Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Bones of the Lost Review

Bones of the Lost is the latest in the Temperance Brennan series from Kathy Reichs.  Most of the action takes place in North Carolina, but Tempe also visits Afghanistan and Fort Lejeune on another case. 

The victim in this case is a young girl who is run down on a deserted stretch of road.  Tempe pushes Slidel, the detective in charge, to keep digging to identify the victim before the case gets cold. 

To complicate matters, there is the matter of the airline club card that is found in the girl's possessions.  How did she come to have the club card of a man who died in a fire several months earlier? 

Meanwhile, Tempe is dealing with her feelings about her daughter, Katy's impulsive decision to enlist in the Army. 

Tempe is asked to investigate the deaths of two Afghani men who were killed in a firefight by an American soldier.  She flys to Afghanistan to do an autopsy of the bones to render her opinion. 

It took me some time to get into the story, but once I did, I didn't want to put the book down.  Reichs kept me guessing until the end.  I didn't see the ending coming until the last minute. 

Writers Between the Covers

I started this book in the morning at work the day after I got it from NetGalley, the day was super slow so I ended up reading most of this book throughout the day. 

It was really interesting to read about all the authors, it was a bit ironic that I had just finished A Fatal Likeness, which was about Mary and Percey Shelley, and their story was featured in this book as well.

Reading this book made me want to go read some of the authors books.  I hope to find more books like this one.  It's really interesting to learn things that aren't too well known.

Hemlock Grove

I started the tv show before I began reading the book, only because I didn't know it was a based on a book till I looked us more about the show.  Then I figured that I would just wait until I was finished with the show to start reading it. 

I really enjoyed it, so much so that I started rewatching the show and picked up so much more the second time that I missed the first time.  Then after listening to the After Buzz TV podcast I learned about the prequel graphic novel and I went over to the website and read it.  (check it out they have it up for free).  It was interesting and made some things make more sense. 

I can't wait for the next book.

Wolf Moon Rising

So Michelle was looking at NetGalley and she found this one for me, I was really excited to be able to read this, since I'm a huge fan of the show.

I didn't really care for the second book in this series The Salem Branch as much as I liked Angelique's Descent, but it was interesting how things that happened in the book happened in the new movie.

Wolf Moon Rising was very good, I like how we get to know more about David and more of a back story for Elizabeth Collins-Stoddard.  I really enjoyed how Lara Parker used Joan Bennett's life as a inspiration Liz, it made the story more real. 

Reading books based on the show make me want to pull out my DVD's and start rewatching the entire series.