’s voice doesn’t work for me at all. The Game and The Governess is my second Kate Noble attempt. Previously I failed to love The Summer of You. Although The Game And The Governess uses two of my least favorite tropes (exchanged identities and bets… Read more »

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Books And Their Covers

Books And Their Covers

September 7, 2014 Opinion 23

If I ran publishing there would be no cover art. Every year authors would receive a Pantone Grid with this year’s cover colors clearly marked off. Readers would know if a book was new by it’s Pantone year. (Love Angsty Mistoricals? Radiant Orchid is your 2014 friend.) Reissues would use the… Read more »

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The Collector by Nora Roberts

The Collector by Nora Roberts

August 26, 2014 Contemporary, Reviews 2 DNF

I feel like a DNF machine lately. After mentioning my issues with this book on Twitter several people @ replied me with a decided lack of enthusiasm. Nora Roberts’ The Collector is not a hit and so say we all. Or at least those of us that said it. She’s got… Read more »

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My Beautiful Enemy by Sherry Thomas

My Beautiful Enemy by Sherry Thomas

August 12, 2014 Historical, Reviews 3

My Beautiful Enemy is a book possibly better without it’s prequel. The Hidden Blade was so exceptional that My Beautiful Enemy is left with shoes it can’t fill. Yet My Beautiful Enemy is an excellent story on it’s own merits. Catherine Blade is the heroine of her own life. She’s capable,… Read more »

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A Band Called Death

A Band Called Death

August 3, 2014 Movie / TV, Reviews 0

I am so late to the Death party. Super late. Late enough that I’m pretty sure you’re saying “How did you not know about this?” Whatever – just in case you haven’t arrived yet, let me walk you in. In 1974 when the charts were dominated by Terry Jacks and The… Read more »

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The Hidden Blade by Sherry Thomas

The Hidden Blade by Sherry Thomas

July 29, 2014 Historical, Reviews 1

Strictly speaking, The Hidden Blade is not a romance. Sherry Thomas has put out the world’s longest prologue and I couldn’t be happier about it. If I’d had My Beautiful Enemy I’d have started reading it the second I finished The Hidden Blade. (Since it was 4:20 in the morning mistakes… Read more »

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