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Beyond the Ice Limit by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

I wanted to like this novel because I found the concept to be interesting, but there were too many hurdles to leap over to actually find it enjoyable.  There were problems with the characterization and the writing, which weren’t particularly well done, but the biggest...

Long Live the Queen by Kate Locke

Long Live the Queen by Kate Locke

This series started off so strong with God Save the Queen.  I enjoyed the concept, the writing style, the characters, and was digging the novel.  I was lukewarm about the second entry into the trilogy, but still had hopes for the final addition.  Unfortunately, it...

The Queen of Bedlam by Robert McCammon

The Queen of Bedlam by Robert McCammon

I was glad to see Robert McCammon return to Matthew Corbett and his circa 17th-century novels.  I’m both a fan of historical fiction and McCammon, who is one of my all-time favorite writers, making his mark in the horror genre.  Making it even better, I had a chance...

The Passage by Justin Cronin

The Passage by Justin Cronin

Although there were some elements that I liked about The Passage, this novel was flawed in so many ways.  For starters, this novel is way overwritten.  It’s 766 pages that could be cut in half.  There are entire pages that could be chopped, and it would make this a...

Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris

Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris

The second installment in the Sookie Stackhouse series was an improvement over the first novel. I’m not entirely sure where this novel fits in with the television show, but my remembrance is that the two primary plot lines encompassed more than one season on the show....

The Wall of Storms by Ken Liu

The Wall of Storms by Ken Liu

The Wall of Storms is the follow up to The Grace of Kings.  I started reading this immediately after I finished reading the last novel.  I absolutely loved the first book in the series, so the bar was high for this novel.  Perhaps, the bar was set to high, because I...