Rogue Angel: The Chosen, by “Alex Archer” (supposedly, Victor Milan, this month) was another exciting installment. The Chosen certainly didn’t lack for action. There was plenty of fighting and swordplay.
Creed is a part-time archeologist, part-time host of a tv show called Chasing History’s Monsters, and full-time adventurer.
This is the forth book in the Rogue Angel series. This time, Annja goes in search of a mystery surrounding the Santo Nino (Holy Child) sightings, in New Mexico. While on a dig, Annja herself, sees an eerie beast with red eyes that sends her on the quest to seek out an explanation for these strange sightings. Along her journey, she encounters a dangerous and lethal Jesuit priest. But is he a friend or foe?
With plenty of action and suspense, these books are quickly becoming a staple in my library. I read them as soon as I get them. And eHarlequin always releases them a month early!
For Thursday 13, I’m listing 13 books being released in ’07 that I’m excited about: (Again, in no particular order. And just hover your mouse over the title of the book to get an Amazon pop-up preview.)
1. Rogue Angel: Forbidden City, by “Alex Archer” along with every other Rogue Angel book releasing this coming year, about every other month.
I saw The Good Shepherd and Night at the Museum this weekend. Both were disappointing and not worth reviewing. At least Night at the Museum was cute and funny, though a little too stupid. The Good Shepherd was way too long and boring. I thought itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d be suspenseful and action-packed. Instead, it was a depressing drama.
And there was no Fantastic Four 2 trailer before Night at the Museum, as was advertised. But itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s online now. It looks very cool, and I now have high hopes for this second installment! IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll imbed it in this message, so you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have to go searching:
The Spy Who Loved Me, by Ian Fleming was a short but fun read. As I mentioned yesterday, it was written from “the Bond girl” perspective. Vivienne recalls her upbringing and failures with men for the first half of the book. Then, in the midst of her reverie while managing a closed motel, two gangsters barge in and her nightmare truly begins.
My favorite quote from the book is when Vivienne realizes, “Love of life is born of the awareness of death, of the dread of it.” This suspense is gripping, constantly fearing for Vivienne. Even when James Bond shows up at the door with a flat tire.
I now understand why the movie was nothing like the book, but in name only. The first half of the book was only the drama and heartbreak of Vivienne’s past, and the main story for the rest of the book would have made for a very short movie. It was wonderful as a book though. Continue reading The Spy Who Loved Me→
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve started several books but havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t finished anything lately. The Spy Who Loved Me, by Ian Fleming is a bit unlike his other Bond books, as this one is written from a womanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s perspective. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m about halfway through this 172-page book, and so far it has just been VivienneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s back-story Ã¢â‚¬â€œ who she is and how she views men. So far, it has been masterfully written and engaging. I found the book with the cover to the right at Half-Price Bookstore. Continue reading Currently Reading→