Saturday, August 9, 2008

lots of reading

The day I borrowed "Breaking Dawn" from a friend at the library I had checked out two other books. Of course, I set those books aside and spent a day reading the YA vampire romance. The other two books were "An Ice Cold Grave" by Charlaine Harris and "The Observations" by Jane Harris. I was looking for the first title when I stumbled across the second.

Miss Charlaine is one of my favorite writers. I love the Sookie books and have the debut date for the HBO series based on these books circled on my calendar. I also enjoy her more recent series about the very talented Harper Connelly. Harper finds dead people due to being struck by lightning as a child. These are solid mysteries with a neat paranormal twist. Miss Charlaine is a master at developing characters. This time Harper is smack dab in the middle of a small town looking for a missing teenager when she stumbles across a serial killer. Major thumbs up for "An Ice Cold Grave."

The second book, "The Observations" is a historical set in the lowlands of Scotland during the late 1800s. Told from the point of view of an Irish domestic, the story is an engaging look into a very structured world from the perspective of a very endearing heroine, Bessy Buckley. I just loved Bessy's voice and the wonderful pace of the story. Again, thumbs up for this historical tale.

3 comments:

krxti said...

The only thing about Charlaine's other series is that Meg Cabot has a YA series with much of the same premise. Teenager struck by lightening and now sees a pic f missing people and can find them. Lifetime even has a series based on it. But I am thinking of checking it out anyway.
Thanks for sending the link

Liz said...

Harper can only find dead bodies...no live folks for her. But, interesting they are so similar. Is that the Mediator series or a different one?

Kim Smith said...

When is that series due on HBO? I have Showtime but not HBO... sigh.