Saturday, July 09, 2005

Survivor in Death and I really need to be stopped

Well I finished and returned Survivor in Death. It wasn’t quite as much fun having to return it as it was checking it out. And I didn’t even have to go in the library. They had a drop off box just like the video stores do. I didn’t really want to return it so quickly after waiting almost six months for it and I do have three weeks to have it checked out, but there is still a waiting list of over 70 so I thought I’d be nice and return it quickly so the next person in line who has been waiting so long will be just as excited as I was when I made it to the front of the line.

Anyway onto Survivor in Death. It’s always somewhat amusing to me that the very same thing that keeps from reading Nora Roberts anymore is the same thing that keeps me coming back to JD Robb. What I find hard to read anymore in her trilogies and single title books; the sameness in characters, are what I love so much about the In Death books. This was another excellent book in the series and I can’t see me ever tiring of them. I was a little concerned up to half way through the book. I love the ongoing and growing relationship between Roarke and Eve. It seemed to be missing for the first part of the book. Roarke would walk into a room, have some interaction with Eve and then they would part. There wasn’t any of the intense scenes between them and I was beginning to wonder if JD Robb was drifting away from that. No need to worry though, later in the book there were some heavy soul searching and soul revealing scenes. Ms Robb seemed to delve more into Roarke’s psyche this time around and I really enjoyed that. I loved how the author dealt with the girl who comes into their lives. I’m not nearly ready to see them have children but this was a nice way to see them interact with children. And again, it was nice to see the other characters that Ms. Robb has brought to life so well.
It’s wonderful to see Eve continue to develop as a person and begin to open up more with each book. She didn’t seem nearly as freaked out by Mavis’ pregnancy as she did a few books ago. She even was willing to contemplate having her own kids – along way down the road.
All in all this was another wonderful read by a well loved author..

Echoing what others have said recently, I really need to be stopped. I was out this morning and while driving by Chapters, it called to me. It really did. I just couldn’t seem to help pulling into the parking lot, getting out of the car, going inside and buying more books. Books I don’t need. Books I want.

Today’s haul:

Warprize - Elizabeth Vaughan (new to me author)
Come Up and See Me Somtime - Lucy Monroe (loved The Real Deal
Carved in Stone - Vickie Taylor (new to me author - I came across this one from Maili's blog)
Wanting Something More - Kathy Love (loved her first, didn't the second,which one will this one be)
The Marriage Bed - Laura Lee Guhrke (despite the mixed reviews, I've always loved this author and I want to know what everyone is talking about)
His Secondhand Wife - Cheryl St. John (I love her writing)


sybil said...

Can't wait to see what you think of TMB, I think you will like it.

And I almost picked up His Secondhand Wife by Cheryl St. John but I had too many already. Do tell what you think when you read it.

Jill said...

I LOVED Survivor in Death and really enjoyed your recap as I've been dying to talk to someone who's read it! I can't wait for the next one, which is coming out soon, right? August I think.

Rosario said...

So much waiting and you're done? ;-) Glad it was worth the long, long wait.

Nicole said...

Jill dear, Origin in Death comes out in a few days and has been seen out in the world already.

Kristie (J) said...

The first read was just to take the edge off. When it comes out in PB, I'll dive into it deeper. I usually read the In Death books twice close together. :)

Angela James said...

God I love JD Robb. Those books are the ones I'd take to a desert island. No really. I love re-readng them and am sooo not ashamed to admit it. Your re-cap was perfect!

I hope you enjoy Warprize, it's been one of my favorite books of the year.

And I'll be interested to see what you think of the Lucy Monroe book. I reviewed it on my blog a few weeks ago. I didn't love it, didn't hate, but I enjoyed it.

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