May 4, 2011

Review: Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris

Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris
Series: Sookie Stackhouse #11
Genre: Paranormal, Mystery
Publisher: Ace Hardcover
Released: May 3, 2011
Paper back

Book synopsis from goodreads

With her knack for being in trouble's way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte's, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. But Sookie suspects otherwise and she and Sam work together to uncover the culprit - and the twisted motive for the attack. But her attention is divided. Though she can't 'read' vampires, Sookie knows her lover Eric Northman and his 'child' Pam well - and she realises that they are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, she is drawn into the plot -which is much more complicated than she knows. Caught up in the politics of the vampire world, Sookie will learn that she is as much of a pawn as any ordinary human - and that there is a new Queen on the board

My thoughts *HAS SPOILERS*

You know when you have been reading a book and also following the tv series that's based on this, you are wasted on the story line from the very beginning. Well, I guess that's me when it comes to the Southern Vampire Mysteries.

I'll stick with series till the end *I know, I know I am a complete sap* After the last book 'Dead In The Family' I had actually given up on the series but Charlaine Harris was able to restore my faith on these books again.

While Sookie was very darker ans emoestic in the last book, she was back to her own self in this one but a little bit matured. I know completely shocking.

This book had some major revelations on Sookie's love life (with Eric Northman duh!). Sookie finally realizes her TRUE feelings for Eric. YAYYY!

Eric and Pam's relation on maker and child takes up some bumps on the roads and I have my fingers crossed that it doesn't get worse and they are able to sort out their differences. 

Even though Eric's maker is dead (thank you Sookie) he still hasn't left Eric in peace. Yes, it comes back to haunt both Eric and Sookie, which I have a feeling the next book will be about. 

Sam, I always had mixture of feelings towards this man, and by the time I was finished reading chapter two I was pretty much o.O by his incest suggestions for Sookie. WTF!

Other than the 'interesting' use of words by Miss Harris, this book was quite good.

None of The Southern Vampire Mysteries book covers never make sense to me!

Recommended to all who likes True Blood and Southern Vampire Mysteries.

I give thiiiiis

Review: Across The Universe by Beth Revis

Series: Across The Universe #1
Genre: Sci-fi, mystery, Young Adult
Publisher: Razorbill
Released: January 11, 2011
Kindle Edition 

Book Synopsis from goodreads

Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.
Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone-one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship-tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.
Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.

My thoughts

I am really big on sci-fi. May that be a movie or a book, my expectations are pretty high from them.

Across the universe is based on a future timeline from now, a ship destined to reach a planet with earth's super brains. Amy, is somewhat a 'nonessential' cargo deports with the ship along with her parents. Hoping that she would be okay after 300 years. But when she is awaken from the frozen phase almost 50 years early on the ship Godspeed there is a killer on the lose who wants nothing but to kill these frozen humans from earth. In a ship where almost everyone is a suspect, it keeps you on your edge and keep guessing who the killer might be.

The way author Beth Revis sees the future generations in space, is new for me. When I see the sci-fi stuff or read them I always see them wearing the shiny uniforms having handy robots obeying human command but this was absolutely not like that. Revis gave a new form to control and power in her story Across The Universe.

I loved the book cover art, with Amy and Elder (I wish he had a proper name) facing towards each other and the space on the background. It's really beautiful.

If you are a sci-fi junky like me you would definitely like reading this book.

After writing the review I was visiting Beth Revis's website and stumbled onthe book website, where you can find out more nifty stuff about the ship 'godspeed'.

I give thiiiiis