Sunday, February 15, 2015

Wicked Appetite Review

3 out of 5 stars

Wicked Appetite is fun. It isn't a book that has a big impact or changes my viewpoint on anything, but it is fun. Lizzy is an enjoyable main character if somewhat forgettable. Diesel is fun although his name is a little ridiculous. Carl the monkey is my favorite character and made me laugh out loud more than once. I would read more in this series and I would recommend it for fans of the Stephanie Plum series but in all my impression is fun but forgettable.


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Loose Screw Review

5 out of 5 stars
I really enjoyed this fun mystery. Antique's dealer and part-time reporter Lucy finds herself in the middle of a story when she and her faithful dog discover a body behind her shop. A flighty friend, overbearing detective, and jazz obsessed employee help her dig into the case.
Lucy is a great character with enough flaws to keep her interesting without being annoying - a balance that isn't always easy to achieve! The mystery was fairly predictable, but enjoyable and I found myself laughing out loud more than one.
I would definitely recommend Loose Screw to fans of mysteries.


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Trouble in Mudbug Review

4 out of 5 stars

Trouble in Mudbug is cute and fun. It is a relatively quick read and the characters are enjoyable. Maryse is a biologist whose life is turned upside down when she starts seeing the ghost of her mother-in-law, Helena. Helena of course wants Maryse's help in solving her murder. Soon Maryse finds herself in all kinds of trouble and she is not sure who she can trust.
The story is well-plotted with some exciting twists and laugh-out-loud moments. I found the sex scene to be a bit oddly placed, but that is probably just personal preference. (I don't like him, I don't like him, I'll sleep with him isn't my favorite)
In all I found Trouble in Mudbug to be a fun read and I would definitely recommend it to fans of cozys or mystery lovers.


Sunday, February 1, 2015

Crocodile on the Sandbank Review

3 out of 5 stars

Crocodile on the Sandbank is my first book by Elizabeth Peters. I enjoyed it and would definitely read more by her. I particularly enjoyed the feel of the book - I reminded me of the movie The Mummy, which I love.
Amelia Peabody is a great character, very feisty and stubborn. She seemed true to the times in her reactions which I understood, but which seemed a little overdone at times. The first half of the book moved slowly with setting up characters and setting the scene. Once the characters arrive at the archeological dig things start to pick up and the last quarter moves pretty quickly.
I would read more by Elizabeth Peters and I would recommend Crocodile on the Sandbank to fans of Cozy Mysteries.